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Posted on: August 27, 2021

Reminder: Summer Tax Payments Due September 15

August 27, 2021 – City of Midland property owners are reminded that Summer 2021 tax payments are due and payable without penalty or interest through September 15, 2021 to the City of Midland Treasurer’s Office, 333 W. Ellswort...

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

Celebrate National Library Card Sign-up Month at Library

August 27, 2021 – In celebration of National Library Card Sign-Up Month, the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library encourages community members without a library card to sign up and see how #LibrariesEmpower the community!

Beginning September 1 ...

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

Join the 'Move So Everyone Can' Virtual 5K

August 27, 2021 – Join Midland Parks and Recreation and the Michigan Recreation and Parks Association (mParks) Foundation during the 2nd Annual Move So Everyone Can Virtual 5K this September!

The Move So Everyone Can 5K is a virtual 5K event that...

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

Carpenter Street to Close Wednesday for Water Main Work

August 24, 2021 – Beginning Wednesday, August 25, Carpenter Street will be closed from Franklin Street to E. Lyon Road until further notice for water main work related to an ongoing water main installation project in the greenb...

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

City Receives $5.5 Million in Grant Funding from HUD

August 10, 2021 – Today, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the City of Midland $5.5 million in federal funding to help the community recover from severe flooding experienced in May 2020.

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

Footing Drain Disconnection Program to be Discussed August 9

August 2, 2021 – City of Midland Wastewater staff will present information on a proposed Footing Drain Disconnection Program (FDDP) to City Council for further discussion on August 9, 2021 at 7 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers, 333 W. Ellsworth...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Get Your Kicks with Parks & Rec's Adult Kickball League

July 30, 2021 – Ready for some old-school fun? Midland Parks and Recreation invites residents to participate in a coed adult kickball league this fall.

The season will begin after Labor Day. Teams will play a 12-game double header schedule on Sun...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

W. St. Andrews Road Reconstruction Begins August 2

July 23, 2021 – Beginning Monday, August 2, W. St. Andrews Road will be closed to through traffic from Eastman Avenue to the driveway of the Midland Country Club, 1120 W. St. Andrews, as crews perform a street reconstruction and water main repla...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Local Street Reconstruction Projects to Begin July 26

July 19, 2021 – As the 2021 City of Midland construction season continues, several local street reconstruction projects are slated to begin during the week of July 26 that will close the impacted roadways to through traffic.

Project limits and an...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Grace A. Dow Library to Partially Reopen July 12

July 9, 2021 – Beginning Monday, July 12 the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library will reopen a portion of its main level to patrons for the first time in more than a year. Visitors can browse the entire Adult collection and sections of the ne...

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

City Welcomes New City Engineer, Wastewater Director

July 7, 2021 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce the hiring of Matthew Lemon as City Engineer and Jared Driscoll as Director of Wastewater Services, effective Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

Matthew (Matt) Lemon comes to the City with over 14 yea...

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

Library Offers Kits for Loved Ones with Memory Loss

July 2, 2021 – The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library is now offering help for families who have a loved one experiencing memory loss.  Library staff researched and consulted with experts to develop memory kits for patrons to check ...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Summer 2021 Tax Bills to Hit Mailboxes Soon

June 25, 2021 – Summer 2021 tax notices to City of Midland property owners are scheduled to be mailed the first week of July. Summer taxes are due and payable without penalty or interest from July 1 through September 15, 2021.  ...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

In-Person Council, Board & Commission Meetings Resume July 1

June 18, 2021 – Following the expiration of State orders permitting remote public meetings for government organizations, the City of Midland will resume in-person public meetings for the Midland City Council and all City boards and comm...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

City Council to Hold Special Meeting on Sewer Improvement Plan

June 16, 2021 – The Midland City Council will hold a special meeting on Monday, June 21 at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers to continue reviewing the City’s Sewer Improvement Plan with consultants from Moore + Bruggink....

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Library Offers Summer Reading Program, Express Library

June 11, 2021 – This summer, the Grace A. Memorial Library is again proud to bring patrons a fun, mostly virtual Summer Reading Program. Kids, teens, and adults can sign up and log their reading this summer to qualify for a host of terr...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Jack Barstow Airport to Host 'Airport Story Hour'

June 11, 2021  Pint-sized pilots and their flight crews are invited to the Jack Barstow Municipal Airport to enjoy stories, snacks, and fun every month.

Held on the third Sunday of the month from 1 -2 p.m., children ages 2 &...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Main Street Goes Car-Free through November 3

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June 8, 2021 – Back by popular demand, Main Street is now closed to all vehicle traffic and parking at Ashman, McDonald, and Rodd streets through Wednesday, November 3 to create The Commons Pedestrian Plaz...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Downtown Businesses to Stay Open Later This Summer

June 4, 2021 – Starting next week, guests in Downtown Midland can shop a little later on Thursdays. Every Thursday from June 10 – October 28, many businesses in Downtown Midland will stay open until 8 p.m. or later.

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Downtown Midland Launches The Commons May 26

May 25, 2021 – On Wednesday, May 26, Downtown Midland will launch The Commons social district, a multi-block designated area of the downtown district that allows patrons to consume alcoholic beverages outdoors from 10 a.m. until midnight daily.&...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Local Hit, Pitch, Run Winners Advance to Sectionals

May 21, 2021 – On Saturday, May 15, Midland Parks and Recreation hosted the City of Midland’s annual Pitch, Hit and Run baseball/softball skills competition in partnership with the Great Lakes Loons. Each participant competed in three ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Wheeler Street Reconstruction Begins Monday, May 24

May 18, 2021 – Beginning Monday, May 24, crews will begin a street reconstruction and water main project on Wheeler Street that will close the roadway to westbound traffic through October.

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Notice of Sanitary Sewer Overflow - May 17, 2021

May 17, 2021  The City of Midland Wastewater Plant has notified the public of a sanitary sewer overflow event in the area of Eastman Avenue and St. Andrews Road that resulted in the discharge of less than 1,000 gallons of untr...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

MFD Asks Residents to Check Smoke Alarms Amid Recall

May 7, 2021 – Yesterday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall for Kidde TruSense Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide alarms due to risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire.  

The recalled units are Kidde Mod...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Weeds & Grass Trimming Ordinance Reminders

May 7, 2021  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.

Portions of Article I...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

City Issues Reminder on Solicitor's License Process

April 30, 2021 – The City of Midland reminds individuals and organizations who engage in door-to-door sales that a solicitor’s license issued by the City is required for this activity.

Section 15-100 of the City’s Cod...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Yard Waste Stickers Required Beginning Monday, May 3

April 30, 2021 – The City of Midland’s free yard waste collection within the City of Midland ends for the spring season on Friday, April 30. Collection stickers for yard waste bags and bins will be required beginning Monday, May 3.

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

Midland Fire Dept Receives Grant from Firehouse Subs Foundation

April 27, 2021 – The Midland Fire Department (MFD) has been awarded a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation® for the purchase of a LUCAS chest compression system. The LUCAS device is a mechanical CPR system that has...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Midland City Modern Master Plan Website Now Live

April 16, 2021 – Midland residents can stay up-to-date on the Midland City Modern Master Plan process via a new website launched earlier this week.

At www.midlandcitymodern.com, residents will find a variety of information and resources ...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Reminders on City Rules for Yard Sale, Vehicle Signage

April 16, 2021 – 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 1, 2021

Help Keep Streams and Waterways Clean and Debris-Free

April 1, 2021 – 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 ma...

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

City of Hold Public Meeting on 2022 Sugnet Road Extension

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March 23, 2021 – The City of Midland will host a public meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, April 6 at 6 p.m. to provide an opportunity for residents to ask questions about and receive more information on th...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates Announced

March 19, 2021 – The City of Midland Sanitary Landfill has announced the 2021 dates for household hazardous waste collection: 

  • Thursday, April 22
  • Wednesday, June 16
  • Tuesday, August 17 
  • Tuesday, October 26

On these dates, at...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Yard Waste Collection Begins Monday, April 5

March 19, 2021 – With spring right around the corner, the City of Midland is ramping up to begin its annual yard waste collection on Monday, April 5.

Yard waste is collected curbside on your regular weekly refuse collection day.  Yard wa...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Parks & Recreation Offers Second Mackinac Island Grand Experience

March 12, 2021 – Due to unprecedented demand, Midland Parks and Recreation, in partnership with mParks (Michigan Recreation and Park Association), announces a second Mackinac Island Grand Experience travel opportunity. 

The second trip w...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

2020 Drinking Water Quality Report Now Available

March 12, 2021 – The City of Midland’s 2020 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 12, 2021

Post Promoted to Assistant Director of Public Services

March 12, 2021 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that Recreation Manager Marcie Post has been promoted to Assistant Director of Public Services effective March 1, 2021.

Post was hired as the City’s recreation manager in 2008 ...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

City Earns Keep America Beautiful President's Circle Award

March 5, 2021 – Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, has presented the City of Midland with its 2020 President’s Circle Award. The President&...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Saturday Hours Resume at Landfill March 6

February 19, 2021 – The City of Midland Sanitary Landfill resumes Saturday morning operations beginning March 6, 2021. 

The Landfill will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. until noon on Saturdays from March 6 through November...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Online Ordering Now Available for Refuse, Yard Waste Items

February 19, 2021 City of Midland residents can now order and purchase City of Midland refuse bins, yard waste bins, and yard waste bin and compost bag stickers online through the Department of Public Services (DPS) website and have t...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

City Announces Spring/Summer 2021 Construction Schedule

February 19, 2021 – The City of Midland Engineering Department is ramping up for another busy construction season in 2021 with a variety of street reconstruction, resurfacing, and water main replacement projects on this year’s...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

City Launches New Podcast on Buttles & Indian Improvements

February 18, 2021 – The City of Midland has launched a new audio and video podcast to talk about all things related to the upcoming Buttles Street redesign and reconstruction, with its first episode dropping today. 

Produced by ...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

We Hear You Coalition Launches Racial & Ethnic Inequity Survey

February 12, 2021 – Midland County residents are encouraged to share their experiences with racial and ethnic inequity and local law enforcement via an online survey by the We Hear You Coalition.

Developed in conjunction with Saginaw Val...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

MCTV Now Streaming on Roku, Apple TV, & Web

February 5, 2021 – Residents can now stream local, original content from the MCTV Network on their Roku or Apple TV streaming devices! Users of these services can search and install the MCTV Network app on their devices to gain access to all curr...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Parks & Recreation Presents 'The Grand Experience' This Fall

January 15, 2021 - Midland Parks and Recreation, in partnership with mParks (Michigan Recreation and Park Association) announces the tenth-annual all-inclusive travel experience to the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.  

The trip will take ...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Residents Reminded to Keep Recycling Magnets through 2023

January 8, 2021 – With the 2021 recycling collection schedule now underway, City of Midland residents are reminded to keep the recycling magnets mailed to homes in June 2020. These magnet calendars contain residents’ recycling...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

MCTV Honors 2020 Media Creators at Virtual Honors Night

January 8, 2021 – In accordance with COVID-19 prevention guidelines, MCTV cancelled its annual Honors Night recognition banquet in November 2020 – but staff is still celebrating the community members who created local content ...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Final Public Input on Buttles Street Road Diet Set for January 11

January 7, 2021 – The City of Midland will provide one final opportunity for Midland residents and M-20 corridor users to share public input on the future vision of Buttles Street at the Midland City Council meeting scheduled for Monday...

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

Downtown Parking Enforcement Resumes January 6

December 30, 2020 –   Beginning Wednesday, January 6, on-street parking and permit parking enforcement will resume in Downtown Midland.  On and after this date, vehicles will be ticketed for violating designated three-...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Dispose of Christmas Trees during Heavy Item & Brush Collection

December 18, 2020 – 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. 

City crews will collect Ch...

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

DDA Hires Farley as Downtown Events Coordinator

December 15, 2020 – The City of Midland and the Midland Downtown Development Authority are pleased to announce the hiring of Melissa Farley as the DDA’s downtown events coordinator.  

In this role, Farley will oversee the plann...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Leave Snow Plowing to the City This Winter

December 11, 2020 – 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 ...

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Posted on: November 6, 2020

On-street Parking: Rules of the Road

November 6, 2020 – 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&rsqu...
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Posted on: October 30, 2020

City Resumes Water Shutoffs Due to Non-payment

October 30, 2020 – In accordance with recent updates to executive orders and directives during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Midland will resume issuing water shutoffs due to non-payment effective Monday, November 2.

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Hollingsworth, Seibert Named 2020 Police, Firefighter of Year

October 23, 2020  Two dedicated team members from the City of Midland were recently selected as the 2020 Carl and Esther Gerstacker Police and Firefighter of the Year award winners. Midland Police Department ...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

City Receives USDA Grant for Center City Redevelopment

October 21, 2020 – The City of Midland has announced its receipt of a $190,000 Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) from the United States Department of...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

City Receives Grants for Miracle Field, Library, Riverside Place

October 5, 2020 – The City of Midland has announced its receipt of over $2.75 million in grant funds from The Herbert H. and Gra...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Keep Waterways Clean & Debris-Free

October 1, 2020 – As Midland moves into autumn, 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’...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

City Mails Updated Recycling Schedules, Info to Residents

June 26, 2020 – The City of Midland has mailed recycling schedule magnets and updated recycling information to City residents good through June 2023.

The City’s new recycling contract with Republic Services has eliminated #3 an...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Midland Fire Department Receives Sensory Kit Donation from Fisher Companies

June 19, 2020 – The Midland Fire Department has received a generous donation of five (5) Carter Kits™ Sensory Bags from Fisher Companies that will assist the department in helping children with special needs during traumatic e...

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Posted on: May 31, 2020

Future Flood Preparedness Following 2020 Flooding

May 30, 2020 - Due to recent dam failures, the path, flow, rise, and forecasting of the Tittabawassee River have changed along with the ability to accurately predict when specific areas will flood.

Midland County Emergency Management in coordinati...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Midland Mayor, City Manager Testify Before US House Forum

May 5, 2020 –  On Monday, May 4, Midland Mayor Maureen Donker and City Manager Brad Kaye testified before a U.S. House of Representatives members’ forum on the Coronavirus Community Relief Act (H.R. 6467), a bipartisan bill th...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Sign Up for City's Permanent Absentee Voter List

April 3, 2020 – Registered voters in the City of Midland can sign up to cast their vote in upcoming elections without ever leaving their homes by joining the City’s Permanent Absentee Voter List.

Voters who join the City&rs...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Parks & Recreation Reaches $50,000 Crowdfunding Campaign Goal for Miracle Field

March 27, 2020 – City of Midland Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that the organization is one step closer to building a barrier-free Miracle Field thanks to the generosity of the Midland community.

In February, Parks and Recreation la...

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

Midland Police Department Receives Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation

February 7, 2020 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that the Midland Police Department (MPD) has received accreditation from the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police’s Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commi...

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Posted on: July 5, 2019

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

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: October 10, 2018

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

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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