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Veterans in Battle Creek learn from veteran entrepreneurs

Support for veterans who may want to start a business or increase an existing one is available through a trailblazing accelerator program called Michigan Veteran Entrepreneur Lab. The three-month program culminates in a pitch night with $20,000 in awards.

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'Epic' record-holder swims between Manitou Islands

A spur-of-the-moment idea led Jon Ornée to complete what is believed to be the first-ever swim from the North Manitou Island to the South Manitou Island on Sept. 10. 

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Chippewa Nature Center to expand with new education center

The Chippewa Nature Center has announced plans for expansion, focusing on building nature connections for the youth of today and tomorrow. Their plans include a new Nature Education Center. 

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Hidden Harvest is taking a bite out of food insecurity in the region

Hidden Harvest relies on donations to help soup kitchens, food pantries, and more provide millions of meals to people in Bay, Midland, and Saginaw counties  

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‘Whisper-quiet’ solar boats create buzz on Lake Leelanau

Solar-powered boat prototypes are cruising the waters of Lake Leelanau in northern Michigan. The innovation in boating came after two years of research and work by a Holland-based company. Could this be the future of Michigan's boating industry?  

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Detroit environmental group creates green spaces through urban acupunctureQ&A with Brodrick Wilks: Nonprofit Journal Project

Using urban acupuncture, this Detroit nonprofit revitalizes alleyways to create a healthier and sustainable environment for its residents.

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Kiwanis Club of Mt. Pleasant celebrates 90 years with a Dolly Parton Imagination Library Walk-a-Thon

This September, the Kiwanis Club of Mt. Pleasant is celebrating 90 years of providing services to youth in our community. One of the many ways they’re celebrating includes a Dolly Parton Walk-a-Thon Sept. 18-22. Learn more about the impact The Kiwanis Club has throughout Isabella and Gratiot counties.

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Redevelopment Ready: Harrison and AlleganBoth communities hope hotel projects spur development

Communities across Michigan are tapping a state toolkit to help them create a streamlined approach to development and a clear vision for their future. The Michigan Municipal League is helping, preparing communities like Harrison and Allegan for development projects.

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Michigan looks to create a better career path for early childhood educators

Improved career pathways, state incentives, and improved wages are essential to recruiting and retaining the early education workforce needed for the PreK for All roll-out.

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3 different mural events showcase public art throughout Detroit this September

The typically pleasant weather of late summer and early autumn in Detroit is proving to be a popular time of year to celebrate the city’s wealth of public art as three festivals stretch out across the month of September, showcasing local murals and the artists that paint them.

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Facing blood shortage, MyMichigan Health & UP Regional Blood Center urge public to donate

While the state faces an ongoing blood shortage, the situation in the Upper Peninsula is breaching critical. With a smaller donor pool and aging population, blood donations in the UP are lagging behind regional demand.  

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How URC is building talent-generating capacity, designed to propel Michigan’s economy

“The state of Michigan has realized that this is a ‘do or die’ moment with this economic and technological transformation of the automotive industry and related industries,” says University of Toronto Professor Richard Florida. It's one of the reasons he is part of a group working closely with universities, cities, and stakeholders to build better, more vibrant, sustainable cities in our state.

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3 Muskegon waterfront housing projects receive $3M in state funding

The city of Muskegon has received three brownfield redevelopment grants and developer-backed loans to assist three transformative housing projects.

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