Traverse City Granted millions to develop near the Boardman River

Visitors and locals in Traverse City can expect to see a new boardwalk taking shape along the Boardman River.
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Schauer economic plan includes bigger clean energy mandate

Michigan Capital Building

Michigan Capital Building

The Democratic candidate for governor says he’d solve the impasse in Lansing over road funding if elected, and adopt policies that would result in “tens of thousands” of jobs.
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Saginaw gas line break leaves 325 without service

Impacted areas streets are drawn in red. Covenant HealthCare is also without gas.

Impacted areas streets are drawn in red. Covenant HealthCare is also without gas.


A gas main break in Saginaw Tuesday left around 325 homes and businesses without gas service.
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Loss of federal funding could close some Michigan health centers

gr-40629-1-1 Some Michigan Health Centers could be forced to close if the federal grants funding them are not renewed.
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State superintendent meets with charter authorizers

gr-37439-1-1There was a lengthy meeting Monday between the Michigan Superintendent of Public Instruction and some of the state’s largest charter school authorizers. Its purpose was to review the rules to ensure the independent academies are performing as promised.
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Abandoned newborn found in Newaygo County

Police in Newaygo county are continuing their investigation into an infant that was abandoned along the side of a road.

Police say they’ve located the mother of the baby. They’re not saying why she abandoned her infant or whether she’ll face criminal charges. Read more

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Sewage sniffing dog will visit Petoskey and Charlevoix to investigate storm drains

sewage sniffing dogA specially trained detection dog is headed for northwest Michigan in early August. This dog though doesn’t search for drugs or weapons, it’s a sewage sniffer. Read more

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Old Fremont High School changed to new senior apartments

DSC_0004 The former Fremont High School building is getting new life as affordable senior housing.
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Workgroup tries to forestall future schools district shutdowns

file000499964517A group of educators, lawmakers, and finance experts is working through the Legislature’s summer break. They’re trying to craft a fiscal “early warning” plan to help avert future sudden school closings when districts run out of money.
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A Northern Michigan Library is hosting Art Lecture series with unique artists

Presenter Allee Willis.

Presenter Allee Willis.


A northern Michigan library will be hosting an art lecture series emphasizing Michigan arts.

The Charlevoix Public Library, partnering with the Crooked Tree Arts Center kicks off the series July 31.

Val Meyerson is with the Charlevoix Library. She said there are three presenters with different backgrounds. Read more

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