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Mackinac Bridge repaving completion delayed

ST. IGNACE, Mich. – The first season of a two-season repaving project on the Mackinac Bridge’s north viaduct and approach truss spans, originally scheduled to be completed by May 23, will not be complete until June 7. Citing additional patching work and an inability to field full work crews, project contractor […]

I-75 resurfacing project in Chippewa County starts May 28

NEWBERRY, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing about $3.5 million to resurface nearly 5 miles of I-75 from M-28 north to 3 Mile Road in Chippewa County. The work includes single-course asphalt overlay, joint repairs, guardrail repairs, aggregate shoulders, and pavement markings. Work is expected to start Tuesday, May […]

State Reps Back Year-Round Coyote Hunting

State Rep. Greg Markkanen on Thursday was joined by Rep. Dave Prestin in announcing his bill to restore hunters’ rights, allowing them to hunt coyotes year-round. The plan, House Bill 5721, allows an individual who holds a fur harvester’s license to hunt coyotes year-round. The legislation comes in response to […]

Motor Carrier Officers Focus on Defective Equipment and Cargo Securement During Roadcheck Inspection Effort

LANSING, MICH.  Motor carrier officers from the Michigan State Police, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (MSP/CVED) will be conducting inspections at weigh station facilities and rest areas throughout the state with a focus on defective equipment and cargo securement.  This enforcement operation is part of the annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) […]

Prosecutor Issues Statement Regarding Local Trial

PRESS RELEASE Rhonda Deuman, 57, of Sault Ste Marie was found guilty by a jury in the 91st District Court on April 23, 2024. The Defendant was found guilty of assault and battery on a 9-year-old child. The case was investigated by Officer Raymond Brooks of the Sault Ste Marie […]

Senate Introduces Prison Productivity Credit Package

A bipartisan bill package that would allow some prisoners to earn productivity credits to reduce their sentences was introduced Tuesday in the Senate, a move the lead bill sponsor said has proven effective in other states and would improve recidivism rates if enacted into law. The four-bill package largely mirrors […]

US-2 Mackinac County resurfacing project starts May 6

NEWBERRY, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing about $3 million to resurface nearly 9 miles of US-2 from Borgstrom Road to Hiawatha Trail in Mackinac County. The work includes surface sealing, crack sealing, asphalt milling and resurfacing, rumble strips, slope flattening, aggregate shoulders, guardrail repairs, and pavement markings. Work […]