An ongoing, weekly series of stories focusing on the people of northern Michigan.

It’s an evening in January; the sun has just slipped below the horizon. I’m out for a run alongside two friends. I jog up ahead. As I do, I he…

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Editor’s note: This is the second installment Kathy Bussell’s story. The first focused on her re-occurring battle with breast cancer; the seco…

TRAVERSE CITY — Quilting became popular in America during the 19th century. Today, northern Michigan boasts many quilting groups like Fellowsh…

MANCELONA — Milo, a shy puppy who spent the first seven months of his life in a kennel, recently spent a week in the woods surrounding Starvat…

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City’s past is a tale of adventure, romance, generosity and greed. Those who thrill to such stories recently lost a c…

KALKASKA — Riley Miracle, of Kalkaska, said she debated whether to call her eighth-grade community service project “fidget blankets” or “lap q…

TRAVERSE CITY — Formula: check. Rehydrating supplies: check. Sterilite bins and climbing cages: check and check.

TRAVERSE CITY — Amanda Lodge is a wanderer who likes to connect with the ground she walks on — especially if it’s at high altitude.

TRAVERSE CITY — Eric Lemmon has 10 gold medals from the Michigan Special Olympics and is hoping to add more to his collection.

TRAVERSE CITY — They sold the motorcycle and eventually had to retire the bicycles.

TRAVERSE CITY — Music thumped through a boom box as guest theater instructor Johamy Morales led students through ensemble movement exercises d…

TRAVERSE CITY — Warm, dry feet: If you have them, chances are you don't notice. If not, you may notice little else.

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse Area District Library’s science fiction collection can’t compare to the intrigue of the universe’s dark matter.