Author Archives: Arielle Breen

“Up North Trails” offer interactive website

Michigan Trail-goers now have a new resource for accessing trail information in northern Michigan.

Fifty organizations collaborated to create an interactive website called “Up North Trails.” Read more

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Farm products seized and destroyed in Arenac County

One Mid Michigan food Cooperative is pushing for a change in state rules on the sale of farm foods. This, after they were forced to dump more than 200 gallons of milk and 12-hundred eggs.

Earlier this month a truck from “My Family Co-Op” was stopped in Arenac County, and inspected by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The inspection resulted in dairy, meat, eggs and honey being seized under state agriculture regulations. Read more

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Traverse City Granted millions to develop near the Boardman River

Visitors and locals in Traverse City can expect to see a new boardwalk taking shape along the Boardman River.
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Abandoned newborn found in Newaygo County

Police in Newaygo county are continuing their investigation into an infant that was abandoned along the side of a road.

Police say they’ve located the mother of the baby. They’re not saying why she abandoned her infant or whether she’ll face criminal charges. Read more

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A Northern Michigan Library is hosting Art Lecture series with unique artists

Presenter Allee Willis.

Presenter Allee Willis.


A northern Michigan library will be hosting an art lecture series emphasizing Michigan arts.

The Charlevoix Public Library, partnering with the Crooked Tree Arts Center kicks off the series July 31.

Val Meyerson is with the Charlevoix Library. She said there are three presenters with different backgrounds. Read more

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A new community improvement project is “Taking Root in Saginaw”

Photograph by Arielle Breen

Photograph by Arielle Breen


Mid Michigan has a new project in the works that aims to improve the quality of life in the region.

The Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy was awarded $28,500 in grant money for a project they call “Taking Root in Saginaw”. Read more

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Northern Michigan gets $6 million for “Deep Freeze Fund”


Almost a dozen counties hit by strong winter weather now have the opportunity to apply for millions in infrastructure grant money.

Cold weather this past winter was strong enough to damage water and sewer mains for some areas of northern Michigan.

Officials said $6 million in grants are available to help eligible communities through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Read more

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Solar company plans to bring over 300 jobs to the Mid Michigan region


A Georgia-based solar company plans to bring over 300 jobs to the Mid Michigan region.

Officials said the solar manufacturing company, Suniva, has started construction of a new facility in Saginaw. Read more

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State parks have recent upgrades from recreational passport sales

State parks have recent upgrades from recreational passport sales

While visitors to state parks are out roughing it this summer they may notice some upgrades to facilities.

DNR officials said some state parks, including ones in Roscommon and Montmorency counties, have had electrical upgrades or other improvements completed. The DNR says it has spent $7 million on improvements-things like new campgrounds and improved well water systems. Read more

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Red Cross faces summertime blood shortage

Officials with the American Red Cross are worried about low blood supplies – just as we enter what is traditionally the slowest time of the year for blood donations. Read more

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