Several W. MI communities will receive relief grants

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — More Michigan residents are heading up north to escape urban areas with higher concentrations of confirmed coronavirus cases, but local officials in those northern towns want visitors to understand a few things before they make that decision.

The remote nature of communities like Traverse City, Gaylord and Petoskey also means there are fewer resources available, including groceries and medical care.