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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 »»

Bay concludes fall semester

December 29, 2015 ESCANABA — As Bay College’s fall 2015 semester came to a close earlier in December, the people studying and working there took a look back at the past few months. Dr. more »»

Lighting up the holidays

December 28, 2015 ESCANABA — The Delta County Historical Society’s annual Lighthouse and Museum Open House took place Saturday and Sunday. more »»

Decision on project expected in 2016

December 28, 2015 ESCANABA — A decision on whether or not the proposed House of Ludington redevelopment project in Escanaba has been approved for the Michigan Tax Credit Program is expected sometime next month. more »»

U.P. braces for major winter storm

December 28, 2015 ESCANABA — A severe winter storm is expected to hit the Upper Peninsula today, bringing high winds and heavy snow to the area. “This is pretty significant for the south central U.P. more »»

New Year’s Eve events planned

December 28, 2015 ESCANABA — A variety of New Year’s Eve activities will be happening in Escanaba including fireworks and the midnight pasty drop, announced organizers who have also scheduled a youth dance on Friday... more »»

New Delta County administrator, commissioners reflect on 2015

December 28, 2015 ESCANABA — With 2015 coming to a close, some of Delta County’s newest employees and elected officials took time to reflect on their first year of involvement with the county governmen. more »»

Top laws of 2015 led by road funding plan

December 28, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers have enacted nearly 270 new laws this year, and other bills are pendin. more »»

Club teaches youth about ‘real life’

December 26, 2015 ESCANABA — Several young men at Escanaba Junior High School (EJHS) are learning values and skills for success as part of a new club, which also allows students to open up and “get real” by sharing... more »»



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