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This is Jeff Sieting. He’s the Village President of Kalkaska, Michigan. This pure up north town is known for trout fishing. They celebrate the sport with a giant trout fountain on Main Street. Jeff Sieting owns the Hotel Sieting across the street from the fountain. He’s worked hard for the village making things better, and […]

Two years ago North Lake Correctional Facility in Baldwin, Michigan, opened its doors to receive out-of-state prisoners from Vermont and Washington State. On April 19, 2017, the prison filed notice with the State of Michigan it would permanently close on June 20, 2017, laying off 107 employees due to non-renewal of the client contract. Of […]

Last night the Osceola Township Planning Commission denied a request by Nestlé Waters North America to build a pumping station as part of their intention to double the amount of ground water they extract and sell as Ice Mountain Spring Water. Last fall, Nestlé began the process to double their output at the White Pine […]

Two times a year, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources offers a free fishing weekend for people who would like to fish without a license and hopefully give people who have never fished the opportunity to discover how fun fishing can be. The winter fishing weekend is this weekend, and with temperatures in Northern Michigan […]

To the Republican Senators who intend to vote for Betsy Devos’s confirmation as Secretary of Education because she bought the office in the 2016 election: “I have decided to stop taking offense at the suggestion that we are buying influence,” she wrote. “Now I simply concede the point. They are right. We do expect something in […]

How do you know Rick Snyder has learned his lesson about not properly regulating things people eat and drink because it may poison them? Today he vetoed a bill that would have eliminated the requirement for people who hunt morels to sell be certified so they don’t poison people with toxic mushrooms. House Bill 5532 […]

North Lake Correctional Facility in Baldwin, Michigan, the prison owned by GEO Group will not renew their contract with the Vermont Department of Corrections due to end in June of 2017. Currently, around 200 of the 370 prisoners originally sent to the Lake County facility in June of 2015 remain at the facility that can […]

If you don’t have the privilege of receiving the Huizenga Huddle in your email inbox, You’re missing out on all the Michigan District 2 News from the guy who makes it happen. Here’s just a small sample of everything Bill Huizenga’s been doing to prepare for Trump’s inauguration: This week, the Electoral College officially voted […]

Still undecided if you’re going to vote or not on Tuesday? One third of our country is literally OK and about half of those are CHOMPING AT THE BIT to vote for a president who literally has to have his Twitter taken away so he won’t post something about Mexicans being able to vote. If […]