Caroline Klapp

Northern Michigan Becomes Part of Launch Michigan

“It’s really exciting and I would really call it a historic partnership,” said Kent Wood, Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce government relations and community development. Changes to the state education system are in the works with help from Northern Michigan. Launch Michigan just publicly launched Wednesday morning and the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce is representing our region…

Jane Fonda To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award At Traverse City Film Festival

Jane Fonda will be honored at the Traverse City Film Festival this year, with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Founder Michael Moore announced that the award will be presented to Fonda during the 14th annual festival. That starts July 31. Tickets will go one sale to the public Saturday, July 21. Details of Fonda’s appearance will be announced next Friday.

Hundreds Take Part in “Pride Ride” in Traverse City

Hundreds of people were kicking into gear and getting out onto the Traverse City streets for Pride Ride. On a normal Wednesday Norte holds its TC rides event. But for the past four years, one Wednesday in June has been different. That’s because they have held the Pride Ride, and every year they say more and more people have taken…

Trial Continues for Man Accused of Murdering Father-In-Law in Kalkaska County

The trial for the man accused of killing his father in law continued in Kalkaska County Wednesday. Brian Degroot faces up to life in prison if jurors find him guilty of killing and torturing Michael Brandt. More people testified, including the man who performed the autopsy on Brandt, along with several detectives and officers. It happened January 2017 when Brandt’s…

Michigan Democratic Candidates for Governor Debate in Grand Rapids

“I’m ready to work with anyone who wants to solve these problems, and I’ll take on anyone who stands in our way.” Three democrats vying for their party’s nomination for Michigan governor debated Wednesday night. They took a stance on everything from road repairs, auto insurance reform, and gun control, to school funding, opioids and legalizing marijuana. The candidates took…

Democratic Secretary Of State Candidate In Northern Michigan

The democratic candidate for Secretary of State was in Northern Michigan on Wednesday explaining her plan if she wins this election. Jocelyn Benson was just endorsed by Traverse City Mayor Jim Carruthers and former Vice President Joe Biden. Benson says Secretary of State is the chief advocate for voters and drivers in the state. She believes her more than a…

Man Dies After Motorcycle Hits Deer in Kalkaska County

A man is dead after his motorcycle crashed into a deer Tuesday night in Kalkaska County. The Kalkaska county sheriff says Ryan Ramsey of Rapid City and a Gaylord man were riding their motorcycles on Valley Road in Rapid River Township when a deer crossed the road. Police say both men braked, but Ramsey hit the deer, causing his motorcycle…

Newberry Teacher Resigns After Being Charged With Sexual Assault

A now former Northern Michigan teacher has been arrested after police say she sexually assaulted a student. Carrie Miller is charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Police say she had sex with a 16 year-old student while working as a teacher at Tahquamenon Area Schools. The school says after learning about her arrest, they placed Miller on…