Local News

Falcons return to International Bridge

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. and Ontario – A pair of nesting peregrine falcons is back this spring to raise a family at the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge. They’ve apparently decided to maintain dual residency, feathering their nest on the U.S. side of the span after nesting on the Canadian side last […]

The Mighty Mac’s expanded Antarctic connection

ST. IGNACE, Mich. – When Brendan Fisher began his 13-month adventure as a heavy equipment mechanic for the United States Antarctic Program (USAP), he brought pieces of the Mackinac Bridge with him. When he returned, he brought a piece back, as well as stories to accompany it, that he presented this month to […]

One Dies in Local House Fire

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI – All but one person was able to escape a house fire overnight in Sault Ste. Marie, according to a release penned by the chiefs of both the city’s fire and police departments. We’re told when first responders arrived to the house shortly after 11:15 p.m., […]

City Provides Update on 2024 Road Construction Projects

This is an update on upcoming construction projects within the City of Sault Ste. Marie. Ifyou have room for photos or maps in your article, please let us know. The Easterday Ave. Truck Route Reconstruction and Carbide Dock Port Reconstructionprojects are starting back up in April – May. Both projects […]

City of Sault Ste. Marie Seasonal Load and Speed Restrictions Lifted

Sault Ste. Marie, MI — Effective at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, April 15th, Seasonal Load andSpeed Restrictions will be lifted on the City Street Systems until weather dictates that weneed to reinstate them. Please review the City’s updated Truck Route Map atwww.saultcity.com/engineering/page/truck-routes-seasonal-load-restrictionsPlease use Oxcart Permitting System and call the City […]

Upper Peninsula ferry service battle continues

CHIPPEWA COUNTY — The battle between people living on Chippewa County’s Neebish Island and their ferry service provider continues. The Eastern Upper Peninsula Transportation Authority runs the ferry service from Barbeau to Neebish Island. Last month, the U.S. Coast Guard told EUPTA that the crew had been out of compliance […]

Project to repair three eastern U.P. bridges begins April 17

NEWBERRY, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing about $2 million to repair the 1-75 bridge over the Carp River, the M-123 overpass at I-75 and the M-134 bridge over the Pine River in Mackinac County. Work includes epoxy overlay, deck patching, joint replacement, structure patching, railing repairs, beam, substructure, surface sealer, and approach work. […]