Eastern U.P. Man Dies In Weekend Traffic Accident

The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a one vehicle fatal accident that occurred Saturday on M-48 near Townline Road in Rabar Township.

When deputies arrived on scene at about 11 p.m., they found a pickup truck in the ditch on the west side of the road.  They determined the pickup had been traveling south on M-48 and had gone off the road, struck the ditch, a large rock and several trees before coming to rest on its side.


Michigan GOP Blasts Latest Green Party Recount Moves

Michigan Republican Party Chairman Ronna Romney McDaniel on Sunday blasted a last-minute, deceptive effort by Jill Stein to attempt to overturn state law because of her delay in filing a petition for recount. McDaniel cited Michigan statute, which clearly provides two business days after a petition decision by the Board of Canvassers.

McDaniel noted that Stein, a Massachusetts resident, is forcing Michigan taxpayers to subsidize her 1% recount with millions of dollars, even though she knows she won’t change the outcome,


Michigan DNR Holding Forum On Bear In St. Ignace Dec. 17

A group of individuals representing various sportsmen’s clubs, the U.S. Forest Service, the agricultural community, and non-affiliated bait and hound hunters throughout Michigan will meet in St. Ignace Saturday, Dec. 17, to discuss the future of bear management in Michigan.

“This group represents our Michigan Bear Forum,” said Department of Natural Resources wildlife management specialist Kevin Swanson. “We have a very wide range of members who make up the bear forum, each representing a slightly different view with regard to bear management in Michigan.”

The meeting will take place from 10 a.m.


Lake Superior State University Taking Proposals For ‘TEDx’ Event

Lake Superior State University is seeking proposals for its third annual TEDx event to be held in the Shouldice library on March 23. LSSU Students, staff, and community members are all welcome to submit their ideas. The theme is, Never Stop Learning, an exploration of lifelong learning in all its forms.

Individuals, pairs, or small groups may make presentations. Proposals of no more than 500 words should be submitted through TEDxLSSU@gmail.com by Dec.


State Police Report Drop In Thanksgiving Traffic Fatalities

Results of preliminary reports by the Michigan State Police indicate six people lost their lives in six separate traffic crashes during the 2016 Thanksgiving holiday weekend. This is a decrease from 11 deaths that occurred in 11 traffic crashes during the 2015 Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

“While these numbers are preliminary, they show a significant decrease in fatalities from this same holiday period last year,” stated Capt. Thomas Deasy, commander of the MSP Training Division.


Michigan Universities Get Grants To Combat Campus Sexual Assaults

First Lady Sue Snyder announced the Michigan colleges and universities who were selected to receive over $500,000 to implement innovative and strategic sexual assault prevention programs on their campuses. 

Governor Rick Snyder recommended and the Michigan Legislature appropriated funds from the FY 2017 General Fund to support the Campus Sexual Assault Grant Program (CSAGP).This year 18 community colleges and universities will receive $506,191 in state grant funds.

“For the second year in a row,


Ag Department Offering New Grant Program For Rural Areas

The Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development is offering a new competitive grant program aimed to promote the sustainability of land-based industries and support infrastructure benefiting rural communities in Michigan.     

The Rural Development Fund grants are available for projects addressing expansion and sustainability of land-based industries; worker training related to land-based industries; and energy, transportation, communications, water and wastewater infrastructure to benefit rural communities and micropolitan statistical areas (defined by the U.S.


Michigan Attorney General Sues To Stop Presidential Recount

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette on Friday announced he has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the People of the State of Michigan to stop a frivolous request by Green Party candidate Jill Stein to recount the entire state’s Presidential election results by hand, a request that will cost Michigan taxpayers millions of dollars and threatens to silence all Michigan votes for President.

“Michigan voters rejected Stein’s candidacy by massive margins but her refusal to accept that state-verified result poses an expensive and risky threat to hard-working taxpayers and abuses the intent of Michigan law,” said Schuette. 


Michigan Recount Back On After Trump Objection Fails

The State Board of Canvassers on Friday did not accept an objection from representatives of Donald J. Trump regarding the presidential election recount that was requested by Green Party nominee Jill Stein.

Under Michigan law, the recount will now commence after the second business day following the board’s decision. Recount activity across the state stopped after the objection was received will resume next week. A schedule will be provided when it is available.


Charges Laid In Officer-Involved Shooting Case In Chippewa County

The man who was shot by police November 21st after a high speed chase and an alleged domestic violence incident has been arraigned on attempted murder and several other charges.  No bond has been set.

According to a press release from the Michigan State Police post in Sault Ste. Marie, 35-year-old Joshua Kenneth Stead of Bellaire, Michigan was arrested December 1 and arraigned today on the felony charges via video from his hospital room.