Michigan News

Bill would outlaw declawing cats in Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Declawing cats could be a crime in Michigan under a bill before the Michigan Legislature, an idea that is dividing lawmakers and veterinarians. House Bill 5508, introduced Thursday, would make declawing a civil infraction punishable by a $1,000 fine. Michigan would join New York as […]

Do I need a permit to control wildlife on my farm?

By Erin Lizotte and James DeDecker, Michigan State University Extension, and Tim Wilson, USDA Wildlife Services While wildlife have aesthetic and recreational value, large numbers of wildlife have the potential to cause damage to agricultural producers. Producers may encounter damage to their crops and might not be aware of all […]

Art Van Furniture reportedly exploring bankruptcy, possible sale

Meredith Spelbring, Detroit Free Press Michigan-based furniture retailer Art Van Furniture’s private equity owner is reportedly exploring options of sale and filing for bankruptcy.  Private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners LP is in the process of working with advisers and creditors to find a possible buyer for the company and […]

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is soliciting applications for open volunteer positions on the Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens Advisory Council. The council is designed to advise the DNR on regional programs and policies, identify areas in which the department can be more effective and responsive, and offer insight and […]

Lawmakers defend LSSU student charged over gun photo

Associated Press LANSING — State lawmakers and a gun rights group on Tuesday called for changes to Michigan’s terrorism law after a Lake Superior State University student was charged for posting a photo of his rifle on social media and saying it would make “snowflakes melt.” Lucas Gerhard, 20, faces […]