As we celebrate 50 years on the air, IPR is looking back at stories and events that made a significant and lasting difference for life Up North.
In 1970, the U.S. Congress passed a bill to create a national lakeshore at Sleeping Bear Dunes. It protects in perpetuity a place that many consider a gem --not just for the Great Lakes -- but for the whole country.
But it was a bitter battle that lasted nearly a decade. Eventually people in the area accepted a role for government in protecting the environment.
Idea for a Lakeshore Park