Governor Snyder has until the end of the year to sign a bill making the drunk snowmobiling limit the same as it is when driving a car.
The 0.08 alcohol limit would apply to anyone driving a recreational vehicle. Things like snowmobiles, boats and ORVs.
Northern Michigan police said drunk driving isn’t just a problem on the road. They said drunk snowmobiling should also be taken seriously.
They said more than a decade ago state lawmakers changed the alcohol limit from 0.10 to 0.08 for people driving cars.
However, this law did not change the limit for anyone driving ORV’s, snowmobiles or boats. Read more
Schools may have a tough time finding funding for supplies and programs, but two schools in northern Michigan are receiving some helpful grants – thanks to local youth.
Students at Wolverine Community Schools and Mackinaw City Public Schools can look forward to ipads, books and assemblies thanks to the actions of other students.
Members in the Youth Advisory Council, or YAC, chose how they wanted to help other youth in their communities. Read more
AAA predicts that nearly 95 million people will be traveling for the holidays. Many divers are finding gas prices to be much better than last year.
However, energy economists said gas prices have little impact on how much people actually drive.
They said life milestones such as retiring and even what part of the country we live in are more important factors. Read more
Meteorologists said the recent winter-warm up is coming to an end, and most of the state should have a white Christmas. Read more
If you’re healthy, signing up for health insurance may not be at the top of your “to-do” list.
However, it may be helpful to know if you want coverage that begins January first, the deadline under the Affordable Care Act is Monday. Read more
Saturday, residents are gathering for a candlelight vigil in Genesee County.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Genesee County is hosting the Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance and Hope. Read more
The Michigan corn harvest is still going on in much of the state.
Officials said this year has been unusual since farmers are still working on finishing the harvest.
Crop specialists said the cool spring and mild summer made for a late corn harvest. Read more
Snow may be a great joy for snowmobilers and skiers, but for deer hunters in the Upper peninsula, the snow was a problem this year.
DNR officials said smaller deer populations, more snow, and a late corn harvest contributed to a low firearm deer harvest this year.
Michigan DNR officials said the firearm deer harvest across the state is down this year. Read more
Gardeners and farmers aren’t the only ones who should care about dirt. That’s the word from soil scientists.
December 5 is World Soil Day, and pockets of supporters around the world are using the day to raise awareness of the importance of healthy soil. Read more
A Saginaw tool company has plans to expand come spring. Officials say the expansion will bring more than 50 new jobs to the area.
Fullerton Tool Company is building a second facility in Saginaw. The company sells drills, and other cutting tools. Read more