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2014-05-08 16:21:55

LANSING, Mich., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement by Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley in response to bipartisan action in the State House today to raise transportation investment by $450 million per year. "Today in Lansing an overwhelming majority of Democrats and Republicans in the State House worked together to pass a package of legislation to build better roads. We especially commend the...

2014-05-08 12:23:24

More than $200 million spent with Michigan businesses through March DETROIT, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) spent more than $200 million with Michigan companies during the first three months of the year, as part of its ongoing commitment to supporting in-state businesses through the Pure Michigan Business Connect Initiative. From January to March, DTE spent $202 million with suppliers based in Michigan, surpassing its stated goal of $169 million for the quarter....

2014-05-08 08:32:03

Amount of care provided for free or at reduced cost rose 85 percent in 5 years ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan Health System provided more than $429 million worth of community services in fiscal year 2012 - 60 percent of it in the form of covering patients' unpaid medical costs, according to new Michigan Health & Hospital Association data released today. The amount of free or reduced-price care provided by the U-M Hospitals...

2014-05-07 16:23:06

Line clearance program improves electric service reliability DETROIT, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy tree trimming crews will be working in several local communities over the next two months, to improve electrical service reliability and enhance safety for customers. For the past 15 years, the company has received the National Tree Line USA Award for quality tree care. Tree trim crews follow International Society of Arboriculture standards to maintain the health of trees....

2014-05-06 23:15:41

Larky’s free app tracks users' benefit programs and sends alerts when they're near a benefit. Detroit Regional Chamber members now have unique savings opportunities at great local merchants. Ann Arbor and Detroit, MI (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Larky, the free website and mobile service that helps end-users get every benefit they deserve from their memberships and employers, has partnered with the Detroit Regional Chamber (DRC) to build a custom program featuring exclusive offers from...

2014-05-02 23:05:08

National tech conference reveals list of notable Detroit technology innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 Today, Techweek Detroit formally announced the Techweek100, a list honoring individuals and organizations who are an integral part of Michigan’s innovation ecosystem. The Techweek100 features leaders from all corners of the tech community including prominent investors, active operators and entrepreneurs, educators and other...

2014-04-30 23:01:10

Thirty-seven wines from eight wineries along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail earn top medals at renowned competition. Leelanau Peninsula, MI (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Since 1985, the Pacific Rim Wine Competition has been setting the standards of judging fine wine. A two-day event, Pacific Rim brings 30 wine professionals together to conduct blind evaluations on 2,000 wines from around the world. This year’s event was held on April 23 and 24 in San Bernadino, California. Eight wineries...

2014-04-30 23:01:07

Annual wine trail event features wine and food pairings and hat contests while raising funds for the Bruce Simpson Winemakers Scholarship. Leelanau Peninsula, MI (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 The Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail’ s annual Spring Sip and Savor event takes place this weekend, May 3 and 4, 2014. As vineyards wake to the long-awaited sun and warmth of May, first-time visitors and seasoned guests, alike, enjoy a truly memorable experience along the trail. Attendees indulge in flavors...

2014-04-30 08:35:28

EAST LANSING, Mich., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two members of the Farm Credit System, GreenStone Farm Credit Services and AgriBank, have taken a significant step in their commitment to non-traditional urban agriculture through a newly announced partnership with Hantz Farms in Detroit. GreenStone's board of directors and executive management team, as well as representatives from AgriBank, recently visited the Hantz Farms site on the city's eastside to meet with the farm's...

2014-04-29 23:16:45

Detroit Free Press Honors Green Companies in Michigan Dearborn, MI (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Information Systems Resources (ISR), a leading provider of services and products designed to build and manage computer network infrastructures, today announced that it has been named winner of the Michigan Green Leaders Small Business Award by the Detroit Free Press. The annual awards are given to Michigan-based companies that provide examples of best practices that lead to sustainable manufacturing...


Latest Geography of Michigan Reference Libraries

Ottawa National Forest
2013-12-24 11:52:01

Ottawa National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the upper peninsula of Michigan. This forest holds 993,010 acres and encompasses many counties including Iron, Ontonagon, Marquette, and Baraga counties. The area was once inhabited by the Ojibwa people, who were known for gathering beaver pelts and trading or selling them with traders from Canada and eastern areas of the United States. When the fur trade declined, this forest and many others were sold in the Treaty...

Huron-Manistee National Forests
2013-11-01 12:56:11

Huron-Manistee National Forests are two national forests located in the lower peninsula of Michigan. The forests were combined in 1945 and hold 978,906 acres of public lands, wetlands, and other lands and waters. Huron National Forest, established in 1909, and Manistee National Forest, established in 1938, are not connected, but they had to be combined due to administrative issues. The Huron area is prone to fires, because of the large numbers of the highly flammable Jack Pine tree. The...

Isle Royale National Park
2013-04-18 00:37:38

Isle Royal National Park is located in the state of Michigan in the United States. The park contains 571,790 acres of land and water. Its mains feature is Isle Royale, the largest island in Lake Superior that stretches over forty-five miles. The park also contains four hundred smaller islands and the water that connects them. The park was established in 1940, designated as a Wilderness Area in 1976, and designated as an International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. Isle Royal once hosted a...

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2009-01-17 20:55:40

The Grayling (Thymallus thymallus) is a species of freshwater fish belonging to the salmon family Salmonidae. It is native to the Palearctic ecozone (belonging or pertaining to a geographical division comprising Europe, Africa north of the tropic of Cancer, the northern part of the Arabian Peninsula, and Asia north of the Himalayas), and is widespread throughout northern Europe, from the United Kingdom and France to the Ural Mountains in Russia. It was introduced to Morocco in 1948, however...

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2005-06-14 11:52:08

The Arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus) is a species of freshwater fish in the salmon family (family Salmonidae) of order Salmoniformes. It comprises five subspecies, including the Arctic grayling proper (T. arcticus arcticus). It is native to the Nearctic (one of the eight terrestrial ecozones dividing the Earth's land surface) and Palearctic ecozones, T. arcticus arcticus being widespread throughout the Arctic and Pacific drainages in Canada, Alaska, and Siberia, as well as the upper...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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