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Michigan Arts & Culture
5:57 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Ludington to host first 19-day "History Prize" event in 2016

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Ludington will host a new 19-day history festival when it launches in the summer of 2016.

Several Michigan communities were vying for the festival, called History Prize. Organizers are modeling after the hugely successful ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids.

“We’re still early in the planning stages but very hopeful this is going to have a huge impact, not only for Ludington and Mason County, but the surrounding region as well,” says Brandy Henderson, of the Ludington Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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The Environment Report
9:11 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Scientists are looking for "survivor trees" in Michigan, and they want your help

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Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 2:30 pm

Researchers with the U.S. Forest Service are looking for ash trees that survived the attack of the emerald ash borer.

The invasive insect has been spreading across the Midwest and beyond since 2002 - killing millions of ash trees in its wake.

Here's an animation showing the spread of the emerald ash borer from 2002 to 2014:

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Writers & Writing
9:07 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Michigan Writers: Marine Benjamin Busch returns to a divided Iraq; Lynne Rae Perkins 'Nuts to You'

On the next Michigan Writers on the Air, Benjamin Busch discusses his article in the October Harper's Magazine, "Today is Better ThanTomorrow: A Marine Returns to a Divided Iraq."

Also, Newbery Medal award winning writer Lynne Rae Perkins reads from her new children's novel, Nuts to You and Fleda Brown provides an audio essay on the poetry of Raymond Carver.

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Acme Meijer store
4:06 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Environmental problems continue at site of Acme Meijer store

State regulators sent a violation notice this week to the company managing construction of a new Meijer store in Acme Township near Traverse City. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says silt runoff from the 160-acre site is spilling into a nearby creek and Grand Traverse Bay.

Brian Jankowski runs the Water Resource Division in the DEQ’s Cadillac office. He says there are no plans at this time to seek a fine against the company.

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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 building.
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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