906-293-8401 nbynews@jamadots.com

Bridge over Tahquamenon River

Contractors used a helicopter today to lift the four sections of a new 142-foot-long pedestrian bridge into place at the Lower Tahquamenon Falls. The operation began this morning after a rain delay and took about four hours to complete. Barricades at Tahquamenon Falls...

Still glowing: The rise of Erik Rintamaki

By Carol Stiffler Walk along Lake Superior on any half-decent evening and you will see the effect Erik Rintamaki has had on its shores. No longer abandoned in the evening, crowds of people carrying UV flashlights pepper the beach. The nearby parking lots are sometimes...

Back to school

By Carol Stiffler The start of the 2021-2022 school year is just days away, and school districts have been tasked with making preparations to handle the ongoing COVID pandemic. At the start of the last school year, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer had been signing...

Madison Yale’s emotional return

By Carol Stiffler Madison Yale is a very happy girl. She’s very smiley – always smiling, her aunt says – and not easily bothered. So when she went missing for 26 hours last week, it upset the entire world around her, but not necessarily Madison. Though she...

Census figures don’t add up

By Carol Stiffler Where did you live on April 1, 2020? The U.S. Census Bureau asked that question last year, for its most recent census survey, and the results for Luce County indicate a massive loss in population. In short: The numbers may not be correct. The United...

Fighting for a wolf hunt

By Carol Stiffler Newberry resident Jim Hoy attended the first ever Michigan Wolf Advisory Council meeting on Wednesday, August 4 in Ishpeming. Hoy is an outspoken proponent for establishing a gray wolf hunt to manage the wolf population. It’s a controversial topic in...