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Salvage, thrift shops offer sustainable decor with a story

Real Estate

By Katherine Roth Associated Press Two of the hottest trends in home decor are sustainability and authenticity. No wonder architectural salvage shops are busy. Homeowners love features that come with a story, says Rich Ellis, publisher of Architectural Salvage and Antique Lumber ...

Gobble, gobble: Thanksgiving dinner prices at 10-year low

Local News

LANSING — Turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie never last on the dinner table. While that won’t change, ag experts say the number of Americans eating at the dinner table might because of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a recent American Farm Bureau Federation survey, consumers ...

Delta virus cases reach 2,084, 48 deaths

Local News

ESCANABA — As of Monday, the U.P. had 10,958 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 1,810 probable cases, 189 deaths and 29 probable deaths linked to the disease, according to state officials. The figure does not include prisoners in the Michigan Department of Corrections. According to the ...

Esky winter parking restrictions start Dec. 1

Local News

ESCANABA — Winter parking restrictions will begin Tuesday, Dec. 1, in Escanaba and last until April During the months of December, January, February, March, parking will be restricted to one side of every street and avenue within the city from 2 a.m. until 7 a.m. Restrictions ...

Menominee sheriff seeking missing man

Local News

MENOMINEE — The Menominee County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a missing person in Cedarville Township. On Friday, deputies were dispatched to Cedar River State Camp Ground where a 58 year old Illinois man, Vladmir Ivanovicwas reported missing near the banks of the Big Cedar ...

Iowa man accused of assaulting Iron Mountain hotel clerk

Local News

By Daily News Staff IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iowa man is in custody after reportedly spraying a hotel clerk with mace when she asked him to don a face mask, then leading police on a slow-speed chase north on U.S. 2, public safety officials said. The Iron Mountain Police Department received a ...

Food distribution for December set

Community

ESCANABA — The Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency Emergency Food Assistance Program (quarterly distribution) has been scheduled for December. The program is for residents, 18 years of age and older, who qualify with household income; ex :( one person $2,126 a month, two ...

OSF HealthCare part of #MaskUp campaign

Community

PEORIA, Ill. — OSF HealthCare is joining 100 of the nation’s top health care systems, representing thousands of hospitals in communities across the U.S. with an urgent plea for all Americans to mask up, because wearing a face mask is our best chance at slowing the surging COVID-19 ...

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

Community

LANSING — November is National Diabetes Awareness month. Make this the time to review your diabetes care plan. Did you get the all the recommended tests and exams this year? Are you having any problems like blood sugar being too high or problems seeing well? Below are things that you can do ...

Black Tuesday, Xmas tree lighting set

Local News

ESCANABA — Downtown Escanaba’s Black Tuesday event will be an all-day affair this year. The annual event, which kicks off the holiday shopping season downtown, is organized by the Downtown Partners in Business and the Escanaba Downtown Development Association. The event, scheduled for ...

Christmas tree permits available online

Local News

GLADSTONE — Christmas tree permits in the Hiawatha National Forest are available to purchase online through Recreation.gov for the upcoming holiday season. Purchase information and details about designated cutting areas, dates and types of trees that may be cut can be found at ...

Mich. leader: Trump didn’t ask for election interference

Local News

LANSING (AP) — President Donald Trump did not ask Michigan Republican lawmakers to “break the law” or “interfere” with the election during a meeting at the White House, a legislative leader said Sunday, a day before canvassers plan to meet about whether to certify Joe Biden’s ...

Tribe settles court battle with State of Michigan

Local News

BAY MILLS — Bay Mills Indian Community has reached an agreement with the State of Michigan to resolve a decade-long court battle over tribal gaming on a parcel of land in Vanderbilt, Michigan. BMIC and the State of Michigan had each sued one another to determine whether the Tribe could ...

MDOT projects put focus on safety

Community

MARQUETTE — Using targeted technology as well as low-cost, system-wide improvements, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects across the Upper Peninsula this year have been designed to make roads safer. MDOT safety projects are part of a larger effort to help move the state ...

Aging adults can get help choosing Medicare

Community

LANSING — Aging adults and people with disabilities in Michigan can receive free assistance selecting Medicare coverage, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Aging & Adult Services Agency announced. Medicare open enrollment runs through Dec. 7. Assistance for ...

Salvation Army adjusts Red Kettle Campaign

Local News

ESCANABA — As the virus responsible for COVID-19 wreaks havoc on Americans’ day-to-day lives, the Salvation Army is soldiering on with its goal of providing community support to those in need and is continuing its Red Kettle Campaign — albeit, with a few changes. Much of the annual ...

Infections hit 2K in Delta, 1K in Menominee

Local News

ESCANABA — Both Delta and Menominee Counties passed grim milestones Friday, when Delta County passed 2,000 COVID-19 infections and Menominee County passed 1,000. As of Friday, the U.P. had 10,464 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 1,736 probable cases, 178 deaths and 30 probable deaths linked to ...

Judge won’t stop 3-week ban on indoor dining

Local News

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Friday declined to immediately stop a three-week ban on indoor dining in Michigan, the latest coronavirus restriction imposed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration. A restraining order wasn't appropriate, especially when the state hasn't had a chance ...

Trump tries to use Michigan lawmakers to subvert Biden win

Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to leverage the power of the Oval Office on Friday in an extraordinary attempt to block President-elect Joe Biden's victory as criticism mounted that his futile efforts to subvert the results of the 2020 election could do long-lasting damage to ...

Blood drives planned in December

Community

ESCANABA — As the U.S. experiences a new surge in COVID-19 cases, the Red Cross is becoming increasingly concerned about the nation’s blood supply. Eligible individuals are urged to make an appointment to donate blood now to help patients in need. Find a donation opportunity using the Red ...