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Posted on: January 24, 2020

February Media Creator Workshops at the MCTV Network

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January 24, 2020 – The Midland Community Television (MCTV) Network is offering media creator workshops to residents and nonprofit organizations located in Midland County. At these workshops, attendees will learn how MCTV can help share ...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Winter Tax Deadline is Friday, February 14

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January 24, 2020 – The City of Midland reminds property owners that the last day for payment of winter 2019 taxes, without penalty, is Friday, February 14, 2020.

Winter tax bills may be paid by cash or check at the Midland City Treasurer...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

City Clerk’s Office Seeks 2020 Election Inspectors

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January 17, 2020 – The Midland City Clerk’s Office is seeking civic-minded individuals who want to serve their community this election season by working as an election inspector on an upcoming Election Day.

Election inspectors are criti...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Absentee Voting Changes This Election Season

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January 17, 2020 – Following the passage of Proposal 3 in November 2018, all registered voters in the State of Michigan are permitted to vote absentee in any election without providing a reason. Absentee voting allows voters to cast their ballot...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Midland Girls Softball Announces Fast Pitch Spring League

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January 17, 2020 – Midland Girls Softball League (MGSL), in collaboration with Midland Parks and Recreation Department, announces spring girls’ softball registration. 

The MGSL spring season is a recreational league fo...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

City Asks Residents to Adopt a Fire Hydrant This Winter

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January 17, 2020 – With the pending snowfall expected today – and likely more throughout the remainder of the winter weather season – the City of Midland asks residents to help Fire & Water Departments work by “...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Parks and Recreation Offers "The Grand Experience"

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January 10, 2020 - Midland Parks and Recreation, in partnership with mParks (Michigan Recreation and Park Association) announces the ninth-annual all-inclusive travel experience to the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. 

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment on Midland Police Department

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December 30, 2019 - A team of assessors from the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (MLEAC) will arrive on Monday, January 6, 2020, to examine all aspects of the Midland Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, ope...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

UPDATE: Programming Announcement Regarding “People Over Politics”, “Hometown Heroes” on MCTV Network

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UPDATED: January 7, 2020 – After a careful review of the Midland Community Television (MCTV) Rules and Regulations and the applicable Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s Statutes and Rules on Candidate Appearances and Advertising, ...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

Midland’s City Forest Opens for Sledding

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January 3, 2020 – Take this opportunity to enjoy sledding activities at Midland’s City Forest, which opens Friday, January 3.

Visit www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/cityforest for information on available activities as well as City Fore...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

City Seeks Public Input on CDBG Program Funds

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January 3, 2020  Midland residents are invited to take part in the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program by sharing their input both in person and online in the coming weeks.

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

February 1 Deadline for Sidewalk Requests

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January 3, 2020 – Residents who would like Midland City Council to consider installing new sidewalks in a specific location where no sidewalks currently exist should submit a letter outlining their request to the City Manager’...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

January Media Creator Workshops at MCTV

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January 3, 2020 – The Midland Community Television (MCTV) Network is offering media creator workshops to residents and nonprofit organizations located in Midland County. At these workshops, attendees will learn how MCTV can help share a...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Dispose of Christmas Trees during Heavy Item & Brush Collection Pick-up

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December 20, 2019 – When it’s time to wrap up the holiday season, Midland residents can dispose of their Christmas trees by placing it at the curb on their monthly heavy item collection day.

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

Fall Yard Waste Collection Season Ending Soon

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December 13, 2019 – With winter weather just around the corner, it’s time to trade in leaf rakes for snow shovels – and that means the end of yard waste collection for the year!

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

City Asks Residents to Leave Snow Plowing to the Experts

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December 13, 2019 – With winter weather looming, the City of Midland asks residents to please leave the snow plowing to the experts!

Residents are discouraged from plowing snow on a public street for a number of reasons. City Department of Public ...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Grace A. Dow Memorial Library Unveils New Website

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 December 6, 2019 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library has launched a newly-designed website aimed at providing patrons with a more user-friendly, streamlined online experience for Library services: www.gadml.org.

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Dial-A-Ride to Expand Saturday Bus Service Hours

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November 25, 2019 – Dial-A-Ride, the City of Midland’s curb-to-curb demand response bus service, has announced an expansion to its Saturday bus service hours. Effective Saturday, December 7, Dial-A-Ride bus service will be ava...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

City Mails Winter 2019 Tax Bills

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November 22, 2019 – The City of Midland will mail winter tax notices the first week in December. 

Winter taxes are due and payable, without penalty or interest, from December 1, 2019 through February 14, 2020.  Property...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Midland Firefighters Youth Foundation to Host Annual Charity Ball

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November 22, 2019 - The Midland Firefighters Youth Foundation is pleased to invite the Midland community to its 2020 Charity Ball on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Midland Country Club, 1120 W. St. Andrews Road. This event, the Foundation&...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

On-street Parking: Rules of the Road

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November 8, 2019 – If you plan on having a houseful over the holidays and need to use on-street parking, please keep in mind these rules of the road:

  • Parking on streets within the City is not allowed between 3 and 6 a.m. If you’d like t...
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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Change Clocks and Test Life Safety Devices this Sunday, November 3

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November 1, 2019 – As the time change approaches on Sunday, November 3, the Midland Fire Department encourages all residents to adopt a simple, lifesaving habit: changing smoke detector and carbon monoxide batteries when changing clocks...

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

Armstead, Polzin Honored as Police Officer and Firefighter of the Year

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October 18, 2019  Two of Midland’s dedicated first responders were honored earlier this week at the 2019 Carl and Esther Gerstacker Police and Firefighter of the Year Awards at Midland Country Club. Midland Police De...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Parks & Recreation Receives $100K Grant for Miracle Field

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October 11, 2019 – City of Midland Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that it has received a $100,000 grant from the Midland Area Community Foundation to be used towards construction of the City’s barrier-free baseball field i...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Parks & Recreation Offers Discounted Red Wings Tickets

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October 11, 2019 – Midland Parks and Recreation is offering discounted Detroit Red Wings tickets to Midland residents for select 2019 games through a partnership with the Michigan Recreation and Park Association (mParks).

Under the program, Midla...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Help Keep Waterways Clean and Debris-Free

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 October 4, 2019 – As Midland moves into autumn, the City of Midland reminds residents to help keep our local waterways clean and free of garbage and pollutants. 

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

City Hires Schwarz as Director of Water Services

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September 20, 2019 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Peter Schwarz has been hired as the Director of Water Services.

Schwarz returns to the City of Midland after serving as the General Manager of the Saginaw-Midland Municipal Wate...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Reminder: Flooding, Flood Insurance and Construction in the Floodplain

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September 6, 2019 – There are several flood hazard areas throughout the City of Midland.  Most flooding occurs from the Tittabawassee and Chippewa Rivers, Sturgeon and Snake Creeks, and Inman Drain, and can usually be forecast ...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Grace A. Dow Library Reopens on Sundays

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August 30, 2019 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library will open again on Sunday afternoons beginning on Sunday, September 8, 2019.  The Library will be open from 1– 5 p.m. on Sundays until Summer 2020.

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Residents Reminded to Obey 'Road Closed' Signs

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August 15, 2019 – As the 2019 orange barrel season comes to a close, the City of Midland reminds residents to obey all posted construction signs. Failure to comply with construction signs pose an immediate threat to worker safety and may cause da...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

City Welcomes Public Input on Downtown Parking Study

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 August 9, 2019 – The City of Midland invites the public to get involved in the Downtown Midland Parking Study by sharing their feedback at a public input session on Tuesday, August 20.

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Residents Invited to Attend Public Walking Tours, Info Sessions on Road Diet Trial

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July 31, 2019 – The City of Midland invites Midland residents and M-20 corridor users to an upcoming public information session regarding the future vision of Indian and Buttles streets, including a discussion on the current road diet t...

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

Parks & Recreation Receives $300K Grant for Miracle Field

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July 12, 2019 – City of Midland Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that it has received a $300,000 grant from the Charles J. Strosacker Foundation to be used towards construction of the City’s Midland Miracle Field.

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

Students Selected for 2019 Sister City Student Exchange

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July 12, 2019 – The Midland-Handa Sister City Committee is pleased to introduce the three Midland students selected to travel to Handa, Japan for three weeks this month for its 2019 student exchange program.

Midland High School senior Luca Jolly,...

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Posted on: July 8, 2019

City Hires New City Clerk, Announces Departmental Changes

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July 8, 2019 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Erica Armstrong has been hired as the new City Clerk effective July 10. The announcement comes following a departmental restructuring that will make the City Clerk’s Office...

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Posted on: July 5, 2019

Notice of Changes to Grace A. Dow Memorial Library Service Area

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July 5, 2019 – An upcoming change to the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library’s catalog and check-out software system will limit the availability of free Library cards for residents living outside of the Library’s legal ser...

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Posted on: June 27, 2019

City Water/Sewer Billing Office to Offer Electronic Billing

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June 27, 2019 – Effective July 1, 2019, the City of Midland Water/Sewer Billing Office will offer electronic billing (e-billing) options for water/sewer bills. When a bill is posted, the account holder will receive an email notification...

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Posted on: June 27, 2019

City Promotes Frazee to Director of Wastewater Services

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June 27, 2019 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Patrick Frazee has been promoted to Director of Wastewater Services effective Monday, July 1, 2019.

Frazee was hired as the City’s Wastewater Superintendent in April 2016 f...

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Posted on: June 27, 2019

Investigation of Fatal Incident at Sanitary Landfill June 27

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June 27, 2019 - On Thursday, June 27, 2019 at approximately 8:51 am, MidMichigan EMS, Midland Fire Department and Midland Police Department were dispatched to 4311 E. Ashman St. at the City of Midland Sanitary Landfill. They were responding to a ...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Updated Annual Midland Drinking Water Quality Report Available

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 June 20, 2019 – The City of Midland’s 2018 Drinking Water Quality Report, updated for additional information on lead, is now available online at www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/waterreport.

The Annual Drinking Water Quality R...

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

Price Increases for City Refuse, Yard Waste Bins

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June 6, 2019 – Effective July 1, 2019, the cost to purchase a City of Midland refuse or yard waste bin will increase from $65 to $70. Bins are sold to residents at the City’s cost.

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Residents Reminded of Updates to City Fireworks Ordinance

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May 17, 2019  The City of Midland reminds residents of recent changes made to the City’s fireworks ordinance that mirror new fireworks laws set by the Michigan State Legislature in 2018.

As of April 22, 2019, Section 16-34 of the Code of...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

Weed and Grass Trimming Reminders

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May 9, 2019  The City of Midland Building Department reminds property owners that the height of grass and weeds in their yards must be maintained in accordance with the City’s Code of Ordinances.

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Reminders about Dog Control in the City

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May 3, 2019 – The City of Midland would like to remind dog owners of City regulations that promote safety and an attractive community:

Section 3-17 of the Code of Ordinances states:

It shall be unlawful for any person to permit or allow a...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

City Rules Regarding Sign Usage and Advertising on Parked Vehicles

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April 18, 2019 – The warmer weather brings an increase in yard signs advertising rummage sales, homes for sale, and open houses.  Before posting any signage, citizens should note the City of Midland’s sign usage rules.

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

City Joins Keep America Beautiful Network

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April 5, 2019 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that it has joined the affiliate network of Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, with the certification of the Keep Midland Beautiful...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Video Inspections of City Sewers Begin April 9

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April 5, 2019 – Beginning Tuesday, April 9, wastewater asset management contractor RedZone Robotics will begin the process of visually inspecting over 1 million feet of City sewer lines as part of the improvement efforts recommended by the City&...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Parking Reminders in the City

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April 5, 2019 – With the Great Lakes Loons’ first home game set for April 6 and an increase in vehicle and pedestrian traffic likely to occur, the City of Midland would like to remind citizens of parking regulations in the city.

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Annual Midland Drinking Water Quality Report Available on City Website

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March 29, 2019 – The City of Midland’s 2018 Drinking Water Quality Report is now available online at www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/waterreport.

The Annual Drinking Water Quality Report is intended to update residents on the City&...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Arbor Day Foundation Names Midland Tree City USA

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March 29, 2019 – Midland has been named a 2018 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Help Keep Waterways Clean and Debris-Free

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March 29, 2019 – The City of Midland reminds residents to help keep our local waterways clean and free of garbage and pollutants.

In addition to being a violation of the City’s Code of Ordinances, dumping materials into waterwa...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Mayor Donker Receives Michigan Municipal League's Community Builder Award

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March 25, 2019 – Midland mayor Maureen Donker was recently honored with the Community Builder Award by the Michigan Municipal League during its annual Capital Conference Awards Gala March 19 in Lansing.

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Posted on: March 22, 2019

Currie Municipal Golf Course Named Facility of the Year by Billy Casper Golf

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March 22, 2019 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Currie Municipal Golf Course has been named the 2018 Central Region Facility of the Year by Billy Casper Golf (BCG).

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

City Planning Director Receives 1st State Bank RUBY Award

Director of Planning & Community Development Grant Murschel

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February 28, 2019 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Director of Planning and Community Development Grant...

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

Midland City Councilwoman Brown Wilhelm Elected to Michigan Municipal League Board of Directors

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October 10, 2018 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Midland City Councilwoman Diane Brown Wilhelm has been elected to the Michigan Municipal League Board of Directors.

Brown Wilhelm was elected to the three-year term durin...

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