Ontonagon River

ONTONAGON, MI--   A young girl is lucky to be alive, after she fell into the Ontonagon River on Friday.

State Police from the Wakefield Post were dispatched to Elmer Park in Ontonagon after the 10- to 12-year-old slipped off the boardwalk and into the water. Due to ice buildup on the shore she couldn’t get out on her own.

A man walking his dog found the girl semi-conscious and called 911. Troopers suspect she was in the river for several minutes before assistance arrived.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

EWEN, MI--   The bridge over the South Branch of the Ontonagon River near Ewen is reopen.

The Department of Natural Resources closed the former railroad bridge in May to perform rehabilitation work. The $803,000 project included removal of the old bridge deck and wooden approach abutments. The new bridge deck is constructed of pressure-treated, glue-laminated beams, deck, and railing.

The bridge provides access for snowmobile, off-road vehicle, and non-motorized traffic on the Bergland to Sidnaw Rail Grade.


NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MI--   Melting snow is causing flooding across the Upper Peninsula this week. 

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning until late Tuesday night for the Chocolay River near Harvey, and a flood watch is in effect late Tuesday night into Thursday evening for the Peshekee River near Champion. 

There’s a flood warning in effect until further notice for the Sturgeon River near Chassell and Alston and for the Trap Rock River near Lake Linden through Tuesday night.