Category Archives: Local

Local governments: Tax Day study shows state not paying fair share

moneyLocal officials say not enough of the revenue Michigan takes in around Tax Day goes to cities, towns, and counties.
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MidMichigan Medical Center receives level 2 trauma verification


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MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland will now be better suited to handle trauma cases with its recently announced trauma center verification. Read more

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DNR to host public fishery forums throughout the state

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Many of us begin our day with a cup of coffee, and starting this week, Michiganders could end their day with one and with the DNR.
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Michigan communities work on developing local “brands”


michigan1The concept of self-identity for communities in the state of Michigan has become a trend over recent years, partially due to the growth of the “Pure Michigan” campaign.

Some cities, like Alpena, are already engaged in the process. Others, like Mount Pleasant, are just beginning the process to answer the question “Who are we?” Read more

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Department of Ag announces grants for Michigan county fairs

ferris wheelIn the midst of a chilly Michigan winter, some state officials are already focused on the summer county-fair season.
The state Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has awarded grant money to counties for improvements to their fairgrounds. Read more

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Midland county diaper alliance takes shipment of 153,000 diapers for area babies

diapersMother Nature made a bit of a nuisance of herself again last night, dumping snow during the evening commute and causing school cancellations and delays today. One unexpected delay was in a shipment of diapers bound for Midland. More than 150- thousand diapers are heading for distribution to low-income families in Midland, Bay and Saginaw counties. Read more

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The Harlem Globetrotters make a visit to Mount Pleasant


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One of the winningest teams in sports history recently paid a visit to Central Michigan University.

But the team is perhaps less known for its win-record than for being a part of Americana. Read more

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Saginaw Police hand over more than 70 “new” taser guns


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Following a battle with out-of-state companies, a Michigan police department is left with a shortage of taser and a massive inconvenience.
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Muslim Student Association returns to Central Michigan University


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Like many schools, Central Michigan University is home to many different student groups.

One that’s been re-activated this year, after an eight-year hiatus, is the Muslim Student Association. Read more

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Great Lakes Maritime Academy receives split of a grant

The Great Lakes Maritime Academy logo, division of Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City.

The Great Lakes Maritime Academy logo, division of Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City.


Millions of dollars have been split up among seven maritime academies in the United States, including one in Traverse City.
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