Stories By Angela Mulka

  • DNR auctioning off 188 properties next month, some lake fronts In the upcoming land auction by the Department of Natural Resources, 188 properties, including lake frontage, trail access and small lots to extend a neighborhood lot, are set to be available. Properties for sale range in size from under an acre...
  • Stay away from foam when swimming, state health dept. advises Michigan residents are reminded to avoid foam on waterbodies like lakes, rivers and streams as temperatures warm to reduce exposure to so-called "forever chemicals" called PFAS.
  • Michigan woman earns billboard in Times Square for kid's book A West Michigan woman used the pandemic to write a children's book educating kids about Type 1 diabetes after being diagnosed with the condition in her twenties. The book, published almost a year ago, is a best-seller and earned the author a spot...
  • How to keep pets safe at home during fireworks to avoid shelters More pets run away on July 4th than any other day, according to the Michigan-based nonprofit Bissell Pet Foundation, which provides Michigan residents tips to keep their pets safe during the holiday weekend.
  • Michigan couple's limo catches on fire with wedding party inside Newlyweds Brendan and Isabel Kiel, accompanied by their wedding party, were heading to their reception in Holland when their rented Hummer limousine burst into flames. 
  • Most intact woolly mammoth baby uncovered in Canada A near-complete, mummified baby woolly mammoth was found by miners in Yukon, Canada and experts say it is "the most complete find" in North America.
  • How to apply for an absentee ballot in Michigan and track it Michigan's Aug. 2 primary election is roughly five weeks away, but election officials advise absentee ballots are available. 
  • Walmart sells low-price insulin for those without insurance To help cover the rising cost of insulin for people whose insurance doesn't include it or the 28 million Americans without insurance Walmart offers the first-ever private brand analog insulin at a low cost.