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Isabella County files lawsuit seeking $600,000 from Union Township’s Downtown Development Authority

Isabella County officials have filed a lawsuit against Union Township to get back unused funds from the East Downtown Development Authority. Citing statutory and township ordinance requirements, attorneys representing Isabella County want the EDDA to return the more than $600,000 […]
Isabella County / Police/Courts

Drunk driver crashes car into utility pole, causes power outage

A Wednesday night car chase ended with the suspect crashing her vehicle into a utility pole. Shortly after 8 p.m., an Isabella County sheriff’s deputy noticed a black 2006 Lincoln Zephyr traveling eastbound on Pickard Road at a very slow […]
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Chain restaurants with lower-calorie options gain popularity, while those that don’t lose

Restaurants are now offering lower-calorie options to combat obesity rates that are higher than ever. Today, 39 states have adult obesity rates of more than 25 percent, and not one state has a lower rate than 20 percent, the Hudson […]
Isabella County

Isabella County Festival of Banners to decorate town for fourth year

The annual Isabella County Festival of Banners is back for its fourth annual year and has now expanded outside of downtown Mount Pleasant. Art Reach of Mid-Michigan Executive Director Kathy Hill said last year 333 banners were decorated and displayed […]
Metro
Pope Benedict XVI attends a ceremony to mark the 900th birthday of the Knights of Malta, one of the most peculiar organizations in the world at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on February 9, 2013. Pope Benedict XVI announced during a mass Monday, February 11, 2013, that he plans to step down on February 28. (Photo Courtesy of Eric Vandeville/Abaca Press/MCT)

Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation seen as shocking, respectable among CMU

Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he will resign later this month, creating a lot of public discussion in the Catholic community. Benedict XVI, born Joseph Ratzinger, is the first pope in nearly 600 years to resign from his position. […]
Mount Pleasant / Police/Courts / Politics

Supreme Court ruling will likely close down all Michigan medical marijuana dispensaries

A new Supreme Court ruling will likely close all medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. In a 4-1 ruling released Friday, the Michigan Supreme Court found marijuana dispensaries can be shut down under Michigan’s public nuisance law. The court also […]
Police/Courts
Infographic by Mariah Prowoznik/Lead Designer

More Michigan money spent on inmates than students, study says

Today, more of Michigan’s money is being spent on prisoners than on students in pursuit of higher education. According to the Center for Economic and Policy Research, the United States incarcerates a higher share of its population than any other […]
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CMU seeks input from students, faculty about smoking policy via online survey

Central Michigan University officials are looking for student input in regards to the on-campus smoking policy through a survey sent Monday afternoon to the campus community. In September 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services created the national […]
Metro / News / Student Life

CDC survey reports sexual violence levels just as high for lesbians, gay men as heterosexuals

Lesbians and gay men experience intimate partner and sexual violence at levels equal to or higher than heterosexuals. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s first National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, which tracked the national prevalence […]
Isabella County / Police/Courts / Top Stories

Male intruder, 20, hospitalized after early-morning stabbing at Copper Beech apartments

A drunken night ended with a stab wound and a stay at the hospital for a 20-year-old man after he entered two Copper Beech apartments without permission. At 2:41 a.m. Friday, the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department responded to a stabbing […]
Isabella County / Mount Pleasant / Police/Courts

Beal City put on lockdown after mother vows to ‘level’ it

A Farwell mother, 37, has been arrested for threatening Beal City School personnel, forcing the school into a lockdown. Beal City High School, 3117 Elias Road, went into lockdown around 9:10 a.m. Friday when the mother of a former student […]
Politics

Gov. Snyder asks high court to revise right-to-work law

Gov. Rick Snyder asked the Michigan Supreme Court Monday to review the state’s new right-to-work laws to determine if they pass constitutional judgment. The new laws, adopted Dec. 11, make it illegal to require financial support of a union as […]


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