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Lake Michigan is the leading topic at Grand Traverse County conference


A conference in Grand Traverse County will highlight Lake Michigan.

The Department of Environmental Quality is hosting more than 300 experts in the fields of climate change, invasive species and beach management. Continue reading

Northwestern Michigan College joins international study abroad effort


Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City has joined an international effort to boost the number of students studying abroad.

NMC has partnered with the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Generation Study Abroad program to help push students to study the world. Continue reading

New Ann Arbor to Traverse City passenger train idea being discussed

Photo courtesy of the Michigan Land Use Initiative.

Photo courtesy of the Michigan Land Use Initiative.

An exploratory project is being launched to bring back passenger train service to a rail line that still exists through central and northern Michigan.
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Cherry Festival officials discussing future changes

For decades, Traverse City’s annual Cherry Festival has been a week-long celebration during the Fourth of July, and Monday, the Traverse City commission to discuss potential alterations to the festival.
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Dann’s House provides people struggling with homelessness, alcoholism with safe place to drink

Pictured above: Dann McCarthy, whom "Dann's House" is named after. Photo Credit: www.stoneshouse.org.

Pictured above: Dann McCarthy, whom “Dann’s House” is named after. Photo Credit: www.stoneshouse.org.

A northern Michigan non profit has opened a new housing facility for individuals struggling with homelessness and alcoholism. But in an unusual twist, residents are allowed to consume as much alcohol in the home as they want.
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Brown Bridge Dam failure report released

Sandy beaches may be what dreamy travel magazines are made of, but sand was the downfall of a Traverse City Dam removal that failed nearly two years ago.

The state has released a report detailing the investigation of the Brown Bridge Dam. It says internal erosion of a temporary dewatering structure was the most likely cause. That erosion, the report said was the result of unstable subsurface soil. Continue reading

Munson hosts informational ACA meeting

MunsonFederal Officials say they’re just under halfway to their goal with the new Affordable Care Act. 3.3 million Americans have enrolled in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Officials hope to have 7 million enrolled by March 31st.
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