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Video Shows Portland Tornado, Tree Getting Thrown Down Street

On June 22, an EF-1 tornado struck Portland, Michigan, damaging dozens of homes and businesses.

Watch as the tornado strikes and a tree is ripped from its roots in a video shot across the street from Portland City Hall at Grider-Portland Agency.

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Michigan Landowners Can Earn $25 per Acre by Making Land Available to Hunters

Landowners can earn up to $25 per acre through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Hunting Access Program.

The program provides private-land hunting opportunities in southern Michigan and the eastern Upper Peninsula.

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First Confirmation of West Nile Virus in Michigan of 2015

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has confirmed Michigan's first West Nile virus activity of 2015.

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How to Identify Juvenile Asian Carp [Video]

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is asking anglers to monitor their live bait purchases and watch for juvenile Asian carp when fishing.

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10 Safety Tips for National ATV Safety Week

National ATV Safety Week is June 6-14.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has ten safety tips to help ensure a safe summer.

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Michigan Cancels All Poultry and Waterfowl Exhibitions Due to Avian Flu Risk

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development today announced the decision to cancel all 2015 poultry and waterfowl exhibitions in Michigan.

The decision was made to prevent birds from different locations from spreading avian influenza.

The ban includes, but is not limited to shows, exhibitions, swap meets, petting zoos at fairs, game bird and waterfowl fair displays, and Miracle of Life exhibits.

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GVSU Students and Special Olympics Athletes Form Soccer League [Photos]

A group of Grand Valley State University students and Special Olympics of Michigan athletes have formed a soccer league together to help promote social inclusion.

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Mt. Morris Man Arrested for Waterboarding 5-Year-Old [VIDEO]

Last week, 30-year-old Michael Porter of Mt. Morris was arrested for child abuse after police discovered that he had been torturing his girlfriend’s 5-year-old son using the controversial waterboard technique.

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Michigan Elk and Bear License Applications Open Through June 1

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has opened applications for Michigan elk and bear hunting licenses through June 1.

There will be 100 elk licenses and 6,951 bear licenses available for the 2015 hunting seasons.

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Downtown Grand Rapids Courtyard by Marriott
Downtown Grand Rapids Courtyard by Marriott
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Medical & Pharmaceutical Industry Night Is On Menu Thursday at The Bistro [Sponsored]

The Bistro at the Downtown Grand Rapids Courtyard by Marriott is celebrating medical and pharmaceutical professionals with a special Medical & Pharmaceutical Industry Night this Thursday.

Socialize with other medical and pharmaceutical professionals from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. EDT Thursday (March 26) at The Bistro, 11 Monroe Avenue NW in Grand Rapids.

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Today is Safe Delivery of Newborns Day in Michigan

Safe Delivery allows parents to surrender their newborn child no more than 72 hours old to an employee inside and on duty at any hospital, fire department, police station, or by calling 911.

Since 2001, the Safe Delivery of Newborns Law has helped save 155 infants from being abandoned in unsafe locations.

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Michigan DNR Says Fish Kills May be Common This Spring

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone that this winter's heavy ice and snow cover on Michigan's lakes may lead to fish kills, making it common to discover dead fish or other aquatic creatures this spring.

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