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Mackinac Straits to Offer a Bi-Weekly COVID Vaccine Clinic

ST. IGNACE – Mackinac Straits Health System (MSHS) continues to work with local health departments and otherregional partners to stop the spread of the coronavirus. One of the key initiatives is to make COVID-19 vaccinationsmore available. Beginning May 13, 2021, and every other Thursday going forward, Mackinac Straits will be […]

Former E.U.P. Attorney Pleads Guilty to Perjury

LANSING – A former attorney who lost his license due to a criminal conviction has pleaded guilty to additional charges, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced today. Charles Malette, 40, is a former attorney in the Chippewa County area. His license was revoked following a trial conviction for aggravated stalking […]

TriDent arrests two on multiple distribution charges

Detectives from Trident received information about suspects selling multiple types of drugs out of a Sault Ste Marie apartment. During the investigation multiple purchases were made including Cocaine and Oxycodone. In the early evening hours of 5-6-2021 Trident executed a search warrant at the residence. The two listed subjects were […]

City announces the Downtown Access and Placemaking Project

The City of Sault Ste Marie will be undertaking a significant renovation/reconstruction project throughout the Downtown area this summer. The project, referred to as the “Downtown Access and Placemaking Project”, is a $6+million investment in new roads, underground utilities, parking lots and Placemaking elements. Placemaking inspires people to collectively reimagine […]

Graduation Ceremony Flexibility Bills Pass Divided House, Senate

Republicans on Wednesday passed similar bills, largely along party lines in both legislative chambers, which seek to exempt high school commencement ceremonies from emergency epidemic orders – marking the latest round of policy debate over coronavirus pandemic restrictions. Passing the Senate by a 21-15 vote was SB 335, which would exempt […]

Bay Mills St Kateri Church destroyed by fire

A fire early Wednesday morning destroyed a Chippewa County church. Area fire departments first responded to a fire at the Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Mission Catholic Church just before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. The church opened in 1967 after the previous church on that site was destroyed by a fire. Church members […]

Autore named board chair at Mackinac Straits Health System

ST. IGNACE – Trustees for Mackinac Straits Health System have announced Steven Autore of Cedarville as the new board chair. He replaces Christine McPherson, who served in that role since 2018. Patrick Shannon of Sault Ste. Marie and Mackinac Island, has been named vice chair. Autore has been a board […]

Local fires keep fire departments busy

Soo Fire Dept was called to the 1500 block of Ryan St. Monday evening for a garage fire at 9:51pm. By the time firefighters arrived on-scene the fire had spread to the unattached residence on the property as well as had done heat damage to the exterior of a neighboring […]