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Ban won’t impact disabled hunters

ESCANABA — The Michigan Natural Resources Commission decided to ban deer baiting and feeding in part of the central Upper Peninsula recently in response to the discovery of a case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in the area. Ken Buchholtz — chairman of the local Wheelin’ Sportsmen ...

Motorcyclist killed in Marquette County

ELY TOWNSHIP — A 56-year-old motorcyclist died after leaving the roadway and striking a utility pole in Ely Township Thursday, according to the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were called to a single motorcycle crash with an unresponsive man near the intersection of County ...

Crash leaves driver in critical condition

GERMFASK — A man is in critical condition after a one-vehicle accident Thursday, State Police in Manistique said. The crash occurred about 6:10 a.m. on M-77 just north of the Seney Refuge in Schoolcraft County’s Germfask Township. Troopers found the driver of the vehicle was breathing ...

Daily Press readers win Bingo Mania cash

ESCANABA — Daily Press readers won cash in June playing Bingo Mania. Bingo Mania winners for June are Joe Crispigna with his single bingo. He received $50. Kay Auger of Escanaba received $100 for her two or more bingos. There was no blackout winner this month; next month’s blackout will ...

Midwest CWD meeting yields no new approaches

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Midwestern wildlife officials wrapped up what was hailed as an unprecedented conference on chronic wasting disease Thursday without coming up with any new tactics for fighting the stubborn disease. Experts from a host of states including North and South Dakota, Iowa, ...

Officials get look at new complex

ESCANABA — VIPs from Delta County and beyond had an opportunity to get an early look at a new multi-use complex on the U.P. State Fairgrounds during a dedication ceremony and donor reception Wednesday. A number of people involved with efforts to establish the complex shared remarks during the ...

Sidewalk Sales set for Saturday in Escanaba

ESCANABA — A downtown tradition that brings local businesses outside on Ludington Street for a day filled with deals, displays and fun returns. Escanaba’s annual Downtown Sidewalk Sales is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local businesses along Ludington Street will be setting up shop ...

Midwest wildlife officials discuss chronic wasting disease

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Midwest wildlife officials gathered Wednesday to discuss how they might better combat chronic wasting disease, which has been spreading through the region’s deer herds with no end in sight. Among those at the two-day conference in Madison were wildlife officials from ...

Ground broken for credit union building

Jordan Beck | Daily Press Officials participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Peninsula Federal Credit Union’s new building Tuesday. The new building will be located at the site of the former Family Fun Park in Escanaba. Taking part are, from left, Escanaba Mayor Marc Tall, Peninsula ...

Motorcycle dangers rise in summer

GLADSTONE — The warm summer weather is bringing more motorcyclists out on the roads. Michigan State Police at the Gladstone Post want to remind motorists to be more aware of motorcycles. Community Service Trooper Dale Hongisto said it is everyone’s responsibility, not just the motorcycle ...

Marina Fest returns on Saturday

ESCANABA - The eighth annual Marina Fest starts at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Escanaba Yacht Harbor. This is a free event hosted by the city of Escanaba Harbormaster Larry Gravatt. Every year, the festival brings people to the marina to enjoy music, events and food. Starting off the day at 11 ...

Two enter plea agreements in sexual assault cases

ESCANABA — Two defendants facing criminal sexual conduct charges took plea agreements during a hearing in Delta County Circuit Court Tuesday. By entering pleas, the two defendants have been scheduled for sentencing and their upcoming trials were canceled. “The trial scheduled to begin on ...

Mueller: I did not clear Trump of obstruction of justice

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller on Wednesday bluntly dismissed President Donald Trump's claims of total exoneration in the federal probe of Russia's 2016 election interference. The former special counsel told Congress he explicitly did not clear the president of obstructing his ...

Trump, Mueller differ on whether Mueller sought FBI job

WASHINGTON (AP) — Job interview or consultation? A day before he was named special counsel, Robert Mueller was invited to the White House to discuss the role of FBI director with President Donald Trump — a meeting that Trump claims should have prohibited the former FBI chief from leading ...

Mueller dismisses Trump’s claims of Russia probe exoneration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller on Wednesday bluntly dismissed President Donald Trump's claims of total exoneration in the federal probe of Russia's 2016 election interference, telling Congress he explicitly did not clear the president of obstructing his investigation. The former special ...

Proposed solar farm guidelines sent to Escanaba Township Board

ESCANABA TOWNSHIP — Members of the Escanaba Township Planning Commission agreed to recommend proposed guidelines for solar energy facilities in the township to the Escanaba Township Board Monday after a public hearing. Chandler Solar Project LLC, an affiliate of Orion Renewable Energy Group ...

City manager hearing postponed

GLADSTONE — A removal hearing for City Manager Darcy Long was rescheduled during a special Gladstone City Commission meeting Monday night. “This request is from Mr. Long and in the interest to accommodate his right to due process I am making this motion,” Gladstone Mayor Joe Thompson ...

Gladstone delays 9th Street assessment

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone City Commission is pausing the 9th Street Project special assessment process. A second public hearing was held for the 9th Street Special Assessment District Monday, however no action was taken. The special assessment process requires two public hearings before ...

Robbery case heading to circuit court

ESCANABA — A Kalamazoo man charged with armed robbery of the Escanaba Hardee’s restaurant was bound over to Delta County Circuit Court recently. Mark James Wilson, 59, of 10098 Woodlawn Drive, Kalamazoo, was bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court on one count of ...

U.P. Trappers Convention & Outdoor Expo starts Friday

ESCANABA — The 57th annual U.P. Trappers Convention & Outdoor Expo will be held at the U.P. State Fairgrounds Friday and Saturday. Convention Coordinator Roy Dahlgren said the convention is among the biggest events of its kind in the nation. “It’s the largest trapping and outdoor ...