| Jan 31, 2012
| 6:09 AM
A bill pending in the Michigan Legislature would allow a state-owned railroad spur route running through part of Petoskey to be made available for purchase by city officials.
As a state Senate committee reviews House Bill 4754, some of its members...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 6:07 AM
A 9-year-old girl couldn’t complete her school work because she was so hungry.
A pregnant 16-year-old found out she needed glasses she couldn’t afford.
And an 85-year-old widower only had $15 dollars left for the month, still owed $50, and...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 6:48 AM
MACKINAW CITY -- The northwestern coast of Michigan is about to get a little darker.
Emmet County launched a plan Thursday to develop a 22,500-acre Dark Sky Coast sanctuary for viewing the night sky along the western coast of the northern Lower...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 6:51 AM
By now, almost everyone in Michigan and a good portion of the national television-watching population, have heard the calm narration of actor Tim Allen beckoning people to the state of Michigan.
“This light shines for us all. This light is Pure...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 7:10 AM
Gov. Rick Snyder signed a package of legislation this week to create an advisory council to oversee ballast water discharges in Michigan.
The legislation, authored by Republican Senators Tom Casperson of Escanaba, Geoff Hansen of Hart and Howard Walker...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 10:20 AM
Trail projects in Charlevoix and Emmet counties will receive about $1 million in grant funding from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, the trust fund board decided Thursday.
The projects focus on the expansion of bike and pedestrian trails for...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 6:43 AM
School boards will have six months to draft and approve an anti-bullying plan under a new state provisions signed into law Tuesday afternoon by Gov. Rick Snyder.
Michigan became the 48th state to adopt a law requiring schools to have an anti-bullying law...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 8:34 AM
LANSING -- Gov. Rick Snyder called for the legislature to adopt a plan for up to $1 billion to $1.4 billion in additional funding for crumbling roads and bridges in Michigan through the adoption of new fees on motorists.
But, the plan could be a tough...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 1:05 AM
Internationally acclaimed jazz trumpet artist Derrick Gardner will appear at the 2012 Northern State University Jazzfest in January.
Jazzfest runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Johnson Fine Arts Center. Gardner will perform with the NSU 2 O'Clock...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 9:12 AM
A television ad that was part of state Rep. Frank Foster’s successful 2010 election campaign recently yielded a Telly Award for the Petoskey-based advertising and video professionals involved in its production.
Richard Hartwell of Hartwell...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 11:00 AM
The Michigan Campaign Finance Network released its end-of-summer report for lobbyist spending and lawmakers for the first half of 2011.
Topping the network's "Free Lunch Club" in the Michigan House was Rep. Frank Foster, R-Pellston, who represents Emmet,...