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TC Tourism Announces Frankfort to Host Ironman 2021

The Frankfort Harbor is just one of the stops athletes will make in the 2021 Ironman 70.3 Michigan Triathlon, before biking 56 miles along parts of M-22. Traverse City Tourism says that after hosting the event in 2019, organizers were looking for a place that would be equally challenging for athletes. They say hosting the Ironman brought in big business…

MSP Identifies Three Suspects in Alpena Gun Store Robbery

12-03-20 ALPENA STOLEN GUNS 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 12-03-20 ALPENA STOLEN GUNS 1 Show Caption Hide Caption   We have an update on the stolen gun in Alpena County we first told you about last month. State police say they’ve interviewed three suspects as part of their ongoing investigation. Troopers say the group threw a brick through the storefront…

Salvation Army Seeks Volunteers for Annual Red Kettle Campaign

The Salvation Army needs your help with their annual Red Kettle Campaign!  With Christmas around the corner, the Salvation Army is looking for volunteer bell ringers. They hope to fill 14,000 volunteer hours across 16 different locations. Lt. Matthew Winters with the Salvation Army tells us your time is just as important as money. “If we get the donation of…

Roscommon County Firefighter Passes Away After 3rd Battle With Cancer

The Lake and Lyon Township fire departments are mourning the loss of firefighter Gerard Jakubiak. Firefighter Jakubiak was a 39-year member of the Lake Township Fire Department, and a 15-year member of the Lyon Township Fire Department in Roscommon County. He lost his third battle with cancer after beating it twice in the last five years.

Traverse City’s Cherry Capital Airport One Step Closer to Being Run by Authority

Traverse City’s Cherry Capital Airport is one step closer to being self-governing. Grand Traverse County commissioners voted to allow them to be controlled by an authority instead of a commission. The move would allow TVC more leverage in economic development. Cherry Capital has been run by a commission since the 1970’s. Switching to an authority structure would allow TVC to…

Giving the Gift of Hearing: Cheboygan Doctor’s Annual Hear for the Holidays Contest

"That was a tremendous gift, very generous. I can’t thank her enough."

Dr. Kathleen Eimers has had her hearing clinic for about three years. Last year, she started something that would not just change her life but the lives of those in need in the community. Her goal is to help people hear for the holidays. This year, Dr. Eimers Hearing Clinic is hosting their second annual Hear for eh Holidays contest….

Health Dept. of Northwest Michigan Uses Online Contact Tracing Form to Save Time, Resources

As Northern Michigan sees a surge in coronavirus cases, it’s been hard for local health officials to keep up with contact tracing. The Health Department of Northwest Michigan says they simply didn’t have the manpower to make phone calls that can last up to hours. They are focusing their tracing efforts on schools and congregate care facilities and they’re also…