Justice Department won’t probe nursing home deaths

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LANSING (AP) — The Justice Department said Thursday it will not open a civil rights investigation related to COVID-19 deaths in Michigan's nursing homes. The notification to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer came nearly 11 months after the department's Civil Rights Division during the Trump ...

Man charged following methamphetamine bust in Escanaba

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ESCANABA — An Escanaba man has been arrested following a methampetamine bust in Escanaba. On Wednesday, UPSET Detectives were investigating the distribution of drugs, including crystal methamphetamine out of a house in Escanaba. The investigation led to a search warrant being served at the ...

Delta County sees 8 COVID-19 cases in 3 days

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ESCANABA — State and local data Friday showed eight new confirmed COVID-19 positives in Delta County in the past three days. In its report, local health officials Friday also listed two new probable cases in Delta County. Menominee County had only one new confirmed positive but three ...

Column: In honor of 4-H livestock exhibitors

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ESCANABA — The U.P. State Fair is quickly approaching. For most, this means a little down time with the family to enjoy the carnival rides, play games, take in a concert and splurge on delicious fair food. However, beneath the bright lights and excitement of all the fair attractions, there is ...

Gundlach Champion Inc. earns AGC Build Michigan Award

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Gundlach Champion Inc (GCI) has won the 2021 AGC Michigan Build Michigan Award in the Design Build Category for the KBIC Marquette Casino Remodel and Expansion Project. The Build Michigan Award recognizes outstanding Michigan construction projects that best represent what the ...

Hearing impaired driver achieves U.P. first

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ESCANABA — Hunter Flower graduated from Midwest Truck Driving School in Escanaba with his Class A CDL earlier this year. He is the first fully hearing impaired individual in the U.P. and only the second in the State of Michigan to receive their Class A CDL. For hearing impaired ...