Since Aramark took over food services at the state’s prisons, the company has dismissed an average of eleven employees a month. Read more
A merger has been finalized between Artcenter of Traverse City and Crooked Tree Arts Council of Petoskey. Read more
The two week study was conducted by a marketing research class from Lake Superior State University.
12 students were divided into subgroups and used patron demographics to look at things like the demand for additional flight destinations, satisfaction rates and parking. Read more
A business that doesn’t have a liquor license, but gives away or encourages customers to bring their own alcohol, is breaking the law. Read more
The geminid meteor shower will be taking place over the next few days, with astronomy experts predicting it to peak Saturday and Sunday.
Mary Adams is the Director of the International Dark Sky Park in Emmet County.
She said this meteor shower is one of the most prolific meteor showers of the year, and one you won’t want to miss.
“The estimate is that there can be between 120 and 160 meteors per hour, so that’s more than one per minute. That’s a lot of activity.”
Adams said despite the shower’s greater quantity of meteors, some light pollution from the moon may hinder peak viewing hours.
She said, “We are at the last quarter moon when the meteor shower comes to it’s peak, and the last quarter moon can still shed a great deal of light into the sky. So we might not be seeing those numbers just because of the light of the moon, but it still should be a magnificent show this year.”
She said since the geminid typically appears earlier in the evening, anytime after 10pm should be fine for viewing.
The next meteor shower, Ursid, takes place around the winter solstice December 21st.
The board will consider adding a Master of Public Health degree to the list of available programs at CMU. Read more
Meteorologists say we can expect a mild December. It’s the result of an increasing El Nino pattern in the south pacific.
Consumer analysts say, once again this year, technology gifts will be a huge hit. Read more
Health advocates say a problem that has been on the decline in recent years, now only affects one out of every nine babies instead of one out of eight . That problem: preterm or “premature” birth. Read more
Conservation officials said the men have been sentenced with $4,000 each in restitution fines, $625 each in court fines and five days of jail time.
The two admitted to shooting 20 redhead ducks while hunting last month in Arenac county.
The bag limit for redhead ducks is two per hunter.