Author: Staff Report

October Remembrances Honor Pregnancy and Infant Loss

MIDLAND, Mich. – Each year, more than a million families in the United States experience a miscarriage, stillbirth, or death of an infant. Yet because these events can be emotionally difficult to discuss, there is little public awareness, so families may not always get the support they need. October is Pregnancy […]

Mackinac Bridge Authority to cease token redemption Dec. 31

ST. IGNACE, Mich. ­- Discontinued for use in toll lanes three years ago, bridge tokens will no longer be refunded at the Mackinac Bridge after Dec. 31, 2022. Due to dwindling demand, the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) stopped accepting bridge tokens in the toll lanes as of Sept. 10, 2019. Interest in redeeming […]

$65 Million expansion coming to Bay Mills Casino in 2023

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, MI – An Upper Peninsula casino is set to expand. Bay Mills Resort & Casino in Chippewa County announced this week that it will soon break ground on a $65 million expansion project “after years of planning.” Officials with the Bay Mills Indian Community say the expansion will […]

M-221 bridge work, detour in Brimley delayed 

BRIMLEY, Mich. – Beginning Monday, Sept. 26, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be performing maintenance work on the M-221/6 Mile Road bridge over the Waiska River in Brimley, Chippewa County, which will require a posted detour. The work had been planned for this week but was delayed due to material supply issues. Beginning […]

Pickford Township loses local ambulance service

Sunday night, Pickford Fire and EMS Chief Jim Miller sent out a post on Facebook addressed to the citizens of the community of Pickford. It didn’t resonate good tones. “After 60 years of providing Ambulance service to Pickford and the surrounding Townships, Pickford Ambulance is sadly embarking on our last […]

M-221 bridge work, detour in Brimley starts Monday

BRIMLEY, Mich. – Beginning Monday, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be performing maintenance work on the M-221/6 Mile Road bridge over the Waiska River in Brimley, Chippewa County, which will require a posted detour. Starting Monday, Sept. 19, eastbound 6 Mile Road traffic will be detoured on M-221 to M-28 to Piche […]

Marquette man arrested on child exploitation charges

Troopers with the Michigan State Police 8th District Hometown Security Team began an investigation regarding child sexual predators in the Marquette area. During the investigation, a trooper with the team was posing as a minor on an investigative social media account.  A 41-year-old male from Marquette began conversing and soliciting to meet […]