Author: Tess Hermann

Cyber Shopping’s Big Day

Today is Cyber Monday and with coronavirus still prevalent it is expected to be an especially busy one. But with major shipping concerns, it is a big question if shoppers will get their packages in time for Christmas Some retail experts believe supply chain issues may actually encourage more people to shop in brick and mortar stores instead of online…

Adopt-A-Pet Tuesday: Paco, Bear & Boots

PACO Show Caption Hide Caption BEAR Show Caption Hide Caption BOOTS Show Caption Hide Caption It’s Adopt-A-Pet Tuesday on Michigan This Morning! This week we have Paco, Bear and Boots—just three of Northern Michigan’s many great, adoptable animals waiting for a loving family to take them home.   First up is Paco. Paco is a friendly boxer mix who does…

National Fire Protection Association Gives Fire and Halloween Safety

The National Fire Protection Association is encouraging people to follow these safety tips and guidelines this Halloween season. Decorations – Many common decorations like cornstalks and dried flowers are very flammable. It’s important to keep such decorations away from any open flames and heat sources like candles and light bulbs. Exits – Please keep in mind that exits are NOT…

First Lady Traveling to Mt. Pleasant and Detroit

On Sunday, Oct. 24, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will be heading to Mt. Pleasant and Detroit. She is expected to arrive at MBS International Airport in Freeland where she will make her way to the Ziibiwing Center. Here she will be joined by the U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy. They will be holding a listening session focused on…

DNR Confirms Cougar Sighting From Dickinson County

Wildlife biologists with Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources have confirmed a trail camera image showing a mountain lion walking around a semi-open area was in fact taken in Dickinson County. The DNR’s team of biologists who investigate these types of reports could not initially confirm the location in the cougar photograph. The photo had spread around social media in September…

Facebook May Be Rebranding With A New Name

The tech news site The Verge has reported that Facebook is planning to announce its new name next week. As the company expands beyond the realm of social media, the company hopes a new name will help it rebrand. Facebook also owns Instagram and WhatsApp. This move will position all three of these platforms under one brand. This all comes…

Governor Whitmer Expands Maternal and Post-Partum Healthcare for Prisoners

Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Corrections have announced a new policy directive today that will guarantee critical medical resources and support for pregnant and recently pregnant prisoners and their newborns. This directive will limit the use of restraints and the provision of Medication Assisted Treatment while also expanding the use of birth plans and allowing prisoners additional…

Voters Can Register and Cast Ballot in One Trip Ahead of Nov. 2 Election

Michigan’s Secretary of State said that residents who have not yet registered to vote before the upcoming November elections can do so in person at their local clerk’s office now through 8 p.m. on Election Day. They are also able to apply for and return absentee ballots at the office in the same trip. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said…

Pet Owners Encouraged to Take Precautions After Case of SARS-CoV-2 Found in Cat

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has confirmed SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) in a domestic shorthair cat. State Veterinarian Dr. Nora Wineland said that it is not unexpected that pets would develop this illness given other reported cases with pets around the world. These cases typically occur when animals have direct contact with an owner or…

Drug Take Back Events Encouraging the Safe Disposal of Unwanted Medications

Spectrum Health Big Rapids and Reed City Hospitals are hosting a free and anonymous service for people to dispose of unwanted drugs in their medicine cabinets. The event is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. People are encouraged to bring over the counter and prescription medications to Reed City Hospital Multi Specialty Clinic on 300 N….