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Northern Michigan Coalition Launches New Anti-Opioid Campaign

The Substance Free Coalition of Northwest Michigan is launching a new campaign to help fight the opioid epidemic. The coalition’s “Know the Dangers” prevention campaign aims to stop people from using opioids in the first place. The coalition focuses on five counties: Kalkaska, Grand Traverse, Antrim, Benzie and Leelanau. This new campaign will raise awareness about opioid alternatives through... → Read More

Lake County Homeowner Makes His Home Solar Powered

A homeowner in Baldwin is doing his part to help the planet, along with his electric bill. Clyde Welford has lived in Baldwin for about 25 years. Now he’s making his home solar powered. Welford says he was paying nearly $380 a month for his electric bill and found that to be too pricy. He figured he could save money... → Read More

Annual Father Fred Garage Sale To Raise Money For People in Need

There are garage sales and then there’s the Annual Father Fred Foundation Garage Sale happening Saturday in Traverse City. As always, there will be clothing, household goods, jewelry, furniture and much more for sale. All of it was donated to help the Father Fred Foundation. The money raised from this event will go towards stocking the food pantry and... → Read More

TrueNorth Helps Nearly 1,000 Kids Get Ready for School

Nearly 1,000 under privileged Newaygo County students will be equipped with what they need to head back to school. TrueNorth Community Services held an expo Tuesday to provide students from kindergarten to 12th grade with backpacks and supplies. Kids also had the chance to get a haircut, vision test and dental exams, all for free. They even made time for... → Read More

Mason County Sheriff's Office Mourning the Loss of Beloved K-9 Deputy Cash

“Your canines are irreplaceable. They really are,” said Sheriff Kim Cole with the Mason County Sheriff’s Office. The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of their K-9 Cash, gone too soon and unexpectedly. His handler, Deputy Ken Baum found him dead in his crate Monday afternoon. Preliminary results are looking like his stomach twisted, which is the second... → Read More

Leelanau County Cherry Farmers Thrilled As USDA Announces Plan to Purchase Additional $15 Million Worth of Tart Cherries

The USDA plans to buy an additional $15 million worth of tart cherries. Making local growers happy. That means the USDA will now buy a total of $30 million worth of cherries. They will be distributed to food assistance programs. The purchase is meant to help offset the impact cherry farmers are feeling from what they say are unfair trade... → Read More

Northern Michigan From Above: Sunny Day at Meauwataka Lake

Monday was just a gorgeous day to get outside and enjoy Northern Michigan’s beauty. In this week’s Northern Michigan From Above, we take flight over Meauwataka Lake on the bright, sunny day. → Read More

Ferris State Football Team Heading to Texas for Division II Championship

The Ferris State Football Team is heading to the national championship game after their 42-25 victory over Minnesota State this weekend. The football team will head to McKinney, Texas for the Division II title game against Valdosta State. The Bulldogs are hoping for an undefeated season with 16 wins. With a win over Valdosta State, Ferris State could be the... → Read More

Northeast Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness Forms in Otsego County

The United Way is leading the new coalition of nonprofit groups. They’re working together in 11 counties to help the homeless find shelter. Through funding and awareness they are hoping to make emergency and permanent housing available. “We became an eleven county coalition against homelessness,” says Keith Moore, Executive Director of United Way. It’s the Northeast Michigan Coalition Against… → Read More

Northern Michigan Veterans Reflect on September 11th

September 11th is a day many veterans pause and look back on the attacks and their time serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. There’s a stillness about today for veterans like Kevin McDevitt as they look back on September 11th. McDevitt was serving in the Michigan Army National Guard when the attacks happened. “It meant for me just... → Read More

New Development Plan to Expand Downtown Ludington

“They will take away this eyesore and make it look beautiful.” A new development project, hoping to bring new people and new businesses to downtown Ludington. The development which includes apartment units and space for commercial businesses will fill a vacant area on Ludington Avenue. Ludington interim city manager, Steve Brock, says they will start demolishing the existing buildings on... → Read More

Hook & Hunting: Text a Great Lakes Buoy

If you’re an angler looking for the latest information on water conditions in the Great Lakes, all you have to do is pull out your phone. There are now buoys in the water equipped with sensors to track changes. These include wind speed, wave height and water temperature. Lake Erie has 20 buoys with this service helping experts survey the... → Read More

Hook & Hunting: Bear Hunting Clinics

If you’re looking to hone your hunting skills and learn all there is to know about bear hunting, this summer is your chance. Three bear hunting clinics will be held at the Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center in Cadillac in the next month. It is run by the DNR along with experienced hunters and covers everything from rules... → Read More

MTM On The Road: The New Bay Burrito Co. in Suttons Bay

We hope you woke up hungry this morning because our On The Road crew has a whole ‘lotta’ deliciousness for us! Sarah Grimmer and Photojournalist Will Bly are checking out the new restaurant, Bay Burrito Company. They take us live to the Suttons Bay restaurant to check out their burrito bowls, tacos, and more! Grab a plate and join us! → Read More

2nd Annual Summer Camp Blast

School’s out for the summer but that doesn’t mean learning has to be over. Michigan State University Extension’s 4-H program in Clare County has teamed up with Mid Michigan Community College for hands on learning at their 2018 Summer Camp Blast. The camp is from Wednesday until Friday. Kids ages 7-12 will be able to dive into new life skills... → Read More

Clare Co. Wanted Man Arrested For Murder in South Carolina

Police arrested a Northern Michigan fugitive on murder charges in South Carolina. Erick Young is from Gladwin County. He’s facing charges including murder, destruction of human remains, and having ecstasy. Young was wanted in Clare County for violating probation from crimes he committed in 2014 which included larceny, carrying a concealed weapon, and assaulting deputies. Young was issued a… → Read More

All Women Airplane Race Coming to Wexford County Airport

The Wexford County Airport is welcoming the Air Race Classic this week, an all women cross-country airplane race! Fifty five airplanes are stopping in Cadillac to perform high-speed flybys, before continuing their race to Maine. This year the competition is honoring the 75th anniversary of WASP, or Women Airforce Service Pilots. WASP veteran Jane Doyle of Grand Rapids fearlessly served... → Read More

Oceana County Rooster Fighters Arraigned

Police broke up a rooster fighting ring in Oceana County on Saturday, June 2. On Monday, 15 men were charged. State police arrested them Saturday after a man noticed suspicious activity this weekend on his property in Hart Township. Police showed up to what they describe as a cock fight. Fifteen men were arraigned Monday at the Oceana County courthouse... → Read More

8th Grader Organizes Project To Keep The Great Lakes Great

“To see him caring about the lakes and caring about the environment, is super humbling and gives me chills, it’s what it’s all about it,” said Kwin Morris, a science teacher at Cherryland Middle School. Zander Cabinaw has been working with his teacher, Kwin Morris, on his 8th grade community project. It will be the Great Lakes Floatila. A project... → Read More

Economic Impact Study: Michigan Broadcast Industry Created 8,000 Jobs in 2017

A gathering of Michigan broadcasters and legislators in Lansing Tuesday as they revealed the results of a 2017 economic impact study. The study was conducted by Woods and Poole Economics and focused on how local radio and TV stations are influencing their communities’ economy. According to the study, Michigan’s broadcast industry created more than 8,000 jobs last year and earned... → Read More