Kalamazoo Gazette

An environmental group filed suit challenging oil and gas leases in areas of Barry County that were auctioned off by the state, but the judge ruled that the action was premature.

The beach had been closed for a week due to an outbreak of E. coli bacteria.

Home sales were up by more than 28 percent this July compared to July 2012.

The company wanted to move their deadline to December in order to deal with disputes over dredging the lake from Bell’s Brewery and Comstock Township.

The beach has been closed for a week since high concentrations of E. coli were found there last Thursday.