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How to get rid of nuisance deer

March 28, 2015
How to get rid of nuisance deer

Good Neighbor Tips from Erin Doan, State Farm Insurance, Scottville,www.erindoan.com. Deer can be one of your lawn’s worst enemies. Cornell University estimates that deer cause $250 million in landscape damage each year. Consider these tips to help prevent nuisance deer from taking over your yard. Repellents Certain odors and tastes can deter deer. Buy deer repellent or try one of…

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Is it time for a part-time legislature?

March 22, 2015
Is it time for a part-time legislature?

Exactly 142 years ago today, on March 22, 1873, the Michigan Legislature passed Act 220 of 1873, chartering the City of Ludington.  What, if anything, is remarkable about this?  March 22, 1873, was a Saturday. Last October, I visited my uncle at his farm in northwest Ionia County.  It was harvest time, and he spent the entire day—and much of…

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The Light Chaser: Low light photography.

March 22, 2015
The Light Chaser: Low light photography.

The Light Chaser is brought to you by MyProLab.com, a professional photographic lab offering services to the consumer market. MyProLab.com, the official photographic lab of Media Group 31 (our parent company) and Alway Photography. The Light Chaser. A blog by Rob Alway. Chapter 9: Low light photography Last week, a significant magnetic storm created a beautiful show of the northern lights…

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The download on Bitcoins.

March 21, 2015
The download on Bitcoins.

Good Neighbor Tips from Erin Doan, State Farm Insurance, Scottville,www.erindoan.com. Bitcoin is a currency, just like the dollars in your wallet. However, unlike conventional currencies, Bitcoin isn’t controlled by government. This “open source” currency is tracked online, so anyone in the world can use it. Bitcoin is not a digital payment network such as Apple Pay or PayPal. These networks…

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Will Michigan’s board of ed reassert its authority or fade into obscurity?

March 15, 2015
Will Michigan’s board of ed reassert its authority or fade into obscurity?

The Mitten Memo. A blog by Nick Krieger. Last week, Governor Rick Snyder signed Executive Order 2015-9, moving the Office of School Reform from the Department of Education to the Department of Technology, Management, and Budget.  The Office of School Reform is charged with creating policies and procedures to improve performance in Michigan’s lowest-performing schools. The Department of Education is…

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