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German ship held in port

A German ship flying the Liberian flag is being held in a Great Lakes port while the Coast Guard investigates possible environmental violations.

The ship Cornelia traveled from New York to Minnesota. It likely traversed all the Great Lakes except Lake Michigan.

The Cornelia has been retained for over 2 weeks at the Duluth port on Lake Superior.

Lieutenant Pat Lammersen is with the Coast Guard. He said there’s not much he can reveal about the investigation.

“Outside the Duluth lift bridge in Lake Superior it’s anchored up, all I can say is that the Coast Guard is investigating the motor vessel Cornelia for alleged violations of U.S environmental regulations.”

Lammersen said the ship and it’s crew are not a threat to public safety.

“The Liberian flag vessel and crew are prohibited from leaving the Duluth until cleared by customs and border protection. Vessel and crew do not pose any public safety threat. Any speculation that the ship is being held in port due to safety concerns is not true.”

The ship’s crew is not allowed to leave the vessel until the investigation is over.

River restoration beginning final step

After more than 20 years, restoration work on the St. Mary’s River in the Eastern Upper Peninsula is nearly complete

Scientists from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality plan to remove a blockage from the river which they say will help restore roughly seventy (70) acres of prime sport fishing area.
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US-131 closure to implement new bridge slide technology

Closure in red, detour in green (Jefferson Road east, Northland Drive north, 8 Mile Road west) and alternate route in blue (M-82 west, M-37 north and M-20 east).

Closure in red, detour in green (Jefferson Road east, Northland Drive north, 8 Mile Road west) and alternate route in blue (M-82 west, M-37 north and M-20 east).

Construction is finding its way to Mecosta County this weekend, but doesn’t plan on overstaying its welcome. Continue reading