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BAY MILLS — With spring enrollment now in full swing at Bay Mills Community College, there is no better time to start thinking about furthering your education. And if you have concerns about paying for tuition, you should know there are many opportunities for assistance available-including WOCTEP— Waganakising Odawa Career and Technical Education Program. BMCC began participating in the program earlier this year. WOCTEP provides support for the following associate’s degree and certificate programs at Bay Mills Community College: Read More


LANSING — The Sierra Club filed an amicus brief with the Ingham County Circuit Court today in support of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s lawsuit seeking to permanently decommission part of Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline.


Sault Ste. Marie will seat a new mayor and city commissioners this fall. Sugar Island voters overwhelmingly supported their local fire department. Read more.

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Watch how the Mackinac Bridge utilizes a new device to unfurl the flag in this YouTube video.


LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel today issued the following statement on Michigan Court of Claims Judge Michael Kelly's decision in Enbridge's lawsuit against the state. 

"We appreciate Court of Claims Judge Michael Kelly’s quick decision as this case moves forward through the court system. We have always anticipated that this matter would be resolved in the appellate courts and we are more resolved than ever to continue this fight on behalf of the people of Michigan.

“In fact, we recently learned that Enbridge Energy Partners L.P. seriously misrepresented its financial holdings when it made its deal with the Snyder Administration. In the event of a catastrophic oil spill, the people of the state of Michigan could be left holding the bag for more than a billion dollars in unfunded liability. Read More


All roadside parks operated by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) in the Upper Peninsula will be closed for the season by Thursday, Oct. 31:         

  • The parks located in Keweenaw County will close on Friday, Oct. 25.

  • The parks located in Alger, Luce, Chippewa and Schoolcraft counties will close on Monday, Oct. 28.

  •  The rest of the parks in the U.P. will close on Thursday, Oct. 31.

MDOT maintains 32 roadside parks in the U.P. They usually close in late October and reopen in mid- to late April.


SAULT STE. MARIE — On Oct. 23, the evening prior to Chippewa County Health Department’s Fall Summit at Lake Superior State University, FAN will present Amy Buchanan, a former school administrator, who will speak about her experience with Substance Use Disorder severe. This event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Cisler Center Ballroom, on the campus of LSSU. Refreshments will be served.

Buchanan now devotes her time to bringing awareness to what exactly substance use disorder is, helping end the stigma of addiction with her personal story, a true real time nightmare until she was able to get help.

FAN will also have Narcan kits for those willing to do a brief training with Safe Exchange coordinator Mary Miller.

If you know anyone who is affected in some way by SUD in his/her own life or in that of a friend or loved one, please share information about this event.


Read the October E-Edition of Bay Mills News here!


BAY MILLS — Bay Mills Indian Community held their primary election on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Candidates from the primary, moving forward in the General Election, will be:

Treasurer: Betty Jahnke* and Gail Solberg Glezen

Council Person: Arlen Kuzmik* and Rachel Burtt

Appellate Judge: Tara J.F. Parrish and Robin Teeple

The above named candidates will join the following candidates on the General Election ballot, Nov. 6:

President: Bryan Newland* and River Hascall

Vice President: Brenda Bjork* and Casey Cameron

Secretary: Jacques LeBlanc and Beverly Carrick



SAULT STE. MARIE — The Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation has confirmed that Hobby Lobby will be moving into the Cascade Crossings Shopping Center next year. The business is scheduled to move into the old Glen's building with a projected opening date of April 2020. 


SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – The weeklong residency of The Mystical Arts of Tibet begins with opening ceremonies at noon on Oct. 28 at Lake Superior State University, and culminates in a not to be missed performance of Sacred Music Sacred Dance for World Healing on Nov. 1 at the Arts Center.

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Great Lakes fish spawning areas are increasing in the Upper Peninsula, thanks to a project that recently reestablished more than 50 acres of fast-moving rapids habitat in the St. Mary's River. Salmon, trout, walleye, pike and perch are just some of the species benefiting from the restoration of the Little Rapids, just downstream from the Soo Locks. Read More


BAY MILLS — Bay Mills Community College’s enrollment continues to increase, with the student count this fall reaching one of the highest points since the recession. BMCC is bucking a trend amongst community colleges — a trend of declining enrollment that nearly every higher educational institution in the country is struggling to overcome. Read More

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