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Island Ponders Winter Traffic

Should recreational snowmobilers be allowed on Mackinac Island? If so, how should they be controlled, and what is needed to make Mackinac Island safer and more tranquil in the winter?  More...

News

Trails Bring Riders Into Mackinaw City, and Many Travel on to Explore U.P.

Mackinaw City attracts a large number of snowmobile riders who are going north on trips to the Upper Peninsula, or bound for other area destinations. Two volunteer snowmobile clubs maintain the Mackinaw City area trails.  More...

Bridge Crossing Service Caters to Riders

Snowmobiles cannot be ridden on the Mackinac Bridge, but riders heading across the Straits of Mackinac without a truck and trailer can cross using the Mackinac Bridge Authority’s shuttle service. More...

Energy Plan Does Not Meet Short-term Needs, Cloverland Electric Cooperative Says

While agreements being negotiated between the state, power companies, and mining operations in the Western U.P. offer hope that the U.P.  More...

Obituaries

Lee Kerridge

Lee H. More...

Donald Cruickshank

Donald Samuel Cruickshank, 68, of Sault Ste. Marie, died Thursday, January 15, 2015, surrounded by his family.  He was born February 10, 1946, to Samuel and Violet (nee Bawks) Cruickshank in Sault Ste. Marie.  More...

Judith Sherman

Judith Ann Sherman, 72, of Mosheim, Tennessee, died Saturday, January 17, 2015.  She was born May 14, 1942, to Wilfred “Willie” and Anna Mae (nee Soeltner) Beaudoin in Moran.  More...

Columns

Snyder, Benishek Address Forestry Issues

Michigan Politics

For chief executives, there’s nothing quite like the power of the pen. More...

Looking Back

100 YEARS AGO The St. Ignace Enterprise Thursday, January 21, 1915 More...

Murky Waters When Gambling At Sea

DEAL ME IN

Dear Mark: You have stated that casinos are regulated to make sure that slot machines are random and honest. Who regulates the casino slot machines on cruise ships?  Phillip W.   More...

Breaking News - 1/23/2015 10:14 AM

Arnold Ends Winter Service Wednesday, January 21

Arnold Transit Company resumed ferry passenger service to Mackinac Island Wednesday, January 21, after announcing a stop to the service the day before. The Huron is making passage along the regular ferry route from St. More...

Decision Nears on Mining

Graymont Says It Will Work to Find Common Ground With DNR and Public, as Newberry Hearing Set for Jan. 28

With a recommendation in hand from six DNR managers to deny the Graymont mining request involving some 10,000 acres of land and mineral rights in the Eastern Upper Peninsula, Department of Natural Resources director Keith Creagh has yet to make a fin More...

County Seeks Drainage Solution

Water drainage can cause expensive destruction of roads, contention between neighbors, and recurring trouble for public places like school athletic fields. More...

Federal Study Sought On Line 5

The portion of the Enbridge Line 5 light petroleum pipeline running beneath the Straits of Mackinac may come under federal scrutiny with a Sierra Club lawsuit demanding a federal safety study of the pipe. More...

Social

Gros Cap Students Ready to Shovel for Residents

The Gros Cap School’s student council will be out in the community Monday, January 26, shoveling snow for Mackinac County residents in need, including senior citizens and veterans. More...

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Sports

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Ostman Records Career High; Saints Continue SAC Streak   Junior Abbey Ostman recorded a double-double with career high 30 points and 12 rebounds to lead the St. More...

BOYS BASKETBALL

Balanced Scoring Lifts Rudyard Over St. Ignace In SAC Contest   Five players scored in double figures for Rudyard to lift the Bulldogs to a 92-70 Straits Area Conference home win over the St. Ignace Saints Monday, January 12.  More...

Bowling

Saints Girls, Boys Split; Bowling Matches   The St. Ignace Saints girls and boys bowling teams split their matches at Cheboygan Saturday, January 17.  Girls matches: The Saints defeated Sault Ste. More...

Opinion

Mining Proposal Means Local Jobs

To the Editor:  I support Graymont, Inc. coming into our area as an industry. More...

Red Letter Days

Red Letter Days

Major Community Events in the Coming Year

January 2015  Soo Area Sportsmen’s Club Walleye Jamboree, January 29 – February 1, Munuscong Bay   February 2015  Mackinac Island Winter Carnival, February 7 – 8, Mackinac Island  Labatt Blue UP Pond Hockey Champ More...

Public Meetings - Free Access

Public Meeting Calendar

Open Public Meetings – Your Government at Work   Following is a schedule of open public meetings. This listing is for governmental and similar entities. More...


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