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Local News

The Northern Lights put on a rare show across Michigan

Michiganders living in the Upper Peninsula are periodically treated to displays of the famed Northern Lights. But a rare, severe (G4) geomagnetic storm Friday night meant that even those of us living below the Mackinac Bridge could see the aurora borealis.

Livestock waste making ‘Pure Michigan’ waters not so pure

Michigan boasts 11,000 inland lakes, more freshwater shoreline than any other state and tens of thousands of miles of rivers and streams but a new report shows some waters are being contaminated by livestock waste from concentrated animal feeding operations.

Michigan voting: Major changes enhance access for fall elections

Michigan’s upcoming fall elections will highlight significant strides in voting accessibility. Recent measures, such as nine days of early voting and prepaid return postage for mail ballots, reflect a commitment to streamlining the voting experience in the state.