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Best Michigan water is down to the final 5

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — When it comes to Michigan water, it’s the Upper Peninsula against the Lower Peninsula. Negaunee Township has been declared the home of the best-tasting water in the U.P. by the Michigan section of the American Water Works Association. The Mining Journal ...

Krusin Klassics Fun Run hits the street Friday

ESCANABA — Krusin Klassics Fun Run, which features cars and trucks from 1994 or earlier and special-interest cars and trucks, will return on Friday and Saturday. “The theme is ‘Born In The U.S.A.,’ and it’s our 34th Fun Run,” Krusin Klassics Vice President Terrie Belongie ...

Progress made on power outage plan

ESCANABA — A group of Upper Peninsula counties met last week to develop a plan in case of a region-wide power outage. Although some questions were answered, more work and study has to be done. The eastern Upper Peninsula power vulnerability workshop exercise took place May 23 in Escanaba. ...

School to work program gets start at North Central

POWERS — North Central Area Schools introduced a new program during the school year to allow eligible seniors a chance to gain experience in the workforce, test out a possible career choice and acquire elective credits. Bruce Tapio, school superintendent and junior/senior high school ...

Whitmer: Care for injured drivers will ‘still be there’

LANSING (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday defended a pending overhaul of Michigan’s auto insurance law, saying treatment for injured drivers will “still be there” if they forego what has been a one-of-its-kind, mandatory unlimited personal injury protection benefit. The ...

Remembering those who served

Sue Rivard of the Marine Corps League Auxiliary, center, gets ready for the laying of a wreath in honor of soldiers and sailors lost at sea as other participants in a Memorial Day ceremony in Ludington Park look on. Ceremonies were also held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Lakeview Cemetery, the ...

DNR: Leave wild animals in the wild

ESCANABA — DNR Escanaba Field Office Wildlife Biologist Karen Sexton has a message for everyone. “Keep wildlife wild, don’t touch the wild baby animals,” she said. No matter who you talk to in the Department of Natural Resources, the ultimate message heard will be — keep wildlife ...

Child pornography case sent to circuit court

ESCANABA — A Gladstone man was recently bound over on multiple possession of child sexually abusive material and using computers to commit a crime charges from Delta County District Court to circuit court. Daniel James Wiltzius, 40, of 4280 Co. 416 20th Rd., Gladstone, was bound over on the ...

Volunteers sought to assess Straits hazards

ST. IGNACE (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is looking for volunteers to help assess environmental and navigation hazards in the Straits of Mackinac, the channel that links Lakes Huron and Michigan. The Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment workshop is scheduled for July 24-25 in St. ...

UP school gets portraits of Vietnam veterans

MARQUETTE (AP) — An Upper Peninsula school will be the new home for more than 20 paintings of Vietnam War veterans. The art was created by Steve Wahlstrom, a Marquette-area man who served in Vietnam. He says he painted the men after his return home from the Marines. They will be displayed ...

Cities plan for event-filled summer

ESCANABA — With summer on the horizon, Escanaba and Gladstone Parks and Recreation Departments are gearing up for summer activities, programs and events. Nicole Sanderson, the Gladstone parks and recreation director, explained the city of Gladstone has fun activities for the public to ...

Settlement OKs U.P. electric rate changes

LANSING — Officials say a settlement between Michigan regulators and Upper Peninsula Power Co. will lower electric rates for most residential customers, although some will pay more. The Michigan Public Service Commission says the deal approved this week will give about 40,000 ratepayers a ...

Shed, detached garage catch fire in Escanaba

ESCANABA — At approximately 8:42 p.m. Saturday, Escanaba Public Safety officers were dispatched to 3830 13.75 Road — also known as Old State Road — in Escanaba on a report of a structure fire. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found a large shed that was fully engulfed with flames ...

Hiawatha Chef continues restaurant supply tradition

Editor’s note: The Daily Press features a profile of an area business each week. This week’s featured business is Hiawatha Chef, Bar & Janitorial Supply in Escanaba. — — — ESCANABA — Hiawatha Chef, Bar & Janitorial Supply has been active in the Escanaba area for ...

Road patrol moves base to new jail

ESCANABA — Efforts to open the new Delta County Correctional Facility have continued with the recent move of Delta County’s road patrol to the facility. According to Delta County Sheriff Ed Oswald, road patrol officers primarily operate out of their patrol cars. These officers now spend ...

Memorial Day events in Rapid River

RAPID RIVER — Memorial Day will once again be celebrated in Rapid River Monday. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Honor & Remember ‘The Greatest Generation’ — 75th Anniversary of D-Day.” Many different activities will be featured in the area as part of the ...

Law enforcement offers tips for safe holiday

ESCANABA — Memorial Day is a time for remembering and honoring those who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The long weekend is also a busy time of community events that will have more people on the road. Local law enforcement agencies remind motorists to drive ...

Auto insurance bill heads to governor’s desk

LANSING (AP) — Michigan's Legislature on Friday passed a landmark bill that would cut the country's highest auto insurance premiums by letting drivers forego a one-of-a-kind requirement to buy unlimited medical coverage for crash injuries. The voting followed the announcement of an ...