Meijer donates $1 million to Midwest food pantries
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Meijer is donating $1 million to food pantries across the Midwest, turning purchases customers made of the retailer’s brand food products the week of Thanksgiving into meals for those in need. In Michigan, food pantries across the state will benefit from the donation. Overall more than 250 food pantries will receive a donation, with the $1 million divided evenly between them, the release said. The $1 million donation will provide roughly four million meals, because the average meal cost is 25 cents, the release said. The program has donated more than $76 million to food pantries across the Midwest since 2008, the release said.mlive.com
A Soil Fungus That Causes Lung Infections Is Spreading Across the U.S.
An illness-causing fungus known as histoplasma is in the soil of nearly all U.S. states, a new study suggests. The researchers behind the work say doctors may be relying on outdated risk maps and therefore missing diagnoses of the infections, which can sometimes be deadly.news.yahoo.com
Three Michigan tribes join forces to create construction, development firm
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Three Michigan tribal development firms have teamed up to form a real estate development, construction and property management firm that officials say is the first of its kind in the Midwest. Aki Construction LLC was created by the leaders of Petoskey-based Odawa Economic Affairs Holding Corporation, Dowagiac-based Mno-Bmadsen, and Grand Rapids-based Gun Lake Investments. The construction firm will help the tribes expand their economic development efforts in their respective communities and create new co-investment opportunities. “Our vision is to continue to uplift one another’s Tribes by capturing the synergistic results of this collaboration. We expect this joint venture to expand on the very important work we do to grow our Tribe’s economic development investments for the benefit of future generations.”Read more:mlive.com
How to Watch the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Indianapolis Colts - NFL Week 11 | Channel, Stream, Preview, Predicition
Two teams coming off very different results last week meet in the Midwest, both looking to come out on top, as Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles get set to take on Jeff Saturday’s reinvigorated Indianapolis Colts. Watch the NFL on FuboTV and Paramount+Philadelphia Eagles (8-1) vs. Indianapolis Colts (4-5-1)When: Sunday, November 20Time: 1 p.m. Channel: CBSStream: FuboTV, Sling, DirecTV Stream, Paramount+The Eagles are coming off a surprising loss, their first of the season, last Monday against NFC East division rival Washington Commanders. This will be the first time the Eagles and Colts have taken to the field against one another since 2018. MY PICK: Eagles win, 24-17Watch the NFL on FuboTV and Paramount+Check out the NFL standings and results on NFL.commlive.com
‘Bad Axe’ film hits the big screen to tell an Asian-Mexican American family’s story in rural Michigan
Bad Axe, a small town of about 3,000 people, two hours north of Detroit in Michigan’s thumb, mirrors many other rural, conservative-leaning towns across the Midwest. When COVID hit Michigan, and businesses shut down, Bad Axe was no different. The result was “Bad Axe,” the documentary. Go to topStay Connected:Subscribe to One Detroit’s YouTube Channel & Don’t miss One Detroit Mondays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. on Detroit Public TV, WTVS-Channel 56. ET on Detroit Public TV on Detroit Public TV, WTVS-Channel 56.onedetroitpbs.org
Spicy cheese curds at Fraser’s in Ann Arbor singe and delight your taste buds
ANN ARBOR, MI - When you think of food from the Midwest, the first things that come to mind may be Coney Island dogs, deep-dish pizza, cod for fish fries and more. Cheese curds are the one that quickly enter my brain.mlive.com
SpartanNash launches grocery delivery partnership with Uber
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Customers at nearly 100 SpartanNash locations in the Midwest are now able to have groceries delivered by Uber and Uber Eats. The Byron Township-based food distribution and grocery store chain, whose stores include Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets and D&W Fresh Market, announced a partnership with Uber this month. “SpartanNash’s focus on customer-centric innovation is core to our next stage of growth,” Masiar Tayebi, executive vice president and chief strategy and information officer, said in a press release. That includes stores in Grand Rapids, Sparta, Kentwood, Coopersville, Grand Haven, Kalamazoo, Caledonia and more. “SpartanNash’s mission is to deliver the ingredients for a better life, and our partnership with Uber enables us to expand our reach within the communities we serve,” SpartanNash CEO Tony Sarsam said in a press release.mlive.com
New federal cooperative unit at MSU to bolster climate, fishery, wildlife research
– Michigan State University will host a new, federally-supported research cooperative unit intended to foster education and conservation efforts for fisheries, wildlife, and other natural resources across the state and whole Midwest. The new U.S. Geological Survey research unit will be the 42nd of its kind on university campuses across 40 states. Goals are to enhance graduate education in fisheries and wildlife sciences and foster research and partnership among state and federal natural resources agencies and universities. The cooperative research unit will include between two and five federal scientists with administrative workers. The scientists will serve as MSU faculty, teach graduate-level courses, conduct research on natural resources topics, and offer workshops for students and the public.mlive.com
This ‘ultimate Midwest’ burger topped with cheese curds is a must for foodies
Halo Burger has teamed up with social media influencer Taylor Dustin, also known as The Wandering Michigander, to create the ultimate Midwest sandwich named “The Wandering Michigander Burger.”The sandwich features Wisconsin cheese curds, cheddar cheese, bacon, pickles and ranch atop a fresh QP burger. Pair it with a Boston Cooler and you’ll really get the ultimate experience.”Halo Burger, America’s second oldest burger chain, was founded in Flint in 1923. Halo Burger was recently named “best fast food” in Michigan and “the future of fast food,” by Food & Wine. The camouflage hats feature the Michigan icon incorporated with their logo, which was tied into launching The Wandering Michigander Burger in November. Halo Burger, America’s second oldest burger chain, was founded in Flint in 1923.mlive.com
Heating bills could spike nearly 33% during ‘unreasonably cold’ winter
Brace yourself for a big heating bill this winter. Natural gas prices in the Midwest are expected to be nearly 33% higher this winter – costing a total of $1,013 from October to March – compared to last year, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. And electricity, with a 7.9% increase, will cost an estimated $1,437 total during the same period.mlive.com
Two of the top hotels in the entire Midwest are in Michigan says Condé Nast
DETROIT, MACKINAC ISLAND - You don’t have to travel far to stay at some of the top hotels in the entire Midwest. Two in Michigan have landed in Condé Nast Traveler’s top 15 list in the Midwest: Readers’ Choice Awards 2022. “It’s one of those hotels where people actually want to hang out in the lobby,” Condé Nast wrote about the hotel on its top 15 in the Midwest list. On the Condé Nast top 15 list in the Midwest, it comes in at number 8. The other hotels on the Condé Nast top 15 list in the Midwest are:1.mlive.com
Northern Michigan ski resort to add 6-person Bubble Chairlift for warm uphill rides
HARBOR SPRINGS, MI - A new kind of fast, innovative ski lift will break ground at The Highlands at Harbor Springs next year. The Camelot 6 will be the first six-person Bubble Chairlift in the Midwest - offering riders a 3-minute zippy trip up the slopes enclosed in a heated, weatherproof bubble that has extra-wide seats and individual footrests. The new Doppelmayr D-Line will be built on the southern end of the resort’s runs. When it debuts - expected for the 2023/24 season - Camelot 6 will replace three current triple-place lifts: Camelot, Valley and MacGully. Eventually, it will be the primary lift serving the summer chairlift rides and allow The Highland’s mountain biking to expand lift operations.mlive.com
How to see the U.P.’s amazing fall colors from 26 stories high atop a ski jumping hill
IRONWOOD, MICH. -- For the fall adventure of a lifetime, seek out a Michigan winter giant. Copper Peak’s Adventure Tour starts with a chairlift ride 800 feet to the crest of a 360-foot-tall, copper-bearing volcanic outcrop. From the observation deck, daring visitors can opt to take an additional eight-story, heart-pumping walk up to the top of the ski hill’s starting gate. Copper Peak’s Adventure Ride is open daily through the third Sunday of October from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Central Time. songbird trail gives you a ‘woodlands concert’DNR fall programs at rustic lakeside lodge include kayaking 101, Bob Ross paintingmlive.com
Michigan girl among 3 to die in Monday’s storms
Widespread storms that brought strong winds, heavy rains and flash flooding to much of the Midwest and South are being blamed for the deaths of at least three people. In Michigan, a 14-year-old girl was electrocuted after she mistakenly grabbed a downed power line at a residence in the 1400 block of Peters Street in Monroe at 7:40 p.m. on Monday. Further south in Toledo, a tree fell on a woman in the 4000 block of Beverly around 6:30 p.m., according to WTVG-TV in northwest Ohio. More than 381,000 customers in Michigan are without power as of Tuesday morning, Thunderstorms packing 70 mph gusts were reported across the state. Utility crews worked through the night to restore power after storms took down trees, limbs and power lines, but restoration times were not available for many areas.mlive.com
Brain-eating amoeba suspected in 2nd Midwest death
The Douglas County Department of Health based in Omaha, Nebraska, reported Wednesday that doctors believe the child died of primary amebic meningoencephalitis, a usually fatal infection caused by the naegleria fowleri amoeba. Health officials believe the child came into contact with the amoeba on Sunday while swimming in the Elkhorn River just west of Omaha. People are usually infected when water containing the amoeba enters the body through the nose while swimming or diving into lakes and rivers. There were 154 cases reported between 1962 and 2021 in the U.S., with only four survivors, according to the CDC. The two researchers co-authored a paper titled “Is Naegleria fowleri an Emerging Parasite?” that examined factors behind the increase in reported cases.mlive.com
Few signs of progress in high-level Ukraine talks
Few signs of progress were reported as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres met with Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskyy in a high-powered bid to ratchet down the war with Russia. (Aug. 19)news.yahoo.com
How to Watch the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan - NASCAR | Channel, Stream, Preview
On Sunday, the NASCAR Cup Series gets back on the oval tracks, staying in the Midwest as they make their way up to Michigan International Speedway for the annual FireKeepers Casino 400. Watch NASCAR on DirecTV Stream and PeacockThe series shifts back to strictly making left turns after another strong performance by Tyler Reddick on a road course. At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course, Reddick was able to outlast a Ross Chastain in overtime to grab the checkered flag. What: FireKeepers Casino 400Who: NASCAR Cup SeriesWhen: Sunday, August 7Time: 3:00 p.m. ETWhere: Michigan International Speedway (Brooklyn, Mich.)Channel: USA NetworkStream: DirecTV Stream, FuboTV, Sling, PeacockBetting preview: FireKeepers Casino 400 predictions and expert best betCheck out the NASCAR standings and results heremlive.com
Lake Michigan shoreline to become ‘electric Route 66′ with EV charging stations
Scenic road trips just got supercharged as the Midwest works together to create an electric route along the Lake Michigan shoreline. The Lake Michigan EV Circuit Tour will be a network of electric vehicle chargers spanning over 1,100 miles of drivable shoreline around Lake Michigan. “The circuit will allow travelers to experience Lake Michigan and visit countless communities in and around the route. Electric vehicle sales now account for 5.6% of the overall market. More on MLive:$52B semiconductor package is a ‘big freakin’ deal for Michigan’Stellantis investing $83M in Michigan for hybrid electric vehicle engine productionTesla’s next competitor?mlive.com
Boyne Mountain is building the first 8-person chairlift in the Midwest
“The D-Line is one of the most technologically advanced chairlifts in the country, holding 205 new developments, including 31 innovations and 14 patents,” Boyne Mountain staff said. Boyne Mountain is installing the D-8, the first 8-seat chairlift in the Midwest. Boyne Mountain recently added Chalet Edelweiss, renovating former guest housing into a luxury Nordic-inspired slopeside lodging area. Boyne Mountain is installing the D-8, the first 8-seat chairlift in the Midwest. And in 1992, Boyne Mountain unveiled America’s first six-seat high-speed chairlift.”HEADED TO BOYNE MOUNTAIN?mlive.com
Don’t sweat blackout risk in Michigan’s summer heat waves, experts say
LANSING, MI – Summertime power outages across Michigan are more likely to happen because of severe storms than from rolling blackouts during heat waves, experts say. The risk of rolling blackouts in the Midwest during heat waves is unlikely to hit Michigan residents, both industry officials and independent experts said. In fact, the odds are greater that Michigan’s power producers will be needed to help bolster other parts of the interconnected Midwest power grid. “And one of the strengths of our interconnected power grid is that states can share electricity with each other. But industry insiders and watchdog scientists said Michigan’s risk of electricity shortages is less than other places throughout the shared power grid.mlive.com
Second Heat Wave Expected To Bring Temps Above 100 For 20% Of People In US
The persistent heat dome which imposed oppressively high temperatures on the northern Plains and Midwest over the weekend will begin to shift further eastward this week, ending a short reprieve many states in the Great Lakes and...detroit.cbslocal.com
Dear Abby: Long-distance relationship is growing even more distant
DEAR ABBY: Two years ago, at a national conference, I bumped into a woman I had dated decades ago. She explained she needs more time to herself to deal with “challenges” she has been facing, and everything is fine with our relationship. We have both faced significant challenges during our relationship and we had used our talks to figure out how to deal with them. DEAR READERS: Happy Father’s Day to fathers everywhere -- birth fathers, stepfathers, adoptive and foster fathers, grandfathers and all of those caring men who mentor children and fill the role of absent dads. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O.mlive.com
How to Watch “Jerry and Marge Go Large” movie premiere
Based on the incredible true story of a quiet Michigan couple, Jerry and Marge Go Large is a must-see for the Midwest. From the small town of Evart, Michigan, Jerry and Marge Selbee struck gold. And with a home renovation and future education for family members on their minds, the generous Jerry and Marge weren’t only thinking of themselves. Starring Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening, this new Paramount+ premiere follows the couple’s heartwarming journey from retirement to riches. Where to watch:Starting today, June 17th, you can stream the premiere of Jerry and Marge Go Large for free when you register for Paramount+ (try it free).mlive.com
Detroit hospital ranked No. 2 pediatric care facility in Michigan
Children’s Hospital of Michigan announced Monday that U.S. News & World Report had ranked the hospital in six pediatric specialties, including cancer, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics and urology.
The Latest: Appleby cleared to play for Florida
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)The Latest on the second round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):___7:45 p.m.Florida guard Tyree Appleby has been cleared to play and was in the starting lineup for No. 1 seed in the second round for a third time, joining the 2000 team against Arizona and the 2017 squad against Villanova. Sister Jean Delores Schmidt gave an inspirational pregame prayer to her Loyola Chicago team before the eighth-seeded Ramblers met top-seeded Illinois in Sunday’s second round. UCLA and Abilene Christian face off Monday, assuring that at least one double-digit seed will reach the Sweet 16. This is the first time four teams seeded 13th or worse made it to the second round.
Metro Detroit weather: Frigid temperatures continue with snow possible before next week
DETROIT – A lot of the Midwest is dealing with worse cold, but our temperatures aren’t getting warmer any time soon. Expect single digits in the Metro Zone, while some outlying areas in the North and Metro Zone will see negative lows (albeit briefly). Everyone except parts of the South Zone should miss any snow. Thursday night into Friday, we’ll get another round of light snow. Saturday night brings another round of light accumulation which should be done by breakfast on Sunday morning.
Nothing to sneeze at: Global warming triggers earlier pollen
In this undated photo provided by Atlanta Allergy & Asthma, Dr. Stanley Fineman looks through a microscope at Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Center in Atlanta to examine the pollen. Just look at cherry blossoms opening several days earlier in Japan and Washington, D.C., he said. The South and southern Midwest are getting pollen season about 1.3 days earlier each year, while it’s coming about 1.1 days earlier in the West, he said. The northern Midwest is getting allergy season about 0.65 days earlier per year, and it’s coming 0.33 days earlier a year in the Southeast. But since the 2000s, about 65% of earlier pollen seasons can be blamed on warming, he said.
No, yeah, we’re going to try Bell’s new Midwest-inspired beer
You’re for sure going to have to try Bell’s new beer with a polite Midwestern name: “No, Yeah.”The West Michigan-based brewery announced a new Golden Ale, a year-round release that will begin shipping next week in Michigan and in surrounding Midwest states. Bell’s says the beer is a lighter craft beer with a slightly sweet flavor profile. This beer will appeal to those who are looking for another alternative to higher ABV beers, something that is crisp and refreshing and not too hoppy.”The “No, Yeah” name is an ode to some polite Midwestern slang. Phrases like “ope”, " ‘scuse me” and “let me sneak past ya” are all part of the beer’s packaging and marketing campaign. No, Yeah will be available to purchase at the Bell’s General Store and Eccentric Cafe in downtown Kalamazoo on Jan. 18.
Family Video is closing: How did they outlive other video stores?
It’s the end of an era: Longtime video rental chain Family Video is closing up shop. “What began as a handful of 500 square foot video rental locations, grew to 800 locations with up to 7,000 square feet of video rental and retail. It seemed that Family Video somehow outlived many of its competitors, like Blockbuster, Hollywood Video and even Mammoth Video (pay homage). The ability to improvise: When video rental sales started dropping, Family Video tried something. You can get them delivered together.”Recently, some Family Video stores even started selling CBD products.
Planning to travel this holiday season? Governors across the Midwest are urging you to reconsider
LANSING, Mich. – A group of bipartisan governors from states across the Midwest are urging people to do their part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 this holiday season. As of Monday, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Michigan had risen to 437,985 -- and 10,752 deaths had been reported, according to state officials. Tony Evers released a video on social media pushing for residents to be safe as we head into the holiday season. If you are planning to travel or gather with other households for the holidays – we urge you to reconsider. Bipartisan Governors from Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Ohio, and WisconsinThe group of governors released a similar video before Thanksgiving asking families to reconsider traveling for the holiday.
2.9 million COVID vaccine doses to ship out of Pfizer plants in Michigan, Wisconsin
Drug company Pfizer says it can ship nearly three million doses of its coronavirus vaccine right away across the U.S., with most of the doses coming from two plants in the Midwest. Vaccine doses are slated to be loaded onto trucks within hours at Pfizer’s plant in Portage, Michigan -- just outside of Kalamazoo -- and a center in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. At the directive of the the U.S. Military, FedEx and UPS will help deliver coronavirus vaccines throughout the country. In Michigan, UPS will be delivering the state’s 85,000 vaccines from the Pfizer cold farm in Portage. The first vials will be loaded onto cargo planes and trucks in extremely cold conditions, likely right alongside holiday gifts.
Biden’s win hides a dire warning for Democrats in rural US
DES MOINES, Iowa – Democrats once dominated Koochiching County in the blue-collar Iron Range of northern Minnesota. But in this month's presidential election, President Donald Trump won it with 60% of the vote. Though Democrats’ rural woes aren’t new, they now heap pressure on Biden to begin reversing the trend. In clinging to their majority, House Democrats lost rural seats, notably the one held for 30 years by Rep. Collin Peterson in western Minnesota. For now, Democrats' future in rural America rests largely on how Biden is viewed there, Heitkamp said.
Today in Michigan weather history: Midwest tornado outbreak of Nov. 17, 2013
On Nov. 17, 2013, more than 70 tornadoes moved across part of the Midwest, impacting seven states including Michigan. Illinois and Indiana were hardest hit by what the National Weather Service (NWS) called a “major late-season severe weather outbreak." Here’s a look at where the tornadoes were recorded:Tornado Outbreak Nov. 17, 2013 (National Weather Service)Tornado Outbreak Nov. 17, 2013 (National Weather Service)Radar indicated circulation tracks shown from the Nov. 17, 2013 tornado outbreak in the Midwest. WASHINGTON, IL - NOVEMBER 17: The damage is surveyed along Elgin Avenue after a tornado struck on November 17, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. Tornado Outbreak Nov. 17, 2013 (National Weather Service)More: Weather History
Surging virus cases get a shrug in many Midwestern towns
It's not that people in Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa and elsewhere don't realize their states are leading the nation in new cases per capita. “They don’t think it’s real," she said. Like most people, Jay Stibbe, 52, of Fargo, North Dakota, said he and his family are respectful of COVID-19 protocols and wear masks where required. However, Stibbe said he doesn’t see enough “concrete information” about the virus to stop him from going about his normal life, even though North Dakota leads the nation in the number of virus cases per capita. ___Associated Press writers David Pitt in Des Moines, Iowa, and Dave Kolpack in Fargo, North Dakota, contributed to this story.
Ann Arbor-based EntryPoint releases its 2020 Midwest Shop Local Gift Guide
ANN ARBOR – Nonprofit research institution EntryPoint has released its 2020 Midwest Shop Local Gift Guide in order to boost sales this holiday season at local businesses. Featured Ann Arbor businesses include the Ann Arbor Art Center, Cadence Baby, Cookie Colab, The Getup Vintage, Produce Puns and Poisera, to name a few. “The pandemic makes shopping at local businesses difficult this year, so we’re here to help," reads its website. “EntryPoint’s 2020 Midwest Shop Local Gift Guide is an easy way to buy gifts at any price point during the 2020 holiday season. The guide is also a great resource for discovering more about each company and their work, their leaders, products and services.”Browse the gift guide here.
GOP governors in spiking states strain for silver linings
But that's not the message coming from a number of Republican governors in the region, who are working to find silver linings in the ominous health data as outbreaks surge in their states. North Dakota's governor has called his state's test positivity rate an achievement, even though its rate of new cases tops the nation. Kim Reynolds, however, has defended the state's decision to reopen bars and send students back into classrooms without masks required. Some governors are even pushing back against Trump's own advisers for giving blunter assessments of their states' situations. Hutchinson has continued resisting calls to roll back some of the state's reopening, saying he's relying more on personal responsibility.
A Detroit native is back to celebrate the blues virtually for Concert of Colors
Concert of Colors is the largest, free world music and diversity festival in the Midwest. Jason Carr spoke with Don Was, a Grammy and Emmy award-winning producer from Oak Park whose music is featured in the concert. Don says that the concert feels like a homecoming for him. JYYou can watch the concert virtually now through October 11th on Detroit Public TV and its website, or listen to it on 101.9 FM. For more information visit concertofcolors.comWatch the video for a taste of Concert of Colors.
AP Source: Big Ten presidents to discuss starting football
FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2013, file photo, Ohio State plays against Florida A&M at Ohio Stadium during an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. Seventy-seven of those teams are scheduled to play throughout the fall, starting at various times in September. 2 Ohio State, No. The Big Ten postponed its fall season Aug. 11 because of concerns about playing through the COVID-19 pandemic, with presidents voting 11-3 in favor. On the first Saturday of the football season that included Power Five teams playing, Big Ten teams were idle while athletic directors and university leaders were working on ways to possibly salvage a fall football season.
Midwest legislative leaders urge Big Ten to reconsider fall sports
Michigan Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) and other Midwest legislative leaders announced Tuesday they sent a joint letter to Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren encouraging the conference to reconsider its stance on the fall sports season. The Big Ten Conference announced on Aug. 11 that it would move its football season to the spring semester because of health risks associated with the coronavirus. Over the weekend, President Trump tweeted Big Ten members University of Michigan and Michigan State University could be excluded from the next football season due to the governors response to the coronavirus. Big Ten Football is looking really good, but may lose Michigan, Illinois and Maryland because of those Governors' ridiculous lack of interest or political support, Trump tweeted Sunday. Last week, the Michigan High School School Athletic Association (MHSAA) reinstated football and other high school sports.
Ann Arbor area caregiver recognized with Midwest Caregiver of The Year award
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Tyja Owens had no idea that there was a BrightStar Care Midwest Caregiver of The Year Award, let alone that she was receiving it. On Aug. 20, Owens was surprised with the honor by family members and BrightStar Care Ann Arbor owners in the home healthcare and medical staffing agencys Ann Arbor office. I wasnt even aware that there was an award, Owens said over the phone. Tyja Owens (middle) with BrightStar Care Ann Arbor owners Sarah and Kelvyn Williams. The BrightStar Care award demonstrates just that.
Celebrate National Ice Cream Day Sunday with giveaway offer
DETROIT You can beat the heat on National Ice Cream Day Sunday with special giveaways. Today you can enter to win free ice cream and save on Midwest-made Hudsonville Ice Cream at local grocery stores. Do you need a reason to enjoy FREE ice cream? Truly, theres no better way to celebrate the summer than with ice cream. Hudsonville Ice Cream makes more than 50 flavors, with both traditional ice cream and dairy-free options available in scoop shops and grocery stores in more than a dozen states, including a store near you.
Livingston County sports website gives opportunities to people with special needs
BRIGHTON, Mich. Stefan Kogler started Great Lakes Post three years ago -- a sports website based out of Brighton in which all the content creators have autism or special needs. Its an entity that would provide a career, provide independence and wasnt a one-off. Kogler said Campbell might be the most prepared reporter out there. We have one individual that just loves Star Wars, when were ready to bring her on, well have a Star Wars channel.The nonprofit relies on sponsors to keep it going and pay its people. For more information, or to donate, visit the official Great Lakes Post website here.
ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Thursday, June 25, 2020
Craig called out the shoddy investigative work that led to the arrest of Robert WIlliams. Timika Street is a 36-years-old mother of two who has been missing for nearly half a year. Her life pretty much was for those two daughters, said her mother, Theresa Anderson. That decision struck down a ruling from a lower court and ordered gyms stay closed until the governor decides they can reopen. The Ingham County Circuit Court ordered Thursday that Enbridge Energy must cease all operations of the Line 5 oil pipeline located in the Straits of Mackinac.
Fewer games, more plexiglass and no smoking -- a look inside MGM Grand Detroit
According to MGM Midwest COO and President David Tsai, only 40 percent of slot machines will be left running. All of it is costing MGM, and by way of tax dollars, the City of Detroit and the state, millions of dollars. Tsai, who has been with MGM for 13 years said he oversaw the reopening of other casinos in Ohio just last week. He saidWe have Detroit residents currently going to Michigan tribal casinos or casinos in Ohio and Indiana that dont have the level of requirements that we have, he said. The hotel will not be ready to open whenever the casino is allowed to open its doors.
Cristobal remnants bring thunderstorms, flooding to Midwest
Erin Shaw, left, and Brittany Schanzbach stand near crashing waves near the seawall of Lake Pontchartrain from a storm surge in New Orleans, Sunday, June 7, 2020, as Tropical Storm Cristobal approaches the Louisiana Coast. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)MILWAUKEE The remnants of Tropical Storm Cristobal were moving out of the Midwest on Wednesday and into Canada, with gusty winds and heavy rain leaving behind flooding in Wisconsin, Missouri and Iowa. Scattered severe thunderstorms were possible Wednesday from Ohio and Michigan into parts of the Northeast, forecasters said. In western Wisconsin, the rain from remnants of Cristobal washed out portions of some roads. Cristobal's remnants moved into the Midwest after lashing the South.