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Blues Fest

Blues Fest with Local Bands

The Petoskey Blues Festival brought people in for music from local bands. Bands such as the Barbarossa Brothers, Traverse city’s The Accidentals and Detroit’s Queen of the Blues, Thornetta Davis all performed on stage alongside many others. Held at the Emmet County Fairgrounds Community Center, the event helps expand entertainment even in the winter months. […]

Frostbite Saturday

A Warm Frostbite Saturday

People came out to downtown Manistee for Frostbite Saturday but the Frostbite seemed to be missing. Temperatures reached near fifty degrees, coaxing people out of their homes and into downtown Manistee. The warm weather made this 8th annual chili crawl one of the most popular years. The chili crawl had twenty one contestants split up […]


MDOT Plans to Start Project in Grand Traverse County Early Thanks to Warmer Weather

The warmer weather that’s expected for next week has crews in Grand Traverse County planning to start a road project a few days early. MDOT announced plans to make repairs to the US-31/M-72 bridges over the Boardman River known as the Murchie Bridge. MDOT is investing $1.5 million in desk repairs, bearing replacements and repainting […]

0217JOF - MugChase

Driver Arrested After Leading Police on Chase Across County Lines

A Mount Pleasant man was arrested after leading police on a chase that crossed county lines. It started Friday morning at approximately 12:16 in the morning when a Mount Pleasant Police Officer attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver didn’t stop and instead took off. Police pursued the driver in a […]

MON Loop - Police Investigation

Police Investigate Accidental Death on Beaver Island

Police in Charlevoix County are investigating the death of a man on Beaver Island. It happened on Friday on Beaver Island. Charlevoix County Sheriff Chuck Vondra says they are investigating the death of a 29-year-old man. The man was on the island for a visit. The sheriff says that the death appears to be accidental. […]

Keeping Kids out of Trouble

Fight Crime, Invest in Kids

The Strong Council for America is a nation wide organization but one of its programs reaches to the core of our local communities. Vic McCarty and Photojournalist Wyatt VanDuinen spoke with Jason Elmore the Wexford County Prosecutor about this program.