The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has awarded grants totaling $90,525 for urban forestry projects around the state.

clock tower and moon
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The human body’s circadian rhythm – our inner clock -- regulates our sleep cycle, digestion and temperature.  All those functions can be heavily impacted by sunlight.  In the winter, people who live in the more northerly latitudes like Michigan sometimes feel a bit unhappy when the skies grow dark.  The condition is aptly named SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder.



Governor Rick Snyder is personally lobbying lawmakers to adopt an overhaul of how local government pensions are managed. As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, he faces a tough sales job.


Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh has called out Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio via Twitter today. 

"Saw Coach D comments on continuing to "focus" on how "he" can beat Michigan. Congrats on turning around a 3-9 team, plagued with off field issues," Harbaugh wrote. "Good for BIG to have him back."

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Are you a Michigander or a Michiganian? A new state law favors using the term Michigander.