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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The nation's last operating coal-fired ferryboat would stop dumping waste ash into Lake Michigan within two years under a deal with federal regulators announced Friday. The agreement between Lake Michigan Carferry,...
Lake Michigan makes marbles. As pictures of beach-ball-sized ice boulders went viral this week, the visitor center at Michigan's Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore got swamped. "They've gotten a lot of phone calls," the park's chief of interpretation...
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — On one level, it's a straightforward case of a business seeking a government permit to discharge wastewater. But when the Environmental Protection Agency rules shortly on whether to let the S.S. Badger car ferry...
After winning exemptions from environmental laws for more than a decade, owners of the last coal-powered steamship on the Great Lakes agreed Friday to a court-enforced deadline to stop dumping toxic pollution into Lake Michigan. But the proposed legal...
HARBOR SPRINGS — Thanks to quick action from many area emergency response agencies, Saturday afternoon, a kayaking excursion into the frozen harbor of Harbor Springs had a happy outcome. The Harbor Springs Police Department responded to a call of...
Tags: Canoeing and Kayaking, Hypothermia, Sports
Elmhurst residents may start paying about $65 more per year for sewer service as the city replaces aging equipment. Members of the Finance, Council Affairs and Administrative Services Committee are recommending a 9 percent increase to the City Council,...
South Bend TribuneThere are some discussions going on behind closed DNR doors that could result in changes for Michigan’s deer season. Among those changes include realignment of some deer management units (DMUs) and reduction in antlerless permits. While it&...
Staff WriterThe Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public informational meeting Thursday, Feb. 14, to address the changes in Emmet County, after it repealed its critical dunes ordinance last month. Both the Emmet County Planning Commission...
Tags: Michigan Legislature
On Feb. 5, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the official news: that Lake Michigan and Lake Huron have officially scraped the lowest levels recorded. Lakes Michigan and Huron — considered one lake connected at the Straits of Mackinac...
Terry Schwartz recently stared out of his office window at the Skokie Playfield, its mud surface covered with ice and snow, and remembered the summer flood of 2011. "I was sitting on an island," said Schwartz, executive director of the Winnetka Park...
Tags: Floods, Local Government
A water main break caused a million-gallon water tower to drain Tuesday in Western Springs. Village officials do not expect to lift a boil water order until sometime Wednesday, more than 24 hours after the break caused the water tower in Spring Rock...
Highland Park plans to break ground Friday on a $30 million expansion of its water plant, a project in the pipeline for 15 years. The Lake Michigan water served to more than 60,000 north suburban customers will be cleaner, more abundant — and,...
Tags: Business, David Cook, Bannockburn, Siemens, Environmental Issues
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