BMIC announces Primary Election on Oct. 13
MDHHS issues quarantine guidance for asymptomatic students

Sept. 8, 2021

LANSING – To help ensure Michigan students and educators are as safe as possible in the classroom and keep students in school for in-person learning, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued updated quarantine guidance.

BMIC announces mask mandate

Sept. 8, 2021

BAY MILLS — In order to combat the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of our Tribal Nation, the Bay Mills Indian Community Executive Council is hereby adopting an indoor mask mandate effective Sept. 8 until November 1, 2021 for all citizens, employees, guests, and visitors within our tribal government and tribal enterprise operations.This indoor mask mandate applies whether you are vaccinated or unvaccinated. At this moment in time, there are no other outside, gathering, capacity, or social distancing restrictions.

21,000 visit the Mackinac Bridge for the '21 annual bridge walk

Sept. 7, 2021

ST. IGNACE — Chilly breezes and overcast skies turned to warm sunshine for the return of the Mackinac Bridge Walk, welcoming back a crowd of about 21,000 to the event after a one-year hiatus.

"Returning for the walk this year after the only cancellation since 1958, we weren't sure what to expect," said Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) Bridge Director Kim Nowack. "Although total participation is less than we've had in recent years, there were still thousands of very happy faces on the bridge today, all glad to revive this tradition."

A time-lapse video of this year's walk is now available to view. The bridge, which closed at 6:30 a.m. to all vehicle traffic for the walk, reopened just before noon as scheduled.

Based on the success of the 2018 and 2019 events, the 2021 Annual Bridge Walk again started from both St. Ignace and Mackinaw City, which eliminates the need for busing and offers additional options for participants.

The bridge walk has been an annual event since 1958, with the exception of 2020 when it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 walk was the 63rd event. Between 25,000 and 30,000 people have participated in recent years.


Electronics Collection event announced- open to the public

Sept. 5, 2021

Farmer's Market is open until Oct. 28 in Bay Mills

BAY MILLS — The Bay Mills Farmer's Market, held on Plantation Road, is open until Oct. 28. Season vegetables, crafts, and other food items will be offered by community vendors. Read More

Tahquamenon Falls Harvest Festival to be held Sept. 28

Sept. 2, 2021

Annual autumn event at the Lower Falls campgrounds. Activities include pumpkin decorating contest, costume parade, trick-or-treating and more. Read More

Bay Mills Indian Community announces election

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M-48 bridge maintenance projects in Chippewa County start Sept. 8

Sept. 2, 2021

CHIPPEWA COUNTY— The Michigan Department of Transportation is investing about $200,000 to repair two M-48 bridges over the east branch of the Munuscong River near Stalwart in Chippewa County. Work includes structural repairs of the wing walls and bridges.

The project map is available on Mi Drive.

One alternating lane of traffic will be maintained via temporary traffic signals at each location. The eastern bridge will have a lane closed from Sept. 8 through Sept. 16. The western bridge will have a lane closed from Sept. 17 through Sept. 21. A 12-foot width restriction will be in place for the duration of this project.
This project will increase safety and extend the lifespan of the bridges.

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