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OSF Hospice volunteers are needed

Community

ESCANABA — OSF HealthCare Hospice is seeking volunteers. Hospice volunteers have unique duties. They spend their time with the terminally ill to provide a listening ear. They may sit in silence, simply to provide a kind presence. They give caregivers the opportunity to attend appointments, ...

Minor fire at business

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Ilsa Minor | Daily Press Escanaba Public Safety officers responded to a report of flames and smoke at A & L Iron & Metal Company, located at 2500 9th Avenue N. in Escanaba near the U.P. State Fairgrounds Wednesday morning. Above, public safety officers survey the scene of what ...

Tourists fuel spike in local water rescues

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MANISTIQUE — The Manistique Public Safety Department is alerting the public of the number of water rescues conducted this year by area law enforcement. There has been a common denominator in all of the rescues — tourists — unaware of the dangers of high winds and surf in local waters and ...

Fire on Isle Royale 15% contained

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ISLE ROYALE, Mich. (AP) — A wildfire on Michigan’s remote Isle Royale has been about 15% percent contained and crews have saved some historic cabins from encroaching flames, an official said Wednesday. The fire began Aug. 10, apparently sparked by a lightning strike on the ...

Sheriff’s office names victim of fatal crash

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CORNELL — The Delta County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a Gladstone man who was killed as the result of injuries in a one-vehicle crash Friday. Deputies responded to the crash on County Road 426 24th Road shortly after 6:30 p.m. Friday. The driver of the vehicle, Jason ...

Man gets 6 years in prison in Whitmer kidnap plot

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GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — A man upset over state-ordered coronavirus restrictions was sentenced to just over six years in prison Wednesday for planning to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a significant break that reflected his quick decision to cooperate and help agents build cases against ...