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Special Olympics aims for $1.2 million Polar Plunge goal

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Special Olympics Michigan is looking to raise over $1.2 million through its Polar Plunge events.

The Mount Pleasant Polar Plunge alone raised over $80,000 for the Special Olympics. Several other events took place in Saginaw, Cheboygan and Alpena among others this past weekend. Continue reading

A Bay County program that helps homeless or runaway teens is now hoping to help the young adults learn life-skills

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A program in Bay County that helps homeless and runaway teens is now expanding to help them learn life-skills.

Project Impact began last year in Bay and Arenac counties.

The program helps at-risk or homeless youth through age 21 or younger through mentoring and finding shelter. Continue reading

Bay County, Michigan recognized as logistics leader

6fd362441e6d6c96fc8a48c52604e26bBay County was ranked ninth nationally when it came to logistics — that’s the industry responsible for transporting goods, either by air, road, train or sea.

Trevor Keyes is the Vice President of Economic Development for Bay Future.

He said things like MBS International Airport and the Saginaw River helped Bay County land on the list.

“I think we’ve always known locally that we have shipping channels and logistics channels that work well with business but to be recognized nationally is one of those really special things. We’re so glad that these facilities made the designation for us.”

Keyes said the county hopes to dredge the Saginaw River in the near future, so large ocean-going ships can traverse the waterway, further increasing its logistics capacity.

The rankings come from Business Facilities magazine. It also named Memphis, Tennessee and Houston, Texas as leaders in logistics.

State grant to fight Phragmites in Saginaw Bay region

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Bay County received a $350,000 grant to battle the invasive species Phragmites in the Saginaw Bay.

The grant will be used for a 2-year project to control and remove the invasives, and educate the community on the species. Continue reading

Bay County summit aims to tackle heroin addiction

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Health officials say Bay County has seen a recent spike in heroin use. An event December 15 is looking to reach out to those affected by the drug.

A heroin summit is being planned by the Self Sufficiency Task Force and the Bay County Prevention Network. Speakers at the event will include past users, family members, law enforcement, and doctors. Continue reading

CMU receives nearly 400K for invasive species research

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CMU has been awarded nearly $400,000 to expand its work on controlling invasive species in Michigan, which was the second highest grant amount received among 19 other organizations.

According to the DNR, the grant aims to evaluate and expand management tools for invasive species in the Great Lakes.
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Michigan strategic fund approves investment plans for Bay County corporation

Stack of MoneyThe Michigan Economic Development Corporation is stepping in to help a Bay County company expand its business, and create jobs.

The Mando America Corporation facility in Monitor Township is receiving a $200,000 grant from the state to help with the expansion. Continue reading