TRAVERSE CITY — The annual autumn Economic Outlook Breakfast this year will become the Economic Outlook Luncheon. The associated Business Expo will move from its former midday slot to afternoon and evening.

LAKE LEELANAU — It proved a warm Friday evening on Lake Leelanau and a local man's boat was going to cruise the cool waters with or without someone manning helm.

TRAVERSE CITY — Students at Northwestern Michigan College will see a 3 percent increase in their tuition bills this fall.

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TRAVERSE CITY — The connection between poetry, music and water will be on full display when a local cellist and writer-come-fisherman pool their talents to raise money for FLOW, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting the Great Lakes.


TRAVERSE CITY — The former pastor of Long Lake Church accused of drugging and sexually assaulting two men now faces a civil lawsuit from a company of which he was once the board president.

TRAVERSE CITY — Michigan State Police troopers investigated a car crash between a 92-year-old Beulah woman and an Honor teenager where the older woman was killed.

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Police arrested an Empire man for drunken driving following a crash with a motorcycle.

TRAVERSE CITY — Judge Thomas G. Power on Tuesday dismissed all six counts of a complaint against the city of Traverse City, ruling that 326 Land Company does not have a legally-protected right in a property it owns downtown.

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TRAVERSE CITY — Michigan State Police troopers are looking for two people accused of stealing from Menards and hitting a store employee with a car while driving away.

CHARLES E. JOHNSON of Grawn is in serious condition. He ate some wide leaved dock that accidentally got mixed in with other greens his family had gathered. He was the only one in his family poisoned by the dock.

TRAVERSE CITY — Biologists are tagging more fish in the Boardman River to study their movements downstream of the Union Street Dam, an aging structure the replacement for which is all but designed.

TRAVERSE CITY — Expanding the Traverse City Downtown Development Authority district boundaries took the first step forward.

Last week, after 15 years of fundraising and restoration, the 1842 Dougherty Mission House on Old Mission Peninsula, a major historical structure, was opened to the public. That event provides an opportunity to put Dougherty’s missionary activity into context.

Nothing grabs my attention more than the sound of nothing at all. Not that I have become a hermit, lost my hearing or have forgotten to pay the cable bill; rather I’m becoming a bigger and bigger fan of silence.

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TRAVERSE CITY — The Armory gun shop, 807 Airport Access Road, plans to close by the end of the year.

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TRAVERSE CITY — Developers want a judge to toss Traverse City’s tall buildings vote requirement that let city voters nix their plans for a new structure.

TRAVERSE CITY — Sparks will be flying this summer at Northwestern Michigan College.

TRAVERSE CITY — Brenda Strait knew something wasn’t right the first time she stepped into Dr. James Leete’s office with her drug-addicted son.

TRAVERSE CITY — The public will have an opportunity on Monday to weigh in on the Northwestern Michigan College budget for fiscal year 2019-2020.

TRAVERSE CITY — Livwell Homes won the People’s Choice Award in the top price category, $620,000-$2 million, in the 2019 Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area Parade of Homes.

Every month brings a slew of national and world food celebrations. June alone recognizes more than 50, including National Veggie Burger Day (June 5), National Falafel Day (June 12), National Eat All Your Veggies Day (June 17), National Sushi Day (June 18) and National Onion Rings Day (June 22).

TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse County Road Commission crews are set to reconstruct a 5-mile stretch of Center Road from M-37 to Blackman Road starting June 24.

Tick sightings have become a more common occurrence in northwest lower Michigan in recent years. All ticks that feed on humans are capable of transmitting disease. However, the most common and therefore dangerous of these tick-vectored diseases in our area is Lyme disease.

TRAVERSE CITY — Construction crews will close more Traverse City roads, in full or in part, starting Monday, according to releases from the city.

TRAVERSE CITY — A daughter who stole as much as $1 million from her 90-year-old mother. A family torn apart by an adult protective services investigation. A nursing home resident with Alzheimer’s disease who went nine days without a bath.

TRAVERSE CITY — New sexual assault charges are expected to be filed next week against a former Kingsley Area Schools teacher and principal.

- Daniel and Maris Miller, 898 N. West Silver Lake Rd., Garfield Township, deck replacement, $8,000

TRAVERSE CITY — A franchise of candy store chain Rocket Fizz will softly open its doors on Friday in the former Petertyl’s Drug, 111 E. Front St.

SUTTONS BAY — Summer is here and the living is easy, especially for one black bear who decided to take a swim in Suttons Bay, climb onto a dock and hang around a picnic table.

ROTHBURY — Arguably Michigan’s biggest — and most internationally renowned — camping-based music festival returns to Rothbury next weekend with a hefty lineup of electronic music and jam-band stars, plus a fair number of funk and soul acts.

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