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Up North Lowdown, Ep. 9: The dinosaur fish

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan handles public health issues for four counties — Antrim, Emmet, Charlevoix and Otsego.

But there's strife on its board. There was gridlock over whether to apply for some grants for local school systems, and at a meeting in May, the board couldn't even agree on the agenda. They had to adjourn before conducting any other business.

IPR's Michael Livingston and the Traverse City Record-Eagle's Elizabeth Brewer tell us this week about what's going on and why it matters.

Plus, WCMU's Teresa Homsi tells us about lake sturgeon, sometimes called "dinosaur fish," and how in pone part of northern Michigan, they have volunteers watching over them, and fending off poachers.

Ed Ronco is IPR's news director.
Max Copeland is the local weekday host of All Things Considered on Interlochen Public Radio and the producer of The Up North Lowdown, IPR’s weekly news podcast.