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Eric Calabro, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

 

In some inland lakes invasive plants grow so thick, motor boats get stuck and you can’t fish or swim. 


Pioneer winemaker Mark Johnson dies

Aug 29, 2017
Chateau Chantal

Mark Johnson, one of the pioneers of winemaking in northern Michigan, has died. He was 65 years old.

Johnson grew up in Mancelona, but he learned winemaking in Germany. 

The rough winter of 2013-2014 was not kind to Michigan grapes.

And we're going to see that in the wine grape crop this year.

Linda Jones is executive director at Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council. Jones projects a 50% reduction in wine output due to the harsh winter.