Author: Quinton Zuk

Michigan Industrial Hemp Plan Approved by Fed

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development received federal approval of its industrial hemp plan. MDARD established the state’s first industrial hemp Ag Pilot Program back in 2019. It allows farmers, processors and secondary education institutions to grow, handle, process and research industrial hemp. With the USDA’s approval, Michigan’s program now complies with federal regulations. Anyone interested in hemp…

Northern Michigan National Guard Testing Events Canceled

The Grand Traverse County and Benzie-Leelanau District Health Departments say they were notified by the National Guard that two free testing events have been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. The departments say the free testing planned at the Pit Spitters’ Turtle Creek Stadium in Traverse City on Monday, Oct. 19 is no longer happening. Also the testing at the Sleeping…

Michigan Officials Report 1,791 New COVID-19 Cases, 15 Deaths

Michigan health officials are reporting 1,791 new cases of the coronavirus and 15 additional COVID-19 deaths. 11 of those deaths came after a records review and didn’t happen in the past 24 hours. Michigan has now had 144,897 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 7,010 COVID-19 deaths. Friday the state was at 143,106 confirmed cases with 6,987 deaths. The state released…

President Trump Coming To Muskegon

Election 2020

President Trump will soon be leaving Washington D.C. to come to Muskegon. He will be speaking at FlyBy Air in the Muskegon County Airport. He is expected to voice his support of law enforcement. Doors opened to the public at 2 P.M. though an online reservation is required to attend the event. After the stop in Muskegon, the president will…

Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden Campaigns in Southfield, Detroit

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was in Michigan Friday. The former vice president made stops in Southfield and Detroit. In Southfield, he spoke about protecting American’s access to affordable health care and how he may expand it should he become president. The Detroit stop focused on mobilizing voters ahead of the Nov. 3 election. President Donald Trump will be in…

Statewide Broadband Internet Grant Program Signed Into Law

A bill to improve access to broadband internet in rural areas was signed into law on Friday. Northern Michigan Representative Michelle Hoitenga sponsored the bill. Under her plan, the Department of Technology Management and Budget can begin implementing a statewide broadband program called the Broadband Expansion Act of Michigan. According to Representative Hoitenga the new law lays out the process…

Michigan Officials Report 1,095 New COVID-19 Cases, 15 Deaths

Michigan health officials are reporting 1,522 new cases of the coronavirus and 15 additional COVID-19 deaths. Michigan now has 134,656 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 6,891COVID-19 deaths. Friday the state was at 133,134 confirmed cases with 6,876 deaths. Today the state also updated it’s COVID-19 recovery statistics. As of Oct. 9, 104,271 people are being reported as recovered in Michigan….

MSP Study: Stretch of I-75 in Crawford County Prone to Traffic Crashes

A new study by state police in Houghton Lake identified a stretch of I-75 in Crawford County as being prone to traffic crashes. The study accounts for 189 crashes and 30 injuries in 2019. Numbers show a continued downward trend in crashes and injuries in the area. Troopers say January through September 2020 saw only 87 crashes and 15 injuries…