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Reward Offered for Elk Poachers

A reward is being offered to help find the culprits who are poaching elk in the Northern Lower Peninsula. In mid-December, three adult elk cows were killed illegally in Otsego County. It was the third such case in northern Michigan in roughly a month. In mid-November, one bull elk was …

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Two Hurt in Twin Lakes Crash

Two people were injured in a two-truck head-on crash in Twin Lakes yesterday morning. Houghton County sheriff’s deputies were called to M-26 in front of the Four Seasons Convenience Store at 9:25. They determined that the driver of a southbound pickup truck swerved into the opposite traffic lane to avoid …

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Snowmobile Patrols Increase This Weekend

Snowmobile safety and enforcement patrols will be increased on Upper Peninsula trails this weekend. The Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday typically brings an increase in trail use by vacationers taking advantage of the three-day weekend. Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers will be joined by local, state …

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Markkanen Promotes Pet Medical Marijuana Bill

State Representative Greg Markkanen is promoting a plan to allow veterinarians to prescribe products derived from marijuana to treat animals. The Hancock Republican says the issue was brought to him by Marquette vet Dr. Kellie Holmstrom. State Rep. Greg Markkanen and Dr. Kellie Holmstrom, joining via video conference from her …

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Michigan AG Appeals Line Five Tunnel Ruling

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is proceeding with her court case against the proposed tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac that would house the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline. The tunnel was approved in the waning days of the Rick Snyder administration. Enbridge would build it, and relocate Line 5 from …

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New Postage Stamp Features U.P. Landmark

A new postage stamp featuring an Upper Peninsula landmark will be released tomorrow. The Grand Island Ice Caves stamp was designed by artist Dan Cosgrove. US Postal Service image Don’t expect to see the stamp on many letters in your mailbox, though. It’s a $26.35 Priority Mail Express stamp.

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Two U.P. Men Face Child Sex Charges

A Gladstone man faces multiple child sex charges. 43-year-old Corey Savola was arrested Wednesday following an investigation conducted by the Michigan State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Detectives say they found evidence when they raided his home. Savola was arraigned on 10 counts yesterday, including five counts of …

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Recreation Passport Price to Increase

The cost of an automobile Michigan Recreation Passport will go up this year. The increase from $11.00 to $12.00 is the first since the Passport program began seven years ago. The hike is actually required by law – the Recreation Passport funding model ties the rate to the Consumer Price …

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