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BREAKING: Fire at Petoskey’s Fochtman Industrial Park

MI News 26 is currently following a developing story in Petoskey. A large fire broke out in the late evening hours at Saturday at Petoskey’s Fochtman Industrial Park. Details are still very limited at this time, but MI News 26 Photojournalist Alex Childress spoke with emergency crews on scene, who said that the fire started […]

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Spring time at the Kaliseum

The Kaliseum is a community center in Kalkaska with activities available all year round, but in the springtime, things kick up a notch. Vic McCarty and Photojournalist Wyatt VanDuinen spoke with Alan James and learned how you can participate.


Students Surprise Classmate with Gift of Sight

Thursday Morning Pine River Schools held an assembly to surprise one of its students. Serenity Aug is a fifth grade student at Pine River with a condition known as Ocular Albinism. At the beginning of the year, the Pine River National Honor Society learned of this and put their efforts towards helping her. They discovered […]

Google Transit

Google Transit Trip Planner

With so many uses for public transportation and schedules to keep track of, it can get overwhelming when trying to remember schedule times. The Bay Area Transportation Authority started this new year off with a new online trip planner to help riders more efficiently use public transportation. One of the most popular tools people use […]

New Kalkaska Jail Plan

New Kalkaska Jail Plan

Kalkaska County’s Jail is over 30 years old and with new laws being passed, it’s time for an update. Vic McCarty and Photojournalist Wyatt VanDuinen spoke with Sheriff Pat Whiteford and learned about their hopes for a new jail.

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DNR Says Antrim County Boat Access Site will move due to Bridge Construction Project

A boating access site in Antrim County will soon close as a bridge replacement project gets under way. It’s happening at the Chestonia Bridge on the Jordan River. The Antrim County Road Commission is replacing the culverts where Old State Street crosses the Jordan River with a new concrete full span bridge. During this period, […]


Grand Traverse County Teen Arrested for Allegedly Stealing from Vehicles

A Grand Traverse County teen was arrested during the investigation into a series of larcenies from vehicle complaints. While the thefts happened in Grand Traverse County over the last several weeks, deputies say their investigation lead them to a house in Glen Arbor in Leelanau County. At the home deputies say they found two guns […]

Sunday Update: Subchannels Off-Air Due to Lightning Strike

Sunday Update: Subchannels Off-Air Due to Lightning Strike

Channels 26.2 – 26.6 are currently off air on antenna and Charter cable due to equipment damage caused by Friday’s thunderstorms. We are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. We were able to get MI News 26 – channel 26.1 – back on air around 6pm on Saturday using a backup system, but […]


Another Northern Michigan Winter Festival Canceled Due to Warmer Weather

While those warmer temps across the region have been nice for most of us, it’s been causing problems for those industries and events that rely on the colder weather. Earlier this week we reported on how the Michigan Snowmobile Festival in Gaylord that was to be held this weekend was canceled due to the lack […]


Friend Called to Pick Up Driver with Suspended License gets Arrested for Drunk Driving

A woman called to pick up her friend who was allegedly driving on a suspended license ended up being arrested for operating with a high blood alcohol content. It happened in Missaukee County on Wednesday. That’s when troopers say they located a suspended driver while on a traffic stop. The driver was ticketed and allowed […]


Bill Looks to Reduce State Income Tax Rate to 3.9%

A bill currently making it’s way through Michigan Legislature would reduce the state income tax rate. House Bill 4001 would amend the Income Tax Act to reduce the state income tax rate to 3.9% by January 1, 2021. The bill reduce the rate incrementally over the next several years before reaching 3.9% on January 1st […]