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Artist honors Midland County farmer in exhibit

Alan Maciag spent 18 months preparing the exhibit "Rural Midland," currently on display at Creative 360 in Midland. The rural landscape artist's admiration of local farms and respect for the resilience of farmers helped to inspire the project. "I wanted to honor that American farmer," he said. Growi

MIDLAND DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-21 14:23:12

Midland Lions Club hosting white cane fundraiser

The Midland Lions Club will host its white cane fundraiser today and Friday. Volunteers will stand in front of Walgreens, Walmart and Kroger asking for donations to help people locally in need of a leader dog, eyeglasses, eye exam, hearing aids and eye or hearing testing. This fundraiser is focused

MIDLAND DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-21 06:12:20

City of Midland promotes Fredrickson to city engineer

Midland Assistant City Engineer Joshua Fredrickson has been promoted to the role of city engineer effective Monday. Fredrickson was hired as the city's assistant city engineer in April 2014 and has since been involved in a variety of projects throughout the community. Prior to coming to Midland, he

MIDLAND DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-21 06:02:09

Midland Fresh shares its harvest

Midland County has a hunger problem as almost one in three people struggle with food insecurity. But, the county now has an additional option to provide healthy food to those in need -- Midland Fresh. Led by Midland Fresh Chair Kurt Faust, the service delivers free produce directly to neighborhoods

MIDLAND DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-21 05:58:18

Midland 4th graders return to Laurenz family farm

KATY KILDEE kkildee@mdn.net For the 30th year in a row, Gerald and Carolyn Laurenz welcomed approximately 600 4th graders from Midland schools to their 2,000-acre farm in Wheeler on Tuesday morning. The buses arrived at 9:30 a.m. with students from Midland Public and Parochial Schools, as well as Br

MIDLAND DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 21:26:36

City Engineer Brian McManus says goodbye to Midland

Following over 25 years as an employee of the City of Midland, Brian McManus said goodbye to fellow employees on Friday. The city engineer, who began with the City of Midland in 1992, will retire and move to Traverse City, where he has purchased 15 acres of land just south of town for an apple orcha

MIDLAND DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 06:21:42

Midland bridge construction causes major backups

Crucial funds are heading to Midland County to help rebuild bridges and roads destroyed by historic flooding. County leaders said the money means a major bridge can now be rebuilt, but the bridge closing is causing major backup. "It is an inconvenience to have to make the jog around, instead of cutt

WNEM - 2017-09-19 00:21:00

Midland couple needs water heater

A Midland County family is in need of a hot water heater as Mid-Michigan inches closer to colder weather. "I just feel like I'm washing my hands with ice cubes. This is just so, and its on the hot side. It should be warmer than this, much warmer," Heather Strike said. Six months ago, Heather Strike

WNEM - 2017-09-18 23:52:00

Slideshow: Major earthquake destroys buildings in Mexico, kills - WNEM TV 5

MEXICO CITY (Meredith/AP) - Police, firefighters, and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings early Wednesday, looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake in decades as the number of confirmed fatalities stood at 217. Full S

WNEM - 2017-09-20 18:12:00

Fiddler on the Roof: Fillmore family connects to story

For the Daily News Updated 9:17 am, Thursday, September 21, 2017 Fiddler on the Roof: Fillmore family connects to story 1 / 68 Back to Gallery In a time when family members often find themselves pulled in different directions, a Midland family has found a way to stay connected. The Fillmore family

MIDLAND DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-21 14:29:16

Fredericks sculpture museum welcomes 'Floating World'

Midland Daily News The Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum will host an exhibition, "Floating World," by Karen LaMonte, from Thursday, Oct. 6 to Saturday, Dec. 16. LaMonte will give a gallery talk about her work at the museum from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. After her talk, LaMonte will be ava

MIDLAND DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-21 14:22:26

Woman wins $133M Powerball jackpot after playing same numbers fo - WNEM TV 5

Judy Finchum, 67, won the $133.2 million Powerball jackpot after playing the same five numbers every week, without fail, for the past 30 years. (CNN) (Meredith) -- A Colorado woman's lucky numbers finally paid off. Judy Finchum, 67, won the $133.2 million Powerball jackpot after playing the same fiv

WNEM - 2017-09-21 15:39:00

Man freed after 13 years in prison for murder prosecutors say he - WNEM TV 5

A Baltimore man is free after spending 13 years in prison for a murder that prosecutors now say he didn't commit. (WBAL via CNN) BALTIMORE (AP/MEREDITH) - A Baltimore man is free after spending 13 years in prison for a murder that prosecutors now say he didn't commit. The Baltimore Sun reported Tues

WNEM - 2017-09-21 12:20:00

Milan Fashion Week: Gucci extends news cycle with Rocket Man - WNEM TV 5

(AP Photo/Luca Bruno). A model wears a creation part of Gucci's women Fall/Winter 2018/19 fashion collection, presented in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno). Journalists take pictures during Gucci's women Fall/Winter 2018/19 fashion collection, presented in Milan, Italy,

WNEM - 2017-09-20 21:37:00

'Medicare for all' could be cheaper than you think - WNEM TV 5

Public support for single-payer health care has been rising in recent months amid failed Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. That's perhaps why Sen. Bernie Sanders on September 13 introduced a new version of his single-payer plan with the support of 16 Democratic collea

WNEM - 2017-09-20 21:00:00

Two-year-old's crying during 'The Good Dinosaur' will make you c - WNEM TV 5

(Meredith) - Pixar is really good at making children and adults tear up during their movies (don't even mention the first 10 minutes of Up). And this time, they did it again. 2-year-old Jentree was watching The Good Dinosaur with her grandmother when one of the scenes suddenly filled Jentree with te

WNEM - 2017-09-21 20:25:00

Meijer offers perfectly-imperfect produce at a discount price - WNEM TV 5

Meijer now offers perfectly-imperfect produce for customers who want to reduce food waste at a reduced price. The new line of Misfits produce offers an assortment of misshaped, discolored, or scarred fruits and vegetables for a reduced price. The program was started in an effort to reduce food waste

WNEM - 2017-09-21 19:57:00

Former Michigan St players waive key hearing in assault case - WNEM TV 5

Three former Michigan State football players charged with sexual assault have waived a key hearing and will advance to trial. Michigan judges typically decide whether there is enough evidence to hold a trial. But Josh King, Donnie Corley Jr. and Demetric Vance waived that hearing Thursday in East La

WNEM - 2017-09-21 19:53:00

'Religious pigeon' seen bowing at church entrance - WNEM TV 5

(Meredith) - Oh, animals. They never cease to find ways to entertain us, and we never stop finding ways to love their antics. Even wild pigeons. Like this one, who was seen bowing in front of a church on Wednesday. James McVey caught the pious pigeon on video sitting outside a church, bowing in reve

WNEM - 2017-09-21 18:57:00

Baby whose mother chose giving birth over chemo has died - WNEM TV 5

DETROIT (AP/Meredith) - A relative says the baby born of a Michigan woman who chose to forego chemotherapy to give birth to the child has died. Sonya Nelson says her niece, Life Lynn DeKlyen, died Wednesday evening at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. Life's mother, Carrie DeKlyen, died

WNEM - 2017-09-21 18:57:00