DNR: 85% of 3,000-acre wildfire trail caused by campfire in Northern Michigan is contained
Michigan officials announced on Sunday that 85% of a wildfire trail in northern Michigan is now contained. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reported that the source of the fire was a campfire on private property.
State officials remind hunters not to eat venison from deer taken within 5 miles of Clark’s Marsh in Oscoda Township
OSCODA TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Natural Resources are reminding hunters not to eat venison from deer taken within five miles of Clark’s Marsh in Oscoda Township. Officials say evidence suggests that Clark’s Marsh is highly contaminated with PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances). MDHHS recommends a Do Not Eat advisory for all fish and wildlife taken for consumption from the marsh. The area is under multiple do not eat advisories. If you have health questions about eating deer or other wildlife, or about the health risks associated with PFAS, contact MDHHS at 800-648-6942.
Michigan Lottery: Man wins $490K on scratch off ticket
An Iosco County man says winning a $490,776 100X The Cash Fast Cash jackpot means a fresh start for his family. “I usually play scratch off tickets, but a couple weeks ago a friend told me about Fast Cash,” said the 34-year-old Parnicky. Fast Cash games are a series of instant-win games that print from terminals at Lottery retailers. Fast Cash tickets range in price from $1 per play up to $20 per play. Every Fast Cash ticket gives players a chance to win all or part of the progressive jackpot.