Noelle Riley

News Director

Noelle Riley is the news director of Interlochen Public Radio, leading the stations journalism and managing reporters. 

Riley previously was the editor of Craig Daily Press in Colorado, which won numerous awards for overall editorial excellence during her tenure. She was also a business reporter for the Denver Business Journal and worked at both The Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News. 

She helped create and launch The Denver Post's podcast in 2005, which was one of the first podcasts produced by a newspaper in the country. Riley brought podcasts to every publication she worked for in the past 15 years.

In 2017, she moved to Suttons Bay and has been a contributor to multiple publications, including the Traverse City Record-Eagle as a podcast producer. 

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Sheriffs of Michigan's 101st House district are questioning details of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders, according to a press release.

Michigan's 101st House district includes Leelanau, Benzie, Manistee and Mason counties. 


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On Wednesday, Enbridge submitted an application for a permit to build the Line 5 tunnel.

The planned bedrock tunnel would encase the replacement for 67-year-old oil pipelines that currently sit on the lakebed beneath the Straits of Mackinac.

Last week, tribal leaders raised the alarm about the state reviewing permits, holding public comment or engaging in tribal consultation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tribal governments in the Straits area are unilaterally opposed to the tunnel.

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.
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Sunday night, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, confirmed there are now 53 cases of COVID-19 in Michigan

No cases have been reported in northern Michigan yet, but health officials say it's just a matter of time before the coronavirus hits northern Michigan.

Is northern Michigan prepared?

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This week on Points North, how rising water levels and shoreline erosion are threatening homeowners on the coast of Lake Michigan.

Plus, how businesses in Fishtown are already falling into the water.

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This week on Points North, the Pere Marquette River is internationally-recognized for its brown trout, lake trout and salmon. But locals are worried that a train could soon derail and spill toxic chemicals into the river.

Plus, amidst road budget debates in the State Capitol, hear a Q&A about Michigan's crumbling bridges.

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Noelle Riley

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer was in Glen Arbor Thursday to highlight her Great Lakes 2020 Presidential Agenda. 

She hopes the agenda will inspire presidential candidates and members of congress to support protecting the Great Lakes — an effort to ensure clean drinking water for the nation by ridding the Great Lakes of toxic contamination, which is a top priority of her administration.