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Archive for October, 2013

New Enhanced, Customer-Driven Campsite And Harbor Reservation System To Launch Friday

The Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) new and improved central reservation system (CRS), which manages state park and harbor reservations, opens this week. Reservations for camper cabins, mini-cabins, rustic cabins and yurts can be made online at www.midnrreservations.com starting at 8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 1. Customers will have access to limited features of the […]

Tormented by PTSD – The Story You May Never Hear

PORTLAND, OR — Every veteran has a story. The tragedy is that most of those tormented by PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) cannot share theirs without re-traumatizing. Image and video hosting by TinyPic “That is why we are not hearing many stories from veterans, though they all have them,” says Welby O’Brien, author of LOVE OUR […]

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 […]

Federal Report Confirms Naturally Reproducing Grass Carp Found in Lake EriE

In the past three years the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has received increased reports of grass carp being captured in Lake Erie by commercial fishermen. These fishermen have also reported seeing more of this species, as well as specimens of varying age and size indicating there may be a naturally reproducing population in the […]

Snyder Signs Unemployment Insurance Reforms

LANSING, MI – Gov. Rick Snyder today signed a package of bills that reforms unemployment insurance in the state, which will help ensure financial assistance gets to those truly in need and improve the process to help reduce fraud.   “These are necessary updates to make sure Michigan is in line with federal requirements,” Snyder […]

DNR’s Quarterly Publication Highlights Fisheries Work on Lakes and Streams

The Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division is now producing an online publication that highlights its work on inland lakes and streams. “Reel in Michigan’s Fisheries” was developed for interested anglers and is shared quarterly. October’s edition covers several inland lakes, including Mullett, Upper Bushman and Nawakwa. “Reel in Michigan’s Fisheries” provides details on the […]

Gov. Snyder Issues Statement on Detroit Bankruptcy Trial Testimony

LANSING, MI — Gov. Rick Snyder today issued the following statement about offering testimony today in U.S. District Court about the Chapter 9 filing for Detroit: “I offered my testimony today to help expedite these proceedings so we can continue with Detroit’s comeback for the benefit of its residents and the entire state of Michigan.” […]

Feathers Flew for ‘Pure Michigan Hunt’ Winners During Waterfowl Season

Waterfowl season is well under way, and the Fish Point Managed Waterfowl Hunt Area recently hosted two of the Pure Michigan Hunt (PMH) winners on opening weekend. Jim Bosscher from McBain chose Fish Point for his Pure Michigan waterfowl hunt. The opening morning of waterfowl season, Bosscher and three of his lucky friends got to […]

State-Wide Summit on Prescription Drug Abuse

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Prescription drug abuse is one of the nation’s fastest growing drug problems, creating a public health crisis that the Centers for Disease Control has classified as an epidemic.  Michigan is not immune to this epidemic, which is why federal and state law enforcement agencies, along with private health care providers, have […]

University of Michigan Among Top Schools with Students, Faculty Receiving Fulbright Grants

ANN ARBOR, MI – Fulbright grants – one of the U.S. government’s most prestigious awards – were given to 32 students from the University of Michigan for the 2013-14 academic year, funding their studies, research or teaching overseas for six to 12 months, officials said Monday. Harvard University, which was awarded 39 of the student […]

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