David Cassleman is a reporter and Morning Edition host for IPR News Radio. He got his start in public radio at WDET in Detroit, and joined Interlochen Public Radio in June 2014. He’s a graduate of the University of Michigan.
A trial attorney from Traverse City is running as a Democrat for Grand Traverse County’s seat in the state House. Dan O’Neil made the announcement at Horizon Books in Traverse City on Thursday morning.
A business that makes wine, mead and beer in Benzie County has been told to stop holding events.
St. Ambrose Cellars has hosted open mic nights, fundraisers and even weddings on the property for several years. But a letter from the Homestead Township zoning administrator said the business is not allowed to do that in their zoning district.
Officials are making last-minute changes to the popular White Pine Stampede cross-country ski race in Antrim County.
For the second year in a row, organizers are canceling the 50-kilometer race because there’s not enough snow on the course from Mancelona to Bellaire. The 10 and 20-kilometer races will be held at Shanty Creek Resorts on Saturday.
Last fall, northern Michigan’s congressman announced he was joining the Climate Solutions Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives. It’s a group of more than 60 Democrats and Republicans who want to address the challenges of climate change.
The Great Lakes iron ore trade had its best year since 2012.
Freighters transported more than 60 million tons of iron ore from Great Lakes ports in 2017. That’s an increase of 10 percent compared to 2016, according to data released by the Lake Carriers’ Association on Wednesday.
A former state Supreme Court Chief Justice has ended his campaign for one of Michigan's seats in the U.S. Senate. Republican Bob Young announced last week that he was withdrawing his name from consideration.
His departure means three Republicans remain in the race. They’re hoping to unseat Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow, who is running for a fourth term.
Listen to an interview below with the Michigan Public Radio Network's Rick Pluta, who discusses how this news affects the race.
MPRN’s Rick Pluta breaks down the state of Michigan’s U.S. Senate race.
This summer a man hanged himself to death in the Grand Traverse County jail. Officers found Alan Halloway dead in his cell in July. It took three hours for corrections officers to discover his body. Officers were supposed to check Halloway's cell every hour, but did not do so, according to a report by the Michigan Sheriffs Association.
IPR reporter Morgan Springer talks about claims against Grand Traverse County following the suicide and what actions the county has taken.
The oil pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac will be shut down during bad storms. That’s just one of the agreements reached in a deal announced last week by the state of Michigan and the Canadian oil transport company Enbridge.
Many school districts Up North – and across the state – are suffering from chronic budget problems. It comes at a time when there’s also increasing pressure from parents and lawmakers for students to do better in school.
Part of a lawsuit is going forward against a company running a fish farm on the Au Sable River.
Opponents of the fish farm allege it’s polluting the trout stream. The company called Harrietta Hills Trout Farm denies it. Now a judge says the operation violates the law, but for a reason that has nothing to do with pollution.
A judge says a fish farm on the Au Sable River is breaking the law – but for a reason that has nothing to do with pollution.
A ballot initiative aims to change the way Michigan draws the boundaries of legislative districts following the census.
Redistricting can have a big impact on the state’s politics by affecting the demographics of districts. Right now, state lawmakers are in charge of drawing the maps for state and congressional districts.