(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says the days of an energy pipeline running beneath the Straits of Mackinac are numbered. 

"Researchers predict a “severe” season for the harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie’s troublesome western basin — worse than the blooms last summer that led a two-day shutdown of water to more than 400,000 residents in Toledo and Michigan’s Monroe County." (Detroit News)

"One by one, the cars, pickups and semis came rolling out of the fog about 50 yards from a massive pileup along Interstate 94 in Galesburg, east of Kalamazoo." (Detroit News)

Courtesy Sarah Lindley

The former Plainwell Paper Mill, lying right along the Kalamazoo River, has a complicated history with its surrounding city. The mill made Plainwell the city you see today, offering up nearly 500 jobs for Plainwell’s 4,000 residents. But when it closed in 2000, it left behind contamination, economic hardship, and frustrated locals.

Graham Hickling

As you spread out on the lawn to watch fireworks this Fourth of July, you might pick up a tick or two. Tick-borne illnesses have been on the rise across the country and the tick that is most likely to transmit Lyme disease in our area—the black-legged tick—has seen a population boom in the past few years.

Lyme disease isn't easy to live with, just ask Donna Ross of Kalamazoo.