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Up North Lowdown: The Platte River diversion

Top: The Platte River pictured before and after the diversion in August 2022. (Credit: U.S. Attorney's Office) Bottom left: The Kodak Quartet. Bottom right: Spotted wing drosophila could spell bad news for Michigan cherries. (Credit: Montana State University)
Top: The Platte River pictured before and after the diversion in August 2022. (Credit: U.S. Attorney's Office) Bottom left: The Kodak Quartet. Bottom right: Spotted wing drosophila could spell bad news for Michigan cherries. (Credit: Montana State University)

This week: Hear from the Frankfort man sentenced for diverting the Platte River in 2022. A string quartet is popping up in unexpected places. And it was great spring for a tiny fruit fly that causes trouble for cherry farmers.

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.