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Onaway Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash

A 78-year-old Onaway man died in motorcycle crash on Saturday. Troopers say Carl Clark was headed east on N. Allis Highway when he went off the road. Clark was flung off the motorcycle and was fatally injured. Troopers say he was not wearing a helmet at the time. Clark was...
ONAWAY, MI
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Blue Lakes Fire in Montmorency and Cheboygan counties has burned 2,000 acres

Michigan Department of Natural Resources firefighters and local partners are working to contain a wildfire in Montmorency and Cheboygan counties estimated at 2,000 acres as of 9 p.m. Friday. The Blue Lakes Fire has so far caused the evacuation of 13 people from the Black River Ranch, with no other...
CHEBOYGAN, MI
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Northern Michigan hunting camp evacuated over wildfire

ONAWAY, Mich. (AP) - Crews continued fighting a wildfire Saturday in a heavily forested area of northern Michigan that prompted the evacuation of 13 people from a hunting and fishing camp, officials said. The fire was reported mid-day Friday and spread by Saturday morning to about 2,300 acres in Montmorency...
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UPDATE: Large Wildfire Caused By Lightning; 30% Contained

Michigan Department of Natural Resources firefighters and local partners are continuing efforts to contain the Blue Lakes Fire in Montmorency and Cheboygan counties. As of 11 a.m. Saturday, the fire covered an estimated 2,300 acres and is roughly 30% contained. Evacuations have occurred at the Black River Ranch, where 12...
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Blue Lakes Fire now 60% contained; estimated at 2,710 acres

A wildfire in Montmorency and Cheboygan counties is about 60 percent contained today, with Michigan Department of Natural Resources fire crews and local partners working to connect remaining containment line gaps in wet, low-lying areas. The Blue Lakes Fire is currently estimated at 2,710 acres. The increase in acreage from...
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Downstate wildfire burns more than 2,700 acres

CHEBOYGAN, MONTMORENCY COUNTIES, MI— The Department of Natural Resources says a downstate wildfire is now about 60 percent contained. The Blue Lakes Fire in Montmorency and Cheboygan counties was ignited by a lightning strike last Wednesday. As of Sunday night, it had burned about 2,710 acres. A number of...
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Northern Michigan wildfire now measuring 2,710 acres is 60% contained

The Blue Lakes Fire in Montmorency and Cheboygan counties now measures at 2,710 acres, and state officials say the blaze is about 60% contained as of Sunday, May 15. The growth in acreage covered by the fire from Saturday’s estimate of 2,300 acres is largely due to a more accurate GPS measurement of the area, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
CHEBOYGAN, MI

Crews battling 2,000-acre wildfire in Northern Michigan

Crews in Montmorency and Cheboygan counties are currently battling a wildfire estimated to already have burned approximately 2,000 acres. Michigan Department of Natural Resources firefighters and local partners are fighting what has been dubbed the “Blue Lakes Fire”. The fire was discovered at approximately 12:40 p.m. Friday, May 13, and so far has caused the evacuation of 13 people from the Black River Ranch.
CHEBOYGAN, MI

Michigan-bred electro-pop duo’s latest album inspired by wintering on Mackinac Island

MACKINAC ISLAND, MI — Sometimes isolation is better in a more expansive space. Such was the case for the Michigan-bred, California-based electro-pop duo FINKEL – who after spending the bulk of 2020 isolating in their Los Angeles apartment, in a city of millions, headed east for the icier, desolate pastures of Mackinac Island to record their latest album, “Islanders.”
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