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General comments about Michigan’s Thumb

Huron County Wind Farms

Currently, the two main areas of commercial wind power are the Michigan Wind One and the Harvest Wind Farm. The Michigan Wind One is located around Ubly and the Harvest Wind Farm is located around Elkton and Pigeon. Both are … Continue reading

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Nonprofits Are at Risk of Losing Their 501(c)3 Status

Nonprofits Are at Risk of Losing Their 501(c)3 Status In the past, 501(c)3 organizations earning less than $25,000 a year were not required to file with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). With the Pension Protection Act of 2006 small organizations … Continue reading

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Hydraulic Fracking: The Thumb Deserves Answers

Sometime in January 2010, a new technology proved promising to extract natural gas from deep shale using hydraulic fracking. This resulted in many farmers in the Thumb being approached by oil companies with offers to sell the mineral rights to … Continue reading

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Celebrating 150 Years

The Huron County Historical Society brought thirty local authors together to make this new compilation as complete and inclusive as possible. The Society reached beyond its regular membership to include local historians and authors who have demonstrated a keen sense … Continue reading

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Michigan’s Thumb unemployment down

UPPER THUMB — For the second month in a row, jobless numbers in the Tri-County area decreased in October, according to new unemployment data issued Tuesday by the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth. The unemployment rate in … Continue reading

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Mysteries of the Great Lakes

Through several interlocking stories, including the story of maritime commerce and the ships that move cargo through the inland waterway, MYSTERIES OF THE GREAT LAKES will take you on a journey through the greatest lake system in the world, and … Continue reading

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Paddling along Michigan’s Thumb

Extending 110 miles around the geographical Thumb of Michigan, the Tip of the Thumb Heritage Water Trail’s diverse ecosystems and landscapes will satisfy all paddlers and accommodate all skill levels. The west side of the Thumb, from Quanicassee to Sand … Continue reading

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Michigan’s Thumb could be in line for water technology project

Two Israeli companies have agreed to start water technology pilot projects in Michigan, says Lt. Gov. John D. Cherry Jr. Cherry recently returned from a week-long overseas trade mission to the Middle East, making stops in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and … Continue reading

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Thumb Blue Star Mother’s celebrate sixth anniversary

The Thumb Chapter of the Blue Star Mother’s of America, Inc. (BSMA) will celebrate their sixth year of service to local military families, veterans and soldiers on Veteran’s Day 2009. The organization was chartered on Veteran’s Day 2004 with help … Continue reading

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Bottomlands use agreement reached.

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$475 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

President Barack Obama signed a bill to the rescue of the planet’s largest group of freshwater lakes. Tucked inside the Interior and Environment Appropriations Act of 2010, the $475 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is the biggest single-year cash infusion … Continue reading

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Lake Huron Water Levels

Daily water levels on each of the Great Lakes, except Lake Superior, increased during December. The level of Lake Superior fell by its average amount, while levels on Lakes Michigan-Huron experienced a small, but welcome, increase. Water levels on lakes … Continue reading

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