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Grand Vision Focuses On Energy Use, Goals

The Grand Vision also focused on energy use tonight at a public forum in Traverse City. Energy has been a top priority on the public's list since the Grand Vision process began. Surveys show the community is interested in renewable resources and saving energy. A group working specifically on energy efficiency goals for the region met tonight. Experts educated the…

Goodwill Stores In Need Of More Donations

Goodwill stores across Northern Michigan are in need of more donations. Leaders at Goodwill say donations are down, while they're seeing an increase in shoppers. They say January, February and March are usually slow with donations, but this year is especially bad. Goodwill has even had to buy clothing to help keep racks full. Things like sweaters, house wares, furniture…

BREAKING NEWS: Republican Scott Brown Wins Massachusetts Senate Seat

A stunning loss in Massachusetts has cost President Barack Obama and the Democrats the 60-vote Senate majority they've needed to push health care overhaul to the verge of enactment. Now what? For Democrats, it's miles of bad road in any direction. Obama and party leaders anxiously worked through fallback options — none good — for salvaging the half-century quest to…

Father Fred Frostbite Food Drive Needs More Donations

A drive to help feed the hungry in Northern Michigan is almost over, but the Father Fred Foundation needs more help to reach its goal. The Frostbite Food drive is only at 25-percent of its goal; only five days remain for the drive. The operations director says while the drive is slightly ahead of last year's pace, Father Fred needs…

Town Hall Meeting at Manton Schools Re-scheduled

Northern Michigan's News Leader has a message to pass along to people living in the Manton area. Leaders at Manton Consolidated Schools have re-scheduled their January 21st “Town Hall Meeting” to February 17th due to a family illness. The meeting will be held in the Fifth Street gymnasium and will discuss how the state’s financial situation impacted the current school…

From Building to Retail: Emmet County Contractors Diversify

When times got tough in the building trades industry, two local contractors got creative. Now their business, Quality Sports and Tools Consignment in Harbor Springs is taking off. The owners are preparing to expand. While the two business owners are still contractors, they say this consignment store is a back-up to get them through slow periods. They say it is…

Convicted Felon Arrested for Having Child Porn

A convicted felon who has only been out of prison for more than a year may be going back after police say they caught him with child porn. Even more startling — the suspect lives right next to a school playground. Police arrested Donald Weighman late last week at a home in Kalkaska. He lives right next to Cherry Street…

Ludington High School Students Expelled

Three Ludington High School students were expelled during Monday night's Ludington School Board meeting. Back in December other students turned them in for selling or intending to sell prescription drugs. But the students aren't only facing expulsion, they could be facing jail time. 9&10's Cali O'Rourke and photojournalist Stephanie Adkins have more details on how this kind of drug abuse…