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  • Sen. Schmidt in Boyne Wednesday for constituent face time

    Michigan 37th District State Sen. Wayne Schmidt (R-TC) will hold coffee hours with constituents throughout the 37th Senate District during the month of July. The senator will be available to answer questions and provide information and assistance, as well as take suggestions on issues affecting communities and businesses in the district. No appointment is necessary. For…

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  • Environmental ed events for all ages

    Youth Environmental Education Programs: Little Traverse Conservancy offers summer environmental education events for pre-schoolers to teens through mid-August. These programs are offered at no charge to members, with a $5 fee per program for non-members. Registration is required and is encouraged online at www.landtrust.org or call Sarah Mayhew at 231.344.1018.  

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  • Expect to see military vehicles, helicopters near Mackinac Bridge today

    Michigan National Guard helicopters to fly in the vicinity of the Mackinac Bridge Tuesday To document the crossing of the Mackinac Bridge during a deployment of the Wisconsin National Guard to Camp Grayling Tuesday July 10, helicopters from the Michigan National Guard will be flying in the Straits area around midday. Representatives from the Michigan National…

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  • Michigan DEQ changes signed into law

    According to Michigan officials, greater opportunities for transparency and input into critical environmental quality rule-making processes, as well as an alternative appeals process for applications received by the Department of Environmental Quality, are now in place under legislation signed by Gov. Rick Snyder. “When state leaders make decisions impacting environmental quality, Michiganders deserve full transparency,”…

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  • #463 Boyne City Gazette July 11

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on Boyne Thunder (July 13-14), the latest news on the man who shot a Charlevoix County Sheriff Deputy, lots more upcoming events, programs for the whole family, tons of pictures from Boyne City’s big Fourth of July blowout, cops and courts, local opinions, a special message from the…

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  • M-66 resurfacing in Antrim County starts July 9

    M-66 resurfacing in Antrim County starts July 9 near Mancelona with an estimated starting date of Monday July 9 and an estimated completion date of Thursday Aug. 30. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest almost $1.8 to resurface nearly 12 miles of M-66 from US-131 to Old State Road in Antrim County. Project map: https://bit.ly/2KyNg2C This…

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  • M-32 resurfacing in Antrim, Charlevoix starts July 9

    M-32 resurfacing in Antrim and Charlevoix counties starts July 9 with an estimated starting date of Monday July 9 and an estimated completion date of Friday Aug. 31. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest almost $1.4 million to resurface 8.8 miles of M-32 from Pearsall Road to Tebo School Road in Antrim and Charlevoix…

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  • Michigan budget allots $11.2 million for election security

    Secretary of State Ruth Johnson today issued the following statement about the state budget signed today that includes $535,000 in state money that Johnson and her team sought to enhance election security and integrity: “I thank the governor and lawmakers for moving quickly to include the state’s contribution in the new budget, allowing Michigan to…

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  • Survey finds growing concern over affordable housing in Michigan

    Many local governments in Michigan feel they have a shortage of housing in their counties and cities, according to a survey from University of Michigan researchers. About 40 percent of local officials say they have too little single family housing and nearly half say their county has too little multifamily housing. “The survey shows that…

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  • Gov. Snyder strategy to manage public land, removes purchasing caps

    The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Managed Public Land Strategy was approved last week, removing land purchasing caps for the state of Michigan under legislation signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder. “This unique strategy for managing the state’s plentiful natural resources will benefit residents and visitors alike for generations to come,” Gov. Rick Snyder…

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  • Michigan voters must register by July 9 for August Primary

    Residents interested in voting in the Aug. 7 primary have until Monday July 9 to register to vote. To register to vote, applicants must be at least 18 years old by Election Day and U.S. citizens. Applicants also must be residents of Michigan and of the city or township in which they wish to register….

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  • McLaren foundation day of family fun, education to kick off campaign

    Giant inflatable heart, bounce houses, treats all part of the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation July 13 celebration in downtown Petoskey Step inside a colossal human heart and learn what makes it tick. Tour a mobile heart and vascular diagnostic unit that helps save lives across northern Michigan. Exercise on jump houses and enjoy tasty snacks….

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  • #462 Boyne City Gazette July 4

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories from the Boyne City Public Schools Board of Education, Boyne City Commission, upcoming events, a public hearing which may impact your wallet, lots of community photos, so many summer events, cops and courts, info on jobs that need to be filled now, health tips, community news, and so…

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  • Fourth of July feast costs less in 2018

    A cookout of favorite American foods for the Fourth of July—including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk—will cost slightly less this year, coming in at less than $6 per person, says the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). Michigan Farm Bureau Livestock Specialist, Ernie Birchmeier says the informal survey,…

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  • No emergency managers in Michigan for first time in 18 years

    State Treasurer Nick Khouri says no Michigan municipality or school district is under state financial oversight through an emergency manager for the first time in nearly 18 years. The state treasurer’s announcement comes after releasing Highland Park School District from receivership under the Local Financial Stability and Choice Act. Since 2000, there has been an…

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  • GUEST COMMENTARY – Sierra Club concerned with new Michigan environmental laws

    SUBMITTED BY THE SIERRA CLUB Governor Snyder Signs Bills Giving Polluting Industries Control Over Environmental Protections in Michigan Today Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed into law two bills which allow industry lobbyists to rewrite the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) rulebook and overrule MDEQ permit decisions. Now signed into law, Senate Bills 652-653 will…

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  • Boyne City Fourth of July 2018 Schedule

    Boyne City celebrates Independence Day this year on Tuesday July 3 and Wednesday July 4 with the area’s biggest and best family fun. The two days of fun include the Waterside Arts & Crafts Show and Inflatable Alley and a Boyne City schools all-class reunion. The fun continues with the Independence Day Run, breakfast at…

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