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Winter Was Good for Island Business, Thanks to Visiting Snowmobilers

The winter brought intense cold and lots of snow, but business was good for the few places that stayed open.  “It was not a winter for the fainthearted,” however, said Tony Brodeur of the Mustang Lounge and Huron Street Pub.  More...

Governor Whitmer Halts Line 5 Tunnel Work Following AG Opinion

Work on the new utility tunnel for Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 oil pipeline was halted Thursday, March 28, following a directive from Governor Gretchen Whitmer. More...

Marlee Brown Is on Park Commission

Marlee Brown and Barry J. More...

3,339 Snowmobile Day Passes Sold

Mackinac Island saw a surge of snowmobile traffic across the ice bridge from St. Ignace this winter.  Mackinac State Historic Parks asks that visiting snowmobilers purchase a temporary snowmobile permit, using a self-registration kiosks. More...

Great Lakes Air Resumes Flights

Great Lakes Air resumed flights between St. More...

Mackinac Island’s Great Lakers Robotics Team To Compete April 6

Great Lakers Robotics, the robotics team at Mackinac Island Public School, has flourished over the last four years with the help of key volunteers from the community. More...

Voters Will Choose Two for City Council During May 7 Election

Three candidates will vie for two seats on the Mackinac Island City Council Tuesday, May 7, when Alan Sehoyan faces incumbents Kay Hoppenrath and Andrew McGreevy. Polls will be open in Community Hall on Market Street from 7 a.m. More...

Line 5 Oil Spill Plan Sent Back to Regulators

A judge last week ruled that federal regulators must review and provide more detail to their plan for responding to an oil spill on Line 5. The ruling sides with a lawsuit filed by the National Wildlife Federation.  More...

Martin Recognized for Role Helping Children

Bogan Lane Inn keeper Trish Martin has been awarded a special commendation by the Mackinac Island  Police Department for her role in helping to get two children to safety in February. More...

Ferries Resume Service April 5

Star Line resumed its boat service Friday, April 5, on the MV Huron.  Three trips (two on Sundays) will be made daily. The boat will depart the Island at 8:30 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. daily.  From St. More...

Meals on Snowmobiles Provides Food, Service Opportunities on Mackinac Island

Every winter, local high school and middle school students take their snowmobiles throughout the Island to deliver small packages of food. More...

Repeated Snowstorms Challenge Construction Workers This Winter

Beyond the picturesque ski runs and quiet trails, wintertime on Mackinac Island means construction. This winter packed a wallop for construction crews as heavy snow fell and will continue to stick around well into spring.  More...

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