Nestled 20 miles or so northeast of Gaylord is an area of forest that holds generations of rich historical significance. It is an area 120,000 acres strong and will soon be a site of discovery and learning. Continue reading
An effort to promote economic development in Genesee and Shiawassee counties is expanding south to the Michigan-Indiana border.
The effort began 5 years ago to promote development along the I-69 corridor. This summer, the effort is expanding south to include the cities of Charlotte, Coldwater and Marshall, Michigan. Continue reading
Don Uzarski is director of CMU’s Great Lakes Research Institute, and my captain when I went for a lesson on the water. Continue reading
Originally the EPA thought the contamination from the plant could be contained within the borders of the site. However, years after the initial cleanup, EPA officials determined this wasn’t the case. Continue reading
The field is contaminated with chemicals that came from the Pine River. Continue reading
A new regional coordinator program will ensure that some 660,000 Michigan veterans and their dependents have easier access to services.
Through the program, veterans have access to a system of coordinated services right in their own communities.
One of the most visited sites is Tahquamenon Falls.
For the first time, this weekend, National Geographic has partnered with Michigan environmental groups to bring their Great Nature Project to the Great Lakes state.
National Geographic will be hosting a so-called bio-blitz in Gaylord.
One of the key places for shipwreck and maritime history is Whitefish Point.
Bears are a part of life in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, but for one family business, bears are a way of life. Oswald’s Bear Ranch offers a walkabout for visitors to get up close to these huge animals.
A management plan is being created for seven islands in Lake Michigan. The DNR is asking for public input.
The plan will include ways to work with the islanders, zoning issues and using the island’s resources. Continue reading
The issue came up when Mayor Gabe Campbell saw skydivers landing on the airport. Continue reading
Training exercises for the National Guard, Marines and Air Force are underway this week in Grayling and Alpena.
Northern Strike is a training exercise held by the Michigan National Guard. This will be it’s 4th year. Continue reading
The city of Clare is in many ways a typical small town.
Some big ideas have taken root, especially when it comes to the arts. Continue reading
Today our On The Map series makes its next stop in Clare.
As you drive down any highway in Michigan, you may see an unfamiliar (or familiar) billboard for “Cops & Doughnuts” a ‘World Famous Bakery in Clare.’ Talking with the owners of the bakery you would never know these guys are world famous, as they act like a friendly hometown neighbor. Continue reading
One of Michigan’s most unique treasures, the Headlands International Dark Sky Park, is taking to the water on Wednesday, July 15th with a stargazing cruise on the Straits of Mackinac.
The cruise will feature a great view of the sun setting with Jupiter and Venus coming into view… as well as a stunning display of the Milky Way. Continue reading
For more than 60 years, the SS Badger has transported passengers, vehicles, and freight from Ludington to Manitowoc Wisconsin. Now, for the first time, the ferry’s route is officially part of the US 10 highway. Continue reading
After more than 20 years, restoration work on the St. Mary’s River in the Eastern Upper Peninsula is nearly complete
Scientists from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality plan to remove a blockage from the river which they say will help restore roughly seventy (70) acres of prime sport fishing area.
Miss Margy is the first of the Shepler fleet to be made in Michigan, with parts and equipment sourced from around the state. Continue reading
“More mosquitoes can actually mean fewer mosquito-borne diseases,” said Dr. Carl Doud. He’s a mosquito specialist with the Midland County Health Department. Continue reading
A quarter million dollar grant has been awarded by the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority to the city of Mount Pleasant, to aid in the demolition of one of its more infamous buildings. Continue reading
The suspect in a fatal shooting in Roscommon County has been captured in Metro Detroit.
Francisco Arroyo allegedly shot two people in Roscommon County’s Nester Township on Wednesday afternoon. One of the victims died of a gunshot wound to the head, while the other is reportedly in stable condition.
The incident prompted a statewide response. Police initially believed the suspect was heading towards Lapeer County, but he was found further south in the City of Warren, in Macomb County.
Police say he was hiding in a relative’s house. His vehicle was found unoccupied nearby.
Arroyo was taken into custody without incident, and is being held on multiple charges including open murder.
He is currently being held in the Roscommon County Jail.
A grant for Saginaw’s Fire Department has been extended through September. The move is saving fifteen jobs.
The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response, or SAFER, grant was scheduled to end June 30th, but was given a temporary extension.
In an interesting twist on a photography class, a CMU art professor left for Beaver Island with 15 honors students and a five day lesson plan.
The students were asked to explain the narrative of day-to-day life on Beaver Island, using nothing but pictures they took on their smartphones. Continue reading
A Mount Pleasant area farmer’s market will be getting a permanent home thanks to a federal grant.
The Saginaw-Chippewa Indian tribe has been awarded a grant from the US Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program.