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Suspected Meteor Lights Up Southern Michigan Sky

01/16/2018 The National Weather Service says the bright light and thunder-like sound in the sky across southern Michigan may have been a meteor. The weather service says dozens of people called on Tuesday night, and some had felt their homes shake. (Jan. 17 ...

Ice harvesting was Michigan's frozen winter tradition

01/16/2018 The thick slabs of ice stacked inside were used throughout the year by businesses and homes before electric refrigeration became widespread. Ice harvesting in The Great Lakes region was typically a two-week stretch each January or February. In Michigan's ...

A meteor exploded over Michigan last night, and the video is bonkers

01/17/2018 Some residents reportedly felt the minor quake shake their homes. USGS reported that the meteor measured about two meters in diameter, and that the pieces hit about five miles northwest of New Haven, Michigan. The meteor’s explosion was so bright that it ...

Michigan Fireball Meteor Registers As Quake: 5 Things To Know

01/18/2018 MI — The spectacular fireball meteor that streaked across Michigan's night sky and caused a loud boom on Tuesday night registered as a Magnitude 2.0 earthquake, shaking homes, cars and businesses, officials said. People from across the midwest reported ...

Michigan 'shook' after meteor lights up sky

01/18/2018 Reports of a fireball falling from the sky poured in as a meteor lit up the night and shook some Michigan residents' homes, The Associated Press reported. The American Meteor Society said it received hundreds of reports of the startling sight Tuesday from ...

Aliens, apocalypse, lightning? … No, just a meteor rocking Michigan

01/17/2018 and then caused a powerful explosion that rattled homes and onlookers. The meteor was seen across the region in places such as Ohio, Michigan and Ontario at about 8 p.m. local time and registered a 2.0 magnitude tremor about 4 miles east of Saint Clair ...

Possible meteor shakes SE Michigan, flash reported in Great Lakes states

01/17/2018 (RNN) - People in southern Michigan reported a bright light in the night sky ... Wildfires are raging in California, burning homes and prompting evacuations. At least 17 have died, and more than 3,000 structures have burned. Wildfires are raging in ...

VIDEO: Fireball over Michigan lights up social media

01/17/2018 Some residents reported their homes shaking. The weather service confirmed it was ... Mike Austin caught the fireball while driving near Bloomfield Hills, Michigan on Interstate 75 northbound. “Looked really close,” he said in the social media post.

Bright Light, Sonic Boom As Likely Meteor Streaks Across Southern Michigan

01/17/2018 Michigan residents got a surprise Tuesday night when a suspected ... Social media postings indicate that it was seen as far away as Traverse City and Chicago. Some reported homes shaken by the explosion. Although it is not possible to immediately verify ...

Repairs made to most Bay City homes that had frozen gas meters

01/13/2018 However, Consumers is still working to restore some residents heat. Crews have been assigned to their homes. An iconic home that overlooks a scenic channel in northern Michigan's Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will be demolished this year.

American Writers Museum to open on Michigan Avenue

01/14/2018 Michigan in spring 2017. Announced today ... accompany roving writers such as Kerouac and Steinbeck on their literary travels; and “visit” writers’ homes and fictional sites, such as “Tara,” “Cannery Row,” and “The House of the Seven ...

DTE Produces Enough Wind Power To Run 24,000 Homes - But Part Of The Day Only

01/15/2018 people mistakenly envision 24,000 homes getting all their electricity just from wind. Given the nature of wind power, though, it can’t happen. The Michigan Public Service Commission says that wind power has a 36 percent “annual capacity factor.”

Maxson joins sales team at Stephens Real Estate

01/12/2018 with her husband, Ben, and their five children, whom she homeschools. Established in 1979, Stephens Real Estate provides residential and commercial real estate services throughout central and western Upper Michigan as well as northeastern Wisconsin.

Ken Griffin’s Real-Estate Shopping Spree Sputters In Bargain-Basement Chicago

01/10/2018 Michigan Ave. in 2015. And why not? For Ken Griffin makes $58.5 million roughly every three weeks. Citadel, the biggest hedge fund company in Chicago, delivered returns of about 13 percent to investors in its flagship funds last year….

Official: Evacuation Plan In Place With Dozens Of Homes In Danger Of Flooding

01/13/2018 Talking to WWJ’s Sandra McNeill on Friday, Friedland said homes along the river in East China Township ... Thursday and aren’t sure when the ferry connecting Marine City, Michigan, and Sombra, Ontario, will resume operations. Extensive structural ...

Pogoda Companies sells three-property self-storage portfolio in Western Michigan

01/12/2018 Pogoda Companies recently closed the sale of an institutional-grade three-property self-storage portfolio in Western Michigan. Pogoda’s Self Storage Real Estate Advisor Mark Floria represented the seller in the sale of Felch Street Self Storage in ...

DNR: Why wetlands are vital to Michigan's environment

01/10/2018 While many wildlife species find homes in Michigan’s wetlands, many people find recreation destinations there. This includes waterfowl hunting – Michigan regularly ranks in the top three states for Canada goose harvest and hunters in the nation ...

Friedman SVP named president of Michigan CCIM chapter

01/09/2018 Steve Eisenshtadt, senior vice president with Farmington Hills, Michigan-based Friedman Integrated Real Estate Solutions, has been named president of the CCIM Michigan Chapter for 2018. Eisenshtadt joined Friedman in 2002 as vice president, and was ...

PFAS water worries cast shadow over Belmont real estate market

01/11/2018 The PFAS issue is a key parts for some listings in the Belmont area. So far, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has confirmed that a total of 78 homes in Plainfield and Algoma townships have tested above 70 parts-per-trillion (ppt) for two per ...

Federal funding for children's insurance could last through July in Michigan

01/12/2018 Michigan can also use CHIP funds to remove lead hazards from the homes of low-income residents after a waiver was granted by the federal government in the wake of the Flint water crisis, as well as provide health insurance for an expanded pool of people ...

Michigan sets standard for chemical contaminant in water

01/09/2018 Michigan regulators on Tuesday set a state threshold for chemicals ... and boost the risk of cancer. At least 1,000 homes with private wells in the Plainfield Township area north of Grand Rapids, near where Wolverine dumped hazardous waste decades ago ...

Saginaw home renovated by Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity

01/08/2018 Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity is one of 65 Habitat for Humanity organizations in the State of Michigan. Since April 1987, the Saginaw volunteers have built or renovated 185 homes with partnering low-income families and completed interior and ...

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Indiana, Michigan Manufactured Home Companies Merging

01/05/2018 Elkhart-based Skyline Corp. has announced a merger agreement with Champion Enterprises Holdings LLC in Michigan. The resulting company will ... modular and park model homes and commercial structures, as well as 21 retail locations and 10 logistics locations.

Enter to win tickets to the Remodeling and New Homes Show

01/04/2018 The Grand Rapids Remodeling and New Home Show has made waves in West Michigan as one of the must-attend during expo season. eightWest is giving you the chance to win a 4-pack of tickets. Enter below.

Macy's to close another Michigan store

01/04/2018 From last January: Macy's closing 68 stores, 4 in Michigan, after lackluster holiday sales Macy's, Inc. has been reviewing its real estate portfolio across the country to see if there are opportunities to improve the use of our assets," Macy's told CNBC in ...

West Michigan nursing homes rate among 'best' in US

01/04/2018 Five West Michigan nursing homes have been rated among the top providers in the country. They have earned five-star ratings from U.S. News & World Report, landing "top-performing" spots on its ranking of “Best Nursing Homes” for 2017-18. U.S. News ...

West Michigan companies shine in Newsweek's 'Green Rankings'

01/02/2018 Newsweek released its 2017 “Green Rankings,” an environmental performance assessment of the world’s largest publicly traded companies in the world and the U.S., and four West Michigan companies ... to use in their own homes,” Voglewede said.

Comerica Bank's Michigan Index Improves

01/03/2018 Tax reform will be an overall positive for the U.S. economy, including Michigan. However, higher interest rates through 2018 are a developing headwind for both the auto sector and real estate. The Michigan Economic Activity Index consists of nine variables ...

Indian River, MI Author Publishes Suspense Novel

01/03/2018 In Midwestern fashion, the dark secrets are covered up and disguised as quaint diners, candy shops, and beautiful vacation homes. During the summer of ... He currently lives in Northern Michigan with his wife Margaret. They have two sons, Charles and ...

Residents, developer dispute over acreage in Michigan

01/02/2018 The case will soon be heard in the Michigan Court of Appeals. “We’ve always been concerned about the number of houses going in there,” said Mark Wollenweber, Grosse Pointe Shores City Manager. The community has about 1,300 mansions and large homes.

Cohen Financial, Pillar close loans for pair of seniors housing facilities in Michigan

01/03/2018 a division of SunTrust Bank and a national real estate capital services firm, announced today that Cathy Bronkema, Managing Director in the Grand Rapids office, has secured $11.585 million for two senior housing properties located in Michigan. Ms. Bronkema ...

A look back at who Michigan lost in 2017

01/01/2018 (Photo: Michigan House of Representatives ... She was both a civil lawyer and a Catholic canon lawyer, with a master's degree in business. (Photo: Lux Funeral Homes) Sister Joseph Marie (Madeleine) Ruessmann, 64, died Aug. 17 after being struck by a ...

7Summits Scores Two Silver Awards For JLL Real Estate Customer Community

01/02/2018 7Summits Inc., is celebrating their second silver win for global commercial real estate powerhouse JLL's "Deal Concierge ... California, Seattle, Michigan and Ohio. For more information, visit 7SummitsInc.com or follow the conversation on Twitter (@ ...

Mid-Michigan street floods with water after an accident

12/29/2017 BURTON (WJRT) A Mid-Michigan neighborhood is chiseling out after water floods their street. Burton neighbors woke up to more than a foot of water in front of their homes. A few neighbors say this street has flooded before. It was several years back and ...

Injuries Reported After Multiple-Vehicle Pileup In Southwest Michigan

01/01/2018 Michigan State Police noted that drivers were driving too fast ... v=at&w=1280&h=720&api=7db9fe61-7414-47b5-9871-e17d87b8b6a0" srcset="undefined" > Photographing the Abandoned Homes Above the Arctic Circle (PHOTOS) <img class="styles-A54tP4F3 ...

Michigan scrambles to address chemical contaminants in water

12/30/2017 At least 1,000 homes with private wells in the Plainfield Township area ... The chemicals have been identified at 28 sites in 14 Michigan communities. Nearly half are on or near military installations, where the source is believed to be firefighting ...

Mysterious Tar-Like Substance Coats Homes in Michigan Neighborhood

02/17/2016 Residents in Harrison Township, Michigan, got a rude surprise on Sunday when they awoke to find a strange oily substance coating their cars and homes. Days later, what the substance is and where it came from remain a mystery. “Everybody’s concerned ...

Michigan real estate officials warn of phishing scam that cost one buyer $25,000

04/24/2015 BAY CITY, MI-- Michigan real estate officials are warning home buyers and sellers of a nasty scam that has already milked $25,000 from a buyer in Midland. The scam starts with an innocent email to Realtors saying they have a buyer interested in some ...

Construction company to build 200 homes in eastern Michigan

12/28/2017 MARYSVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A construction company plans to break ground this spring on a new subdivision in eastern Michigan that local officials say is the type of project that helps invest in the community. The Times Herald reports that Boddy ...