Category Archives: Michigan News

Consumers Energy Raises Afternoon Usage Rates 50%

Consumers Energy Raises Afternoon Usage Rates 50%

LANSING, June 2, 2021 ~ This week, Consumers Energy began charging their 1.6 million customers 50% more during peak afternoon usage hours. The company announced the increased rate is effective weekdays starting Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and is set to remain through September. “We are trying to encourage customers to take charge of…

100 Year-Old Message Found in Bottle at Michigan Central Station

100 Year-Old Message Found in Bottle at Michigan Central Station

Photo: Bill Pugliano / Getty DETROIT, May 28, 2021 ~ Restoration crews are finding a myriad of artifacts inside Detroit’s Michigan Central Station. Demolition Laborer Lukas Nielson came across a glass bottle while tearing down old plaster. Inside the pre-prohibition Stroh’s bottle was a 108 year handwritten note, still legible. May 28, 2021 ~ Ford…

GM and Lockheed Martin Partner to Develop Lunar Vehicles

GM and Lockheed Martin Partner to Develop Lunar Vehicles

Photo: Lockheed Martin DETROIT, May 27, 2021 ~ General Motors and Lockheed Martin are partnering to develop the next generation of lunar vehicles to transport astronauts on the surface of the Moon. “This alliance brings together powerhouse innovation from both companies to make a transformative class of vehicles,” said Lockheed Martin Space Executive Vice President…

Ford Unveils New Fully-Electric F-150 Lightning

Ford Unveils New Fully-Electric F-150 Lightning

Photo: Bill Pugliano / Getty DETROIT, May 21, 2021 ~ Wednesday, Ford and the United Auto Workers union unveiled the new fully-electric F-150 Lightning pickup in Dearborn. The Lightning can come with up to 563 horsepower and 775 lb.-ft of torque.  The base model can travel 230 miles on a full charge.  An upgraded model…

Ford Fireworks Prohibit In-Person Viewing Again for 2021

Ford Fireworks Prohibit In-Person Viewing Again for 2021

Photo: Paul Warner / Getty DETROIT, May 18, 2021 ~ The Ford Fireworks will be a TV-only event again this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are proud to bring the Ford Fireworks to our community in a very special way,” The Parade Company CEO Tony Micheals said.  b“We have an unwavering commitment to this…

Construction Resumes on Detroit Riverwalk, Completion Expected by Fall 2022

Construction Resumes on Detroit Riverwalk, Completion Expected by Fall 2022

Photo:  Detroit Riverwalk Conservancy DETROIT, May 13, 2021 ~ The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy has restarted the build of Detroit’s Riverwalk, a phase of the project that officially kicked-off through a groundbreaking ceremony held Wednesday. When work is completed in fall of 2022, the former Uniroyal site will complete the originally-planned 3.5 mile connection between Belle…

No More Secretary of State Lines, Appointments Are Here to Stay

No More Secretary of State Lines, Appointments Are Here to Stay

Photo: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty LANSING, May 12, 2021 ~ Gone are the days of taking a number and waiting in line at the Michigan Secretary of State’s Office. According to Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, services provided by branch staff will continue to be by appointment only, even after all…

Eastern Market Flower Day Turns Into Flower Season

Eastern Market Flower Day Turns Into Flower Season

DETROIT, May 11, 2021 ~ Flower Day, the annual event in Detroit’s Eastern Market has been dubbed Flower Season for 2021. The event typically takes place each year on the Sunday after Mother’s Day and brings upward of 100,000 people. However, for 2020, due to social distancing protocols, the event was limited to an online-only…

Detroit Police Chief James Craig Announces Retirement, Possible Run for Governor

Detroit Police Chief James Craig Announces Retirement, Possible Run for Governor

Photo: SETH HERALD / AFP via Getty DETROIT, May 11, 2021 ~ Detroit Police Chief James Craig announced Monday that he is retiring from the Detroit Police Department on June 1.  During an interview on WJR, Craig stressed that his leave is “voluntary.” “Already, there are some on the left peddling this narrative,” Craig told WJR‘s…

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