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Military Expo Assists Veterans at Wexford Civic Center Serving past, present and future veterans. The Wexford Civic Center in Cadillac hosted the Northwest Michigan Veteran and Military Expo for the first time on Saturday. Sponsors from around Northern Michigan collaborated to provide information for veterans and their families.

Salute Ste. Marie Hosts 10th Annual Michigan Paranormal Convention People curious about the unknown gathered in Sault Ste. Marie for the 10th Annual Michigan Paranormal Convention. More than 1,000 paid to see the biggest names in the paranormal industry. The three-day event wrapped up on Saturday. Television stars and speakers covered enthusiast topics like psychic abilities, ghost hunting, demonology and more.

Luce County Forest Fire 'Supressed' according to DNR Crews were working earlier today to contain a 14-acre forest fire in Luce County. The DNR says the fire is in McMillian Township, just north of the Toonerville Trolley tracks. They say there is no immediate threat to roads or structures in the county and the fire is currently "suppressed".

Chippewa County Sheriff Released From Hospital, Recovering at Home A Northern Michigan sheriff is back home recovering tonight, two weeks after a crash that put him in the intensive care unit. The Chippewa County Sheriff's Office says Michael Bitnar left the hospital today. Bitnar says a car crossed the center line two weekends ago and hit him head-on.

Midland Woman Dead After Missaukee Lake Boating Accident A woman from Midland is dead after a boat accident in Missaukee County. The sheriff's office says it happened Friday night on Missaukee Lake near W. White Birch Ct. Deputies say Carol Bedell fell overboard while on a pontoon boat driven by a man from Midland.

Coming for the hardware VESTABURG - Inside the minds of the Vestaburg football players, one word roams around in their head as the season looms - hardware. It's not a word one might expect from a team in its first year of 8-man football, but the Wolverines have already accomplished an early goal of success in believing they can be successful this season.

WATCH: Michigan RB commit goes off in season opener The future is already looking bright for the Michigan backfield.

Cancer Surviving Soldier 'Rucks' To Mackinac Bridge to Fight Cancer We first introduced you to Shayn Lindquist Friday on 'the four.' Lindquist is a cancer survivor and soldier. When he beat cancer, he decided he wanted to help those still fighting their battle and the organizations that helped him. "I know that anyone going through cancer knows that they need all the support they can get," Lindquist said.

'He died very clearly by violent means' STANTON - Alleged drug deals from a back bedroom, a man found with his head caved in after an argumentative visit, bloodied hands being washed off in a bar restroom… A nearly four-hour preliminary examination Thursday in Montcalm County District Court shone some light onto the dark side of the small community of Coral.

Michigan's 62-39 loss to Ohio State is the prologue to their 2019 season But what if I told you that loss wasn't just the end of a season, it was also the start of a new era of Michigan football. If a loss like that couldn't shake a team to its core, I'm not sure what would. Jim Harbaugh did what needed to be done to put Michigan in a better position this season.

5 questions at receiver for Michigan football in 2019 "Doing a fantastic job at all the receiver positions." Sainristil, a true freshman out of Everett, MA, will likely see the field a steady amount in 2019 with Michigan rolling out more spread sets. "Mikey just needs to keep doing what he's doing," Harbaugh said.

St. Ambrose Cellars' Celebrates Fifth Anniversary of Tasting Room with 'The Crush 2019' A Benzie County business is celebrating a big milestone this weekend and wants you to join the party. Saint Ambrose Cellars in Beulah is having their anniversary party called "The Crush" on Saturday. They are celebrating the five years since they first opened their tasting room and all of the growth they have had since.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore Moves to New Location in Traverse City The Grand Traverse Region Habitat for Humanity had a big reason to celebrate Friday! Its new ReStore location opened for business. After outgrowing their old location, the new ReStore has much more space, higher visibility and designated drop off space.

G.T. Watershed Center to Use Grant to Build Green Infrastructure in Elk Rapids The watershed center of Grand Traverse Bay is helping Elk Rapids go green. A $150-thousand grant will allow the watershed center to fund a green infrastructure project to increase the storage of stormwater. That means less pollution flowing into the Grand Traverse Bay.

New Local and State Measures Taken in the Battle Against Opioid Addiction Big steps were taken this week in the fight against the opioid epidemic, both on a local and state level. Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order creating the Michigan Opioids Task Force on Wednesday. The task force will be made up of leaders from across state government.

Traverse City to Host Thousands of Athletes During Ironman Triathlon This Sunday, thousands of runners will dot Traverse City's Front Saint for the Ironman Triathlon. More than 2,000 athletes will be competing. Bright and early Sunday morning, they will run, bike and swim more than 70 miles. With about 10-thousand spectators expected, here are a few things you will want to know if you are going to be in the area.

Local Business Makes T-shirts to Help Chippewa County Sheriff With Recovery Costs More than 600 T-shirts were hot off the press Friday afternoon. All of them are going to support the Chippewa County Sheriff Michael Bitnar as he recovers in the intensive care unit. It has been nearly two weeks he was involved in a serious car crash that sent him into the I.C.U.

An Irish goodbye HUBBARDSTON - After 20 years of providing the Hubbardston community with authentic access to Irish culture, The Celtic Path is be closing down. Store owner Patricia Baese says her store will be officially closing for business on Sept. Located at 214 E.

Fred Meijer River Valley Rail Trail to be completed sometime in 2020 BELDING - Folks wishing to cycle their way from Greenville to Saranac have been waiting patiently for the construction of a trail for several years - and they'll likely have to wait at least one more. During the regular monthly meeting of the Friends of the Fred Meijer River Valley Rail Trail meeting on Aug.

Members of Congress Tour Soo Locks Members of Congress toured part of Sault Ste. Marie Friday afternoon to take a closer look at the effort to build a new lock. It is part of the energy and water committee's efforts to work with the Army Corps of engineers on projects with a national priority.

Crystal Township citizens aim to prevent sale of recreational marijuana CRYSTAL TOWNSHIP - Throughout the past several months one community in Montcalm County has stood by and played the waiting game in regards to the sale of recreational marijuana, but that game will soon be over.

Idlewild International Film Festival Debuts This Weekend! The inaugural Idlewild International Film Festival kicks off this weekend! "I think that it's important that we all tell our own stories," explained film festival curator and filmmaker Tinisha Brugnone. Decades ago, excitement, tourists, and beautiful northern Michigan nature filled the village of Idlewild.

CC-C Athletic Hall of Fame's Class of 2019 includes 3 athletes, 1 coach, 2 teams CARSON CITY - In its sixth year of the Athletic Hall of Fame, the Carson City-Crystal athletic department has named its class for 2019, which includes six inductees. Four individuals will be enshrined in the Hall of Fame along with two teams. The 2019 class includes G.

Grosse Ile EPA lab workers will not move to Ann Arbor lab, citing air quality concerns Environmental Protection Agency employees at a Grosse Ile facility will not be returning to work on Monday. The Large Lakes Research Station was closed on Wednesday, despite backlash from local, state, and federal politicians.

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