Michigan News

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 […]

Rural schools hit hard by teen suicides

LANSING — Suicide is now the second leading cause of death for 15-24 year olds in Michigan, and the rates are nearly double in rural communities, according to state and federal surveys. That’s above the national average and has risen in recent years. The surveys were done by the state […]