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September 12, 2018 RSS feed / News

25,000 Walk Mackinac Bridge on Labor Day

Despite significant operational changes to the Mackinac Bridge Annual Walk in 2018, more than 25,000 people participated in the 61-year tradition this Labor Day. More...

Sault Tribe Sues DOI over Denied Trust Land Application

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians filed a lawsuit August 30 in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and the U.S. Department of Interior.  More...

Schuette Pushes OK2SAY Student Safety Programs

Michigan attorney general Bill Schuette recently released the August OK2SAY tip numbers. More...

Labor Day Sees Decreased Traffic Fatalities

Michigan State Police (MSP) have announced that preliminary reports indicate 11 people lost their lives in 11 separate traffic crashes during the 2018 Labor Day holiday weekend. More...

Garfield Loses Out on $20,000 in Road Funding

Last Tuesday, September 4 the Mackinac County Road Commission discussed the issue of Garfield Township and the county Match Program. More...

MSP to Assist in Commercial Vehicle Brake Checks

Michigan State Police (MSP) motor carrier officers will conduct inspections at weigh station facilities and rest area locations throughout the state with a focus on braking components. More...

Beyond BOW Steelhead Fishing Workshop Set for Luce County

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Becoming an Outdoors- Woman Program is offering a Beyond BOW steelheadfishing workshop for women.  This event is designed to introduce or further enhance steelhead-fishing skills in a wild, rem More...

Explore “States of Incarceration” at Michigan History Museum

Michigan’s history of incarceration is full of contradictions.  More...

Deadline Approaching to Apply for Home Heating Credit

The Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) reminds qualified homeowners or renters that they must apply by September 30 to receive the state’s Home Heating Credit.  More...

Grant Monies Available for EUP Cancer-Centric Projects

The Chippewa County Community Foundation has announced that it will be accepting grant applications from the 2018 LSSU Hockey “Check. Slash. Survive.” (formerly Pink in the Rink) event held January 29, 2018.  More...

Apply Now for Community Development Mini-Grants

Implementation of “Elevating the Eastern Upper Peninsula,” the regional economic development strategy, continues in ways both large and small. More...

Funds Available for Schools to Become More Energy-Efficient

Michigan has more ENERGY STAR-certified K- 12 schools than any other state in the Midwest, and it plans to continue its leadership in the coming years by helping Michigan public educational facilities pursue this designation and cut energy bills in t More...

Grants Available for Scrap Tire Cleanups

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is reminding potential grantees that the department is still accepting applications for grants that promote and support the cleanup and reuse of scrap tires in Michigan. More...

September 17 – 21 Declared SepticSmart Week

Governor Rick Snyder has proclaimed September 17 - 21 as SepticSmart Week in Michigan. More...

United Way Offers Mini-Grants for Health-Based Projects in EUP

The United Way of the Eastern Upper Peninsula’s Community Engagement Committee is offering an Impact Mini-Grant program in the Eastern Upper Peninsula for the second year running.  More...

Sexual Assault Survivors Hotline Now Available

A new confidential, 24- hour sexual assault hotline will provide crisis support and referrals to survivors and their friends and family, Gov. Rick Snyder and First Lady Sue Snyder announced. The hotline, at 1- 855-VOICES4, launched in August.  More...

World’s First Freshwater Test Site for “Smart Ships” Launched in Lake Superior

Editor’s Note: Michael Beaulac of the Michigan Office of the Great Lakes and Dr. Guy Meadows of Michigan Technological University contributed to this story.  More...