Max Cobb

Student Reporter

Max Cobb is a student reporter for WCMU's news department. He reports daily for 'Morning Edition' and 'All Things Considered."

The U.S. Drought Monitor is jointly produced by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Map courtesy of NDMC-UNL.

Drought conditions in the thumb and northeast Michigan are worsening and it doesn’t look like it’s getting much better.

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Nine communities in Michigan have been awarded grants to upgrade rural water supplies and improve wastewater management systems.

The Michigan Department of Transportation has set up a phoneline with voicemail for residents, business owners, and motorists to reach out with thoughts or issues on the I-75 Business Spur reconstruction and roundabout project. 

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State grant funding is going toward testing for contamination in four sites in Osceola County.

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Michiganders might have the hottest summer days behind them, with forecasts for the rest of July and August showing somewhat cooler temperatures.