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2 men, including Chicago doctor, die in Lake Mich.
August 7, 2012 – 1:26 am | Comments Off
2 men, including Chicago doctor, die in Lake Mich.

Two Illinois men drowned in Lake Michigan over the weekend as high waves swept Michigan’s west coast.

Glacier scaling back search for missing hiker
August 7, 2012 – 1:25 am | Comments Off
Glacier scaling back search for missing hiker

The parents of a man who never returned from day hike in Glacier National Park have made their first public statement since park officials scaled back their search.

Commissioners to privatize ops of Plaza Pool
August 6, 2012 – 6:31 am | Comments Off
Commissioners to privatize ops of Plaza Pool

Alpena County Commissioners have decided to privatize operations at the Plaza Pool.

NE MI conservation group receives nearly $160K
August 6, 2012 – 6:30 am | Comments Off
NE MI conservation group receives nearly $160K

A non-profit conservation group serving the 11-county region of Northeast Michigan is receiving a grant for nearly $160,000.

Linke avoids jail despite numerous drug charges
August 6, 2012 – 6:29 am | Comments Off
Linke avoids jail despite numerous drug charges

An Alpena man recently avoided jail time despite numerous drug charges and a criminal history.

Motorcycle runs into side of car on Bagley St.
August 6, 2012 – 6:25 am | Comments Off
Motorcycle runs into side of car on Bagley St.

A motorcyclist was not critically injured Sunday, when his bike ran into the side of a car on Bagley Street in Alpena.

5 Blood drives from Oscoda to Wolverine
August 6, 2012 – 6:24 am | Comments Off
5 Blood drives from Oscoda to Wolverine

The American Red Cross is hosting five blood drives across northeast lower Michigan this week.

Boating is tricky on Mich. lakes with low water
August 6, 2012 – 6:22 am | Comments Off
Boating is tricky on Mich. lakes with low water

Many Michigan inland lakes that rely on water from other sources to stay healthy are showing significant drops this summer.