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Group not cooperating with COVID-19 exposure investigation

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) — Fifty men were potentially exposed to COVID-19 at a men’s retreat in Pickford last week. Health officials are telling us the group won’t cooperate with their investigation. The LMAS Health Department’s first high-risk exposure site. Health officials said the group potentially exposed not cooperating in […]

Mackinac County Sheriff awarded Sheriff of the Year

    Sheriff Scott Strait of Mackinac County has been awarded the coveted 2020 Terrence L Jungel Sheriff of the Year award by the Michigan Sheriff Association.  Sheriff Strait was presented with the award on Thursday.   The Sheriff of the Year Award recognizes a Sheriff who has made outstanding […]

Local man arrested on multiple felony child abuse charges

Detectives from the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office and Sault Ste Marie PD were working separate complaints involving injured young children. The complaints involved several children, who were at one point ,under the care of Mr. Guilmette and all ended up with various degrees of injury. On 10-7-2020 Mr. Guilmette was […]

Whitmer Moves U.P. Back To Phase 4 Amid COVID Case Surge

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is moving the Upper Peninsula back to Phase 4 on her plan to restart the state’s economy effective October 9 because of the significant increase in COVID-19 cases there, a move that will require schools to enforce mask requirements, people who can work remotely to do so […]

Newberry Fire Department offering FREE fire alarms

The Newberry Fire Department, in partnership with the State Fire Marshals Office MI Prevention Program, and Luce County EMS are offering residents of the Village of Newberry, McMillian Township, and Pentland Township the opportunity to sign up for free smoke alarm installation! Residents interested in signing up must reside in […]