MidMichigan Health has received $494,900 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to create a rural telemedicine program.
An ambitious project known as A2TC is gaining strength in communities across lower Michigan. The project is proposing to use existing railroads to implement a passenger train service linking Traverse City to Ann Arbor. Continue reading
A five-thousand dollar grant awarded to the Hurley Medical Center in Flint is being used for the finer things in life — like haircuts and massages.
The services are being offered to any senior citizen who stays at the hospital for more than three days. Continue reading
The vision of a local photographer is coming into focus as final preparations are made to open a new photo gallery in the heart of downtown Petoskey. Continue reading
A new 10-million dollar science, technology, engineering and math institute is coming to Midland.
The facility will be funded by Michigan State University, Dow Chemical Company, The Herber H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation, and the Charles J. Strosacker foundations.
A Facebook post prompted the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to be inundated with reports of wolf poaching in Clare county.
Officials with the DNR said the picture circulating on Facebook of a man holding a wolf he shot was, in fact, not taken in Michigan. Continue reading
Jazz musicians from around the state are hard at work putting together a tribute concert scheduled for Saturday, November 14th at Saginaw Valley State University. Continue reading
Veterans in the tri-city area can receive free education and employment resources at an expo this weekend, November 6 and 7.
The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency is hosting a veteran expo in Flint at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center on 3501 Lapeer Road, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. – noon on Saturday. Continue reading
Four Michigan Organizations are partnering up to sponsor what they call, “The Novembeard healthy hunter event” taking place Tuesday November, 10th.
Their plan is to encourage the importance of health and safety among men. Continue reading
Nurses at Alpena Regional Medical Center have authorized their bargaining leaders to call a strike.
Uncle John’s Cider Mill in St. Johns has resumed sales of cider, after a sample tested positive for E. Coli earlier this week.
Uncle John’s ceased all cider sales following that positive test result earlier this week, and a recall was issued for cider with a sell-by date of October 30th. Continue reading
The state is advising consumers to throw away cider bought from Uncle John’s Cider Mill in St. Johns due to a possible E. Coli contamination.
The state advisory applies to Uncle John’s cider with a sell-by date of October 30th. Cider sold by the cup between October 18th and October 21st may also have been affected. Continue reading
DEQ representatives said they mishandled the testing of Flint’s drinking water. They were holding the city to guidelines meant for a town with half of Flint’s population. Continue reading
Any local ordinance that bans specific dog breeds may soon be struck down, under legislation approved by the Senate earlier this month, with bipartisan support.
The measure would prevent ordinances that say a specific breed is not allowed, or to be controlled in a certain way.
There are entrepreneurs and then there are “mom-preneurs”.
In Traverse City lives a woman who does it all — she created a teething toy for children, started her own company and now sells her product all over the United States and Canada. Continue reading
Walleye bag limits in Saginaw Bay are being raised from 5-8. Yellow Perch limits are being cut in half to twenty-five. Continue reading
A 170 year old dam in Shiawassee County finally has a clear future.
The City of Corunna had been challenging it’s ownership of the dam, saying there was a break in valid ownership back in 1979 when a deed was obtained.
It’s that time of year where Michigan residents begin preparations for winter.
This season, the National Weather Service is offering up training seminars in hopes to better prepare the community for what this winter has in store. Continue reading
A closed prison will reopen in northern Michigan to take on Inmates and employees from an adjacent corrections facility which is scheduled to shut down due to high upgrade costs. Continue reading
What do Anthropology, Twitter and an Engineering lab have in common? Absolutely nothing!
However, the combination of those three things somehow ended up leading to Alma College getting their hands on copies of fossils faster than ever before.
Community colleges across the nation will observe a moment of silence at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 8th in remembrance of the Umpqua Community College shooting last week.
Mid-Michigan and Alpena Community Colleges are a couple of Michigan colleges that have confirmed they will be participating in the campus-wide remembrance. Continue reading
The state granted more than a quarter-million dollars for improving coastal trails and nearby towns across the state.
Grand Traverse County received the single largest grant, just under $100,000.
The rest of the money was parceled out to the Clinton River Watershed Council, and three other environmental groups farther south.
The Rusty-patched Bumblebee and the Regal Fritillary, which is a butterfly, are under consideration along with the Wood Turtle.
Georgia Parham is a Public Affairs Manager for the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service. She said that although they’re small, insects are important species.
“I think it’s interesting that we have a couple insects in this group of species, both of which are pollinators. Pollinators and other species are very important to lots of different kinds of things. We sometimes get the question, ‘Well, what does it matter if we lose a species of Butterfly or a Bumblebee or something like that.’ I think it’s important to think about the big picture and the roles that these insects play in the pollination of not only wildflowers but agricultural crops as well.”
She said this is the beginning of a long road to get on the list.
“It is a long process. Or it can be…Depending on how many resources we have and what kind of information we need. Some species are very local and it’s not as difficult to gather information about them. Some of ‘em are very wide ranging and it takes time to collect information that accurately reflects its status.”
Both of the insects have been petitioned for the list in the past, but didn’t make it on. The Wood Turtle is already listed as threatened in Michigan.
Local health experts say they’re renewing focus on immunization education. They are hoping to lower the number of vaccine waivers in schools.
Michigan is ranked with the 4th highest vaccine waiver rate in the country. Continue reading