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Electric bill assistance needed by many in Michigan

MARQUETTE — Michigan 2-1-1 has received more than 67,000 calls from people seeking help with electric bill payments during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from the Michigan League for Public Policy. Also, from April 18 through Sunday, electric bill assistance has been the ...

Church identified as possible infection site

GLADSTONE — Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties (PHDM) has identified a site of potential exposure to COVID-19 at a Gladstone church. PHDM is recommending anyone who attended the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service or fellowship coffee time at First Lutheran Church, located at 1212 ...

Police: Man jumped to death from Arch Rock

MACKINAC ISLAND (AP) — An investigation reveals that a man who was found dead at the base of a popular Mackinac Island tourist destination intentionally jumped from the top and left a note indicating plans to take his own life, police said. A passerby found the man’s body about 9:15 a.m. ...

Enbridge: Anchor in straits will be recovered

ST. IGNACE (AP) — An anchor will be recovered from the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac after it became detached from a cable during maintenance of an oil pipeline, Enbridge Energy said Friday. "There was no risk to the pipelines," the company said in a written statement. "The anchor was ...

Justice Department won’t probe nursing home deaths

LANSING (AP) — The Justice Department said Thursday it will not open a civil rights investigation related to COVID-19 deaths in Michigan's nursing homes. The notification to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer came nearly 11 months after the department's Civil Rights Division during the Trump ...