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Crafting out a spot: Five Shores Brewing to open in Beulah

Feb. 17, 2020 1:01 AM EST

BEULAH, Mich. (AP) — Co-founders Oliver Roberts and Matt Demorest think Five Shores is right in the middle of something big brewing in Benzie County. From the coast of Lake Michigan to the shores of Lake Ann, there are a handful of Benzie County craft breweries and distillers. Five Shores Brewing makes it...

In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, laborer Logan Farrington works under a house being lifted in Luna Pier, Mich. The project will protect the home from the potential rising lake levels of Lake Erie. High water is wreaking havoc across the Great Lakes, which are bursting at the seams less than a decade after bottoming out. The sharp turnabout is fueled by the region's wettest period in more than a century that scientists say is likely connected to the warming climate. Road damage from the overflowing Great Lakes and inland waterways may carry a whopping price tag for Michigan. Brad Wieferich of the state Department of Transportation said Monday Feb. 10, 2020, about 40 locations have been hit especially hard. He says initial estimates suggest about $5 million will be needed for immediate fixes.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio File)

Millions needed to fix Michigan roads damaged by high water

Feb. 10, 2020 8:01 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Road damage from the overflowing Great Lakes and inland waterways may carry a whopping price tag for Michigan, with initial cost estimates for repairs and upgrades as high as $100 million, officials said Monday. About 40 locations around the state have been significantly...

Meteorologists: Heavy snow expected across most of Michigan

Feb. 9, 2020 11:11 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A blast of wintry weather is expected to hit most of Michigan on Sunday with up to 6 inches of snow expected in some parts of the state. The National Weather Service has issued winter weather advisories for most of the state. The heaviest snow was expected in the afternoon and evening. ...

New cruise ship scheduled to visit Great Lakes in 2022

Feb. 9, 2020 9:59 AM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A cruise ship currently being built in Norway is scheduled to visit the Great Lakes, including a stop at Traverse City in northern Michigan eight times in 2022. About a year ago, the Discovery Center & Pier announced plans to transform a former Michigan coal dock in...

Man enters guilty plea in slaying of woman at Michigan motel

Feb. 8, 2020 12:30 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A northern Michigan man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the slaying of a woman whose body was found in a wooded area. Frank Supal, 50, said Friday in 13th Circuit Court that he and Wanda Lyons had been drinking Dec. 10 when she was killed at a Traverse City motel,...

Canadian company seeks new site to bury nuclear waste

Feb. 5, 2020 6:31 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A power company is reconsidering its options after dropping plans to bury waste from its nuclear plants on the Canadian shore of Lake Huron, officials said Wednesday. Ontario Power Generation abandoned its 15-year campaign to permanently store the waste in a deep underground...

Michigan newspaper sues school district over transparency

Jan. 26, 2020 3:36 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan newspaper has sued Traverse City Area Public Schools for allegedly disregarding transparency laws related to the unexpected resignation of the former superintendent. The lawsuit f iled Friday by the Traverse City Record-Eagle alleged the district misused closed...

Michigan seeks extensive records about underwater oil pipes

Jan. 13, 2020 7:46 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials demanded an extensive set of records Monday from Enbridge Inc. in an investigation of the company's oil pipeline that runs beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes. In a letter to the Canadian company, the state Department of Natural Resources...

People gaze into Horizon Books Monday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Traverse City, Mich. The bookstore that has served Traverse City for nearly 60 years is closing. Horizon Books has been a downtown landmark on Front Street, selling books and making space for musicians, authors and community groups. The store will close at some point this year. (AP Photo/John Flesher)

Traverse City bookstore closing after nearly 60 years

Jan. 13, 2020 1:04 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan bookstore that has served Traverse City for nearly 60 years is closing. Horizon Books has been a downtown landmark on Front Street, selling books and making space for musicians, authors and community groups. “Talking about books — that’s my...

Traverse City nonprofit awarded $10K to provide dog training

Jan. 12, 2020 1:01 AM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Neko has trust issues. “He’s a big baby,” Janelle Jewell, a certified professional dog trainer, told the Traverse City Record-Eagle with affection. “I mean, his previous owners said he’s afraid of bumble bees and mice.” But Neko, a...