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Commission eyes ordinance change for solar panels

February 3, 2016 ESCANABA — The Delta County Planning Commission discussed the possibility of developing an ordinance amendment regarding solar panels during its meeting Monda. more »»

Cancer alliance launches annual mail fundraising campaign

February 3, 2016 ESCANABA — Today marks the launch of the Delta County Cancer Alliance’s annual mail fundraising campaign — a campaign readers of the Daily Press can participate in with an envelope inserted in... more »»

Finally, Esky power plant sold

February 2, 2016 ESCANABA — After several years of uncertainty about what would happen with Escanaba’s power plant, the vacant facility was finally sold during a brief closing ceremony that sealed the deal this... more »»

Official reflects on anniversary of Escanaba’s major power outage

February 2, 2016 ESCANABA — One year ago today, Escanaba was under a local “state of emergency” after what appeared to be an explosion at the power plant’s substation caused a major power outage in the middle of the... more »»

Groundhogs take cover: Storm to hit

February 2, 2016 ESCANABA — Although Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow this morning, residents of the Upper Peninsula will presumably be faced with at least six more weeks of wintery conditions before spring... more »»

Gladstone nixes rate increases

February 2, 2016 GLADSTONE — While the city of Gladstone’s budget is far from complete, city commissioners have two goals in the new fiscal year — slash costs and avoid rate increases. more »»

Man faces two felonies after meth bust

February 2, 2016 ESCANABA — A 24-year-old man from Rapid River, who fled from deputies this past weekend after allegedly hiding meth components in woods in Brampton Township, has been charged with two 20-year drug... more »»

Dead cougar found in Breitung Township

February 2, 2016 BREITUNG TOWNSHIP (AP) — The body of a male cougar has been found about four miles north of Iron Mountain. The state says conservation officers came across the carcass about 11 a.m. more »»

Blast from the Past

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Local unemployment rate rises

February 1, 2016 ESCANABA — The local unemployment rate rose in December, according to data released by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget. The jobless rate rose to 5. more »»

Man busted for meth on snowmobile trail in Delta

February 1, 2016 ESCANABA — A drug suspect was arrested early Sunday morning on a snowmobile trail in Delta County when deputies allegedly caught the male subject in the woods trying to hide components used to make... more »»

Snowmobiler killed in crash with pickup truck

February 1, 2016 SHINGLETON (AP) — A 59-year-old snowmobile operator has been killed after being hit by a pickup in the Upper Peninsula. more »»

Great Lakes iron ore trade down 22 percent

February 1, 2016 ESCANABA — Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes and St. more »»

Races tight as Iowa kicks off 2016 voting

February 1, 2016 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In a high-stakes test of enthusiasm versus organization, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders hope to ride voter energy into victories in today’s Iowa caucuses... more »»

Relic Riders

January 30, 2016 RAPID RIVER — Snowmobilers of all ages gathered in Rapid River Friday afternoon for the annual Rapid River Relic Riders’ trail ride. more »»

Esky’s water quality ‘very good’

January 30, 2016 ESCANABA — With the recent water crisis happening in Flint where dangerously high levels of lead are a major health issue, one may question the safety of their own water system. more »»

CDC offers tips on how to prevent exposure to lead

January 30, 2016 According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention website,”No safe blood lead level in children has been identified. more »»

MDOT plans road projects

January 30, 2016 ESCANABA — Major road projects are being planned in the area by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) over the next several years — including the replacement of the U.. more »»

Students seek funds to attend BPA leadership conference

January 30, 2016 ESCANABA — A record nine students from the Escanaba High School chapter of Business Professionals of America (BPA) have qualified for the state leadership conference in Grand Rapids; due to this... more »»



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