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Michigan DNR Ticket 3 West MI Men For Poaching Walleye

Three West Michigan men were ticketed and could lose their fishing licenses for catching way more than the daily limit of Walleyes from the Detroit River. Michigan DNR officers were alerted of the three men after someone saw them fishing and catching over the 5 per person, per day, limit according t


POLICE BLOTTER: Police speak with dumpster divers; arrest man for fighting

BIG RAPIDS — Big Rapids Department of Public Safety officers responded to the following calls Thursday. All calls might not be reported. • Officers were dispatched to handle a complaint from a business on the 800 block of North State Street. The caller said two females were going through the dumpste


Michigan boy calls 911 asking for McDonald's, police respond

WYOMING, Mich. (WXYZ) — A 5-year-old Michigan boy had a craving for fast food early Sunday morning and with his grandmother sleeping, he needed help. Possibly not yet savvy to place an online order on Grubhub or UberEats, Iziah Hall grabbed a phone and dialed three digits.


Our Brother’s Keeper ‘revitalized’ by new volunteer interest

BIG RAPIDS — Just a few weeks ago, officials say, the Our Brother’s Keeper homeless shelter was on the verge of permanently closing — the result of burnout from two people who served as both the board of the nonprofit organization as well as its office staff.


Police take goats into custody in Newaygo County

The Newaygo County Sheriff's Office rounded up a couple of loose goats Saturday. The Sheriff's Office shared pictures on Facebook of the goats in the back of a cruiser. "Some people think we just horse around, but today we were able to put our goat lasso training to good use," the post said.


Michigan village seeks to sell land to medical pot industry

KALKASKA, Mich. (AP) — A northern Michigan village whose president wants the community to be a pioneer in the medical marijuana industry is planning to sell a portion of its taxpayer-owned land, possibly for the cultivation of cannabis.


Big Rapids lineman Matt Zeilinger signs with St. Norbert

BIG RAPIDS — Former Big Rapids lineman Matt Zeilinger is getting ready for the next big step in his athletic career: college football. Zeilinger played for a team which made the playoffs last fall, and said this week he will be playing football at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis. The team was 10


Girl, 14, drowns in pool in northern Michigan resort

BOYNE FALLS, Mich. — Officials at a northern Michigan resort say a 14-year-old girl has drowned in a pool inside the property. Boyne Mountain Resort officials said in a release Friday the teen was found unresponsive Thursday evening in three feet of water in the resort's Clock Tower Lodge pool. Atte


Auction, bake sale to benefit Big Rapids family

BIG RAPIDS — A benefit auction and bake sale is being planned to help the Kenny and Sarah Fuller family of Big Rapids. The event is scheduled for 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at the Old Jail, 220 S. Stewart Ave., in Big Rapids.


DeltaPlex announces West Michigan Cannabis Expo to be held in October

The West Michigan Cannabis Expo will be held at the DeltaPlex, located at 2500 Turner Ave NW, starting Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. A statement announcing the event described is as a "blend of business and consumer expo that is perfect for cannabis professionals of all categories in the newly emerging Michigan


Michigan DEQ Becomes Dept. of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy

There is a new state department in charge of environmental protection in Michigan starting today. That’s under an executive order from Governor Gretchen Whitmer to create the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.


How dispensaries and venues in Michigan are celebrating 420, the unofficial marijuana holiday

DETROIT - There are plenty of events being held Saturday in celebration of 420, the unofficial national marijuana holiday. For those who are not aware, 420 refers to the cannabis-themed celebrations that take place annually April 20.


Michigan State Police reminds residents to drive safely on wet roadways

DETROIT - The game between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers wasn't the only thing affected by the rain Saturday. Police reported dozens of collisions in Metro Detroit in which they believed the rain was a factor.


Michigan Farmers Deliver Flood Relief Supplies In Fremont, Schuyler, Columbus

SCHUYLER – On a beautiful Saturday morning, truck after truck made its way into Schuyler filled with supplies for those affected by the March floods. The convoy of trucks made their way to Nebraska from Michigan, and were lead by a group of farmers looking to help out their fellow man. The group has


No kidding: Newaygo Co Sheriff’s deputies round up loose goats

WHITE CLOUD, Mich. — Newaygo County Sheriff’s deputies are used to taking people into custody, but the ones they rounded up Saturday were of a different breed. A pair of baby goats. No ‘kidding’.


Hospice patient recording music to tell life story

WHITE CLOUD, Mich. — A White Cloud hospice patient is turning a lifelong passion into a record of his life’s journey through original music. Ron Champion is living his life to the fullest while on hospice care, spending his days in jam sessions and taking his original tunes to a recording studio.


Missing goats? Newaygo Co. might have them

WHITE CLOUD, Mich. (WOOD) — Deputies with the Newaygo County Sheriff's Office had the unusual task Saturday of capturing two goats. "Some people think we just horse around, but today we were able to put our goat lasso training to good use. After an escape from the back seat and short foot pursuit, t


Lake County anglers having success

BALDWIN — Fishing activity continues to pick up in Lake County. “The last two weeks have been good,” Doug Loomis, of Ed’s Sport Shop, in Baldwin said. “People are buying crawlers for the lakes. Most of the lakes are open.”


Local fishing numbers are light

BIG RAPIDS — Very few anglers have been out because of the weather, the DNR reports. Until spring is here to stay, those heading out, especially the boat anglers, are reminded, the DNR said, water temperatures are very cold, and hypothermia will set in fast.


New Osceola county commissioner enjoys position

Tim Michell is among the two new members of the Osceola County Board of Commissioners and continues to learn the job, which he started the first of the year. “There’s never a dull moment,” he said.