Tag Archives: Michigan

MSU Extension bridges generational gap in agriculture with technology

Msu extension logoMichigan State University Extension will host an event in mid-March aimed at helping those new to agriculture get a head start.
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Little Traverse Conservancy gives an excuse to brave the cold

Almost every Saturday this month Little Traverse Conservancy is hosting, what they call, outdoor adventure events.

The events are aimed at getting families outside to appreciate Michigan’s unique winter landscape.
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Sno-drift: Rally racing on ice

Professional skateboarder, turned rally racer Bucky Lasek.

Professional skateboarder, turned rally racer Bucky Lasek.


Rally racing takes place on blocked off sections of public roads. Drivers race the clock attempting to get a faster time than the other teams.

Whoever finishes the course fastest is the winner.
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Scientists hunt link between Legionella and Flint water

Michigan scientists said it’s early, but as of now, there isn’t enough evidence to confirm or deny any possible link between the rise in Legionnaires Disease in Genesee county and the water crisis in Flint. Continue reading

Michigan’s support for higher education receives a failing grade

A recent report gives Michigan’s support for higher education a failing grade. graduates

Michigan was graded in six categories including: cost of tuition, state spending per student, the burden placed on families, education as a state priority, state aid to students and racial equity in degree attainment. Continue reading

First step: creating cures from worms

Dr. Xantha Karp, examining her nematodes.

Dr. Xantha Karp, examining her nematodes.

More than a quarter million dollars in grant money from the National Institutes of Health was recently awarded to a microbiologist from CMU in order to bolster a certain type of stem cell research.

Dr. Xantha Karp is a CMU professor, and the lead microbiologist on this stem cell research project.
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Michigan beet crop could be threatened by warm weather

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The same warm weather that allowed the Michigan Sugar Company to take in a record-breaking harvest may be threatening those same beets, as they sit in storage, awaiting processing.

Ray Van Driessche is the director of community and government relations for Michigan Sugar Company. He said the size of the yield was unbelievable.

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Bill Regarding Sex Offender Exclusion Zones Passes Michigan Senate

Capital_Building_Lansing (1)The state Senate has passed new legislation that clarifies Michigan’s sex offender laws. This, after U.S. District Judge Robert Cleland declared parts of those laws unconstitutionally vague earlier this year.

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Conspiracy of silence: New website shines light on elderly abuse in Michigan


Sad Old PersonThe rate of elderly abuse in Michigan is roughly 3 times more than the national average. In an attempt to raise awareness of the issue the Stern Law Group has sponsored a website that lists nursing homes and their violations nationwide. Continue reading

A new vehicle for fun

The Truck and students.

The Truck and students.

This Summer Central Michigan University is rolling out a new program aimed at getting children more active.

The program is called ‘Play on the Way’ and through it, CMU will send out a truck and trailer fully equipped with everything kids need to have fun outdoors.
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$10 million STEM institute coming to Midland

MSU CREATE for STEM Institute logo

MSU CREATE for STEM Institute logo

A new 10-million dollar science, technology, engineering and math institute is coming to Midland.

The facility will be funded by Michigan State University, Dow Chemical Company, The Herber H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation, and the Charles J. Strosacker foundations.
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U.S Forest Service passes some logging responsibilities to MDNR

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has agreed to pick up some forest management responsibilities from the federal government.

The agreement will give the DNR logging rights in three Michigan national forests.
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Asian carp closer to Great Lakes than ever

Silver Carp drawing courtesy of the DNR

Silver Carp drawing courtesy of the DNR

Asian carp were found within 80 miles of the Great Lakes, roughly 60 miles closer than they were at the beginning of this year.

Two juvenile Silver Carp, a type of Asian carp, were found in the Illinois River. The fish have been steadily making their way north over the last several years. Continue reading

Gov. Snyder signs bills allowing drivers to show electronic proof of insurance

rick-snyder-mugjpg-446cf7790e6a2ea6Michigan drivers will be able to show electronic proof of insurance during traffic stops.

That’s under a bill Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law on Wednesday.

The new law will take effect in 90 days. Until then, drivers are still required to carry a physical copy of their proof of insurance or face court-imposed fines.

Link to the Bill/Public Act:
http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?2015-HB-4193

Contractors ask Legislature to preserve prevailing wage

construction genericA group of construction contractors and trade unions is pushing back against an effort at the state Capitol to repeal prevailing wage requirements on many publicly funded projects.

State and local prevailing wage rules require contractors to pay union-level wages on schools and other public building projects. A petition drive led by non-union builders has gathered signatures to put the question before the Legislature.
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Not your average dating website — My Special Match is just for people with disabilities

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A Michigan couple has created a new dating and friendship website — but this one is a little different. It’s specifically for people with disabilities.

My Special Match is a companion and dating website that developers say works a lot like Match or E-Harmony. Continue reading