Local News

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:

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 […]

2020 International Bridge Walk Cancelled

(Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Sault Ste. Marie, MI) – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 34th Annual Bridge Walk and Bicycle Parade at the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge will not be held in its traditional format this year.Based on science and forecasts from medical officials, it is likely the […]

M-28 Munising project, including new roundabout, starts Monday

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the City of Munising will invest about $15.4 million to reconstruct 4.7 miles of M-28 between Brook Street and Commercial Street in Munising and resurface the highway from Commercial Street to east of Christmas. A shared-use pathway will be constructed along the north […]