Local News

Locks closed after fuel leak discovered on freighter

SAULT STE MARIE, MI — The Soo Locks were closed down for a short time this morning due to a fuel leak discovered within the locks. Around 10:00 am Thanksgiving day, the CSL Tadoussac started leaking fuel while inside the Poe Lock. Linemen noticed the sheen. The Coast Guard had […]

MSP delivers Thanksgiving meals to community members

SAULT STE MARIE, MICH. On November 23, 2020 troopers from the Michigan State Police (MSP) Sault Ste. Marie Post delivered turkeys and gift bags containing other traditional Thanksgiving meal items to local community members. The items were either given out as a surprise on traffic stops or hand delivered. In […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chippewa County reports first two corona-related deaths

CHIPPEWA County, Michigan – Chippewa Health Department received notification on Thursday morning, November 12, 2020, of the first local deaths associated with COVID19. The individuals were an older male and an older female. Out of respect to the families, no further information will be released. “Chippewa County Health Department extends […]