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Up North Lowdown

Each week, you’ll hear sound-rich stories from northern Michigan, interviews with journalists and newsmakers, and a look at some of the other things making news in our state — all in about 15 minutes. Get the Up North Lowdown, from Interlochen Public Radio.

  • This week: Big plans for Cheboygan after September's devastating fire. How do we coexist with bears? And can waves provide electricity on Beaver Island?
  • Bird flu has begun showing up in cattle. We visit an Antrim Co. dairy farm to learn what's being done about it. Also: Microplastics, beach bugs and housing issues.
  • This week: A look at Michigan's guardianship system — its flaws and those who are trying to make it work. Plus, quillwork as seen through the lens of Minnie Wabanimkee.
  • This week: Some Michigan plant nurseries fight back against invasive species. Plus: "Stories that Heal" takes us to Benzie County. And IPR wins some awards!
  • This week: A Traverse City woman christens a Navy vessel bearing her father's name. A newspaper editor is abruptly fired. And growing up Chinese American in Detroit.
  • Before unionized nurses in Sault Ste. Marie even went on strike in April, they knew exactly when it would end. But that was about all they could predict.
  • This week: Local craft brewers on what it takes to survive, following a challenging 2023. And a judge allows a lawsuit to proceed against an Antrim Co. fruit processor.