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Alligator escapes from Mackinac Co. zoo

Minolta DSC Residents of Mackinac County could find a surprise in their yard, an alligator escapee!
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Saginaw County to vote on tax increase for mosquito abatement

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Saginaw county will ask residents next month to approve a millage increase to fight mosquitoes.
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Charlevoix beaches and parks go tobacco free

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A tobacco-free policy was adopted at the Charlevoix city council meeting on July 7th. It impacts all city parks and beaches.
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Food Truck Friday brings start-up entrepreneurs to CMU

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Central Michigan University’s Research Corporation is bringing together food trucks from around the area for an event it’s calling Food Truck Fridays.
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Hundreds of students attend philanthropy camp at CMU

Purpose, passion, and philanthropy brought students from all over Michigan for a leadership camp at Central Michigan University recently.

A rainy weekend may have kept some inside, but it didn’t keep hundreds of students from learning about philanthropy and community service. Read more

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Mt. Pleasant fire ordinance made permanent

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The Mt Pleasant City Council Monday night passed an ordinance making it a misdemeanor to be with 300 feet of a fire.
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CMU employee runs 100th race

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For a lot of people running a single race is a huge goal, but for CMU Employee Brad Kloha, one race is barely a warm up.
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Community Compassion Network food pantry to close next month

The closing of a local food pantry could affect hundreds of families in Isabella County.

The Community Compassion Network’s stationary food pantry is set to close due to high overhead costs to run the facility.

Tom Olver is President of United Way of Isabella County.

He said, “It’s a real concern. There are some 500 families that have been taking advantage of the services at the stationary pantry on a monthly basis, and we’ve spent the better part of our week communicating with our non-profit organizations and community leaders to try and understand what impact that will have across the community.”

Olver said the network’s mobile food pantries will continue to operate and serve the needs of the community until a new facility is acquired.

The last day guests will be served at the pantry is June 26th.

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New worksite wellness program is aimed at improving productivity.

office workHealth department officials in central Michigan have launched a new program to help improve the health of workers.

The Central Michigan District Health Department is making house-calls, or to be more accurate- business-calls in its new Worksite Wellness program. Read more

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Child Abuse Protocol document signing

This week a new child abuse investigation initiative will launch in Isabella county. Read more

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