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Traverse City West sisters Anika and Anci Dy tee off in USGA event

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Traverse City West sisters Anika and Anci Dy tee off in USGA event


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Takeaways from Red Wings in Traverse City

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10 takeaways as Red Wings depart Traverse City, eye exhibition season

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Top-notch guests help National Writers Series flourish in Traverse City

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Moomers Ice Cream names new flavor after Michigan indie band

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York in head-to-head match to become America's 'Strongest Town'

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Husband, wife charged in northern Michigan stabbing death

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Traverse City tech center ‘a gym for your brain’
Traverse City — Every stem needs a place to grow and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) now has one under the pyramid at Logan’s Landing. Local robotics mentors John Gilligan and Philip Leete started Quarkmine in September of 2016 and added Space to its name on Oct. 14, opening almost 4,000 square feet of space as a regional hub to make, play and learn   Read More ...
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Traverse City woman in submerged minivan had taken drugs
When it comes to declaring emergencies, the type of emergency it is can determine how much funding the federal government will allocate to solve it. Video provided by Newsy Newslook. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Northern Michigan police say a woman whose body was found in a submerged minivan tested positive for several opioids and other drugs. Traverse City police Capt. Keith Gillis said Friday that drowning has been ruled the cause of death of 22-year-old Morgan Victoria Fawn Elmer of Traverse City   Read More ...
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Anika Dy helps Traverse City West girls golf to lead in Div. I state finals
Traverse City West’s Anika Dy fought through strong winds Friday afternoon better than anyone else in round one of the Division 1 state finals. The junior and University of Michigan commit shot a 3-under-par 69 — the only player to break par at The Meadows at Grand Valley State University. Yet, she wasn’t all that happy and went to the range while other participants still had 2-3 holes to play   Read More ...
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4-year-old finds loaded handgun in Traverse City Macy's bathroom
Detroit resident Clinqute Lamar-Williams talks about her 10-year-old paraplegic daughter who was hit by a stray bullet while playing outside when she was 7-years-old. Ryan Garza/Detroit Free Press. What started as a casual evening at the local Macy's in Grand Traverse Mall took a spine-shuddering turn Friday when a 4-year-old found a loaded handgun in a bathroom stall. On Friday, Cody Swy, 26, took his daughter Sarae, 4, and son Landon, 3, to Macy's to pick up some dress shirts when his eldest said she had to go to the restroom   Read More ...
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Girl, 4, finds loaded gun in store bathroom
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old girl found a loaded handgun that was left in a public bathroom at a northern Michigan shopping mall. The Grand Traverse County sheriff's department says the girl's father called authorities after she went into a bathroom stall at the Macy's department store on Friday at Grand Traverse Mall in Traverse City and found the holstered gun on a railing   Read More ...
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Girl, 4, finds loaded gun in Traverse City store
Traverse City — Authorities say a 4-year-old girl found a loaded handgun that was left in a public bathroom at a northern Michigan shopping mall. The Grand Traverse County sheriff’s department says the girl’s father called authorities after she went into a bathroom stall at the Macy’s department store on Friday at Grand Traverse Mall in Traverse City and found the holstered gun on a railing   Read More ...
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Authorities suspect Michigan man fatally shot wife, self
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say they believe an elderly man fatally shot his wife before killing himself in their home in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports the bodies of 75-year-old Thomas Tracy and 76-year-old Sharon Tracy were found by relatives Saturday in the Grand Traverse County community of Williamsburg. Sheriff's Lt. Chris Barsheff says an autopsy determined that both died of gunshot wounds   Read More ...
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Autopsy planned to learn how elderly Michigan couple died
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say an autopsy is planned on the bodies of an elderly couple found in their northwestern Michigan home. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports the bodies were found by relatives Saturday in the couple's home in the Grand Traverse County community of Williamsburg. Sheriff's officials say the medical examination planned for Sunday should offer clues as to how they died   Read More ...
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Traverse City West sisters Anika and Anci Dy tee off in USGA event
Anika and Anci Dy hope to lead their No. 1-ranked Traverse City West golf team to another state title next month, but first they will represent Michigan in the USGA’s Women’s State Team Championship beginning Tuesday. At the national amateur tournament at Santé Fe, New Mexico, the sisters will be joined by Michigan State women’s golf coach Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll as the trio goes up against other state teams from across the country   Read More ...
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Traverse City principal suspended over ‘spirit rock’ removal
Michigan's elementary and middle school students are slowly making gains in math and social studies on the state's tough standardized exam. Wochit. TRAVERSE CITY — A Michigan high school principal in is fighting a five-day, unpaid suspension levied over accusations he lied to district administrators over removal of the school’s “spirit rock.” West Senior High School Principal Joe Esper was suspended, effective Monday, after a Traverse City Area Public Schools investigation determined he approved the removal   Read More ...
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Takeaways from Red Wings in Traverse City
Detroit Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg and Tomas Tatar and coach Jeff Blashill talk Monday at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City. Video by Helene St. James, DFP.   Read More ...
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10 takeaways as Red Wings depart Traverse City, eye exhibition season
Detroit Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg and Tomas Tatar and coach Jeff Blashill talk Monday at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City. Video by Helene St. James, DFP. TRAVERSE CITY – The Detroit Red Wings wrapped up part one of training camp with the traditional Red & White Game. Next up are eight exhibition games starting with Tuesday at Boston. Ten takeaways from Traverse City: 1   Read More ...
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Top-notch guests help National Writers Series flourish in Traverse City
The National Writers Series in Traverse City is a labor of love and deep source of pride for Doug and Anne Stanton, who co-founded the nonprofit in 2009 as a way to get authors and audiences more engaged with each other. The idea began when Doug was on tour with his second book, “Horse Soldiers,” in 2009 and realized how much the world had changed for authors like him — authors selling plenty of books but meeting fewer and fewer of their readers   Read More ...
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Advocates to lobby Congress for Great Lakes cleanup program
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - Supporters of a Great Lakes cleanup program are taking their case to Congress as preliminary budget figures suggest the Trump administration may try to cut nearly all its funding. The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition represents nearly 150 groups that favor the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. It has funded toxic waste removal, wetlands restoration and the fight against invasive species such as Asian carp. The program has received about $300 million a year since 2009   Read More ...
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Injured snowmobiler rescued from remote area in Ontario
ONTARIO - The Coast Guard Traverse City, Michigan, rescued a man who was snowmobiling in a remote area near Chapleau, Ontario, Canada, when he was injured on Saturday. Officials said other snowmobilers found the man on the trail. Some of them traveled several miles to phone for emergency assistance while others built a fire to keep the injured man warm until help arrived. The injured man was hoisted from their location   Read More ...
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Traverse City-area bus agency seeks higher tax in 2 counties
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The bus agency that serves the Traverse City area will ask residents in two counties to raise a property tax. The Bay Area Transportation Authority says its buses travel in Leelanau and Grand Traverse counties, roughly the size of Rhode Island. The tax would rise to 0.5 mills if voters approve on May 2. It would cost $50 a year for the owner of a   Read More ...
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Members of Congress urge Trump to release Asian carp report
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Three members of Congress are urging President Donald Trump to break a logjam on preventing Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was scheduled this week to release a draft report on strengthening defenses against the carp at a lock-and-dam complex near Chicago. Instead, the Corps said it was delaying action indefinitely. Shipping interests have opposed upgrading the Brandon   Read More ...
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REO Speedwagon to perform at National Cherry Festival in Traverse City
REO Speedwagon will be performing at Traverse City's National Cherry Festival this summer. The legendary band is scheduled to perform on July 5, 2017. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 10 at 9 a.m. - $50 for reserved and $30 general admission. CLICK HERE for more National Cherry Festival information. The National Cherry Festival takes place July 1-8 in Traverse City, Michigan. Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted   Read More ...
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Scientists detect human, cattle viruses in some streams
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Federal scientists say human and cattle viruses have been detected in some rivers within the Great Lakes watershed. The U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Department of Agriculture tested 290 water samples from eight rivers between February 2011 and June 2013. They found human viruses in 16 percent of the samples. They occurred most often and at highest concentrations in Michigan's River Rouge, followed by   Read More ...
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Agency delays plan for keeping Asian carp from Great Lakes
By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Federal officials are delaying a proposal for a new line of defense in the Chicago area to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had been scheduled to release a draft plan Tuesday for installing new technologies or taking other steps to block the invasive fish's path at the Brandon Road Lock   Read More ...
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Moomers Ice Cream names new flavor after Michigan indie band
DETROIT - One of Michigan's most popular ice cream destinations is naming its newest flavor after a homegrown band. Moomers Homemade Ice Cream in Traverse City, Michigan, which was named best ice cream parlor by USA Today in 2016, is naming its new flavor after The Accidentals. The Michigan-based indie-folk group released their Michigan tribute song "Michigan and Again" last spring, with an awesome video to go along with it.   Read More ...
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York in head-to-head match to become America's 'Strongest Town'
York and Traverse City, Mich. are the two finalists in an online competition to be named the "Strongest Town" in the United States. Strong Towns, a national media nonprofit organization, holds an annual March Madness style competition that pits 16 towns against one another. Current and former residents send in messages and photos and voted online to demonstrate each town's strength. York made it through the competition to now face   Read More ...
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$6.3M contract awarded to remove Boardman River Dam
Traverse City, Mich. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $6.3 million contract for a dam removal and river upgrade project in Traverse City. Michels Corporation of Brownsville, Wisconsin, will remove the Boardman Dam and restore sections of the Boardman River. Carl Platz of the Army Corps says the project will help rebuild the aquatic ecosystem and return the river’s natural flows toward Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse   Read More ...
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Coast Guard rescues man with life-threatening'illness on Beaver Island
TRAVERSE CITY — Heavy fog, snow and ice slowed a Coast Guard crew in reaching a man in trouble on Northern Michigan's Beaver Island. Authorities were given notice during the morning Saturday, Feb. 25, of a man experiencing a life-threatening illness on the island and needing rescue, according to a Coast Guard news release. The man, whose identity is not known, had no way of getting off the island on   Read More ...
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Michael Moore seeks manager for historic Michigan theater
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Filmmaker Michael Moore is looking to cast a manager to oversee Traverse City's historic State Theater. The Academy Award winner announced the job opening in a weekend Facebook post. The Grand Rapids Press reports (http://bit.ly/2lkc67n ) the Flint native says he's looking for a spirited film-lover who believes in the importance of experiencing movies in a theater atmosphere. Moore was heavily involved in efforts to   Read More ...
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Michael Moore seeks manager for historic Michigan theater
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Filmmaker Michael Moore is looking to cast a manager to oversee Traverse City's historic State Theater. The Academy Award winner announced the job opening in a weekend Facebook post. The Grand Rapids Press reports the Flint native says he's looking for a spirited film-lover who believes in the importance of experiencing movies in a theater atmosphere. Moore was heavily involved in efforts to reopen the northern   Read More ...
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Group sues feds for delaying bumblebee's endangered listing
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — An environmental group is suing the Trump administration for delaying an endangered-species designation for the rusty patched bumblebee. The Natural Resources Defense Council says the U.S. Department of Interior broke the law by postponing the listing without public notice and comment. It was scheduled to take effect Feb. 10. But one day before that, the department put off the effective date until March 21 because   Read More ...
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Trump administration delays listing bumblebee as endangered
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The Trump administration on Thursday delayed what would be the first endangered designation for a bee species in the continental U.S., one day before it was to take effect. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service adopted a rule Jan. 11 extending federal protection to the rusty patched bumblebee, one of many types of bees that play a vital role in pollinating crops and wild plants. It   Read More ...
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Trump administration delays listing bumblebee as endangered
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The Trump administration on Thursday delayed what would be the first endangered designation for a bee species in the continental U.S., one day before it was to take effect. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service adopted a rule Jan. 11 extending federal protection to the rusty patched bumblebee, one of many types of bees that play a vital role in pollinating crops and wild plants. It   Read More ...
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Trump administration delays listing bumblebee as endangered
TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN – The Trump administration on Thursday delayed what would be the first endangered designation for a bee species in the continental U.S., one day before it was to take effect. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service adopted a rule Jan. 11 extending federal protection to the rusty patched bumblebee, one of many types of bees that play a vital role in pollinating crops and wild plants. It   Read More ...
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Trump administration delays listing bumblebee as endangered
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The Trump administration on Thursday delayed what would be the first endangered designation for a bee species in the continental U.S., one day before it was to take effect. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service adopted a rule Jan. 11 extending federal protection to the rusty patched bumblebee, one of many types of bees that play a vital role in pollinating crops and wild plants. It   Read More ...
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Husband, wife charged in northern Michigan stabbing death
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - A husband and wife are charged in the stabbing death of the woman's father in northern Michigan. Forty-seven-year-old Brian Degroot and 27-year-old Jessica Degroot are jailed on $10 million bonds after being arraigned Tuesday on charges including open murder. Kalkaska County Sheriff Pat Whiteford tells the Traverse City Record-Eagle investigators believe Brian Degroot killed 54-year-old Michael Brandt at Brandt's Springfield Township house and Jessica Degroot helped   Read More ...
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Asian carp invading the Great Lakes
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Invasive grass carp have reached three of the Great Lakes and pose a significant environmental risk there, but time remains to prevent them from getting out of hand, according to a scientific analysis released Friday. The voracious grass carp is among four Asian carp species threatening to reach the world’s largest surface freshwater system. Bighead and silver carp, the most feared, would compete with native fish   Read More ...
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Study says grass carp have invaded 3 of the Great Lakes
By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Scientists say grass carp have invaded three of the Great Lakes and pose a significant environmental risk. But they say there's still time to prevent them from becoming established. Grass carp are among four Asian carp species threatening to reach the lakes, where they could upend ecological systems and compete with native fish for food. A U.S.-Canadian assessment released   Read More ...
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John Scott enjoying retirement in the relative quiet of being an everyday dad to his four daughters
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- At first, he thought the person approaching might be giving him a parking ticket. The black Honda SUV John Scott won as the MVP of last year's All-Star Game was sitting at a meter that might or might not have expired. But it was just a sweet senior citizen finding a patch on the road to walk that wasn't covered in ice. There was a brief   Read More ...
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Lakefront Traverse City home listed for nearly $9 million
Traverse City, MI - This Northern Michigan home, spanning 18,000 square feet, is listed for nearly $9 million. The Traverse City, Michigan, home features 285 feet of shoreline, sitting on West Grand Traverse Bay. It comes complete with 8 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms (8 full, 3 half). Here's more info from the listing: Built as a family retreat, it sits at the end of a winding drive providing complete privacy,   Read More ...
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Federal agencies budget $42M to combat Asian carp
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Federal officials say they’ll continue efforts to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, despite uncertainty about what Donald Trump might propose. The Obama administration has spent over $388 million since 2010 to shield the lakes from the invasive fish, which could disrupt food chains and compete with valuable native species. Officials say they’ve budgeted $42 million this year for Asian carp projects. They include   Read More ...
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Federal agencies budget $42M for Asian carp prevention
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Federal officials say they'll continue efforts to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, despite uncertainty about what Donald Trump might propose. The Obama administration has spent over $388 million since 2010 to shield the lakes from the invasive fish, which could disrupt food chains and compete with valuable native species. Officials say they've budgeted $42 million this year for Asian carp projects. They   Read More ...
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New business group opposes Straits of Mackinac pipelines
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - A business group is forming to support environmentalists battling to decommission two oil pipelines beneath the Straits of Mackinac, where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet. The Great Lakes Business Network is targeting Line 5, operated by the Canadian company Enbridge. It extends from Superior, Wisconsin, across portions of northern Michigan to Sarnia, Ontario. The portion beneath the straits divides into two 20-inch lines. The 10   Read More ...
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Rusty patched bumblebee now endangered
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The rusty patched bumblebee has become the first bee species in the continental U.S. to be declared endangered after suffering a dramatic population decline over the past 20 years, federal officials said Tuesday. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service first told The Associated Press it was adding the bee to the endangered list before a news release was issued. That means there will be a recovery   Read More ...
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