Mount Pleasant officials release city manager contract details City Commissioners approved City Manager Nancy Ridley's contract on Monday night.

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Student-owned Dreamer Coffee Shop hopes to open in August Sydney Daly, Grand Blanc senior and intern at Creative Interiors, left, stands with Creative Interiors designer Carol Sobieski-Gall, center, and The Dreamers Coffee Shop owner Ike Han, right. The three discussed renovations of the building on Franklin Street, which they hope to open sometime in August. 
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City Manager Ridley talks financial challenges, good times in Mount Pleasant City Manager Ridley talks financial challenges, good times in Mount Pleasant
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe members protest pending disenrollment cases A sign denouncing reopened disenrollment cases against members of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe sits in the rear window of a protestor's vehicle.

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Metro / Mount Pleasant
After two foot surgeries, Joyner looked to the Wellness Program to get back on her feet. 'It's been a really bad year, but this is getting me back on track,' Joyner said. 
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CMU officials show off Virgin Pulse program at Employee Wellness seminar

  Editor’s note: Photo and words by Taryn Wattles, staff photographer. As a way to boost participation in Central Michigan University’s Employees Wellness Program, the university has partnered with a program called Virgin Pulse Wellness & Rewards. The program will […]
James Elroy Denton, a 52-year-old West Branch man, was arraigned Thursday morning on multiple charges, including kidnapping, fleeing and eluding and operating a vehicle under the influence. His preliminary hearing is set for 8:15 a.m. on August 7. 
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West Branch man charged with kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment

A 52-year-old West Branch man who crashed into a house in Mount Pleasant on July 13 was arraigned Thursday morning on multiple charges. James Elroy Denton was arraigned this morning on charges of kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment, criminal sexual conduct, fleeing and […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant
This infographic produced by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe details the high levels of E. coli in the the Chippewa River.

(Courtesy Photo | Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe)

E. coli levels in Chippewa River dangerously high

The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe is urging Mount Pleasant residents to stay far from certain locations along the Chippewa River today due to dangerous levels of the E. coli bacterium in the water. A sampling of the Chippewa River taken […]
Life on Campus

CMU basketball to host youth hoops camp

Some of the state’s most energetic and excitable young basketball hopefuls will make the trek to Central Michigan University for a boy’s basketball camp this weekend. Coach Keno Davis and members of the CMU men’s basketball team are set to […]
Mount Pleasant

Gas leak at Broadway and Henry stopped, residents can return home

A gas leak at the corner of Broadway and Henry streets has been stopped. DTE crews are working on repairing the broken main. “The area is now safe and residents who evacuated the area can return to their homes,” said […]
Mount Pleasant / Police/Courts

Gas leak at Henry and Broadway causes residential evacuation

A gas leak caused by road construction caused the evacuation of six houses near the corner of Broadway and Henry streets around 9 a.m. More residents could be evacuated if the gas leak continues. Mount Pleasant City police and firefighters are urging […]
College of Medicine

Gas leaks causes CMED Saginaw evacuation, reentry time still undetermined

  A gas leak at the corner of North Harrison Street and Houghton Avenue in Saginaw caused the Saginaw Fire Department to evacuate two Covenant Health Care buildings. One of the buildings houses multiple Central Michigan University College of Medicine […]
Sarah Tisdale was formally introduced as Central Michigan University's new women's lacrosse coach on Tuesday morning.

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Tisdale introduced as women’s lacrosse coach during press conference

Central Michigan University Athletics formally introduced its first-ever women’s lacrosse coach in the university’s history during a press conference on Tuesday morning. The press conference gave Sara Tisdale, a 2006 CMU graduate and former coach at Augustana College (Division III) […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant / Politics
City Commissioners approved City Manager Nancy Ridley's contract on Monday night.

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City manager contract approved despite one objection

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 10:50 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30. An employment agreement with City Manager Nancy Ridley was passed by a 5-1 vote, with commissioner Kathleen Ling being the sole vote against. Vice Mayor Jim Holton […]
Mayor Sharon Tilmann spoke in favor of Mount Pleasant and Central Michigan University's parking enforcement agreement.

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City Commission Notebook: Parking enforcement agreement with CMU approved

The Mount Pleasant City Commission passed several motions Monday as consent agenda items, including approval of a parking enforcement agreement with Central Michigan University. In a January session, commissioners endorsed a proposal to expand parking enforcement on a trial basis with CMU […]
Business/Nonprofits / Isabella County / Mount Pleasant

Native Farmers’ Market to get pavilion on corner of Leaton and Broadway

A new pavilion is slated to be built on the corner of Broadway and Leaton roads after the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe received a rural development grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The $200,000 rural business enterprise grant was […]
Administration / University

CMU officials, Faculty Association ratify five-year contract

Editors note: This story was updated at 11:50 a.m. on July 29 to describe the insurance the Faculty Association uses. After countless hours spent in bargaining sessions, Central Michigan University officials and the Faculty Association have ratified a five-year collective […]

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