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The digester dilemma

Top: Leon Scott, the facility manager at Fremont Regional Digester, operates the computer that controls the facility's engine. The facility generated its own electricity and sold enough to the grid to power 3,500 local homes. (Photo: Ellie Katz/IPR News)
Bottom: Julie Kradel. (Photo: Max Howard/IPR News)

This week: A historic verdict, what a permitting debacle could mean for biodigesters, low pay for child care workers, and we visit with a sculptor in Leelanau County.

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.