The owners of a large compost pile near Mesick promised to move their commercial composting pile after meeting with irate neighbors on Saturday.
The compost pile is a relatively new operation. Opened early this summer, Northern Composting accepts food waste from Traverse City restaurants, the National Cherry Festival, fast food restaurants and a number of other sources.
A group of workers with disabilities will get to keep their jobs in Traverse City – for now. Grand Traverse Industries plans to pay the salaries of up to 20 workers out of their own pocket – instead of laying them off.
Funding for those workers used to come from the state – but was eliminated during the expansion of Medicaid.
These are challenging times for the executives who run the luxury brands at General Motors and Ford.
Lincoln has been on wobbly legs for years, and Cadillac is lagging behind the competition, especially the German luxury competition.
Detroit News Business columnist Daniel Howes has been following the Michigan automakers' struggle with the luxury business. He says these companies have largely failed to get luxury buyers to take their products seriously.
"Lincoln has failed for a long time, in a large part because Ford was not willing to spend the money to make Lincoln differentiated enough. A lot of people will tell you today that Cadillac has got the best product, but the problem is the sales are not producing," says Howes.