EMPIRE — Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore shows off a new mobile visitor center on Oct. 21, the lakeshore’s 50th anniversary.

TRAVERSE CITY — Unanswered questions and ongoing lawsuits prompted Traverse City commissioners to take a second look at some of its marijuana business regulations.

TRAVERSE CITY — Home tours are normally an in-person experience.

TRAVERSE CITY — An annual look at businesses and services in the region won’t be up close and personal this year. And one of the first big local events on the 2021 calendar has been delayed three weeks but, at least for now, remains planned as an in-person expo.

TRAVERSE CITY — A longtime radio presence and first-time state representative from Lake Ann is looking for another term, and a retired certified pharmacy technician trainer is challenging him.

TRAVERSE CITY — Two changes to Traverse City’s zoning code could allow for a second house — or more — on certain residential lots.

TRAVERSE CITY — Two out of three National Guard-facilitated COVID-19 testing events planned for next week are canceled.

THERE IS a great deal of reckless automobile driving on the business streets of Traverse City that is not receiving proper attention by the police. There is scarcely a day, and very often in the evening, that the speed limit provided by the ordinance in Traverse City is not badly fractured. If the practice of fast driving on the streets is persisted in by some of the drivers, someone will get seriously hurt and funerals will follow.

I get it, most normal people aren’t eating cold Indian food from a bowl at 4:30 in the morning. But, as I checked out the news headlines in what has become a morning ritual for me this year, I felt the need for a little comfort. Anyone who’s taken even a passing glance at current events late…

In the fall of the year cooling temperatures cause a very obvious decrease in the activity of outdoor insects and their relatives, such as spiders, centipedes, millipedes and sow bugs.

TRAVERSE CITY — Both candidates for the state House of Representatives’ 104th District vow to bring integrity to the role.

TRAVERSE CITY — Two candidates seeking District 1’s seat on the Grand Traverse County Board — incumbent Betsy Coffia and challenger Josephine Ferry — take opposing positions on county issues.

I can scarcely express how excited I was, in the early days of October 2000, to switch on the Compaq desktop computer in my dorm room, open the Napster music file-sharing service and discover that “Kid A,” the long-awaited new album by art-rock gods Radiohead, had finally leaked.

TRAVERSE CITY — Former Grand Traverse County jail administrator Todd Ritter has rejected a plea offer from the state Attorney General’s office, though negotiations are ongoing, his defense attorney said.

Kolarik Family Partnership-Paesano’s Pizza, Morris Kolarik Asset Trust, Dorothy Kolarik Asset Trust, Kathryn Weber, Robert Kolarik, Thomas Kolarik, Mary Zelinski and Susan Parks, 447 E. Front St., Traverse City

TRAVERSE CITY — The hustling entrepreneur behind one of Traverse City’s iconic restaurants died on Saturday.

BELLAIRE — Autumn and art draw a compelling invitation to explore the streets of downtown Bellaire. The town partnered with Detroit Institute of Arts to exhibit eight reproductions of the museum’s master works.

TRAVERSE CITY — Friday morning’s off-again, on-again scheduled meeting of the Traverse City Downtown Development Authority was canceled Thursday afternoon.

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