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State Trooper involved in crash

SAULT STE MARIE, MI — A trooper from the Michigan State Police (MSP) Sault Ste Marie Post was involved in an on-duty crash with another vehicle near 3 Mile Road and M-129 Highway in Soo Township. The crash occurred at approximately 1:50pm on March 24, 2021. The trooper was responding […]

War Memorial Hospital Announces New Senior Vice President

Sault Ste. Marie, MI – The War Memorial Hospital Board of Directors has selected Kevin Kalchik, CPA as the new Senior Vice President. Kalchik joined WMH in 2004 and currently serves as Chief Financial Officer.  He also serves as the president of the board for Community Health Access Coalition (CHAC).   The […]

War Memorial Hospital Earns Outstanding Rural Healthcare Organization Award

Outstanding Rural Healthcare Organization Award Sault Ste. Marie, MI – Grand Valley State University chose War Memorial Hospital as the 2021 recipient of the Outstanding Rural Healthcare Organization Award. This award recognizes a healthcare organization that has made significant contributions to the healthcare of individuals in Northern Michigan, including preventative health […]

COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Chippewa County

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Mich. – As the United States and Michigan continue to see an increase in positive COVID-19 cases, Chippewa County is also experiencing an increase after seeing a decline since January. The current case count through 12:00 p.m., March 22, 2021 stands at 60 active cases, 28 deaths and […]

St. Marys spring ice breaking operations underway

SAULT STE. MARIE — On Tuesday, the Coast Guard starts breaking ice in the lower St. Marys River in preparation for the Great Lakes commercial shipping season. Initially the icebreaking activity will focus on the lower St. Marys River, south of Munuscong Lake and the Middle Neebish Channel north and […]

Soo teacher charged with felony sex crimes against student

An automotive teacher at Sault Area High School has been charged with child sex crimes against a student. Timothy Strader is being charged with three counts of fourth-degree Criminal Sexual Conduct and child sexually abusive activity relating to a sexual relationship he is alleged to be having with a 17 […]