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New school testing impact unknown

January 4, 2016 ESCANABA — The results are in for the M-STEP, the Michigan Department of Education’s latest standardized test, but what those results mean for teachers, students, and school districts is still... more »»

Traffic lights out at major intersection

January 4, 2016 GLADSTONE — Traffic signals which quit working Sunday due to an accident at the intersection of U.S. more »»

Man, 59, dead after house fire in Marquette

January 4, 2016 MARQUETTE (AP) — Authorities say a 59-year-old man is dead following a house fire in Marquette. The body of John Sonaglia of Marquette was found as crews worked Sunday to extinguish the fire. more »»

Gas prices remain same as last week

January 4, 2016 DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide are unchanged from the previous week. more »»

Snyder pressed to veto bill restricting ballot issue info

January 4, 2016 LANSING (AP) — Lawmakers’ unexpected vote to block school districts and municipalities from informing the public about local ballot measures within two months of an election has left opponents... more »»

Pasty drop ushers in 2016

January 2, 2016 ESCANABA — Shortly before the stroke of midnight Thursday, Yoopers looked to the sky over Escanaba and watched as a glowing pasty was lowered to ring in the new year for the third year in a row. more »»

U.P. jobless rate inches upward

January 2, 2016 ESCANABA — The jobless rate increased both in the Upper Peninsula and locally, according to statistics released by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget. more »»

El Nino causes mild December

January 2, 2016 ESCANABA — Despite a recent snowstorm that hit the area, both the Marquette office of the National Weather Service (NWS) and the City of Escanaba Water Treatment Plant said this year’s El Nino has... more »»

Year in review: Major local crimes of 2015

January 2, 2016 The brutal murders of five people in Delta, Schoolcraft and Menominee counties headlined the news in 2015. more »»


December 31, 2015 ESCANABA — The major news events of 2015 will no doubt live in the memories of many area residents. They were both bad and goo. more »»

Minimum wage rising to $8.50

December 31, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Michigan workers making the minimum wage will get a 35-cents-an-hour raise starting Friday. The state hourly minimum is rising from $8.15 to $8.50. more »»

Fireworks, pasty drop tonight

December 31, 2015 ESCANABA — Several New Year’s Eve activities are set to take place in Escanaba tonight including fireworks, the midnight pasty drop, and — new this year — a youth danc. more »»

Marble exhibit on display in Lansing

December 30, 2015 LANSING — Hundreds of thousands of deer hunters took to the Michigan woods this fall, many decked out in scent-control clothing and equipped with a smartphone, GPS unit and other gadgets. more »»

Appeal denied in fatal crash case

December 30, 2015 ESCANABA — A Marquette County man — in prison for causing the deaths of an Escanaba couple involved in a 2013 crash in Gladstone — was recently denied an appeal he filed with the Michigan Court of... more »»

Progress is made on trail project

December 30, 2015 GLADSTONE — Progress is being made on a trail that could eventually connect Gladstone to Escanaba along the Lake Michigan shoreline, but the path’s creation hasn’t been entirely without road-bumps. more »»

Morning edition of Daily Press on New Year’s Eve

December 30, 2015 ESCANABA — The Daily Press has altered its publication schedule over the New Year’s holiday. A morning edition will be published on Thursday, Jan. 31 — New Year’s Eve. more »»

Elections board approves formatting of gay rights petition

December 30, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Supporters of amending Michigan's constitution to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity cleared an initial procedural step Tuesday when the state... more »»

Food baskets brighten holidays

December 29, 2015 ESCANABA — The distribution of holiday food baskets to those in need by the Escanaba and Gladstone conferences of S. more »»

Winter finally arrives in the U.P.

December 29, 2015 ESCANABA — A snowstorm blanketed much of the Upper Peninsula Monday night, but the exact amount of snow that fell across the region is difficult to measur. more »»

Liferides available on New Year’s Eve

December 29, 2015 ESCANABA — Free New Year’s Eve ‘Liferides’ will once again be available in Delta County this year. Rides are available from 11 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, through 5 a.m. on Friday, Jan. more »»



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