Sault Ste Marie

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

A Michigan tribal leader says he supports Kamala Harris to be Joe Biden’s running mate in the 2020 election. 

Business not as usual in the Sault amid Covid-19

Jul 16, 2020
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Sault Ste Marie Michigan and Sault Ste Marie Ontario share a lot. Their name, the locks, and especially business. Now with the border closed to non-essential travel, business has changed in both cities.


Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Sunday, March 15 that she’s working to shut down privately-owned casinos as part of Michigan’s efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus. 

Whitmer's executive orders don’t apply to casinos owned by Native American tribes, and as sovereign nations, the Michigan Gaming Control Board can’t make them do anything.

Still, some tribes have closed their casinos. Some have not. It’s a complicated decision, as many rely on casino revenue to fund their governments.


Sara Byks

In Sault Ste Marie the locks bring the noise. You can hear the alarms of the gates, the foghorns, and the sound of the boats on the lake. But just a few blocks away from the locks, you can hear sounds like no other, all you have to do is listen…

The Poe Lock turns 50

Jun 26, 2019
Sault Ste Marie Conventions and Visitor Bureau

Today (June 26th) visitors in the Soo are celebrating the Poe Locks birthday. Officials said the lock is turning 50 years old this year.