Stories tagged: "Alger"

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (AP Photo/Paul Sancya File)
Nessel Charges Upper Peninsula Prison Staff in Inmate’s Death

Eight current and former prison employees were charged Tuesday in the death of an inmate who lost 50 pounds over two weeks and died of dehydration while being restrained in 2019.

Debris rests at the spillway of the failed Sanford Dam in downtown Sanford in 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff McMillan, File)
Michigan Invests Millions into Fixin’ the Damn Dams

More than $15 million in grant funding authorized by the state legislature last year is now headed out to local communities to help them manage more than a dozen dams statewide.

Farmers harvest a crop in southwest Michigan. (Loren King via Unsplash)
16 Rural Michigan Communities Score State Grants For Economic Growth

More than $1.8 million in state grants were awarded to 22 projects across Michigan. Each of them promote land-based industries, and will support infrastructure that benefits rural communities. 

Erosion on Lake Michigan due to climate change. (Image via Shutterstock)
The Best and Worst Places to Live in the Midwest—Ranked by Climate Change Risk

While no state is immune to the impacts of climate change, some are certainly more “climate-safe” than others. And in the Midwest, a region well-versed in weather extremes, Michigan is a notable bright spot.