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Politics & Government
10:41 am
Sun October 20, 2013

Price tag to fix Bay City Hall exceeds $10 million

City Hall, Bay City, Michigan (file photo)
Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) - The historic city hall in Bay City is nearing completion of a more than $10 million renovation three years after it was damaged by fire and flood.

The original structure cost $170,000, but Bay City Commission President Lori Dufresne tells The Bay City Times that she isn't surprised by the cost of the renovation.

Much of the expense has been to repair the damage, but updates and historic restoration are costly as well. Insurance is covering most of the work, which began about a year ago.

Politics & Government
5:43 pm
Sat September 21, 2013

City Hall in Bay City to reopen by end of year

City hall, Bay City, Michigan (file photo)
Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) - Officials in Bay City are looking forward to returning to City Hall, three years after a fire damaged the historic building.

The Bay City Times reports that work is expected to wrap up in late November, and move-in could happen in time for Christmas.

An attic fire triggered the sprinkler system at Bay City Hall on Oct. 12, 2010. The damage it caused set in motion a three-year process of repair, restoration and renovation.

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Transportation
2:39 pm
Sun September 15, 2013

Michigan has 28 bridges in key rehab category

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Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

DETROIT (AP) - Michigan has at least 28 bridges that are classified as needing close observation and future upgrades.

The Associated Press analyzed data on bridges nationwide. At least 28 in Michigan are considered "structurally deficient" and "fracture critical," key terms bridge inspectors use.

Officials say that doesn't mean the bridges are unsafe for travel. If so, they'd be closed.

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Politics & Government
12:48 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Detroit's mayoral primary isn't the only race on the ballot in Michigan on Tuesday

Voters in more than 50 Michigan counties will be casting ballots on Tuesday (file photo)
Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

A lot of attention has been paid to Detroit’s mayoral primary on Tuesday. But that’s not the only election in which Michigan voters will be casting ballots this week.

Voters in more than 50 Michigan counties will be casting ballots on Tuesday.

There’s the usual mix of school and library millages.

There are also numerous local primary elections.

Voters in parts of Ann Arbor, Jackson, Grand Rapids, Lansing and other cities will be voting for local city council seats.

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Politics & Government
2:52 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Bay City's police and fire departments will merge

Bay City
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In Bay City, police officers are being trained to fight fires.

That’s after the city’s commission voted to merge the police and fire departments into one Public Safety Department on Monday.

The move means police officers will fight fires in addition to their normal duties.

Fourteen of the city’s 44 full-time firefighters will be laid off. 

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Business
1:13 pm
Sat October 27, 2012

MBS airport unveils $55M terminal

TITTABAWASSEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Mid-Michigan's MBS International Airport has unveiled its $55 million passenger terminal.

The Midland Daily News reports  that political, community and business leaders gathered Friday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the airport in Saginaw County's Tittabawassee Township.

The 75,000-square-foot steel and glass terminal was completed a year ahead of schedule. It's expected to handle its first departing flights on Wednesday.

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