Category Archives: Economy

Report shows increasing cost of raising children

moneyThe cost of raising a child has increased by nearly 2 percent since 2012, according to a report released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The report estimates it will cost low-income families, or those making less than $61,530 annually, about $176,550 to raise a child from birth to age 18.
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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

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