Local News

Soo Locks Shipping Season Officially Begins

The Soo Locks are open for business! Wednesday is the first day of the shipping season on the St. Marys River. At one minute past midnight, the H. Lee White entered the Poe Lock on its way to Duluth. The Lee is the first of many freighters that will make […]

State Police seek public assistance solving B&E

The Michigan State Police Sault Ste. Marie Post is seeking your assistance in solving a Breaking and Entering of a seasonal cabin and shed located in Paradise, on Vermillion Road, which occurred 8/10/19, between 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm. The suspects entered the seasonal cabin by forcing the front door […]


CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Mich. — Recently, through various media outlets, there have been concerns being voiced that COVID‐19 testing is not being done in Chippewa County. Healthcare facilities such as War Memorial Hospital (WMH), Sault Tribe Health Center (STHC), and Bay Mills Health Center (BMHC) are collecting specimen samples from individuals […]

Kinross Prisoner Becomes First In State To Test Positive For COVID-19

The first Michigan prisoner has tested positive for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, a spokesman confirmed Monday.  The man was incarcerated at Kinross Correctional Facility, which houses minimum- and medium-security prisoners in Chippewa County. Michigan Department of Corrections spokesman Chris Gautz said the man has not been at the […]

First presumptive positive COVID-19 case confirmed in Chippewa County

CHIPPEWA County, Michigan – Testing through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has identified Chippewa County’s first presumptive positive case for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Specimen will be sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for confirmatory testing. On the afternoon of Sunday, March […]

Canadian Border Restrictions Take Effect At Midnight Last

Restrictions on nonessential travel between the United States and Canada go into effect at 11:50 p.m. Friday, the Department of Transportation said in a statement. U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Canada Border Services Agency will suspend normal operations at U.S.-Canada land ports of entry and only process travelers engaged […]