Author: Emily DeRuiter

Gov. Whitmer Endorses Biden for President

Governor Gretchen Whitmer says she’s backing Joe Biden for president. It comes just a few days before Michigan’s presidential primary. The governor’s endorsement gives Biden another boost after winning a majority of the Super Tuesday states. She applauded Biden’s work with President Obama to add health coverage for millions of people and to save General Motors and Chrysler from financial…

International Bridge Schedules Closure for First Nations Water Ceremony

The International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie is closing from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27. It’s for a First Nations water ceremony being performed by tribal elders at the bridge’s halfway point. Bridge administrators say the closure is “in the spirit of goodwill, collaboration and reconciliation.” Traffic will be barred from crossing on both the U.S. and Canadian…

The Perils of Winter Roads: Essentials to Keep in Your Car

Gusty winds are blowing and drifting snow across Northern Michigan. It’s a snow day for many kids, but adults often go about their business. If you have to be out on snow-covered roads, drive cautiously and give yourself plenty of time. It’s often recommended to keep a kit of essential items in your vehicle, including a blanket, radio, shovel, salt…

MSP: Crash Kills Pedestrian, Horse in Mecosta Co.

Michigan State Police say they are investigating a crash that left a man and his horse dead in Mecosta County. It happened Sunday morning on 8 Mile Road near 170th Avenue in Austin Township. MSP says a trooper was helping Robert Johnston get his horse back home after it had gotten loose. While Johnston was walking home, police say a…

City Opera House in Traverse City Remembers Patsy Cline

The City Opera House in Traverse City is showcasing a tribute to the iconic music legend, Patsy Cline. Northern Michigan is invited to enjoy an engaging performance by Judy Harrison and the band ReBooted on Sunday, Feb. 23. To learn more about City Opera House tickets for Remembering Patsy Cline, go here. To learn more about the show, watch the videos…

Buggy Hit: Gladwin Co. Sheriff Arrests Driver

Police arrested the driver they say sped off after a crash with an Amish buggy in Gladwin County. It started Tuesday evening when the sheriff’s office got a call about a dead horse blocking the road on South Bard Road in Beaverton Township. A little later, another caller said they found a smashed-up Amish buggy in the ditch near the…

Mason Co Sheriff: ‘Serious’ Injury Crash at Intersection

A crash in Mason County is being called “serious” by the sheriff’s office. Drivers are asked to avoid the intersection of Custer Road and Sugar Grove Road in Sherman Township. Details on the crash are limited, but we know deputies are rerouting traffic as emergency crews respond to the scene. The sheriff’s office says the crash potentially resulted in serious…