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February 6, 2019 RSS feed / News

Michigan Ranks #1 in Identity Theft

Think of all the ways you could be a victim of a crime. Do you register any of those as inevitable? In nearly every case it’s not even close, with one major exception: identity theft.  More...

Michigan Free Fishing Offered Next Weekend

Michigan: home to outstanding fishing, more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, 11,000 inland lakes and tens of thousands of miles of rivers and streams. More...

SHF Accepting Applications for Indigent Care Fund

The Superior Health Foundation (SHF) is now accepting large grant applications for its Indigent Care Fund.  SHF will award funding at its spring grant celebration in mid-April. Grants requests cannot exceed $5,000. More...

Blood Need Critical during Recent Winter Storms

The UPHS Regional Blood Center is experiencing an immediate need for all blood types. More...

More Than 200 Arrested for Drunk Driving during Holiday Crackdown

Officers from nearly 100 police departments, sheriff’s offices and Michigan State Police (MSP) posts increased patrols across the state during the recent Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown December 13 - 31 looking for impaired drivers.&nb More...

National Forest Summer, Fall Events Deadline Approaches

Hiawatha National Forest supervisor Cid Morgan requests that individuals and organizations interested in proposing “Special Uses” on National Forest lands take notice of the following updates to the Hiawatha National Forest’s Specia More...

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DNR Responds to Numerous Calls for Help During Wintry Weather

With temperatures dropping to 18 degrees below zero, rescuers in Alger County were sent to Clyde Lake to find three snowmobilers whose sleds had fallen through the ice into the water.  Conservation officer Mark Zitnik and U.S. More...

State Fire Marshal Urges Home Heating Safety as Winter Rages

With the winter of 2019 wearing on with increasingly frigid temperatures, state fire marshal Kevin Sehlmeyer today urges fire safety for all Michiganders, especially the elderly who are most at risk when it comes to fire.  More...

Michigan Ranks Seventh in States with Best Dental Health

In order to determine the places with the best dental health in the U.S., WalletHub compared the 50 states and District of Columbia across two key dimensions: dental habits and health and oral health. More...

Individual Income Tax Filing Season Underway

Michigan’s individual income tax filing season officially began last week, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.  Effective immediately, Michiganders can start filing their 2018 tax year state individual income tax returns onli More...

Certified Nurse Assistant Training Scholarships Offered for Military

The American Red Cross now is offering free Certified Nurse Assistant training for military service members, veterans and their families. More...

Governor Aims for Government Transparency, Accountability

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Directive 2019 - 11 last week at the Michigan Press Association’s annual luncheon. More...

LARA Updates Marijuana Guidelines

Monday, February 4 the Bureau of Marijuana Regulation (BMR) updated multiple bulletins related to safety tests, approved/banned active ingredients and updated remediation methods.  More...

Nominations Sought for Hometown Health Hero Awards

The Michigan Public Health Week Partnership is seeking nominations of individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to preserve and improve their community’s health for its annual Hometown Health Hero awards.  More...

Avoid Cold Weather Hazards for Livestock, Pets

In response to recent extreme cold temperatures, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is reminding animal owners to plan for cold, dangerous conditions that may impact the health and well-being of their pets and livest More...

Sales, Use, Withholding Tax Annual Return Due February 28

The Michigan Department of Treasury is reminding business taxpayers that the Sales, Use and Withholding Tax annual return filing deadline is rapidly approaching.  All Sales, Use and Withholding (SUW) taxpayers are required to submit their annua More...

Michigan’s Online Options Expanded for Medical Marijuana Patients

In order to increase efficiency, reduce processing times and improve customer service, the Bureau of Marijuana Regulation (BMR) has expanded its Michigan Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP) online processes to include many more services for Michigan’s m More...

Climate Change May Increase Congenital Heart Defects

Rising temperatures stemming from global climate change may increase the number of infants born with congenital heart defects (CHD) in the United States over the next two decades and result in as many as 7,000 additional cases over an 11-year period More...

LSSU to Offer Degrees in Cannabis Studies

Lake Superior State University (LSSU) is launching the country’s first degree program focused squarely on the chemistry of cannabis. More...