1 dead, 1 injured in separate, nearby motorcycle crashes in Gerrish Township
GERRISH TOWNSHIP, Mich. – One motorcyclist was killed and another was injured following two separate crashes believed to be caused by a fallen tree blocking the road. Michigan State Police say at about 2:50 p.m. on Tuesday officers responded to a motorcycle injury on County Road 104 near Leafy Lane. A photo of the site along County Road 104 in Gerrish Township following two separate motorcycle crashes that occurred on June 30, 2020. Photo provided by the Michigan State Police. (Michigan State Police)MORE: Michigan News
Take a look inside popular bar, other businesses that just reopened in Northern Michigan
HOUGHTON LAKE, Mich. Northern Michigan got the green light to reopen Friday, and we took a firsthand look inside a popular bar and several other businesses. Local 4s Rod Meloni checked out a popular restaurant and bar in Prudenville and some other businesses in Houghton Lake. Friday was just what the doctor ordered up north, with bright sunshine, 75-degree weather and drinks with umbrellas in them. Servers were wearing masks, but customers didnt have to, as long as they kept their six-foot distance from other groups. Houghton Lake business owners started getting the town back to Memorial Day business as best as they could.
Its like being released from jail -- How first day of reopening has gone in Northern Michigan
Rod checked out the Frog Tiki Bar just a few minutes west of West Branch. Frog Tiki Bar also offered a glimpse at the challenges businesses will face when they reopen. As the signs went up and the doors started opening, Michiganders said theyre happy to see even a partial reopening. Weve been waiting for this for honestly two months, Frog Tiki Bar Owner Kathy Grover said. Its a big weekend.The bar is one of three tourist businesses Grover owns and runs.
Michiganders head up north after Gov. Whitmer loosens restrictions
HOUGHTON LAKE, Mich. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday that she is partially reopening businesses and lifting medical restrictions across the entire state. RELATED: VIDEO: Traverse City bars reopen at midnight as loosened restrictions beginMany Michiganders are expected to head up north for Memorial Day Weekend as nearly 20 counties reopen for business Friday. READ: Michigan Gov. "Im going to go fishing and Im not going to do work.The weather cooperated Friday.
Photos show snowmobiles that fell through thin ice on Houghton Lake
ROSCOMMON COUNTY, Mich. – On Sunday at around 12:40 p.m. officers from the Michigan State Police Houghton Lake Post responded to an address on Holly Avenue in Prudenville where a snowmobile had gone through the ice on the East Bay of Houghton Lake. The rider was not injured and refused medical treatment. Shortly after, two more snowmobiles went through the ice about 1,000 feet south of the same area.