Want a vaccine appointment in Michigan? Here’s how

Eligibility and availability are increasing for the three federally approved COVID-19 vaccines, and so are the places where Michiganians can register to get a shot.

Michigan said Friday it’s expanding vaccination eligibility to all Michiganians 16 and older starting April 5. Also Friday, the Biden administration announced Friday that Detroit’s Ford Field will host a federally run mass vaccination site starting March 24, with the capability to vaccinate 6,000 people

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How to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment in Michigan

Feb. 24—As Michigan surpasses inoculating half a million residents, many are wondering how, and when, they can secure their own doses.

While the state has for weeks been focused on healthcare workers, long-term care residents and staff, people 65 and older, front-line essential workers, childcare and K-12 staff, eligibility is expected to open up to a larger number of Michiganians.

For example, employees in the food processing and agricultural industries

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Michigan State Park campgrounds expecting record year, campers should reserve sites early

Reservations for campsites in the Michigan State Parks can be made six-months before the planned arrival date.

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. — Camping sites in the Michigan State Park system can be reserved six-months in advance of a planned arrival date. That means many of the most popular state park campgrounds are already filling up for holidays like Memorial Day and Fourth of July.

For that reason DNR Chief of the

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Pure Michigan launches new winter recreation ad

Pure Michigan debuts a new advertisement, Still Pure, to showcase winter activities and promote safe travel.

MICHIGAN, USA — To mark the first day of winter, Pure Michigan has returned to debut its newest advertisement, Still Pure, a celebration of cold-weather recreation and a reminder to travel with COVID safety in mind. 

The ad will air over the airwaves, online and on social media through February 2021 in markets across

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Give the gift of Michigan travel this holiday season

The gift giving season is upon us, and 2020 is a year like no other. Presents take on a whole new meaning when you might not see your loved ones this holiday season. This is the year where a gift of experience might be most welcome, and thankfully, Michigan is ready to deliver.

“Giving the gift of travel, or the present of an amazing Michigan experience, is such a personal

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Michigan firefighters share details of battling historic western wildfires

The help of Michigan firefighters was “essential” in the battles waged against historic wildfires in the western United States this year.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources dispatched teams and seven fire engines west this summer and fall to help fight raging fires that burned millions of acres in California, Colorado, Oregon, Arizona, Utah and Wyoming. Michigan’s experts filled 90 out-of-state assignments working on direct fire lines, management teams and

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Michigan sets daily record for COVID-19 deaths

Michigan on Tuesday reported a record 190 deaths tied to COVID-19 and added 5,793 new cases. Of the Tuesday deaths, 30 were identified during a delayed records review, the state said.

With the additional records, Tuesday surpassed the previous high for deaths of 164 reached on April 16, at the peak of the pandemic, a day that had no additional reviewed records added.

The latest additions bring the state’s total

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DNR approves over $2M for recreation, forestry projects across Michigan

Michigan communities are in for outdoor improvements with 32 recreation and forestry projects approved for over $2 million in state funding.

This week, the Department of Natural Resources approved $1.9 million in funding for recreation projects and about $99,000 for urban forestry improvements. The DNR also recommended $5.4 million in Land and Water Conservation Fund grants to support park projects across the state; those funds are awaiting federal approval.

“During

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Western Michigan University students hopeful in-person classes will return in 2021

KALAMAZOO, MI — Students at Western Michigan, who will now pivot to online learning a few days earlier than they planned, are hopeful they will be able to return to campus in January.

On Monday, Nov. 16, as a line of cars grew at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site set up on campus, students prepared to leave campus. Their departure is a few days earlier than expected, after a public

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New Michigan COVID-19 restrictions begin Wednesday: What we know

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A new series of statewide restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 start Wednesday.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a new public health order on Sunday, aimed at curtailing

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ACLU prods Michigan to soften restaurant contact tracing rule

Michigan adjusted its day-old epidemic order Tuesday to recommend instead of require bars and restaurants to deny entry to customers who refuse to divulge their contact information. 

The clarification was listed as an “FAQ” Tuesday on the state Department of Health and Human Services website after the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan said it worked with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration to make changes.

The FAQ guidance combined with the

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Changes proposed for Michigan natural resources trust fund

John Flesher, Associated Press
Published 1:20 p.m. ET Oct. 4, 2020

Traverse City – Michigan voters will decide next month whether to change how money can be spent under a popular program that buys land for public use and supports projects such as construction of trails, playgrounds and boat launches.

The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund uses royalties paid by developers of state-owned minerals – primarily oil and natural gas

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Western Michigan University now has 438 reported coronavirus cases

KALAMAZOO, MI — The Sindecuse Health Center at Western Michigan University reported 50 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

The 50 new cases come from the results of WMU community members that were tested on Sept. 24-25. The university has been updating data on its online COVID-19 Dashboard each Tuesday and Friday evening.

The university reported 84 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, Sept. 25. Those new cases

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Michigan tourism industry says this is “a year simply to survive”

CBS News is chronicling what has changed for the lives of residents across the nation in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Heidi Gesiakowski and her husband Joel opened Taste, a small plates and martini restaurant, in South Haven, a beach town on the eastern shores of Lake Michigan, in 2013.

When the coronavirus pandemic struck, Taste could only offer takeout service for several weeks and revenue took a hit. Business

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