SW Michigan

7:12 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

Palisades Nuclear Power Plant Back to Service After Scheduled 55 Day Outage

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Broken piece of metal was found insides the plant's reactor during inspection
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI - The Palisades Nuclear Power Plant was put back into service Sunday morning following a 55-day, 19-hour scheduled refueling and maintenance outage that began Jan. 19. During the maintenance period, which was the plant's 23rd refueling outage, 64 used fuel assemblies were removed from the reactor vessel and replaced, according to a press release issued Sunday morning.
7:07 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

WMU Men's Basketball to Play Syracuse in First Round of NCAA Tournament

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Broncos are making their first NCAA tournament appearance since 2004
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Western Michigan men's basketball team will face Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday in Buffalo. The Broncos are making their fourth trip to the NCAA Tournament and earned a spot in the big dance by defeating Toledo, 98-77, in Saturday's Mid-American Conference Tournament to receive an automatic bid.
12:38 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Schoolcraft Schools to seek bond approval

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District officials say it makes better sense to build a new school rather than renovate buildings that date back to the 1940's.
SCHOOLCRAFT, MI - Schoolcraft Community Schools will seek voter approval of a $14 million bond issue Aug. 5 that calls for a new middle school attached to the high school, reducing the number of schools from four to two and other improvements, all without a millage increase.
7:22 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Emmett Township Seeks $1.1-Million in Casino Funds to Fix Sewer Line

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The township says a sewer lines that in part serves FireKeepers Casino Hotel is at risk of failure
Emmett Township is seeking nearly $1.1 million in FireKeepers Casino revenue-sharing money for a planned sewer improvement, and that has others in line for casino money worried they may see smaller payments this year.
8:07 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

President Obama Signs Law to Protect Sleeping Bear Dunes

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32,500 acres of land and inland water will be treated as wilderness to ensure natural features are preseved
Washington President Barack Obama signed into law Thursday legislation aimed at preserving Michigans Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Today is a huge win for Sleeping Bear Dunes, our economy and for the citizens of Northern Michigan, said U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek, R-Cyrstal Falls, who led the bills passage in the U.S.

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