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Bill to lift deer baiting ban sent

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Republican-led Legislature has given final approval to a bill that would lift a state ban on using bait to hunt deer, but it faces a veto from Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Baiting deer and elk is prohibited throughout the entire Lower Peninsula and parts ...

Logging company buys 550K acres

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — A New Hampshire-based logging company has purchased more than a half-million acres of timberland in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Seattle-based Weyerhaeuser Company says it recently sold 555,000 acres of U.P. timberland to an affiliate of The Lyme Timber Company for ...

Storm knocks out power for thousands across U.P.

HOUGHTON — The U.P. is still recovering from a winter storm that knocked power out for thousands of people across the U.P. and dropped more than 20 inches of snow in Houghton County. Heavy snow brought down many power lines and tree limbs. Power outages started near the same time as the ...

The spirit of Thanksgiving

Above, standing around the table in the kitchen at the Escanaba High School preparing potatoes Wednesday are, from left, Trinity Busick, Corrie Korpi, Joanne Olson, Mary Penet, Katherine LeBuc, Scott Carlson, Allison Korpi, and Adrina Busick. The crew was preparing for the annual Community ...

Police request info on vehicle thefts

FLORIDA LOCATION — The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help from the public regarding recent thefts in the Calumet area. On Nov. 2, a red 1970s-era Suzuki moped was taken from a yard on Allouez Street in Florida Location. It has a square headlight, chrome handlebars and black ...

Officials: Esky election was proper

ESCANABA — Following comments made by former Escanaba City Council Member Ron Beauchamp criticizing the election that led to his ousting, election officials have come forward to give their side of the story. “We have proper steps and procedures in place in order to fully make sure these ...

Drowning claims life in Escanaba

ESCANABA— A 55-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene after he was found floating face down in the Escanaba Harbor near Water Plant Road around 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The man, identified as Anthony McCullogh of the Hannahville Tribal Community, was found just off shore east of the ...

Helping the Earth — one wrapper at a time

By DEBORAH PRESCOTT Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — Students in the Escanaba area are recycling candy wrappers after Halloween this year instead of throwing the wrappers in the trash, thanks to Escanaba High School’s Environmental Club. The new club decided the first activity it would ...

Science, engineering festival held

HANCOCK — The first Copper Country Science and Engineering Festival took place at the Hancock Central High School Wednesday. The event featured 60 demonstrations and activities for fourth through seventh grade students from Hancock, Houghton, Chassell, Lake Linden-Hubbell, Calumet, and Dollar ...

Twin brothers face drug charges following fatal crash

COOPERSTOWN, Wis. — An Iron River woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a car crash Saturday morning in Cooperstown Township in northern Wisconsin. Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched at about 6:14 a.m. Saturday to the I-43 northbound ramp at County Highway K ...

Pence visits Marinette Marine

MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is telling workers at a Wisconsin shipyard that President Donald Trump is working to increase military spending while Democrats are spending all their time on impeaching him. Pence visited Marinette Marine on Wednesday. He said the president ...

Authorities find body of missing Menominee girl

MENOMINEE — Police have recovered the body of Kristin Hope Gromoske, a missing 17-year-old from Menominee after conducting a search of the waters near Stephenson Island, according to the Menominee City Police Department. The recovery occurred around 3 p.m. Tuesday and was done by the ...

Energy summit looks at propane pricing

By JORDAN BECK Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — Propane pricing, energy consumer protection and other topics were discussed by members of the U.P. Energy Task Force during a meeting in Escanaba Wednesday at Bay College. The task force was created by an executive order signed by ...

Remembering veterans

Members of the Amvets Post 123 Honor Guard honor veterans with a 21-gun salute during a Veterans Day military memorial service at the Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Wells Monday. (Photo by Jordan Beck, Escanaba Daily Press)

Break-in: Suspect broke into Aspirus Monday

By GARRETT NEESE Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON —Houghton police are looking for the suspect in a Monday morning break-in at the Aspirus Houghton clinic. Officers were dispatched for an alarm at the clinic on Cedar Street at 3:15 a.m., according to a release from the ...

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer opportunities available for willing people of all ages in Marquette County. Persons 55 or older can learn about these and other possibilities in their community by calling 315-2607 — the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Younger potential volunteers should contact the agencies ...

DNR stocks more than 21M fish

HARVEY — Brown trout, coho salmon, steelhead, walleye and nine other species and one hybrid were among the roughly 21.28 million fish stocked in Michigan’s public waters so far this year. These fish weighed a combined total of 311 tons. Michigan Department of Natural Resources staff made ...

Erosion near Baraga gas station

BARAGA — The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community said in a news release it is being proactive in dealing with embankment erosion by the Ojibwa BP gas station in Baraga. KBIC said it recognizes its stewardship responsibilities and strong connections to Lake Superior and its basin. It recently ...

Little Town, big ideas

MICHIGAMME — Michigamme Township proves over and over again that when it comes to preserving history, it's the little town that could. It started with the 20-year pursuit and finally the procurement of the township’s own 1900 steam fire engine, which had been sold to a private collector in ...