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Officials in a southwestern Michigan city could decide whether a monument featuring a European settler with a weapon in his hand towering over a Native ... The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that Kalamazoo city commissioners are to meet Monday night to consider plans for the Fountain of the Pioneers in ...
The Ann Arbor City Council convened Monday evening to provide an update on the status of the City of Ann Arbor's Solid Waste Fund, which is currently at a sufficient balance. The Environmental Commission aims to hire an outside consultant to draft the Solid Waste Fund's five-year plan this April.

BIf you've driven along Highway 20 through Michigan City recently, you may have noticed some big changes to the local Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram ... new changes comes a distinct change in identity, with a name that better fits the way they do things there: BIG Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Michigan City.
This had to be malicious," says Andrew Matanic, the City of Michigan City's IT director. The IT Department was at Kubik's computer within minutes of learning about the emails. It scanned the city's entire system for viruses and changed any vulnerable passwords. IT Director Andrew Matanic says this serves as an important ...

LaPORTE -- A jury was not able to reach a verdict Friday in the murder trial of a Michigan City man in a case plagued by legal challenges and findings of misconduct. LaPorte Circuit Court Judge Tom Alevizos ruled a mistrial after jurors were no closer to a unanimous decision following more than five hours ...
According to an unofficial report put together by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, 64 communities have approved ordinances to allow medical marijuana businesses in their towns and half of those have placed no limits on the number of licenses they'll approve. "The way we ...
MICHIGAN CITY -- A Michigan City man was reported in stable condition Thursday after being run over by an SUV in a parking lot near U.S. 421 on ... Initially, Luegers was taken to Franciscan Health Michigan City, where a blood test conducted revealed a blood-alcohol level over five times the legal limit.
The National Council for Home Safety and Security released its annual list of the country's safest cities Thursday. In 2018, Farmington ranked as the 30th safest city, based on crime data for the area. The safest city in Michigan, according to the council, is Grosse Ile Township, which as a population just over ...
Donken is just one of hundreds of ghost towns in Michigan: localities that died when the jobs dried up after the trees were all cut down or the copper was all mined and everyone moved away. Many are located in the Upper Peninsula, where fortunes were often tied to boom-or-bust mining. But the densest ...
Three additional towns - Kawkawlin and Gibson townships and Bay City - have also approved ordinances with generous numbers of licenses available. "We're getting a pretty substantial amount of contact from individuals who are interested in investing in Michigan for grow operations," he said, adding ...
In the video game world, fans are celebrating last week's remastered re-release of PlayStation 2 classic Shadow of the Colossus--but when it comes to things that are very, very large, Michigan's Mallie's sports Grill & Bar may have gamers beat. That's right: the restaurant (and bar) in Detroit-adjacent ...
Michigan City Yacht Club offers boat safety course. Times Staff ... MICHIGAN CITY -- A boating safety class will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Michigan City Yacht Club. Cost is $40 per ... book exam taken the day of the class. The Yacht Club is located at 12 ½ on the Lake, Michigan City.
Grand Rapids and Detroit have been listed as two of the 27 U.S. cities where the flu is at its most severe, according to the Doctors Report Illness Tracker app and website. The Doctors ... It takes diagnosed and reported cases over the course of the past week and churns out a rating for each city. The Grand ...
As a state, Michigan is one of the poorer for violent crime in the country, due to largest city Detroit's high crime rates, yet the Midwestern state performed much better in ... These excellent numbers render the town one of the safest in the nation: top five overall in communities exceeding 10,000 in population.

Most of southern Lower Michigan had to remove 4" to 10" after Friday's snow. The weekend added several additional inches of the winter white stuff. Please share your opinions and photos of your city's snow removal. It's the start of a quest to find the best and worst snow removal cities. Put your opinions ...
"One of the young men threatened the other young man and that he is going to come to school with the gun and he showed a picture of the gun," Michigan City police Sergeant Chris Yagelski said. The student made the threat on facebook Messenger, so of course being on social media, it gets shared, ...
A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for late Thursday through Friday evening, covering Southeast Michigan cities including Detroit, Ann Arbor and Warren. Heavy snow is on the way and travel could be difficult, the National Weather Service said in a forecast updated Wednesday afternoon. From 5 to 9 ...
Schor talked about new efforts to improve Lansing public schools, better connect with city neighborhoods, and promote arts and culture. But the mayor says infrastructure, especially crumbling city streets, is a problem. "We're going to spend what we have," says Schor, "but what we have is not enough to fix ...
The accumulating snow looks like it will end about the Saginaw/Bay City area, leaving the northern half of Lower Michigan and the U.P. with just spotty amounts less than one inch. There is still room for some slight shift in the heavy snow axis and the total snow amounts. For now, watch the video to see a ...
UPDATED | citizens in a small Michigan town are the latest to battle Nestle Water over claims that the company's water extraction techniques are destroying ... Evart city manager Zackary Szakacs walks along a drainage pipe as he tours one of the wells that Nestle Water uses to draw its water for bottling, ...
Maryann Borden, a retired teacher who has lived in the western Michigan town since 1953, has photos documenting changes in the Twin Creek river since Nestle began pumping water in the region in the early 2000s for its "Ice Mountain" brand of bottled water. "It's not the same creek," Borden, 73, told AFP.
A Michigan police department said it will publicly apologize to one of Larry Nassar's victims for not believing her when she filed a 2004 complaint ... In a separate case, the disgraced doctor appeared in Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Michigan, on Wednesday for a sentencing hearing after he ...
The Michigan City Port Authority board voted to allow a tour boat -- similar to those docked at navy Pier -- to operate out of the Washington Park Marina on the Lake Michigan shore. A 70-foot, 150-seat ship would take fun-seekers out on sightseeing tours along the Lake Michigan coastline, on dinner ...
Marshall's location will have a similar steampunk feel to it, as well as an outdoor seating area. Estimated at about 150 years old, the Cronin Building was a dry goods store for decades, run by the Cronin sisters, City manager Tom Tarkiewicz said. In recent years, it's served as an antique store and art studio, ...
(Chicago) A critic of red light cameras in the Chicago area is blasting the City of Chicago for installing two new cameras on Michigan Avenue. Mark Wallace of the group citizens to Abolish Red Light Cameras, told "The Big John and Ramblin' Ray Show" on WLS that the city is being disingenuous when it ...
TRAVERSE CITY -- Michigan's government has short-changed Traverse City by $5,493,219 in revenue sharing it otherwise should have gotten from 2003 through 2016. That's according to Michigan Municipal League figures showing what the state arguably should've paid for statutory revenue sharing ...
State Treasurer Nick Khouri says Flint's mayor and city council now have the ability to conduct most city business without state oversight. Khoury said Monday that state oversight through the Flint Receivership Transition Advisory Board has been diminished after the panel recommended moving the city out ...
The 2017 "State of the Cities" report examined 27 State of the City speeches delivered by mayors or other municipal executives from various cities in Michigan and found that economic development "was far and away the most commonly cited issue, with 96 percent of leaders spending significant time on ...
Jeffrey and Stephanie Rowland said this little piggy really makes a big difference in their quality of life. (KTRK). Monday, January 22, 2018 04:33PM. YPSILANTI, Michigan --. Four pigs credited with keeping a couple healthy might be forced to find a new home, if a Michigan city has its way. The man and wife who own the ...
Bay City resident Ericka Deford, 28, looks on during the women's March on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Bay City. Deford said she was motivated to march because of friends and family members that had been abused. "I'm ready for women to stoop being abused," Deford said. Bronte Wittpenn | MLive.com.
The Michigan City Public Library is making changes to adapt to the shifting needs of the community. In just a few weeks, it will start a three phase renovation project. The 40-year-old library will see new furniture, shelving and carpeting. More tech and computer resources will be added, and new spaces for all ages will also ...
Four of Michigan's Democratic candidates for governor are slated to participate in a series of town halls hosted by the Michigan AFL-CIO over the next several months. The candidates participating are Gretchen Whitmer, Shri Thanedar, Abdul El-Sayed and Bill Cobbs. "Michigan's working families need a ...
students learn to collaborate, adapt at Michigan City robotic tournament ... MICHIGAN CITY -- More than 150 elementary students on 30 teams from around Northwest Indiana competed Saturday afternoon in the VEX IQ Challenge Ringmaster robotic tournament hosted at Edgewood Elementary school.
The programming this year ranges from a discussion on the future of mobility to teaching, city neighborhood problems and water-related innovation. Speakers include Damien Rocchi, CEO and co-founder of Detroit-based Grand Circus; and Shamayahim "Shu" Harris, founder of the Avalon Village nonprofit ...
Several medical marijuana businesses in Detroit are suing the city for failing to process permit applications. Attorney Michael Stein says he represents around 20 local medical marijuana businesses. He says he filed complaints on behalf of several clients Tuesday, asking the courts to force the city to issue ...
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo talks with guards Lourawls 'Tum Tum' Nairn Jr. (11) and Cassius Winston (5) in the second half of their Big Ten basketball game against Maryland at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, on Thursday, January 4, 2018. Michigan State won the game, 91-61.( Mike Mulholland ...
Michigan CITY -- The Michigan City Common Council is altering the way members receive their agendas and other materials from the Michigan City Clerk's office. The Common Council voted to approve a ordinance that allows Council members to either opt in or opt out of receiving their council related ...
So that leaves it up to cities, villages and townships in Michigan, which are authorized to allow or prohibit medical marijuana businesses, to determine ... outside of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties have decided to opt in, allowing medical cannabis, and the tax dollars they'll create, into their towns.
Michigan City firefighters, police and LaPorte County EMS responded around 6:45 a.m. to a report of a downed aircraft at Michigan City Municipal ... to rest about 300 ft. into a field near US 20 and Highway 212, according to Tony Drzewiecki, public information officer for the Michigan City Fire Department.
Michigan CITY -- school administrators say an all-time high graduation rate at Michigan City high school is the latest confirmation that an ongoing effort to ... Michigan City's rate of 90.3 percent not only exceeded the state average but was an improvement over the previous year's rate of 88.4 percent.
Sturgis, Mich. (BRAIN) -- retailers Carol Ann and Phil Pattengale will retire in early 2018 after running their store, The Kickstand, for 37 years. Located in this small town about one hour from Kalamazoo, The Kickstand is a full-service shop that carries Trek, Schwinn and Haro. The Pattengales have ...
NORTHERN Michigan -- Most of Michigan's cities are reporting outages from the cell phone carrier Verizon, including much of Northern Michigan. ... Down Detector, Michigan had the densest listing of Verizon outages in the nation followed by areas like Washington D.C., New York City and Boston.
The city and the Detroit Building Authority say work on Lee Plaza and the Woodland Apartments buildings could help spur development in their respective ... The city says developers would be required to set aside more than 20 percent of the units in each building for people earning $38,000 a year, or less.
For Skiers who like to explore, it's also the best time to meet the locals in resort towns like Traverse City and Petoskey with the sort of history and authenticity that most newer western ski resorts try to construct. Over a long weekend last winter, I took a northern Michigan road trip to test my theory that elevation ...
Photo by Matt FritzSnow is removed from the roadways in downtown Michigan City on Saturday following heavy snowfall in the morning and afternoon ... "We have been kind of keeping an eye on them," Roller said, referring to two bands of snow that were impacting Michigan City and La Porte County.
The church event will provide information about the process of going solar, including how to determine if it is feasible, the first steps for beginning a solar project and potential ways to finance the work. The city hopes to encourage investments in renewable energy and increase efforts in energy conservation ...
Everybody who is an ally, including everyone in the LGBTQA+ community, is welcome. Organizers will explore ways to "Chase the Blues Away" with Nancy Hoback, LCSW, of Hoback Counseling. The holidays can be stressful during the best of times, yet with changes in family and self-discovery processes ...


 

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