Author Archives: Mike Horace

Kildee hopes to use repurposed federal funds to tackle commercial blight

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint)

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint)

Congressman Dan Kildee is hoping to get the federal government to help foot the bill for tearing down abandoned commercial properties in Michigan’s cities.

The Flint Democrat says abandoned commercial properties can be a drag on entire neighborhoods, hurting property values and affecting quality of life.
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Report: Michigan beaches less likely to exceed bacteria standards

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Michigan beaches close less frequently due to high bacteria levels in the water than beaches in neighboring Great Lakes states, according to a recent report.
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Cadillac boat manufacturer purchased by French yacht builder

file3681252856542A Cadillac-based boat manufacturer has been purchased by a French yacht builder. The sale could eventually create new jobs in Wexford County.
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Possible tornado touches down near Hale

The National Weather Service is investigating reports of a tornado touchdown near Hale in Iosco County.
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I-75 closure ahead in eastern Upper Peninsula

I-75ClosureTravelers along I-75 in the eastern Upper Peninsula will face a detour and some longer travel times starting next week.

I-75 will be closed starting Monday between M-134 and M-48. Work crews are replacing a large culvert near the Chippewa / Mackinac county line. Read more

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DNR soliciting public comment on Kirtland’s Warbler plan

Kirtland's Warbler. Photo by Dan Kennedy, Michigan DNR.

Kirtland’s Warbler. Photo by Dan Kennedy, Michigan DNR.

The Kirtland’s Warber, an endangered bird species that nests almost exclusively in northern Michigan, has made a remarkable comeback over the last 40 years. The bird’s population has recovered so much that steps are now being taken to eventually remove it from the endangered species list.

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National Guard in discussions with DNR to expand Camp Grayling

Image courtesy Google Earth.

Image courtesy Google Earth.

The Michigan National Guard and the Department of Natural Resources are having preliminary discussions about a possible expansion of Camp Grayling, using state-owned land.
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Standish funeral home owner pleads guilty to embezzlement

file4021285826512A Standish-area funeral home owner has pleaded guilty to multiple felony embezzlement charges, tied to prepaid funeral contracts.
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Michigan sees drop in food stamp recipients

00848Fewer Michiganders are relying on the government to put food on their tables, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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AmeriGas issued subpoenas; accused of price gouging, misrepresenting prices

file0001691310751AmeriGas, one of Michigan’s largest propane suppliers, has been ordered to provide Michigan’s attorney general records tied to allegations of price gouging over the winter.
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