Brett Dahlberg

Reporter

Brett joined WCMU in February, 2021, as a general assignment reporter. He was previously the health reporter at WXXI Public Broadcasting in Rochester, N.Y., and has filed stories for National Public Radio, IEEE Spectrum, The Village Voice and other outlets.

Brett earned a master’s degree in journalism from the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York. He grew up on Washington state’s Kitsap Peninsula and is proud that his cell phone number still carries the 360 area code.

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Health Department of Northwest Michigan

Local health departments are getting squeezed by two competing priorities as cases of the novel coronavirus grow in Michigan: They’re trying to both track the new outbreaks and keep up the pace of vaccinations.

Prein & Newhof


The Cadillac City Council voted Tuesday to approve an extension to the northern end of the White Pine Trail.

The council’s plan will extend the 92-mile trail by about 1,000 feet.

Kristen White, a public health student at Central Michigan University, was helping check people into a mobile vaccine clinic run by CMU and the Mid-Michigan District Health Department on Tuesday morning.

People were eager to get their vaccines, she said.

Dominion Voting Systems

The Antrim County Board of Commissioners voted at its most recent meeting to deny funding to prepare the county’s voting machines for an upcoming election in May.

MidMichigan Health

MidMichigan Health is planning to build a new comprehensive cancer in Midland, the company said on Thursday.

Joan Herbert, who directs MidMichigan’s line of oncology services, said the health system is running out of room to treat cancer patients as baby boomers grow older and their cancer diagnoses increase.

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