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Northern Michigan emergency response team trains in Manistee

MANISTEE COUNTY — When it comes to high-risk situations, it’s best to be prepared for all possible outcomes. In an effort to provide specialized skills to a select team of officers, the local Northern Michigan Mutual Aid Task Force emergency response team held its monthly training on Wednesday at th


Looking Back for Feb. 22

In the three years of the Manistee wrestling program, a Chippewa had never won a district title. That changed on Saturday when Kris Maddox won the district title at 145 pounds. He was one of the five Chippewas to advance to the regional meet at Gladwin. The other wrestlers who advanced were: Adam Mi


A “Bomb Cyclone” is Going to Hit Michigan this Weekend

Hold on to your hats (literally) because strong winds are expected to blow through Michigan this weekend. Winds so strong that it's also known as a "bomb cyclone" which is what happens when central pressure drops by 24 millibars in 24 hours (Wikipedia). It's not as scary as it sounds but basically,


Cities in Michigan with the most affordable housing

Housing affordability is a top consideration when determining where to live. In 2018, the economy was strong and real estate prices went up. In 2019, many are predicting a downturn in the housing market.


Manistee man facing charges following police chase

DUBLIN — A Manistee man is facing felony charges following a police chase and pursuit on foot in Manistee and Lake counties. Tyler McConnell, 23, was charged with fleeing and eluding in the third degree, assault with a dangerous weapon (vehicle), and resisting and obstructing a police officer.


West Michigan family evacuated after violence during Haiti mission trip

ALLEGAN, Mich. — A West Michigan family was evacuated from the home they were staying in the mountains after violence broke out during a missionary trip to Haiti. The U.S. State Department told people not to travel Haiti due to the crime and civil unrest. All non-emergency U.S. personnel and their f


City to proceed with 2019 deer cull

MANISTEE — Manistee City Council chambers were packed on Tuesday night with community members, most of which were in attendance for one agenda item: the deer cull. During the meeting, council approved a 2019 deer cull at a 5-2 vote, with council members Erin Pontiac and James Grabowski voting no. It


Michigan Girl Dies After Ingesting Meth

ELKHART, Ind. (CBS Detroit/ AP) – A Michigan father and his girlfriend are facing felony charges after his 10-year-old daughter ingested methamphetamine and died in Elkhart, IN. last June.


Michigan employers can discriminate against medical marijuana users, court says

Employers in Michigan can terminate an at-will employee or refuse to hire an applicant for using medical marijuana, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled. The decision on Tuesday clashes with recent court rulings in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rh0de Island, where judges have sided with employee


Police: Couple thought plot to murder Michigan soldier untraceable on Snapchat

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. - A woman and her boyfriend were deployed with the U.S. Army in South Korea when they conspired via Snapchat to kill her husband so she could claim the life insurance money, police in Michigan said.


MICHAEL HERBERT: ‘Opting out’ of provisions of recreational marijuana act sends negative message

The following was presented to Manistee City Council before they voted to “opt out” of provisions of the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act. First, as city councilman Mick Szymanski has pointed out on several occasions, he believes that “opting out” sends a negative message to possibl


These are the 10 best diners in Michigan

The search for Michigan's Best Diner was all about breaking records, and waistlines. After receiving more than 370 nominees and 40,000-plus votes, we set out to visit about 30 of the top contenders, including our 12 poll winners across the state.


This Michigan Bakery Has Possibly The Best Paczki Filling

Paczki Day will soon be here, I'm starting to think of what kind of paczki I'm gonna get. For the longest time, blueberry jelly was my go-to flavor. Then I discovered bavarian creme filling and it was all over from there. But I just recently discovered a bakery in Michigan that has, quite possibly,

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Damaging windstorm sets its sights on West Michigan

WEST MICHIGAN — You may want to get prepared for a strong storm coming this weekend. Sunday’s powerful winter storm could bring some of the strongest winds West Michigan has seen all season. A storm this strong usually only happens once a year.


GLENN ZARING: A Victorian Mayberry

Why has almost every effort at economic development failed in Manistee County? Perhaps it is because we just do not have our heart in it and really, really like our town and community the way it is.


Michigan's 58 lowest-income ZIP Codes, based on 2016 tax returns

Michigan has 58 ZIP Codes where the average income reported on 2016 federal tax returns was below $35,000. The statewide average was $61,618, according to recently released IRS data.


Annual roast pork dinner set for March 2

MANISTEE — There are certain time honored traditions that many people look forward to every year in Manistee County. One of those traditions that has been taking place for the past 69 years is the Manistee Trinity Lutheran Church Roast Pork Dinner/Sauerkraut Supper and Silent Auction. It will take p


Some Michigan auto insurance rates may decrease in March

LANSING — As of March 25, Michigan residents who have insure their cars with State Farm might see their auto insurance rates go down. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Companies announced it will cut its rates by 3.5 percent in Michigan.


Chief defender named for new regional office

MANISTEE COUNTY — Jared Henry has been selected as the first chief public defender serving Manistee and Benzie counties’ newly created Regional Public Defender’s office. David Kieft, Manistee County administrator, said five candidates were interviewed for the position but Henry stood out as an ideal


Michigan mother fatally shot 3 young daughters in woods before killing self: police

A Michigan woman shot and killed her three young daughters in the woods on Monday before driving the bodies back to her home and killing herself, police said. Sheriff Michelle LaJoye-Young, with the Kent County Sheriff’s Department, said Wednesday that the deaths of Alaina Rau, 2, Cassidy Rodery, 6,