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Newscast Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The Delta County Board Commissioners will consider a request tonight to support an appeal by the city of Escanaba to a Michigan Tax Tribunal ruling on the Dark Store issue with Menard’s. Escanaba City Manager Patrick Jordan said in a letter to Delta County Chair Pat Johnson that the cost of an appeal to the Michigan Court of Appeals and possibly state Supreme Court are estimated to be between $50,000 and $80,000.


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U.P. State Fair Authority memeber, State Sen. Ed McBroom, talks about the authority's decision Monday to postpone the fair until 2021 due to continuing COVID-19 restrictions. 


The Upper Peninsula State Fair has been postponed until 2021. The U.P. State Fair Authority made the decision after determining that they would not be able to meet the current crowd restrictions. 


Skerbick Entertainment Group was also denied permission to operate its fair rides.


The Fair Authority and Delta County Chamber worked since the beginning fo the pandemic to make the fair happen. They developed health and safety plans with local and state authorities based on the state expanding crowd size restrictions. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said yesterday that she was not going to be reopening the state further by the Fourth of July.


Chamber Director Vickie Micheau says they now look forward to making the 2021 fair the “best fair yet” during a safer, healthier time.


The Fair Authority is asking that livestock departments put together a plan to hold livestock exhibitions for youth raising animals this year. 

Involved in security at today’s presidential visit at Marinette Marine is Delta Force P.I., a private security company in Gladstone.

The company is been responsible for security at Marinette Marine. Molly Barron will be there with her K-9 Delta trained in detecting explosives and more staff will be hand for President Trump’s visit.



The company has just signed a five contract with Marinette Marine to provide security. Delta Force started by Barron and Jim McNeil in 2014 and has grown to 60 employees today. It was just announced that they will receive the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch award presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.


The company is now hoping to be able to provide security at the Soo Locks.

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