| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:13 AM
PETOSKEY — Last spring’s often-chilly weather may have prompted some swimmers to shy away from Lake Michigan’s waters into early summer, since lakes’ seasonal warming tends to lag that of weather in general.
But a Gaylord-based...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 6:50 AM
CHICAGO (AP) — One minute, 6-year-old Nathan Woessner was scampering up a massive dune in northern Indiana with his dad and a friend. He was gone the next, without a warning or sound.
More than three hours later, rescuers pulled Nathan out from...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 3:35 PM
BERRIEN COUNTY – Ten years ago to the day, 7 people drowned along a 25 mile stretch of the Lake Michigan coastline.
The line of cars outside Warren Dunes State Park seemed endless on the 4th of July.
"It's very busy. This is what they call the...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 2:05 PM
The chairwoman of Winnetka's Environmental and Forestry Commission has resigned out of frustration that environmental concerns were not being properly considered by the Village Council.
Debbie Ross has served on the environmental commission since its...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 11:04 AM
Rosemary Wormley was returning home after dropping her kids off at camp this morning, attempting to drive through a flooded street just blocks from her Winnetka home, when her car would go no farther.
"In a community like this, with the taxes we pay,...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 5:03 AM
HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — National Weather Service and Michigan Technological University researchers are trying to find ways to better predict when Great Lakes beaches will generate offshore currents that have claimed dozens of lives in recent years....
| Jun 25, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Slashing expenses in the lean times has paid off for Mokena, village officials said this week.
The budget approved by the village board for the upcoming fiscal year not only covers expenses, but pays for extra projects, such as additional road repairs...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 11:26 AM
It was a nice night, so Nicholas Welker and five friends and co-workers decided to go for a bike ride along Lake Michigan in the Gold Coast.
And just happened to be in the right spot to rescue a man who fell into the water.
"He was lucky we were there,...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 4:35 AM
Across the pond, where Tim Mullins has set up an 8-foot fountain to spray paddlers on their way to and from the Fawn River, he stood and watched in disbelief at the furry critter.
He saw a bobcat.
Could it be? He checked around and, sure enough, there...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 9:34 PM
After winning exemptions from environmental laws for more than a decade, owners of the last coal-powered steamship on the Great Lakes agreed Friday to a court-enforced deadline to stop dumping toxic pollution into Lake Michigan.
But the proposed legal...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 8:09 AM
TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — The nation's last operating coal-fired ferryboat would stop dumping waste ash into Lake Michigan within two years under a deal with federal regulators announced Friday.
The agreement between Lake Michigan Carferry, which...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 7:18 AM
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — On one level, it's a straightforward case of a business seeking a government permit to discharge wastewater.
But when the Environmental Protection Agency rules shortly on whether to let the S.S. Badger car ferry...