| 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 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...
| May 26, 2011
| 7:33 AM
The largest obstacle in approving Michigan's budget was cleared Wednesday as the Republican-led Senate advanced the K-12 School Aid Fund budget, with deep cuts to both public schools and community colleges.
Michigan legislators are hoping to rush...
| May 27, 2011
| 6:57 AM
LANSING (AP) -- The Republican-led Michigan Legislature, acting with a swiftness not seen since Ronald Reagan was president, passed a new state budget Thursday that Gov. Rick Snyder says accurately reflects Michigan's fiscal reality even as critics decry...
| May 31, 2011
| 7:42 AM
The Michigan Legislature is rounding the corner on the budget this week after pushing through a massive reform budget.
As lawmakers and the governor head up north this week for the Mackinac Policy Conference on Mackinac Island, expect the future...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 7:01 AM
A son, Korbin Lee Winstone, was born to Rachel Moblo and Kyle Winstone of Charleoix at 12:01 a.m. June 4, 2011, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital. Korbin weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches long at birth. His sibling is Paris Star...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 8:26 AM
When Petoskey resident David Chaffee picked up his mail last week, he was surprised to find a large, glossy postcard from what looked like his state senator.
But, what Chaffee and other residents in Northern Michigan have been finding in the past week...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 12:51 PM
Frank Foster, who played tenor and alto saxophone in Count Basie's Orchestra for several periods beginning in 1953, passed away today at age 82.
Word of Foster's death spread quickly on Twitter as a host of jazz musicians and fans lamented his passing....
| Jul 27, 2011
| 1:53 PM
Frank Foster, a jazz sax man and composer who is best known for his years with the Count Basie Orchestra, died Tuesday, July 26, at his home in Chesapeake, the Associated Press reported.
Foster, who composed Basie's hit "Shiny Stockings," died of...