Local News

Sault Seal Recreation Area – Temporary Closure

Due to current hill conditions and a mechanical issue, the Sault Seal Recreation Area will be temporarily closed effective February 25, 2020. It is anticipated that we will be reopening in a few days and will notify all departments and media outlets with an updated press release in regard to […]

U.P man dead after snowmobile crash in Schoolcraft County

SCHOOLCRAFT COUNTY, MI — An Upper Peninsula man was found dead after a snowmobile crash in Schoolcraft County. Deputies from the Schoolcraft County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched about 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, to Road 442 on Trail 2 for a report of a snowmobile crash, according to the […]

Snowmobilers threaten closure of trail in Newberry

PUBLIC NOTICE This will be the final warning. Any sled that chooses to disregard the signage that marks the path for travel will ruin this access for all. This past Saturday there were four sleds that drove right by the “No Snowmobiles” and “No Trespassing” signs and had a play […]

Chippewa County Sheriff Receives Donation

On 2-19-2020 Dep Larry Hough and I attended the EUPSC (EUP SNOWMOBILE CLUB) meeting which was held in Hulbert Mi. EUPSC donated $1,500 to the Sheriff’s Office to assist in our Snowmobile Patrols. Sheriff’s Offices all across mid and eastern U.P. were in attendance and received a donation. Dep Larry […]


Deputies Sheriff’s from the Chippewa Co Sheriff’s Office were on a traffic stop on the I-75 Bus Spur, in the Sault Ste Marie area, just after 10 pm on 2-20-2020 when the incident occurred. During the traffic stop a different vehicle crashed into the back passenger corner of the patrol […]

Mackinac Island Fire Responds to Restaurant Fire

At 10:45pm Wednesday night a passerby on Hoban Street saw flames in the window of the Village Inn Restaurant and called 911. Units arrived on scene to a working fire in a restaurant. Firefighters went to the second floor of the building to evacuate occupants while other firefighters brought in […]