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SBA administering $3M to help small businesses this winter

Grants to help winterize, expand outdoor capacity

LANSING – To help small businesses successfully navigate the winter ahead and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Small Business Association of Michigan is partnering with the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity to administer at least $3 million in weatherization grants to assist qualified small businesses with expanding outdoor capacity during the cold weather months. Eligible businesses may […]

Michigan State University to host virtual coastline workshop for area

EAST LANSING – Michigan State University is hosting a virtual Zoom workshop to gather crucial feedback about current coastline perceptions from the Manistique community Dec. 1 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Among other topics, the workshop will allow researchers to discuss the shoreline monitoring techniques they are implementing in Manistique. This event is designed to engage with decision-makers and seeks to […]

VA offers focused resources to support veteran career seekers

LANSING – As the state celebrates National Veterans and Military Families Month in November, the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity continues to expand and enhance services it provides to support veteran career-seekers and Michigan businesses. A new feature on Pure Michigan Talent Connect, the state’s jobs portal, gives users the option to conduct custom searches for veteran focused […]

MDOT: 2020 projects put focus on safety, including changes to in Upper Peninsula

LANSING – Using targeted technology as well as lowcost, system-wide improvements, Michigan Department of Transportation projects across the Upper Peninsula this year have been designed to make roads safer. MDOT safety projects are part of a larger effort to help move the state Toward Zero Deaths. Since 2010, MDOT has collaborated statewide with law enforcement officials and first responders to […]

Bay Bluffs maintaining safety protocols; struggling financially during pandemic



Bay Bluffs, Emmet County’s Medical Care Facility, has been holding a defensive line to protect its residents since March, when COVID-19 first made its way into northern Michigan. And thanks to protocols put in place by the State of Michigan, the virus has, so far, not spread beyond the three asymptomatic staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 recently (all […]

Some area schools, including Harbor Springs, starting before Labor Day



Some local school districts are starting back to school in northern Michigan prior to Labor Day– something that has not happened in Char-Em ISD for many years. “While this is not the first time our Char-Em ISD schools have had different start dates, it is the first time some have opened before Labor Day,” said ISD superintendent, Jeff Crouse. On […]

Commissioners vote to end county funded transit service

EMGO will be terminated at the end of 2020


The Emmet County transit service, EMGO, will be terminated at the end of this year following a vote by Emmet County Commissioners Thursday, Aug. 20. The service has been operating for approximately two years. As reported, the commissioners received an analysis of the transit service earlier this month from county administrator Michael Reaves. Essentially, the service takes funds from the […]

Bay Bluffs maintaining safety protocols; struggling financially during pandemic



Bay Bluffs, Emmet County’s Medical Care Facility, has been holding a defensive line to protect its residents since March, when COVID-19 first made its way into northern Michigan. And thanks to protocols put in place by the State of Michigan, the virus has, so far, not spread beyond the three asymptomatic staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 recently (all […]

Some area schools, including Harbor Springs, starting before Labor Day



Some local school districts are starting back to school in northern Michigan prior to Labor Day– something that has not happened in Char-Em ISD for many years. “While this is not the first time our Char-Em ISD schools have had different start dates, it is the first time some have opened before Labor Day,” said ISD superintendent, Jeff Crouse. On […]

Commissioners vote to end county funded transit service

EMGO will be terminated at the end of 2020


The Emmet County transit service, EMGO, will be terminated at the end of this year following a vote by Emmet County Commissioners Thursday, Aug. 20. The service has been operating for approximately two years. As reported, the commissioners received an analysis of the transit service earlier this month from county administrator Michael Reaves. Essentially, the service takes funds from the […]


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