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Michigan Healthcare
5:24 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Munson leaders say they have a final agreement to buy hospitals in Cadillac, Grayling

The sale of Mercy Cadillac to Munson Healthcare is likely to be final February 1st.
Credit Linda Stephan

Leaders at Munson Healthcare say they have a final agreement to buy two more hospitals. Mercy Cadillac and Mercy Grayling are currently owned by a major Catholic health system based in Southeast Michigan, CHE Trinity Health.



The deal is expected to be final February 1st. For now leaders are keeping quiet about the purchase price and other financial details. The sale still needs approvals from the government and the Catholic Church.

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3:22 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Energy crisis brewing in the Upper Peninsula

There are plenty of questions about how we’ll generate electricity in the U.S. in the next century. But the problem is particularly pressing in the Upper Peninsula. The owners of the Presque Isle power plant in Marquette are ready to close it. The agency that regulates the energy grid won’t allow that, and residents of the UP are paying millions of dollars to keep it running.

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Around Michigan
10:58 am
Tue October 21, 2014

What Ferguson, Mo., Could Learn From A Small Michigan Town

Originally published on Tue October 21, 2014 8:16 am

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Benzie County
10:38 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Writer gets 'inside' Kelli Stapleton's head in national cover story

Credit New York (magazine)

Kelli Stapleton is on the cover of this week’s edition of New York (magazine).

The Elberta woman was sentenced earlier this month to at least 10 years in prison for trying to murder her autistic teenage daughter in September 2013.

Hanna Rosin, a journalist based in Washington, D.C., wrote the cover story after months of reporting and interviewing Stapleton and her family.

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Dark Sky Park
8:15 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Partial eclipse in the land of story and stars

As the above graphic shows, The farther north you are, the deeper the partial eclipse will become. Click to enlarge image. Credit: Jay Anderson - See more at: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/observing-news/partial-solar-eclipse-october-23-2014-10062014/#sthash.CPhEAo1g.dpuf

On Thursday there’s a partial eclipse of the Sun, visible from Northern Michigan starting just before 6 pm. The Sun will set about 45 minutes later, while 10% of it is obscured from our view by the disc of the Moon. But be careful~though the eclipse is occurring around sunset, it is not safe to look directly at the Sun. Protective eye gear is needed.

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