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Labor Day Traffic Fatalities Down This Year In Michigan

The preliminary reports are in and this Labor Day was safer on the roads than last year across the state of Michigan. According to Michigan State Police, traffic fatalities decreased this Labor Day holiday weekend. There were nine traffic deaths in nine separate traffic crashes during the 2016 Labor Day holiday weekend, compared to 12 traffic crashes and 15 deaths during the 2015 Labor Day holiday weekend. “These numbers are preliminary and only reflect those fatalities reported to the MSP...

9 Labor Day Facts That Might Surprise You

We all know that Labor Day happens on the first Monday in September. For many of us, it’s a break from work or school and a last chance to squeeze in a vacation before the fall work grind arrives – but the holiday has a lot of meaning. The history of Labor Day is, not surprisingly, influenced by organized labor in more ways than one. From its murky beginnings to its lasting legacy, check out these nine cool facts about Labor Day. 1. The founder of Labor Day is disputed There’s a disput...

58th Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk Expects 40,000 Participants

Planning on sleeping in on Labor Day? Consider heading to the Mackinac Bridge over the weekend and waking up early to participate in the annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk. Governor Rick Snyder will lead the expected 40,000 walkers across the five-mile bridge at 7 a.m. Walkers will be allowed to start across the bridge up until 11 a.m., so if you want to participate in the walk, plan to be at the bridge in the morning. Worried about the return trip to St. Ignace? Don’t be. Buses will be a...

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