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Residents mark Jan. 6 with vigil for democracy

HOUGHTON — Copper Country residents marked the first anniversary of the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, with a vigil in Houghton to remember the attack and to promote federal voting rights bills that would guard against new voting restrictions, many proposed as a response to ...

COVID-19 cases continue rise locally, statewide

ESCANABA — New COVID-19 cases continue to climb both locally and at the regional and state level. Local data Wednesday showed Delta County added 81 new confirmed positives in the past two days, while Menominee County had 36 new confirmed cases. Delta County also had 43 probable virus ...

EGLE settles with Verso over fish kill

ESCANABA — The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy has announced a settlement with Verso Corp. over National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System violations at the company’s Escanaba Mill. The permit violations concern a “black liquor” release to the ...

COVID-19 cases still rising in UP, Wisconsin

IRON MOUNTAIN — The numbers of new COVID-19 positives continues to climb on both sides of the region’s borders. Figures on the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus website Wednesday indicated 650 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Upper Peninsula since Monday. In ...

Two deaths, 82 new COVID cases in Delta

ESCANABA — Local data Monday showed Delta County added 82 new confirmed COVID-19 positives and two more deaths blamed on the virus. Menominee County had 43 new confirmed cases and another death in the same time period, according to Public Health of Delta and Menominee Counties website ...

Save the date for Feb. 5: Fire & Ice midwinter gala

ESCANABA — The Delta County Chamber of Commerce would like everyone, from business professionals to community couples and singles, to save the date for the elegant midwinter gala, Fire & Ice. This event, considered by many to be Delta County’s premiere social gala, will be on ...