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Midland is the first city in Michigan to become a designated Safe Community


The city of Midland has been designated a Safe Community through a national organization.

The National Safety Council’s Safe Communities America program accredited Midland.

The program is aimed at helping communities create an action plan for areas of concern. Continue reading

An event in Midland is hoping to raise awareness on gun violence

Photo courtesy: Wear Orange Day

Photo courtesy: Wear Orange Day

An event in Midland next week, June 2nd, is aimed at raising awareness of gun violence. The event coincides with a larger, national effort.

National Wear Orange Day is a day to honor people killed by gun violence and their families.

It began last year in Chicago in memory of a 15-year old girl who had been killed in gun violence. June 2nd was her birthday.

Kathy Kinkema is with the organization, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. She is organizing the Midland event.

“We’re planning on June 2nd we’re planning a picnic in Midland and we’re going to have a short program, and a light picnic. And the whole intentional of the wear orange is to honor any individuals families that have been impacted by gun violence.”

Kinkema said she hopes the event will help raise awareness of the dangers of gun violence.

More information on the Midland event and others can be found at, http://act.everytown.org/event/2016-wear-orange-events/search/

DEQ report looks at dioxin cleanup in Midland 


After years of soil sampling and cleanup efforts – the Department of Environmental Quality has released a report on the status of the dioxin contamination cleanup in Midland.

The report is the final step of cleanup efforts after area soils were contaminated by dioxin from Dow Chemical. Continue reading

Rotary program trains next generation of peace-makers

Jeanne Schaller of Midland, at her graduation from Rotary's Peace Fellowship program

Jeanne Schaller of Midland, at her graduation from Rotary’s Peace Fellows program

For years, Rotary clubs have been making a difference in communities around the United States. Many people know of the organization’s efforts at the local level… but very few are aware of its efforts to promote peace internationally.

Every year, Rotary International selects 100 people from around the world to be “peace fellows.” These are people who have been actively involved in promoting peace and conflict resolution in their communities. Continue reading

Service day projects throughout Michigan are honoring MLK day on Monday

Photo courtesy of The Little Forks Conservancy.

Photo courtesy of The Little Forks Conservancy.

Monday may be a holiday for some – but some communities are hoping to honor Martin Luther King Jr. day as a time for service.

The Little Forks Conservancy in Midland said volunteers will be constructing seed balls with clay, dirt and plant seeds in the middle. Continue reading

EPA says Tittabawassee river cleanup is speeding up

The Environmental Protection Agency says by the end of 2016, it will be halfway done with cleanup of the Tittabawassee river.

Mary Logan is a spokeswoman for the EPA.

She said the cleanup is running ahead of schedule.
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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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Midland will be crawling with rock collectors over Halloween weekend


Rock collectors and geologists from around the state are coming to Midland Halloween weekend — and not necessarily in costume. They’re here for some serious rock business.

The 21st annual rock show in Midland will feature gems, rocks, and minerals for every rock-hound. Continue reading

Thirteen Michigan school are being recognized with a Blue Ribbon Award

Thirteen Michigan schools are being recognized nationally for their academic achievements.blueribbon

The U.S. Department of Education is recognizing the schools as National Blue Ribbon winners.

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More mosquitoes could mean fewer cases of West Nile



Larger mosquito populations this year may feel like a curse, but specialists have said it could be a blessing in disguise.

“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

Midland among top areas in the country where middle class thrives

Midland's "tridge," a three-way bridge that connects over the meeting of the Chippewa and Titabawassee Rivers. Photo courtesy by Downtown Midland.

Midland’s “tridge,” a three-way bridge that connects over the meeting of the Chippewa and Titabawassee Rivers. Photo courtesy by Downtown Midland.

Downtown areas are known to be the “cherry on top” of its respective city – a place to visit, shop and explore.
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