Scientist’s aren’t known for sharing the glory of an extraordinary discovery, but some researchers working on Great Lakes restoration are trying to change that publish-or-perish mentality. Read more
A business that doesn’t have a liquor license, but gives away or encourages customers to bring their own alcohol, is breaking the law. Read more
The Isabella County Sheriff’s Department is offering autism training to the public.
Wednesday night, Dec. 3, EPA officials proposed four possible clean-up plans for the Velsicol Burn Pit in St. Louis. The contaminated pit is a remnant of the former Velsicol Chemical Company plant. Read more
Homelessness is a problem all over the United States, although in rural areas it can sometimes be hard to recognize. Now one Michigan community is getting ready to open it’s door to people who need a place to stay
City officials in Mid Michigan said they will be contacting local residents for feedback on a popular farmers market.
The Midland Farmers Market could be moving, or getting a new design . Read more
After being bombarded by lake effect snow for nearly two weeks non-stop, meteorologists say Sault Ste Marie has broken its November snowfall record.
The record was originally set in 1989 at nearly 47 inches.
Dave Lawrence is a meteorologist from the Gaylord National Weather Service. He says this amount of snowfall is unprecedented for the Sault in this short amount of time.
“Ya know I think the only interesting thing is that they’ve seen 56.8 inches for the month and their entire season average snowfall is just over 120 inches. So that really puts it into perspective, ya know in an average season we’d see 50 inches spread out over three months instead of two weeks.”
The new record has bested the previous one by a solid 10 inches.
The St. Louis school district has sent out letters of warning to parents after preliminary testing of the high school practice football field returned a positive result for DDT contamination.
Edward Lorenz is the legal committee chairperson for the Community Action Group in St. Louis.
He says the EPA found significantly high levels of DDT.
“Where they have found contamination is on the practice field. They found DDT at 40 parts per million. So now they’re gonna do a more comprehensive sampling of the whole field and see if something has to be done.”
The amount of DDT found is 8 times higher than the allowable limit set by the EPA.
The contamination likely came from flooding of the field by the Pine River, which was originally contaminated by the Velsicol chemical company decades ago due to their chemical dumping practices.
More comprehensive testing of the practice field and the main playing field are expected in mid-December, weather permitting.
Michigan foodies said there’s more to local foods than cherries and wine.
And they said lesser known specialties like venison, hummus and beer are now available at stores thanks to what they call, a food hub.