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Hungry wayward goats cost Emmett County man $8,500
Animals were eating neighbor’s shrubs when police arrived; owner must pay other fines under no contest plea       
-1 points by The Detroit News | Emmet County Michigan Petoskey Michigan Lake Michigan Mackinaw City Michigan Alford plea Charlevoix County Michigan Pleas Resort Township Michigan
Man ordered to pay $8,500 in restitution for wayward goats
PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) - A northern Michigan man has been ordered to pay more than $8,500 in restitution for damage his hungry goats caused to a neighbor's landscaping. The Petoskey News-Review reports (http://bit.ly/2cclDYT ) 55-year-old Frederick Thomas-Edward Hinkley pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge under an Emmet County animal ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Emmet County Michigan Petoskey Michigan Lake Michigan Mackinaw City Michigan Alford plea Pleas Michigan Resort Township Michigan
Illinois man's body found off Michigan's Upper Peninsula
ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) - Authorities have recovered the body of an Illinois man who apparently drowned off Michigan's Upper Peninsula while trying to help a buddy last weekend. The body of Tom Petruszak was found Thursday in Little Bay de Noc, which is connected to Lake Michigan. The Delta County ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Michigan Escanaba Michigan Lake Michigan Gladstone Michigan Upper Peninsula of Michigan Marquette Michigan Hiawatha National Forest Little Bay de Noc
Bicyclist critically injured in Portage Park crash
A bicyclist was critically injured in a Portage Park neighborhood crash Tuesday afternoon on the Northwest Side.
2 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Automobile Sustainable transport Cycling Blue Line Transport Lake Michigan Chicago Bicycle
College instructor’s body found on Mich. beach
The death of Sonja Olshove, 49, who worked at Northwestern Michigan College, remains under investigation.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Traverse City Michigan Grand Traverse County Michigan Northern Michigan Grand Traverse Bay Michigan wine Lake Michigan Leelanau County Michigan Traverse City micropolitan area
EPA to make announcement about River Raisin
They’ll be discussing a longtime effort to clean up industrial pollution in a 2.6-mile portion of the river       
-1 points by The Detroit News | Great Lakes Pollution Chicago Lake Erie Environmentalism United States Lake Michigan Toledo Ohio
Funding frozen for Coast Guard ship to open Mich. lanes
Harsh winters have renewed interest in having a second heavy icebreaker join forces with the USCGC Mackinaw.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Great Lakes Michigan United States Coast Guard Lake Superior Ship Lake Michigan Upper Peninsula of Michigan Lake
Warm winter melts hockey hopes in Michigan
Balmy temperatures threaten time-honored winter traditions for Michiganders        
1302 points by Detroit Free Press | Michigan Ice Snow Great Lakes Lake Ice hockey Ice rink Lake Michigan
Warm weather is bad news for ice fishers
Shanties must be removed as soon as the ice is unable to safely support them        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Michigan Northern Michigan Michigan counties Alpena County Michigan Ogemaw County Michigan Alcona County Michigan Montmorency County Michigan Lake Michigan
Whiting girl, 13, killed and grandmother injured in Hammond crash during police chase
A 13-year-old Whiting girl was killed, and her grandmother seriously injured Wednesday evening at a North Hammond intersection after a crash with a vehicle that was allegedly fleeing East Chicago and Hammond Police. Hammond Police Department spokesman Lt. Patrick Vicari said East Chicago Police...
57 points by Chicago Tribune | Lake County Indiana Chicago metropolitan area Northwest Indiana Lake Michigan Sheriff Hammond Indiana Area code 219 Coroner
For one hour, 332 Michigan ice-fishers race to catch 8 sturgeon
The lake sturgeon they’re looking for – Latin name acipenser fulvescens – is one that biologists sometimes call a “living fossil.”        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Great Lakes Sturgeon St. Clair River Lake sturgeon Fishing Michigan Lake Huron Lake Michigan
Michigan inn owner sues over 5 percent tourism tax
GLEN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The owner of two inns in northern Michigan is challenging a room tax that's used to promote tourism around Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. David Gersenson runs Sylvan Inn and Lakeshore Inn in Glen Arbor. A lawsuit filed this week could have consequences for tourism ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Michigan Northern Michigan Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Lake Michigan Property First Amendment to the United States Constitution United States National Lakeshore Traverse City Michigan
Accidental activist becomes voice for Michigan feminists
Women's March Michigan founder never envisioned she’d get into politics, but now finds herself leading a movement.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Michigan Lake Michigan Traverse City Michigan Bismuth-209
1 killed in Gary shooting
A person was shot dead early Friday in Gary, Indiana.
1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Coroner Suicide Lake Michigan Sheriff Autopsy Northwest Indiana County
Report: Cost of Flint water upgrade rises to $108M
The estimate is slightly higher than a December estimate of $105 million.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Flint Michigan Michigan Water pollution Flint Journal Lake Michigan Port Huron Michigan Mathematics Estimation
Report: Cost of upgrading Flint's water plant rises to $108M
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A consultant says the cost of upgrading Flint's water treatment plant is estimated at $108 million, up slightly from an earlier estimate.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Flint Michigan Michigan Water pollution Flint Journal Lake Michigan Port Huron Michigan Mathematics Estimation
Drilling for copper deposits approved for U.P. state park
Highland Copper subsidiary Orvana Resources will conduct exploratory drilling on property along the westernmost edge.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Michigan Upper Peninsula of Michigan Ottawa National Forest Porcupine Mountains Lake Michigan Wilderness State Park Lake Superior Natural resource
Fire in the sky: Meteor blazes a trail above the Midwest
A meteor over Lake Michigan lit up the sky Monday morning across several states in the Midwest.
3 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Illinois Wisconsin Michigan Indiana Lake Michigan Midwestern United States Chicago Great Lakes
Fireball spotted in Midwest sky, may have landed in Lake Michigan
Did you see this last night?        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Michigan Illinois Wisconsin Lake Michigan Midwestern United States Indiana Great Lakes Detroit
SEE IT: Dash cam videos capture meteor streaking over Chicago sky
Scientists say it is not clear if the celestial firecracker landed in Lake Michigan or broke up in the air.
226 points by Daily News | Illinois Chicago Mississippi River Lake Michigan Midwestern United States Great Lakes Meteor shower National Basketball Association
Green meteor sighted across upper Midwest (VIDEO)
Hundreds of people around the upper Midwest, especially in Wisconsin and Illinois, have reported witnessing a fireball event early Monday. Read Full Article at RT.com
1405 points by Russia Today | Wisconsin Lake Michigan Illinois Milwaukee Chicago Great Lakes Manitowoc Wisconsin Michigan
Drivers see Pittsburgh gas prices drop again
Gas prices continue to slide in the Pittsburgh region, down 1.8 cents per gallon of regular on average in the last week, according to a price tracking website.
-2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Great Lakes Petroleum Marketing Lake Lake Michigan Price Gas 1973 oil crisis
Invasive aquatic weed, starry stonewort, creeps across Great Lakes region
An aquatic weed is creeping across the Great Lakes region that grows really fast and is very hard to kill. Scientists don't know a lot yet about starry stonewort, but they're hurrying to find out more. The plant, which forms dense surface mats in lakes, first turned up in North America in 1978...
76 points by Chicago Tribune | Great Lakes Mississippi River Minnesota United States Water Invasive species Lake Michigan Weed
This invasive aquatic weed is creeping across the US
MINNEAPOLIS — An aquatic weed is creeping across the Great Lakes region that grows really fast and is very hard to kill. Scientists don’t know a lot yet about starry stonewort, but they’re hurrying to find out more. The plant, which forms dense surface mats in lakes, first turned up in North America in 1978...
57 points by New York Post | Great Lakes Mississippi River Minnesota United States Water Invasive species Lake Michigan Weed
Police investigate theft of 3 BMWs from Evanston dealership
Three luxury vehicles were stolen early Friday from a car dealership in Evanston, authorities said.
2 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Lake Shore Drive Automobile Lake Michigan Walking Chicago Vehicle Vehicles Brake
Former BP lobbyist named to head DEQ questioned
Gov. Rick Snyder's choice of Heidi Grether to head the state's environmental agency has drawn criticism and protests.        
188 points by Detroit Free Press | Michigan Great Lakes United States Lansing Michigan Straits of Mackinac Mackinac Island Master's degree Lake Michigan
River Raisin restoration to be finished in fall
The last 2.6 miles of River Raisin leading to Lake Erie is nearing the end of its historic comeback       
-1 points by The Detroit News | Great Lakes Lake Michigan Lake Lake Superior Michigan Lake Erie Lake Huron Lake Ontario
Lake Shore Drive bridge to close for inspection Thursday night
The Lake Shore Drive bridge over the Chicago River will be closed for inspection from late Thursday night to early Friday morning.
-1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Lake Shore Drive Chicago Chicago River Amtrak Great Lakes Streeterville Lake Michigan Lakeshore East
Vote for your favorite Michigan fall color spot
Where's the best place to see Michigan's fall color?        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Michigan Lake Michigan The Thumb Upper Peninsula of Michigan Michigan State University Port Huron Michigan Detroit St. Clair River
As Trump appeals to black voters, Gary recalls casino deal
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Donald Trump swooped into Gary, Indiana, on his private jet and pledged to make the down-on-its-luck city great again.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Donald Trump Lake Michigan
Lane closures planned Wednesday on Lake Street in Addison
Parts of Lake Street will be closed for pavement repairs Wednesday in west suburban Addison.
-1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Road Lake Michigan Chicago Midwestern United States Native Americans in the United States Great Lakes According to Jim Amtrak
La Grange Park man killed in Wisconsin plane crash
A 69-year-old La Grange Park man was killed in a plane crash along with a teenage girl Sunday night in Door County, Wisconsin.
73 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Door County Wisconsin United States Lake Michigan Peninsula State Park Coroner Police Sheriff Constable
La Grange Park man dies in Door County plane crash
Officials say two people have died in the crash of a small plane in Door County.Sheriff's Chief Deputy Patrick McCarty says a volunteer pilot was returning a teenage flying student to Door County from Green Bay when the Cessna 182 went down in Peninsula State Park Sunday night.A caller notified...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Door County Wisconsin United States Lake Michigan Cessna 182 Green Bay Peninsula State Park Films based on novels Wisconsin
Southfield man’s drowning at music festival accidental
A Southfield man who accidentally drowned at a June music festival had ingested large amounts of controlled substances       
-1 points by The Detroit News | Drowning Oceana County Michigan Michigan Psychoactive drug Lake Michigan Muskegon County Michigan Muskegon Michigan Lake
Man shot in Lake View
A 25-year-old man was shot in the left shoulder early Monday in the Lake View neighborhood on the North Side.
12 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Chicago 'L' Democratic Party Road Lake Michigan Mississippi River Chicago Cubs American Civil War North
Search suspended for kayaker missing in lake
Tyler Spink of Kalkaska was paddling toward Empire with a friend on Labor Day when their kayaks capsized.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Northern Michigan Lake Michigan Leelanau County Michigan Michigan Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Traverse City Michigan Boat Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Search suspended for kayaker missing in Lake Michigan
Tyler Spink of Kalkaska was paddling toward Empire with a friend on Labor Day when their kayaks capsized.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Northern Michigan Lake Michigan Leelanau County Michigan Michigan Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Traverse City Michigan Boat Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Digging into dark side of the dunes
Are there unseen pitfalls in Mich.’s stately hills?        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Lake Michigan Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Dunes Dune Beach Michigan Sand United States National Lakeshore
To Silver Lake, in search of dune holes

-1 points by The Detroit News | Lake Michigan Michigan Dune Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Muskegon Michigan