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New Natural Gas Power Plants Slated for Upper Peninsula in Baraga, Negaunee

The Michigan Public Service Commission approved Wednesday, October 25, plans to build two new Upper Peninsula natural gas-fired power plants, costing about $277 million, in Baraga and Negaunee townships.  More...

Office of the Great Lakes To Operate Under DNR, Not DEQ

The Office of the Great Lakes is being moved from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Governor Rick Snyder issued the executive order Monday, October 30, to move the office.  More...

Internet Grant Legislation Will Not Go Forward in Michigan

A bill has stalled that was introduced to the Michigan House of Representatives Thursday, October 12, that would have prevented communities from using federal, state, or local funds to help provide highspeed Internet service to residents.   More...

Exhibit Seeks To ‘Unlock the Silence’ and Bring Forgiveness, Healing to Native Americans

“Unlocking the Silence” is one of the newest exhibits at the Museum of Ojibwa Culture in St. Ignace. More...

Chamber of Commerce To Hold Board Meeting November 15

The St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce board meeting has been rescheduled from Wednesday, November 8, to Wednesday, November   15, at 7:30 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce office.  The meeting is open to the public.   More...

Poker Fundraiser Set at Rudyard

The Rudyard Lions Club will host a Texas Hold’em fixed-limit cash charity poker fundraiser together with the Rudyard High School softball and baseball program Saturday, November 4, from 6:30 p.m. More...

John Wallis To Speak at Rudyard

John Wallis, a Rudyard native and retired Sault Ste. Marie meteorologist, will be the featured speaker at the Rudyard Historical Society meeting Thursday, November 9, at 7 p.m. at the Rudyard Community Center on Mackinac Trail.   Mr. More...

Proposed New Pedestrian Bridge Crossing Event Denied

A new Mackinac Bridge crossing event proposed by Bob Baril, codirector of the Great Lakes Relay, was denied by the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) Thursday, October 26. More...

County Tax Apportionment Report Adopted Pending St. Ignace Corrections

The Mackinac County Board of Commissioners has approved the annual tax apportionment report, containing property assessment data and local government and school district millage rates, with an attached memorandum that changes may be necessary owing t More...

Economic Alliance Hosts Brownfield Training

The Mackinac Economic Alliance held a Brownfield Redevelopment training at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace Monday, October 30. More...

American Legion To Meet Nov. 6

The St. Ignace American Legion Post will meet Monday, November 6, at 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall in St. Ignace. All members are asked to attend.   More...

Busy Boating Season Concluding in Les Cheneaux Islands Area

The 2017 boating season in the Les Cheneaux area, where vessels set off for the many island cottages or points beyond, has been as busy as it was in 2016 if not a little busier, report Viking Boat Harbor, Tassier Boat Works, E.J. More...

Owl Banding Presentation Is Saturday

The process of banding owls to monitor their migration will be the topic of an hour-long Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch presentation at the St. Ignace Public Library at 3 p.m. Saturday, November 4. More...

Outlook Is Brighter for U.P. Energy Future, Ratepayers

They say you need to be a hearty soul to live in the Upper Peninsula, but that doesn’t mean you should have to live with energy that isn’t affordable, reliable, and environmentally protective.  More...

D.C. Court Case Could Nullify PIPP Cost Issue for Customers

The Michigan parties protesting the costs associated with the Presque Isle Power Plant (PIPP) in Marquette are currently arguing in the Washington, D.C. More...

St. Ignace City Council Paid $1,320 for Month of September

St. Ignace City Council members were paid $1,320 for the month of September. The mayor receives $70 to attend council meetings and $60 to attend committee meetings or represent the city at events. More...

Enbridge Documents Given to State Reveal Line 5 Coating Issues Date to 2014

Michigan has raised concerns about Enbridge Energy Line 5 pipeline when the company disclosed it knew about damage to the outer coating that protects the line in 2014, but did not reveal it to the state until this August. More...

John Ruegg Celebrates 90th Birthday, 55 Years in Kiwanis

At left: John Ruegg of St. Ignace celebrated his 90th birthday with members of the St. Ignace Kiwanis Club Wednesday, October 25. Mr. More...

U.P. Roadside Parks Are Closed

All roadside parks operated by the Michigan Department of Transportation in the Upper Peninsula closed for the season Monday, October 30.   The highway department maintains 32 roadside parks in the U.P. More...

The St. Ignace News Goes On Rhine River Cruise

Paula McNamara-Underwood of St. Ignace (right) holds a copy of the September 14, 2017, issue of The St. Ignace News. Mrs. More...

Marshall Earns University Degree

Ryan Marshall of St. Ignace was graduated from Grand Valley State University in August 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science. He is a 2012 graduate of LaSalle High School. He is the son of Wade and Kathy Marshall of St. Ignace. More...

Two Officers Named Finalists for Chief Position

Captain Darin Szilagy, night chief for the Detroit Police Department, and Sergeant Steven Schmeling, a member of the Manistee Police Department, were named the two finalists for Mackinac Island police chief at a meeting of the Island city council&rsq More...

Methodist Church To Offer 102nd Turkey Dinner on November 2

The 102nd annual Turkey Dinner hosted by the St. Ignace United Methodist Women will be Thursday, November 2, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. More...

James Barber Is Inducted Into Knights of Columbus

James Barber (left) from Naubinway Council 7472 was inducted into the Knights of Columbus September 20 in Sault Ste. Marie. Robert Beaudoin (right) proposed Mr. Barber for membership. (Photograph by James Edward/Knights of Columbus)   More...

Cut River Bridge Is Scheduled To Reopen Soon

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Leveille Honored for 60 Years in Legion

For 60 years, St. Ignace veteran Louis Leveille has been an active member of the St. Ignace American Legion Post 62. More...


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