Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) is unreceptive to Republican-passed legislation that would require public schools to offer in-person instruction to students in kindergarten through fifth grade amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Wildlife officials say the gray wolf population in Michigan's Upper Peninsula appears to have stabilized. The latest biennial survey conducted this winter estimates the predator species’ population at 695, divided among 143 packs.
The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department says there has been a "dramatic" increase in positive cases of COVID-19 in the past few weeks. The number of cases in Gogebic County doubled to 42 in one week.