Rep. Cole issues statement after judge orders Line 5 to shut down

State Rep. Triston Cole of Mancelona today issued the following statement after an Ingham County judge ruled Enbridge must completely shut down both pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac, even though only one has been damaged: “Shutting down both pipelines that carry natural gas liquids through national and international grounds is an enormous disruption to…

Rep. Cole continues fight to help local communities, law enforcement receive share of federal COVID-19 funding

Rep. Triston Cole today renewed his efforts to help northern Michigan communities and law enforcement agencies receive federal support related to COVID-19. Cole is asking Gov. Whitmer to help ensure funding to support virus response reaches rural Michigan – not just state government agencies and the state’s five largest municipalities. In particular, Cole is fighting…

Rep. Cole urges residents to share their experiences with COVID-19 pandemic

State Rep. Triston Cole today announced a new website to allow the people of Michigan to share their experiences and struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic. MICovidStory.com is an accessible resource for concerned residents across the state. Michigan has now lost over 5,000 people to COVID-19, and executive orders and directives from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in…

MDARD offers guidance to U-Pick operations in advance of opening for the season

Social distancing, wearing masks, enhanced cleaning among protocols As warmer weather approaches, so does Michigan’s U-pick season. State Rep. Triston Cole said farm operations across the state are working so they can safely open and operate in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) outlined key…