After a slow holiday season, Roam Inn in Munising has seen a big increase in winter tourism since the start of the year. Owner Tom Dolaskie credits this to the strong winter weather in the area which many have used to snowmobile, ice climb, cross country ski, fat-tire bike, and sightsee.
Lake Superior Ice Caves Tours is offering a land-based sled ride until the end of winter. The rides last around two hours, where up to four guests are pulled behind a snowmobile in a sled with seats. The ride visits Miners Falls and Miners Castle Overlook.
“Over roughly the last 10 days or so, we’ve seen about 100 employees, per day, testing positive for COVID. We’ve never seen numbers like that before amongst our employees,” said Chris Gautz, Michigan Department of Correction (MDOC) Spokesperson.
For the annual Spay Day, UPAWS is giving animal lovers a chance to get their pets neutered for a reduced cost. Between January and February residents can contact UPAWS to schedule an appointment. Due to COVID, slots are limited and are only by appointment.
Positions ranging from handing out drinks at aid stations to manning road crossings. There were hundreds of racers taking part in the event. As volunteers were hard at work, one racer says everything went smoothly.
He says investing in rural communities is important whether they be in the mainland or in the U.P. For those who are moving into Michigan he says that this is the perfect time to start a business. It wasn’t just Gilchrist who thought that the tour went well. Iverson Snowshoes co-owner Jim Baker says it felt like the Lieutenant Governor was listening to what he had to say.
Michigan State University Police and Public Safety announced they, along with law enforcement partners, recovered a body in the Red Cedar River around 12:30 p.m. The body was found about 1.5 miles downriver of where Brendan Santo was last seen.
Spectrum reminded its customers Friday to be wary of scam callers. A U.P. resident called TV6 Friday afternoon after receiving a scam call themselves. They reported that the scammer claimed to be Spectrum and promised a discounted bill if they paid the caller $120.
Formerly known as the “Mini-Grant” program, with the help of David and Clair Pasahow, the grant has been renamed to the “Community Impact Grant.” The Pasahow family will match any Community Impact Grant awarded by the Community Foundation.
Michigan DNR is accepting applications for its deer habitat improvement partnership grant.The grant program is designed to improve deer habitats throughout private lands in the U.P. The program is now in its 14th year running as part of the deer range improvement program, which is funded in part by deer hunting license revenue. The grant amounts range in price depending on the project the funds will be used for.
Junior skiers competed in 5k’s, 3k’s and a 1k event. The racers share the same start area as the 50k ski marathon. Co-Race Director Maureen McFadden says it’s important to get kids out there so they can feel involved as well. She says the best part is seeing their accomplishments first hand.
One Marquette company offers a hands-on experience to tourists rather than just a scenic overlook turnoff. Currently offering ice fishing excursions, Marquette Adventures has been giving guests a comfortable experience in rural areas of the U.P. for the past 5 years.
A sled dog musher from New Hampshire registered to race in this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race collided with a truck while mushing near Willow on Wednesday, which has left one sled dog dead and three others injured.
Sawyer International Airport is in line for some big upgrades. These include renovating and expanding the terminal, modernizing the entrance, providing a shuttle service for travelers, changing the airport name, demolishing unusable buildings around the airport, and adding more commercial flights to its schedule.
The grants aren’t just about recovery programs. They are about the whole scope of substance abuse. Sevarns says her consortium will be partnering with local health departments to destigmatize getting help and what it means when people are in a recovery program.