Author: Emily DeRuiter

Vaccination Eligibility Opens up to Households in The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

Vaccine eligibility is opening up for all members of The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. The tribe says it’s now allowing all members of a GTB member household to schedule a vaccination. The tribe’s health department says it’s already vaccinated 33% of the tribe’s population within its six-county service area. And more than half of the tribe’s…

Adopt-A-Pet Tuesday: Diamond, Luigi & Ike

DIAMOND Show Caption Hide Caption IKE Show Caption Hide Caption LUIGI Show Caption Hide Caption It’s Adopt-A-Pet Tuesday on Michigan This Morning! This week we have Diamond, Luigi & Ike—just three of Northern Michigan’s many great, adoptable animals waiting for a loving family to take them home.   First up, meet Diamond. This beautiful lady would be great in a…

Newberry Head-On Snowmobile Crash Injures Riders

Photo courtesy: Luce County Sheriff Department Show Caption Hide Caption Photo courtesy: Luce County Sheriff Department Show Caption Hide Caption Photo courtesy: Luce County Sheriff Department Show Caption Hide Caption A snowmobile crash in Newberry resulted in injuries and a warning to the public from police. The Luce County Sheriff’s Department says two snowmobiles crashed head-on at the crest of…

Possible Gas Leak at Meijer in Acme Township

Grand Traverse County Central Dispatch says there was a possible gas leak at the Meijer in Acme Township. DTE Energy and the fire department responded to the scene Late Sunday night. Central Dispatch says the possible leak was narrowed down to the bakery area. Central Dispatch says the issue was handed over to DTE and emergency responders cleared the scene.

US Formally Rejoins Paris Climate Agreement

The U.S. is officially part of the 2015 Paris climate accord again after the Trump administration announced intentions to withdraw from it in 2019. President Biden signed an executive order on his first day in office reversing that withdrawal. Friday is when America’s return became official. The Paris Agreement between nations is a legally-binding treaty that sets goals for nations to…

88 Prisoners, 2 Staff Test Positive for UK Strain at Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility

More cases of the U.K.’s COVID-19 strain, which is more contagious, have been found in a Michigan prison. The state says it identified 90 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant in prisoners and staff in the Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility in Ionia, 88 prisoners and two staff. Only five of the submitted test samples came back negative for the strain of…

Subfreezing Temperatures Cover 25% More of Lake Superior in Ice

Lake Superior has been experiencing a historically low percentage of ice for the month of January, but that changed Monday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says over the past week ice coverage has increased nearly 25%. Now more than 30% of the lake has ice, a rapid increase from 7% a week ago. On that note, there are even…

Ban on Foreclosing Federally-Funded Mortgages Extended

President Biden is extending the ban on housing foreclosures until June. The moratorium on federally guaranteed mortgages was set to expire at the end of March, but will now expire June 30. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, almost 12% of the homeowner population was late on payments. That’s hundreds of thousands of homeowners in the nation. And more help…

City of Gaylord Gives Run Water Notice

The city of Gaylord is giving residents a run water notice because of the cold temperatures. Residents within the city are being told to run a pencil-sized stream “until further notice.”