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Court rejects Nestle plan for bottled water pump building

Dec. 3, 2019 5:54 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Court of Appeals sided against a Nestle water bottling company Tuesday in a dispute over a pumping facility needed for a significant expansion of its operation. A three-judge panel unanimously overruled a circuit judge who had granted Nestle Waters North...

Family offers $100K for info on missing Michigan woman

Nov. 25, 2019 5:52 PM EST

HONOR, Mich. (AP) — The family of a suburban Detroit woman who disappeared in northern Michigan is offering $100,000 for information on her whereabouts, six weeks after they last heard from her. Adrienne Quintal, 47, was reported missing last month from a family-owned cabin near Honor, about 20 miles (32...

Enbridge completes rock sampling for Michigan tunnel project

Nov. 21, 2019 12:26 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Enbridge says it has completed sediment and rock sampling in preparation for building a Michigan oil pipeline tunnel that some state leaders and environmentalists hope to block. The Canadian company said Thursday its crews took core samples from 27 locations in the Straits of...

Study links Asian carp with Mississippi River fish drop

Nov. 16, 2019 11:18 AM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Sport fish have declined significantly in portions of the Upper Mississippi River infested with Asian carp, adding evidence to fears about the invader’s threat to native species, according to a new study. Analysis of nearly 20 years of population data suggests the carp...

Dow agrees to $77M environmental settlement in Michigan

Nov. 8, 2019 7:14 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Dow Chemical Co. has agreed to fund environmental restoration projects worth an estimated $77 million to compensate for decades of pollution by its plant in Midland, Michigan, officials said Friday. A deal between the company and government agencies calls for improvements to...

Forecast calls for continued high water in Great Lakes

Nov. 4, 2019 4:35 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A new forecast says Great Lakes levels are likely to remain unusually high and may set additional records. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office in Detroit on Monday released its outlook for the next six months. Hydrologist Keith Kompoltowicz (kohm-PAUL-toe-witz) says a wet...

Judge upholds law allowing Great Lakes oil pipeline tunnel

Oct. 31, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan legislators did not violate the state constitution with their decision to allow construction of an oil pipeline tunnel beneath a waterway linking two of the Great Lakes, a judge said Thursday. The ruling by Judge Michael Kelly of the Michigan Court of Claims was a...

Former Michigan Gov. William Milliken dies at age 97

Oct. 18, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — William G. Milliken, Michigan's longest-serving governor who established a record of environmental conservation and bipartisan cooperation that made him popular among Republicans and Democrats, died Friday at age 97, a family spokesman said. Milliken died at his home in Traverse...

Spokesman says William G. Milliken, Michigan's longest-serving governor, has died at age 97

Oct. 18, 2019 5:53 PM EDT
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Spokesman says William G. Milliken, Michigan's longest-serving governor, has died at age 97 .