Upper Peninsula

flood damage, Upper Peninsula, Houghton County
Nicole Walton / WNMU public media

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied Gov. Rick Snyder's appeal to reconsider a decision denying individual assistance in three Upper Peninsula counties that sustained damage from flooding and heavy rainfall in June.


Michigan Capitol
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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is asking the federal government to reconsider a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deny individual assistance to three counties in the Upper Peninsula.

A school district in Michigan's Upper Peninsula says tests found elevated levels of lead in water at some of its buildings.

Rain
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Heavy rains have caused more flooding in parts of Michigan's Upper Peninsula that were still working to recover from last month's severe flooding.

Road Cone
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The federal government is injecting $2 million to help patch up flood-damaged roads in Michigan's western Upper Peninsula.

flood damage, Upper Peninsula, Houghton County
Nicole Walton / WNMU public media

UPDATED MONDAY 9:30 p.m.: Heavy rains also flooded roads in northern areas of Minnesota, causing some sections to collapse. In parts of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where up to 7 inches (18 centimeters) of rain was reported, swollen waterways washed away roads, leaving behind large chunks of concrete and asphalt, making some streets impassible.

Mackinac Bridge
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The Michigan Supreme Court is crossing the Mackinac Bridge for the first time.

Trail
Amanda Barberena / WKAR File Photo

Nearly 30 projects in 18 Michigan counties will share $515,000 in funding for work on the Iron Belle Trail .

Fireworks over the state capitol dome and christmas tree
WKAR

A 61-foot spruce in Menominee County has been chosen as the official state Christmas tree.

Michigan State Police
Michigan State Police

The Michigan State Police continues to mark its 100th anniversary with open houses at posts statewide.

Dr. Richard Martzke photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Imagine the pain of a pounding toothache. Now imagine driving up to 100 miles to get it fixed. That’s the situation that once faced some residents of a tiny town in the Upper Peninsula. Now, after a nearly two-year closure, the clinic is back in business, and so is the Lansing-area dentist who treks 300 miles one way to work there. We talk with Dr. Richard Martzke.


Woman with paintings
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Every summer, artists are invited to spend a couple of weeks in a cabin deep in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Barbara Hranilovich of Lansing, who participated in the Friends of the Porkies Artist in Residence program this year, about how the trip influenced her work.