“COVID Friendly” Holiday Food Drive

Chippewa County Commissioner Scott Shackleton and Sheriff Michael Bitnar have set Saturday, December 5th, as the date for the annual food drive. “We live in a very generous community;” said Bitnar, “and this year there are a lot of people in a difficult situation because of COVID. ”The annual event […]

University of Michigan paying $9.25M to abuse victims

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan said Wednesday it will pay $9.25 million to eight women who reported emotional or sexual abuse by a man who became the school’s chief academic officer. “We thank them for their courage and we apologize to each one of them and […]

State prisons at all time high with active COVID-19 cases

All of the Michigan Department of Correction’s 29 prison facilities have at least one person, staff member or inmate, infected with coronavirus as the agency struggles to fight a second viral wave which has resulted in the most ever active cases within MDOC. As of November 19, the most up-to-date […]

MSP arrest man for Felonious OUI

SAULT STE MARIE, MICH. On November 18, 2020 troopers from the Michigan State Police (MSP) Sault Ste. Marie Post were called to a residence on Hulbert Road in Hulbert Township after the homeowner found a male subject knocking on the door. When troopers arrived, they made contact with 42-year-old Brian […]

DHHS tightens up schools and restaurants after COVID outbreak

The administration of Governor Gretchen Whitmer today will issue its most extensive new restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19 since the initial onset of the pandemic with an order that for the next three weeks suspends in-person learning and sports at high schools, closes dine-in service at restaurants and bars, steps […]

United Way EUP hosts Annual Thanksgiving Food Pantry

SAULT STE MARIE – On Thursday, November 19, 2020, United Way of the Eastern Upper Peninsula, along with Lake Superior State University student athletes and volunteers from around the community, will distribute 15,000 pounds of food to those in need through a partnership with Michigan Department of Health and Human […]

Governor Whitmer Takes Action to Shut Down the Line 5 Dual Pipelines through the Straits of Mackinac

LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Director Dan Eichinger notified Enbridge that the 1953 easement allowing it to operate dual pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac to transport petroleum and other products is being revoked and terminated. They also filed a lawsuit asking the Ingham County Circuit Court to recognize the validity of this action. The state is revoking the easement for violation of […]