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Study looks at ways to reforest former oil and gas well sites

Former Westerman gas/oil well, Kalkaska County, MI. Photo courtesy of Respect My Planet

Former Westerman gas/oil well, Kalkaska County, MI. Photo courtesy of Respect My Planet

Ten locations in Kalkaska, Antrim and Otsego counties are being studied to determine the best ways to rehabilitate former oil and gas well sites.

The study is being conducted by the Au Sable Institute. Researchers there are looking at new ways restore damage to forests caused by oil and gas drilling. Continue reading

New trial granted for man convicted in 1996 Kalkaska killing

Jamie Pederson

Jamie Pederson


A Kalkaska man convicted of murder in 1998 has been granted a new trial, following a new DNA test that shows his DNA was not on the victim’s body.

Now, Jamie Peterson is waiting to see if prosecutors will re-try the case, or if they will drop it all together.
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