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Federal Tipoffs Involving Michigan Newsletter for Sunday July 28, 2019 ( 9 items )  

Corps of Engineers: St. Louis River Project Slated to Improve Environment
DETROIT, Michigan, July 22 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces the award of a construction contract for habitat creation in the St. Louis River near Superior, Wisconsin. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, on behalf of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has awarded a construction contract for more than $1.6 million to Roen Salvage Company from Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, for the creation of habitat f  more

Huron-Manistee National Forests: Forest Service Partners Conduct Large-Scale Manistee River Clean Up
BRETHREN, Michigan, July 24 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. Forest Service unit - Huron-Manistee National Forests - issued the following news release: On July 20, the Michigan United Conservation Clubs, in partnership with Steelhead Manifesto, hosted the fifth annual Big Manistee River Clean Up in the Huron-Manistee National Forests. More than four dozen anglers, paddlers, and boaters volunteered at the High Bridge Boat Launch near Brethren to help maintain the "wild and scenic" s  more

Justice Department: Michigan Defendant Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Steal From Organization Receiving Federal Funds
WASHINGTON, July 22 -- The U.S. Department of Justice issued the following news release: A Palm Beach County, Florida, resident pleaded guilty today in Flint, Michigan, to conspiring to steal from an organization receiving federal funds, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department's Tax Division. In May 2018, John Capella also pleaded guilty to conspiring to impede the lawful functions of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in connection with t  more

NASS - Great Lakes Regional Field Office: June Milk Production
EAST LANSING, Michigan, July 23 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - Great Lakes Regional Field Office issued the following news release: Dairy herds in Michigan produced 969 million pounds of milk during June, up 2.2 percent from a year ago, according to Marlo Johnson, Regional Director of USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Regional Office. The daily rate per cow was 76.0 pounds, up 1.3 pounds from June 2018. The dairy herd was estimated at 425,000 head for J  more

NASS - Great Lakes Regional Field Office: Michigan Mink Production
EAST LANSING, Michigan, July 24 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - Great Lakes Regional Field Office issued the following news release: Mink pelt production in Michigan was 63.2 thousand pelts in 2018, according to Marlo Johnson, Regional Director of USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Regional Office. Female mink bred to produce kits in 2019 totaled 17.3 thousand. Mink pelt production in the United States in 2018 totaled 3.10 million pelts, down 9 percent f  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Cook Power Reactor in Michigan
WASHINGTON, July 22 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54176) involving the Cook power reactor in Michigan: MANUAL REACTOR TRIP DUE NON-ESSENTIAL SERVICE WATER SYSTEM DEGRADED CONDITION "On July 19, 2019, DC Cook Unit 2 started experiencing degraded performance on the Unit 2 Non-Essential Service Water System (NESW) which affected one (1) NESW pump. On July 21, 2019, a second NESW pump on Unit 2 experienced degradation. On July 21, 2019, DC Cook U  more

Saginaw County Public Works Commission to Receive $40,000 from Interior
WASHINGTON, July 24 - The U.S. Department of the Interior's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it intends to award a $40,000 cooperative agreement to the Saginaw County Public Works Commission of Michigan for Eastwood Drain survey and drainage study. The agency description of the grant states: "Competition is not practical as SCPWC is uniquely qualified as they are the local governmental agency with the legal authority to conduct work within county drains in Saginaw County. They have  more

Save the Dunes Conservation Fund to Receive $286,800 from Interior
WASHINGTON, July 23 - The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service announced that it intends to award a $286,800 cooperative agreement to the Save the Dunes Conservation Fund of Michigan City, Indiana, for the improvement of landscape connectivity for pollinators in Oak Savannah ecosystem. The agency description of the grant states: "This Great Lakes Restoration Initiative project will support habitat restoration and enhancement activities to support the health of pollinators on   more

Secretary of the Navy Names Newest Towing Salvage and Rescue Ship Saginaw Ojibwe Anishinabek
WASHINGTON, July 26 -- The U.S. Navy issued the following story: Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has announced the newest Towing, Salvage, and Rescue ship (T-ATS 8) will be named Saginaw Ojibwe Anishinabek in honor of the history, service and contributions of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan. The Saginaw Chippewa people are comprised of Saginaw, Black River, and Swan Creek bands. Ojibwe is also referred to as Chippewa and Anishinabek means "original people." "I am deeply  more