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Man hands troopers half-empty bottle of vodka during traffic stop

WEXFORD COUNTY, MI – A man was arrested for drunken driving this week after handing a half-empty bottle of vodka to troopers during a traffic stop, police said. Around 8:37 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, troopers from the Michigan State Police Cadillac Post were dispatched to the area of South 33 Road near East 46 Road for a man standing on the side of the roadway next to a vehicle waving down passersby for help, according to an MSP news release.
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Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day

When: Saturday September 24, 2022 Time: 9:00 am -2:00 pm. Where: Cadillac Wastewater Treatment Plant - Map Below. This is a day for Wexford County residents to safely dispose of old, unusable quantities of hazardous products that you did not know what to do with. ELIGIBLE WASTE ITEMS. NON-ACCEPTED WASTE...

Up North Pride Week Returns

A visibility march, drag night, and silent disco are all on the celebration schedule. Since 2014, Traverse City’s Up North Pride (UNP)—currently helmed by President & Programming/Events Co-Chair Nick Viox and a board of volunteers—has been fostering inclusion, providing education and resources, inspiring activism and advocacy, and producing a variety of community-focused 2SLGBTQIA+ programs and events for all.

Side Traxx’s Ice Cold Jagermeister

Long the parody shot of bad judgment, it’s hard to believe that Jägermeister (yes, that mysterious liqueur in the stag-tagged bottle) is, well, having a moment. Cocktail bars across the world are rediscovering this famous German digestif (made with the same secret mix today of 56 herbs and spices that was created fatefully in 1934 by brothers Wilhelm and Curt Mast). Rumored to include anise, poppy seed, saffron, ginseng, citrus peel, and juniper berries, Jägermeister bottles even contain a poem in homage to their storied history: “This is the hunter’s blade of glory.” The best cold and generous Jäg pour locally is at Side Traxx, where the official chilled dispenser maintains the company’s recommended serving temp of -18 C for the best tasting experience. If going neat is too bold for your palette, ask to add ice, a splash of pineapple juice, or even just fresh lime. Side Traxx is located at 520 Franklin St. in Traverse City,

10 Not-to-Miss Fall Color Hikes in Northern Michigan

These 10 off-the-beaten-path hikes in Northern Michigan will take you away from the crowds and into fall color bliss. This article first appeared in Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine. Find this article and more when you explore our digital issue library. Want Traverse Magazine delivered to your door or inbox monthly? View our print subscription and digital subscription options.

Harrison Man Arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine, Carrying Concealed Weapons

A Harrison man is facing several drug and firearm charges following a traffic stop in Cedar Creek Township in Wexford County. On Sept. 3, troopers from the MSP Cadillac Post pulled over Collin Thomas Williams, 24, for an improper registration plate. on East 20 1/2 Road near Mackinaw Trail. Troopers say Williams initially lied about his identity. A subsequent file check revealed that Williams had two outstanding warrants for his arrest.

To Traverse City (and Beyond!)

If you’re surprised that the Mitten State has rocketed into the global space race, you shouldn’t be, says Gavin Brown, the executive director of Michigan’s Aerospace Manufacturers Association (MAMA) and host of the upcoming North American Space Summit in Traverse City. “There’s nothing sudden about space-focused ventures...

Illuminate the Night

Do you still have that old prom dress hanging in the back of your closet? A tux from days gone by? (And the hair, makeup, and accessories to top it all off?) If so, Oct. 1 is the night to bust it all out at Illuminate the Night Adult Prom. The event is co-hosted by Right Brain Brewery, Spark in the Dark, and Illuminate My Life Counseling, and the goal—beyond a night of great dancing and potentially dubious fashion—is to raise $5,000 for those in need of mental health services who cannot afford them. The prom will have hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and dancing tunes presented by 231 Entertainment, and a photographer will be available from 6-7pm to capture you in your retro or modern-day best. The event runs from 6-10pm at Right Brain Brewery at 225 East 16th Street in Traverse City. Learn more at

Lake City Woman Arraigned for Felony Delivery of Methamphetamine, Resisting Arrest

A Lake City woman was arrested for felony delivery of methamphetamine, according to the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office. On Sept. 15, Mecosta County Sheriff’s deputies performed a drug sting in Green Township on 19 mile. According to the sheriff’s office, this sting led to the arrest of Samantha Kinch, 34, who resisted arrest and had to be physically restrained along the roadside before being placed in the patrol car.

Police in Mecosta Co. arrest Lake City woman following drug bust

A Lake City woman was arrested last week following a drug bust in Mecosta County's Green Township. It happened September 15th on 19 Mile road. Deputies say following the drug sting they took 34-year old Samantha Kinch into custody on a charge of felony delivery of methamphetamine. She resisted arrest and had to be physically restrained along the roadside before being placed in the patrol unit.

Dick Family Farm and Pahl’s Pumpkin Patch Ready for the Fall Season

It feels like fall outside, so it’s time for fall activities. Dick Family Farm in McBain opened for the season on Friday. “We have petting zoo animals, some barnyard animals that you can come and feed and pet. We also have a corn bin where the kids can play in the corn, and the hay bell mountain with it has four slides on it this year,” said Lynnae Dick, Co-owner of Dick Family Farm.

Local couple set to give, receive kidney

For the last few years, Marion resident Nicole Sigafoose’s kidneys have been failing. Managing to get by with dialysis, her kidney functions have only gotten worse. Since September 1st, 2020, she’s been on a national kidney registry, hoping for a miracle. And after more than two years of...