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Online sales make up a larger portion of holiday sales

Local News

NEW YORK (AP) — More people did their shopping online this year during one of the shortest holiday shopping seasons in years, helping to push total sales higher. Retail sales in the U.S. rose 3.4% between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24 compared with last year, according to early data from Mastercard ...

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Community

Today A.A., open, Garden Congregational Church, 9:30 a.m., M-183, Garden. A.A., open, Delta Drop In, 10 a.m., 1500 North 19th St., Escanaba. A.A., open, Friends and Family Group, Delta Drop-In Center, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba 786-9639. N.A., Hannahville Community Center, 10 a.m. Yooper ...

Chamber fundraiser Fire & Ice is Feb. 1

Business News

ESCANABA — The Delta County Chamber of Commerce is proud to once again host the exciting midwinter gala, Fire & Ice. The black-tie event is the Chamber’s first fundraising effort of 2020 and is considered by many to be the County’s premier social gala. Because the event is one that ...

Consumer privacy law can affect businesses across United States

Business News

By Joyce M. Rosenberg AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — If the thousands of Californians who use Josh Simons’ app for musicians demand next month that Vampr delete their personal information, Simons will be ready to comply. The social network company expects to be one of many ...

The end of Elmer’s Restaurant

Local News

Efforts to tear down the old Elmer’s Restaurant building began Thursday morning. According to an employee of Gary Johnson Construction present at the site that afternoon, the structure should mostly be gone by Monday if weather conditions in the area hold up.

Trails in good shape after cleanup

Local News

ESCANABA — In Delta and Menominee Counties, all snowmobile trails are open and groomed thanks to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Normenco and U.P. Sno-Phlyers snowmobile clubs. Snowmobile owners have been waiting to ride the trails since the first snowflake landed ...

Manistique to get new ambulance

Local News

MANISTIQUE — The Manistique City Council OK’d the purchase of a new ambulance during a recent special meeting. The Manistique Public Safety Department has four ambulances in its EMS division. As of Dec. 13, one of these vehicles had a blown motor, leaving the department with only three ...

Daily Press readers win Bingo Mania cash

Local News

ESCANABA — Daily Press readers won cash playing Bingo Mania in November. Victor Zar, of Rapid River, won with his single bingo and he received $50. Kenneth Gross, of Gladstone, received $100 for his two or more bingos. The blackout winner was Pat Bourdeau, of Escanaba. She received $200. ...

Patrick short to make state primary ballot

Local News

LANSING (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, a late entrant to the presidential race, failed to collect enough valid voter signatures to make Michigan’s March 10 Democratic primary ballot. In a report dated Tuesday, the state Bureau of Elections said Patrick’s campaign ...

Lions support Lemmer therapy dog

Community

Courtesy photo Lemmer Elementary received a donation of $850 from the Wells Lions Club Dec. 17, to support their therapy dog Physics. School Social Worker Jenny Reynolds is Physics handler and together they achieved the Canine Good Citizen Certificate for Physic from the American Kennel Club. ...

Candy cane drive brings cheer to Gladstone

Local News

GLADSTONE — For about 25 years, first responders in Gladstone have brought holiday cheer in a unique way by going door-to-door with candy canes. Fire trucks decorated with Christmas lights drove down the streets of Gladstone for the annual Gladstone Christmas Candy Cane Food Drive ...

Group out to defend Michigan’s term limits

Local News

ESCANABA — An organization advocating for the protection of Michigan’s term limits delivered its message to people in the Upper Peninsula in a unique way recently. Scott Tillman, state coordinator for Don’t Touch Term Limits and national field director for U.S. Term Limits, said Don’t ...

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Community

Today A.A., closed, Delta Drop-In Center, 10 a.m., Escanaba. A.A., closed, Manistique Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer, 7:30 p.m., 314 Main Street, Manistique. A.A., closed, Delta Alano Club, 7:30 p.m., Gladstone, 428-1184. A.A., closed, Bottom Line, Central United Methodist Church, ...

AG: Drug law affects opioid case, clergy probe to go longer

Local News

LANSING (AP) — State Attorney General Dana Nessel said lawmakers should revisit Michigan’s unique law that shields drugmakers from product liability lawsuits, saying it “absolutely” has affected her strategy to seek damages for the painkiller addiction epidemic. Her office last week ...

Crash in Wells Township sends one to hospital

Local News

WELLS TOWNSHIP — A two vehicle accident at the intersection of US 2 and 41 and County 426 M.5 Road in Wells Township left one person in critical condition Monday. Delta County Sheriff’s Department deputies were called to the two vehicle accident at the intersection of US 2 and 41 and ...

Crews to begin dredging Lake Superior harbor to support fish

Local News

GAY, Mich. (AP) — Crews were expected to start removing more copper mining waste rock known as stamp sands that have built up in an Upper Peninsula waterway and threaten an important fish spawning area, according to state officials. Dredging in Grand Traverse Harbor should start this week ...

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Community

Today A.A., closed, Delta Drop-In Center, 10 a.m., Escanaba. A.A., closed, Manistique Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer, 7:30 p.m., 314 Main Street, Manistique. A.A., closed, Delta Alano Club, 7:30 p.m., Gladstone, 428-1184. A.A., closed, Bottom Line, Central United Methodist Church, ...

Low profile, high style: kitchens that go with the flow

Real Estate

By Kim Cook Associated Press Kitchens tend to be designed as star players on the residential stage. Their role is often aspirational — pro chef’s lair, for example, or the country kitchen from that Italian movie you loved. But there’s a different story being played out by some ...

Adding solar panels to your home

Real Estate

NEW YORK (AP) — Homeowners are clamoring to power through blackouts that have become a regrettably frequent part of life in California. The cost of solar panels and batteries has fallen. And a new California law will require all new homes to produce as much energy as they consume beginning in ...