New Phone Scam Targeting Local Residents

There are reports of a new phone scam targeting victims of Chippewa County and surrounding areas. This one accuses you of having an outstanding warrant. According to Chippewa County Sheriff Mike Bitnar, the scammer calls the target and identifies themselves as a Deputy Sheriff from Chippewa County. The target is […]

Construction begins on new Lock

The contractor for the upstream channel deepening phase of the New Lock at the Soo project in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan begins site preparation activities including cutting in and grading site access roads. Learn more about the project on our website:

Gov Whitmer extends Stay At Home for 5th time – now until June 12

One day after loosening social and business restrictions, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday afternoon extended the state’s  stay-at-home order to curb the coronavirus pandemic through June 12. She also extended the state of emergency that enables the executive orders, including the stay-at-home order, through June 19, citing a recent […]

Explosion destroys home on Bois Blanc Island

Members of the Bois Blanc Island Fire Department (BBIFD) returned to their homes shortly before midnight on Friday, 05/22/2020, after a late afternoon explosion and devastating fire leveled a cottage in the Pines. There were two residents who suffered injuries in the fire including one who was trapped inside the […]