Lake Michigan

6:35 am
Tue March 11, 2014

City of Saint Joseph Won't Join Pier Safety Task Force

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Mayor says the city may reconsider after construction of the lighthouses in 2015
ST. JOSEPH - The city of St. Joseph isn't ready to dive into a discussion on pier safety with Berrien County officials, as it anticipates closing off the North Pier next year during renovations of the lighthouses.
6:52 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Safety Study Proposed for Piers in St. Joseph

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There have been 10 drownings off the piers in the last 10 years
ST. JOSEPH - Berrien County wants the city of St. Joseph to take part in a committee to study safety along the North and South Piers, including the possibility of adding life rings and passing an ordinance banning jumping from the piers.
7:51 am
Wed February 19, 2014

People Advised to Stay Off Lake Michigan Ice

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Concern over people walking on ice led to closure of Oval Beach in Saugatuck this season
Warm weather and sunshine are the key ingredients for a walk on the beach, even if you add ice in the middle of February. But a walk on the frozen waters of Lake Michigan can quickly lead to trouble."The ice is unsafe," said Sgt. Cal Keuning, of the Ottawa County Dive Team.
6:30 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Federal appeals court allows lawsuit by Lake Michigan property owners to move forward

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Lower courts dismissed the lawsuit over shoreline erosion
A federal appeals court has kept alive a lawsuit filed by a group of Lake Michigan shoreline property owners who want compensation for erosion losses caused by the twin piers in St. Joseph.
8:20 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Businesses talk of adapting as lake levels remain at record lows

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14-year stretch of below-average levels for Lake Michigan is longest ever recorded
In 1998, President Bill Clinton was embroiled in the Lewinsky sex scandal, the Detroit Red Wings won their ninth Stanley Cup, and Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google Inc. in Menlo Park, Calif. It was also the last year Lake Michigan water levels were at their long-term average height.
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