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History Center
9:54 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Carnegie building's future in question as History Center plans to move out

At last night's meeting, attendees were given green stickers to vote for their favorite ideas for the Carnegie Library meeting.
Credit Aaron Selbig

A public meeting last night at Traverse City’s Carnegie Library building drew a crowd of passionate supporters of the town’s history. Many called on the city to do everything it can to preserve that history – and the 111-year-old building.

The meeting came barely a week after the Traverse City History Center announced it intends to move out of the building next month.

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1:32 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Volunteer labor last chance for county ice rink

Credit Tom Carr

We’ve all heard of pay-to-play sports. Well, for Cadillac recreation league hockey players it’s work-to-play. That’s because it is now up to them to keep their county-owned hockey rink open.

Volunteers are also helping several other counties and cities around Michigan and elsewhere in this era of tight budgets.

Eric Gustafson, for instance, could have been working around the house on a recent Saturday. Instead, he stepped into what feels like a refrigerator with classic rock blaring.

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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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