Boating is up, and so are accidents

By AGNES BAO Capital News Service LANSING – Are Michigan waters getting less safe for boaters, with or without motors? The number of recreational boating accidents in the state increased from 92 in 2013 to 125 in 2016, and deaths … Continue reading →

Pothole claims? Fuhgeddaboutit

By MAXWELL EVANS Capital News Service LANSING — State agencies rarely reimburse drivers for pothole damages, a fact that rings true for drivers seeking reimbursement from county governments as well. In Gladwin County, all damage requests are handled by a … Continue reading →

Killing cormorants legal again

By STEVEN MAIER Capital News Service LANSING — Culling season is coming quickly for a controversial Great Lakes waterfowl after it received a one-year reprieve. Control of the double-crested cormorant will return this spring when the bird returns from wintering … Continue reading →

Hard winter bad for deer, too

By KALEY FECH Capital News Service LANSING – With a prolonged winter in the Upper Peninsula, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is concerned about the impact the conditions will have on the region’s white-tailed deer. “Before this last storm … Continue reading →