Stories tagged: "marquette"

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.

Downtown Marquette (Gary Meulemans via Unsplash)
New Michigan ‘Job Court’ Offers Second Chances in the Upper Peninsula

A new pilot program aims to reduce recidivism and help local businesses by providing Michiganders who are accused of low-level crimes an opportunity to obtain gainful employment. 

Staff pour coffee at Velodrome Coffee Co. in Ispheming. (Velodrome Coffee Company via Facebook)
Small Businesses Score Big State Grants to Hire More Michiganders

Nearly 30 small businesses across Michigan received $25,000 grants through the state’s “Match on Main” grant program this year to help boost economic growth in dozens of communities. 

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. 

6 Cool Michigan Towns With Great Shopping Districts

Shopping doesn’t have to be stressful—especially in Michigan, where there are many locally made treasures waiting to be found across several cities with great local shopping districts.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer visits a construction site in Cass County. (Governor Gretchen Whitmer via Facebook)
New Projects Bring $200M Investment, Hundreds of Jobs to Michigan

Several redevelopment projects are set to create or retain another 400-plus jobs and generate more than $200 million in investment, all right here in Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced this week.

Upper Peninsula Mall to Open ‘Rage Room’ in April

A Michigan mall plans to open a so-called "rage room" where people buy tickets to smash things.