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Volunteers needed for beach and trail clean-up

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MUNISING — Pictured Rock National Lakeshore is taking part in National Public Lands Day by hosting a beach and trail clean-up on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help pick up trash on our beaches, overlooks and trails. If interested,sign up ahead of ...

U.P. Foster Closet of Menominee County gets grant

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MENOMINEE — The U.P. Foster Closet of Menominee County has received a $4120.00 grant from the Women’s Giving Circle Restricted Endowment held at the M & M Area Community Foundation. The U.P. Foster Closet of Menominee County will use this grant to support basic needs for women’s and ...

Watch for bikes during Century Ride

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ESCANABA — On Sunday, Sept. 20, the Delta County Century Ride will be held with nearly 300 bicycle riders traveling Delta County roads throughout the day. The route will begin near the Gladstone Sports Park on M-35 at 8 a.m. Riders will be in the vicinity of the West Gladstone Bridge and ...

Relocated Isle Royale wolves fitting in

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Gray wolves that were taken to Michigan’s Isle Royale National Park to rebuild its nearly extinct population are forming social groups, staking out territory and apparently mating — promising signs despite heavy losses from natural causes and deadly fights, ...

Officers regain control of UP prison unit

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LANSING (AP) — Authorities regained control of a 236-inmate housing unit inside an Upper Peninsula prison early Monday hours after a fight among three inmates resulted in one being Tased by an officer, the state Corrections Department said. The fight began around 10:25 p.m. Sunday at the ...

Board delays decision on gun ban at Capitol

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LANSING (AP) — A board that oversees Michigan’s Capitol building on Monday put off making a final decision about whether to ban guns there, more than four months after armed protesters opposed to the governor’s coronavirus shutdowns entered the building. The Michigan State Capitol ...

Esky schools take action on virus plans

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ESCANABA — Members of the Escanaba Area Public School District Board of Education took action on a variety of items related to the COVID-19 pandemic during a committee of the whole meeting Monday. Early in the meeting, Superintendent Coby Fletcher gave board members an update on how things ...

MDHHS to begin posting information on school outbreaks

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LANSING — in an effort to provide accurate and timely information about COVID-19 in Michigan schools, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will begin reporting outbreak information by school building. Data on COVID-19 outbreaks is being collected from the 45 local ...

Two persons wanted for questioning in theft

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SPALDING — The Michigan State Police Gladstone Post is looking for information on two persons related to a theft complaint. On Saturday, Sept. 5, the two persons — who are wanted for questioning — were caught on a surveillance camera at Fazer’s Market in Spalding. The suspects were ...

Donations steady at area food pantries

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ESCANABA — While summer and early fall is typically a slow time for donations to local food pantries, representatives of these pantries said things have been different in 2020. “It’s been kind of an interesting year for us,” Major Alex Norton of the Salvation Army of Escanaba ...

U.P. in critical need of blood donatiions

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ESCANABA — The U.P. Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a critical need for O+, B+ and A- blood types. The U.P. Regional Blood Center has collection sites in Marquette, Hancock, Escanaba and is the primary supplier of blood to 13 U.P. hospitals. Visit the center’s Facebook ...

Crew locates long-sought Lake Michigan shipwreck

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As the crew muscled yet another railroad car off the stern of the ship and into the murky depths of Lake Michigan, Capt. Peter Kilty of the Pere Marquette 18 may have breathed a sigh of relief. It had been a tumultuous few hours out in the middle of the lake early on ...

Child porn case sent to circuit court

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ESCANABA — An Escanaba man was recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court on 18 counts related to child pornography. Richard Damien Feathers, Sr., 56, of 215 N. 20th St., Escanaba, was bound over on the following counts: one count of child sexually abusive ...

Secretary of State expands appointments

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LANSING — The special appointments and extended hours for Michigan residents to renew driver’s licenses or state ID cards has expanded to include those licenses and IDs expiring in October, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced today. Last month, Benson announced branch offices would ...

VA sets free drive-up flu shot clinics

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Flu vaccinations are now available for Veterans enrolled in VA health care at their regularly scheduled VA appointments. Veterans may also get vaccinated during free drive-up walk-in flu shot clinics at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain on September ...

Bay backs free tuition program for frontline workers

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ESCANABA — Bay College announces it will serve as a Frontliners champion to support the Futures for Frontlines program unveiled by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. We believe strongly that those who were required to work during the state shutdown this past spring so that the rest of us could stay ...

Lower Menominee River removed from Great Lakes clean-up list

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LANSING — After a successful, 35-year collaborative restoration effort, the Lower Menominee River has been removed from the list of Great Lakes Areas of Concern, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Wisconsin ...

School board candidates talk issues

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ESCANABA — Candidates vying for seats on the Escanaba Area Public School District Board of Education participated in an outdoor question-and-answer forum Thursday evening. The event was hosted by the Michigan Education Support Professional Association (MESPA) and took place at the Karas ...

Michigan Department of State mailings go potential voters

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LANSING — Millions of Michiganders eligible to vote should expect to receive something in the mail from the Michigan Department of State in the next week or so, as Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson continues to work to inform voters ahead of the Nov. 3 general election. Postcards informing ...

Daily Press to start mail delivery

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ESCANABA — Beginning Monday, Sept. 14, The Daily Press will be delivered to its subscribers by the U.S. Postal Service. This announcement comes after weeks of meetings with high-level postal officials to arrange for same-day delivery of your newspaper. “We are happy to be able to partner ...