Security and rescue operations on Great Lakes waters are changing. The U-S Coast Guard is planning to temporarily shut down 8 Coast Guard stations around the Great Lakes. It’s the beginning of a larger transition aimed at improving the efficiency of stations around the nation. But Great Lakes Today’s Elizabeth Miller in Cleveland reports on one Ohio community that doesn’t want to see its Coast Guard unit go.
The national gas price average is two-dollars and thirty -six-cents a gallon. That’s almost forty cents less than what we were paying a year ago.
The grand opening for the Odawa Casino Resort in Mackinaw city drew in hundreds of community members.
History that was largely forgotten is now resurfacing in the form of a documentary on PBS.
Heroes on Deck focuses on the history of World War II aircraft carriers found at the bottom of Lake Michigan and the pilots that trained on them.
The Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum is planning to pre-screen the film before it airs on PBS. Continue reading
Jennifer Eisner is a spokesperson for the department. She says by conducting the tests in Michigan, potential patients will receive results faster.
“A big part of this is with the quicker turn around time and the sooner someone knows their results, it can help reduce the potential for sexual transmission . Because if you know you have the virus you can take preventive measures to help stop the spread of the disease.”
The virus is spread by mosquito’s and through sexual contact. It is known to cause serious birth defects in infants.
Eisner said symptoms in adults are typically mild, including red eyes, rashes and fevers.
Chateau Grand Traverse created a series of wines to incorporate two of Michigan’s biggest industries: agriculture and recreation. The wines were named woods, water, and picnic.
The damage was done to a new sign detailing areas where turkey hunting would be fruitful in Allegan State Game Area.
This year the festival is celebrating a new 150-mile long birding trail.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is particularly urging women who are pregnant or may become pregnant to protect themselves from the zika virus.
Only two wolves likely remain on Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior.
One of the plans on the table for discussion is a proposed 3-million dollar pavilion.
Darwin Branski is the park’s building and grounds manager. He said the park’s master plan was developed in 2006.
“ We expect that there are some site modifications that may come about as a result as this. Or maybe some additional features that are identified that folks would consider to be important. We hope to update that plan. And based on the public input that will chart a future for the development or the completion of the development of the park.”
Branski said a workshop is scheduled to discuss the park Wednesday at 6:30 at the Bay City City Hall.
Charlie Vallier is Chairman of the Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum, and yes, he loves his job.
That’s according to a poll conducted by the Michigan chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
A new triathlon is coming to North-East Michigan in August, and event organizers are claiming it will be a rough race.
The Michigan Municipal League’s Place Plan program is the catalyst for the proposed changes.
The state has awarded $350,000 to 18 communities to continue development of the Iron Belle Trail. The trail runs from Detroit to Ironwood in the Upper Peninsula.
A proposal to curb tall building projects in Traverse City has reached the city’s attorney.
The proposal comes from the group – Save Our Downtown. It was unhappy with the city’s handling of a pair of nine story buildings on – the city commission approved the project despite concerns from the community. That project has since stalled. Continue reading
Over 700 acres of forest land was purchased by the Leelanau Conservancy last week for 4.1 million dollars. The land was the largest contiguous tract of privately owned land remaining in Leelanau County.
However, they’ve recently decided to expand into seven different states.
They’re cutting back after receiving phone calls from citizens and environmental groups who complained the DNR was going overboard.
A state house bill has come under fire from conservation groups for allowing information about pipeline integrity to remain secret. In particular, opponents say they’re worried about line 5, the Enbridge pipeline that runs under the Straits of Mackinac.
The Clare Downtown Historic District was approved for a listing on the National Register of Historic Places.