Chippewa County, MI

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New All-Access Bridge to Open at Lower Tahquamenon Falls

A new all-accessible bridge will be opening over the Tahquamenon River at the Lower Tahquamenon Falls next week in Chippewa County. The 143-foot long bridge was installed in September 2021, and will provide better access for visitors to view the river and visit an island located in the middle of the Tahquamenon Falls rapids, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
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Chippewa County's COVID cases up 35.9%; Michigan cases holding steady

Michigan reported 20,173 new cases of coronavirus in the week ending Sunday, from 19,653 the week before of the virus that causes COVID-19. Michigan ranked 30th among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the latest week coronavirus cases in the United States decreased 14.2% from the week before, with 781,487 cases reported. With 3% of the country's population, Michigan had 2.58% of the country's cases in the last week. Across the country, 13 states had more cases in the latest week than they did in the week before.
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Election results: Chippewa County voters pass millages, decide county commissioner races

SAULT STE. MARIE — Chippewa County residents voted on four millage requests and three contested county commissioner races in the Aug. 2 election. On Tuesday, candidates in the third, fourth and fifth districts of Chippewa County were decided for the general election in November. Third district. Thomas Farnquist and...

Damoose and Conley win primary races for 37th State Senate

Republican candidate John Damoose and Democratic candidate Barb Conley won their respective party's nomination for the 37th State Senate seat in the primary election on Aug. 2. In a crowded field that included three other Republican contenders, Damoose won by 41.2 percent with a total of 18, 243 votes.  Conley ran against two other candidates and won...

Q&A with Chippewa County commissioner candidates

SAULT STE. MARIE — The upcoming Aug. 2 primary election includes three contested races for Chippewa County Commission seats. The contested races are in the 3rd, 4th and 5th districts of Chippewa County. The Sault Evening News reached out to all candidates and sent them a questionnaire. Marc Kelly, candidate in the 4th district, did not respond to the questionnaire by press time. All of the candidates received the same questionnaire.

Chippewa County Sobriety Court dissolving

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) – For the past four years, the Chippewa County Sobriety Court helped people struggling with substance abuse. Now, the court is dissolving. But that doesn’t mean the people will be left without options for mental health and addiction support. Going into a sobriety court...
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Chippewa County Sobriety Court celebrates two new, and its final, graduates

SAULT STE. MARIE — The Chippewa County District Court congratulates its final two graduates from the misdemeanor Sobriety Court. Sobriety Courts use an intensive probation period that involves a coordination between treatment providers, probation, courts, prosecution and defense attorneys. Every other week the team meets to review participants’ progress. Following this team meeting, participants are called upon individually to discuss progress with the judge in open court. Officials said the treatment court model is considered a “best practice” approach, with the goal of reducing repeat offenders.

On the ballot: EUPISD Special Education Millage Proposal

CHIPPEWA, LUCE, MACKINAC COUNTIES, Mich. (WJMN) – The Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District (EUPISD) has a Special Education Millage Proposal on the ballot for August 2’s state primary election. This proposal will increase the levy by .75 mills by the intermediate school district of the special education...
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Q&A with the candidates for the 38th district senate race

Michigan's 38th State Senate district has four candidates running for the position, three of the candidates are Republicans and one of them is a Democrat. In the upcoming Aug. 2 primary election, voters will decide which Republican candidate will advance to the general election in November. The 38th district covers...
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2 Men Sentenced In Chippewa County For Murder, Attempted Murder

One man was sentenced for murder, and another for attempted murder, in Chippewa County. On Tuesday, Tyler Delong and Jacob Mckerchie were both sentenced in the 50th Circuit Court. Delong was convicted back in March for sexually assaulting a childhood friend and stabbing a man in the face who tried...

Two Men Sentenced For Violent Crimes In Chippewa County

This following statement is from Chippewa County Prosecutor Rob Stratton:. On July 19, 2022 both Tyler Delong and Jacob Mckerchie were sentenced in the 50th Circuit Court. Delong was convicted back in March 2022 by a jury of his peers to assault with intent to murder, first degree criminal sexual conduct, and unlawful imprisonment.