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COVID hits Buttigieg, others who attended Michigan event-
At least 15 people who attended a public affairs conference last week on Michigan’s Mackinac Island have tested positive for COVID-19, including U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.00
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How Michigan state parks will spend a $250 million COVID windfall-
After years of deferred maintenance, big upgrades are coming to Belle Isle and picturesque Tahquamenon Falls. But there are also potholes to fill, toilets and sewers to replace and electrical systems to modernize.
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The 2022 Great Lakes shipping season sets sail after COVID-19 hurdles-
The 2021 shipping season was a “bounce-back season,” which Great Lakes port administrators attribute to increased cargo and infrastructure improvements.
Great Lakes Trails: Relief funds spark new investments into outdoor recreation-
Great Lakes Now compiled a list of new and planned trails to check out in the Great Lakes region this summer.
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Chicago’s Adler Planetarium won’t fully reopen until 2022-
Planetarium officials said they’ll start offering some events in July, but due to financial difficulties the full reopening will be in March 2022.
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Second Spike: Great Lakes parks anticipate increased visitation this summer-
Parks around the Great Lakes are expecting a spike in visitation this season as the United States and Canada continue to distribute COVID-19 vaccines.
Ship-top vaccinations help keep freighters hauling-
Health officials delivered more than 300 vaccinations on 25 ships at the Soo Locks.
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Open Doors: Great Lakes tourist destinations make 2021 a new start-
Great Lakes vacation and recreation spots welcome back people as well as a sense of normality.
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Priority Shift: Great Lakes exec moves environmental justice to top of list-
Ending water shutoffs, redefining a restored Great Lakes displace legacy issues for president of the nonpartisan nonprofit Alliance for the Great Lakes.