Matthew Boeck was shot on the far side of a bait pile. Justin Beutel was killed as he field dressed a buck. Chong Moua Yang survived a secret war in southeast Asia only to die at the base of his tree stand.
Last year, three hunters were killed in the opening days of deer firearms season, which begins Friday. As hunters return to Michigan’s woods, the shootings illustrate how quickly a human life can be lost.
With interest rates that can top 400 percent a year, payday lenders sprout in small-town Michigan. Bipartisan legislation in Lansing would rein in lending practices, but there’s no guarantee it will get a hearing.
Michigan health officials say 39 residents have contracted the highly contagious disease. But groups opposed to mandatory vaccines are asking lawmakers to preserve their freedom on whether to vaccinate children.
For years, Wayne County was slammed over its handling of community development block grant funds. Now, the county is changing how it distributes money in hopes of steering more toward poor cities and reducing costs.
Michigan’s majestic national park had to shutter its visitor’s center and curb popular snowshoe hikes. But a hardy group of park angels is hauling trash, cleaning toilets and helping maintain the park during the shutdown.