POTW-Del Reynolds

Person Of The Week: Del Reynolds

This week’s Person of the Week is a man who has seen radio as it has changed over the years. Del Reynolds is the owner of Northern Star Broadcasting and has been for many years. He started out building a small radio station in his attic and never looked back. Reynolds has been a radio […]

Weekend Report 082716

Logging History Presentation

Like many Northern Michigan communities, Cadillac was built on logging, And on Saturday the Carl T Johnson Center in Cadillac gave people a chance to learn about it. Education Coordinator Mike LeValley told people about the many different jobs and tools that were used by loggers as well as the methods used to move them. […]

0826DFA-Fortin Farm Report

Farms Affected by the Drought

While some crops have thrived in the drought like conditions this year, it’s been pretty harmful to many of the farms in northern Michigan. MI News 26 reporter Dave Fortin has more in this farm report.

School Waivers

Some Local Schools Start Before Labor Day

While many local schools are headed back in the next few weeks, federal law actually says schools generally can’t start before Labor Day. However school districts can apply for waivers to start earlier, but they need to demonstrate how the earlier start is beneficial to their students. The number of days that schools are required […]

Wexford Sheriff Office Groundbreaking

Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Wexford County Sheriff Office and Jail

A groundbreaking ceremony was held in Cadillac on Thursday to kickoff the construction of the new sheriff’s office and jail. The new 158-bed facility will replace the current 32-bed jail. The new building is being built with the goal of saving money. It should eliminated the need to ship prisoners to other counties and avoid […]


Health Department Warns of Dangers of Raw Milk After Two Children Infected with E.coli

In today’s health news — Due to two recent cases of young children being infected with E.coli, state health officials are reminding Michigan residents about the potential health risks associated with consuming unpasteurized milk or unpasteurized milk products. The two cases were reported downstate in Oakland and Wayne county.  Both involve children who consumed raw […]

Leelanau Sheriff

Woman Arrested After Fight at Wedding Reception

Also in Leelanau County — A fight at a wedding led to one woman being arrested for domestic assault. Shortly before 11pm on Saturday Leelanau County deputies were called to a fight in progress at a home in the 9100 block of Kasson Street in the Village of Cedar. There deputies say they found a […]


Motorcyclist Hit by Intoxicated Driver

A motorcyclist was injured after being hit by a drunk driver over the weekend. The accident happened at the intersection of Quarterline and Nurnberg Road in Mason County. There police say a vehicle driven by a 61-year-old man from Free Soil failed to stop at the intersection and hit two motorcycles. Police determined the man […]


Three Injured in Charlevoix County Crash

Three people were injured in a crash in Charlevoix County on Friday. The crash happened shortly before 1pm near the intersection of US-31 and Burgess Road in Hayes Township. There police say a vehicle driven by Malcolm Williams, an 18-year-old from Charlevoix rear-ended a vehicle driven by Tabitha Sprague, a 26-year-old woman from Alanson.  Sprague’s […]


Couple Escapes Serious Injury in Leelanau County Rollover

In Leelanau County — A couple escaped serious injury when their Jeep rolled over after swerving to avoid a deer. The accident happened Sunday night shortly before 9pm on North Manitou Trail just south of Golfview Drive in Leeland Township. There emergency crews located a yellow Jeep on it’s side in the roadway. The driver […]

Benzie Sheriff

Benzie County Sheriff K-9 Service Temporarily Suspended

The Benzie County Sheriff recently announced that their K-9 program is temporarily out of service, as their current K-9, Dasty, has to retire for medical reasons. According to Sheriff Schendel the county’s K-9 program will be out of service until the sheriff’s office can raise the funds to purchase a new dog.  Until that time […]