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MacArthur Lock’s updated status of emergency repairs

DETROIT – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces the updated status of the MacArthur Lock, located on the Soo Locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., which experienced mechanical issues and was taken out of service Wednesday, July 29, then prepared for dewatering for repairs starting the next day. After inspections, the Corps […]

MDOT Offers Fall Safety Tips

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is reminding motorists to adapt to changing light patterns that accompany the end of daylight saving time, which occurs this year on Sunday, Nov. 3. Fewer hours of daylight may make it difficult for drivers to see pedestrians, bicyclists and school children walking and playing outdoors. Sun glare also […]

New Stretch of US-131 Opening Soon in Constantine

After more than nine months of construction, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is preparing to open the new stretch of US-131 in Constantine by Friday, Nov. 1. The new bridge over the St. Joseph River and nearly 5 miles of new highway between Garber Road and Dickinson Road are expected to be ready for […]

Why You Should Attend This Year’s Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism

NewS from travel michigan’s director, george zimmermann Here are the top ten reasons why you should attend this year’s Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism, April 14-16, at the Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center:   #10.  National tourism expert Peter Yesawich will present his insights and the latest research on what is motivating consumers to […]

Norway Reservoir and Menominee River Boating Access Temporarily Close

The Norway Reservoir and Menominee River Railroad Dock boating access sites will close temporarily in July for improvement projects, the Department of Natural Resources said today. The Norway Reservoir site in Dickinson County will close Monday, July 9 for necessary repairs. Project managers anticipate completion by Friday, July 13. The site will reopen upon completion […]

Summer Events Abound in Michigan State Parks and Recreation Areas

With more activities than ever now taking place in Michigan’s state parks, recreation areas, forest campgrounds and harbors, there’s something happening “close to home” in just about every part of the state – giving families the opportunity to visit state parks, explore the great outdoors and discover where Pure Michigan summer memories are made. Whether […]

May 30th Last Day to Register for UPWard Initiative Tourism and Professional Development Conference

This conference will provide business owners, managers and staff an opportunity to attend valuable professional and business development break-out sessions. The day will also highlight trends and current news in the tourism industry. “Lighten UP” and take advantage of valuable networking time to share information and tactics. May 29th- Noon EST Golf Scramble – Sweetgrass Golf […]

MDOT Lifts Many Work Zone Restrictions for Memorial Day Holiday Weekend

To help make travel easier, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is lifting traffic restrictions on 94 of 132 projects statewide during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 25, and continuing until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29, MDOT is suspending road work wherever possible. “Memorial Day weekend begins […]

DNR’s Wolfe Bay Boating Access Site to Close June 4-18

The Department of Natural Resources recently announced that the Wolfe Bay boating access site on South Manistique Lake in Mackinac County will temporarily close June 4-18 due to maintenance at the facility. DNR Parks and Recreation Division staff will work to reopen the site as soon as possible. In the meantime, boaters may use Dunkles […]

DNR’s Cooks Bay Boating Cccess Site to Temporarily Close June 18-July 2

Mackinac County, Michigan – The Department of Natural Resources recently announced that the Cooks Bay boating access site on Manistique Lake in Mackinac County will be temporarily closed from June 18 through July 2 for maintenance at the facility. DNR Parks and Recreation Division staff will work to reopen the site as soon as possible. […]

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