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Extreme cold grips U.P., state

February 19, 2015 ESCANABA — Schools across the Upper Peninsula were cancelled Thursday after a brutal cold snap hit much of the regio. more »»

January Bingo Mania Winners

February 19, 2015 Derek and Kristal draw the winners for the January Daily Press Bingo Mania game. Each month 3 winners are chosen from the game cards that were turned in for that month. more »»

Bay looks at lessons from corrections academy

February 19, 2015 ESCANABA — Executive Director of Professional and Workforce Development Robert Pontius updated the Bay College Board of Trustees on recent developments with the school’s Corrections Officer Training... more »»

State liable for $9.4B in tax credits

February 19, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Michigan is potentially on the hook for $9. more »»

Michigan House approves further budget cuts

February 19, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Michigan moved closer to slicing $105 million from the state budget after the Republican-led House passed two bills Wednesday that would help compensate for a shortfall in tax revenu. more »»

March 8 may be presidential primary

February 19, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Majority Republicans in the Michigan Legislature are changing course and appear poised to settle on a March 8, 2016 presidential primary, a week earlier than the state party’s initial... more »»

White House: Higher wages needed

February 19, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s top economists say that even as the U.S. more »»

Agreement will reduce power rates

February 19, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder says a new agreement between two companies will reduce electricity rates for residents and businesses in the Upper Peninsula. more »»

Lenten beginnings

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Besse donation aids fire department

February 18, 2015 GLADSTONE — A $1 million donation from the John and Melissa Besse Foundation given to Escanaba Township on Tuesday will “step up” fire protection services in Delta County when the fire department... more »»

Man gets prison term for sexual assault

February 18, 2015 ESCANABA — A 29-year-old Bark River man was sentenced to up to 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old female in an alley in Escanaba last summer. more »»

County approves equalization contract

February 18, 2015 ESCANABA — An updated equalization service contract was approved by the Delta County Board of Commissioners during its regular meeting Tuesday. “What we’ve done is... more »»

Snyder puts renewed emphasis on blue-collar jobs

February 18, 2015 WATERTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. more »»

If it’s Fat Tuesday, it must be time for paczki

February 17, 2015 ESCANABA — Paczki — the heavy, sweet, double-stuffed donuts which originated in Poland — have become big business in the Upper Peninsula, with local bakeries regularly selling thousands of the treat... more »»

Island Resort & Casino to expand

February 17, 2015 HARRIS — An $8 million expansion project has been announced at the Island Resort and Casino that will include the addition of a new 18 hole golf course, a full service spa, and a sports bar. more »»

Are students taking too many tests?

February 17, 2015 GLADSTONE — The Gladstone School Board took time Monday night to discuss the issue of over-testing elementary students. more »»

Woman charged with nursing home drug theft

February 17, 2015 ESCANABA — A 47-year-old Gladstone woman has been charged with larceny for allegedly stealing prescription medications last year from a local nursing home where she was employe. more »»

Gladstone recall election set for May 5

February 17, 2015 GLADSTONE — A special election has officially been called for the recall of three Gladstone City Commissioners. more »»

Esky schools searching for business director

February 17, 2015 ESCANABA — Escanaba Area Public Schools is finalizing its search for a new director of business services; the district’s superintendent updated the school board on the process at Monday night’s boar... more »»



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