Large algal bloom in Lake Erie

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Flickr User NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory /

Lake Erie is experiencing a large algal bloom that can be toxic to those who come in contact with it. The Michigan Department of Environment…Great Lakes and Energy says it is peak season for the cyanobacteria because of warm weather and rainfall. Spokesperson Hugh McDiarmid  says as of August 13th...the bloom covered 620 square miles…which is eight times the size of Cleveland.

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The state Senate was back in Lansing Tuesday. Lawmakers mostly met in private and did not vote on any bills…they say they are still working on coming up with a state budget and roads plan. The budget is due by midnight on September 30th.

Nursing scheduling mishaps

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Flickr User Txerra Cirbián /

Maternity nurses at Munson Medical Center are upset about changes to their work schedules after they unionized.

Flickr User Environmental Defence Canada /

Grand Traverse County Commissioners will vote on a resolution supporting  Enbridge Energy's Line 5 tunnel Wednesday. 

Three Upper Peninsula counties have already passed similar resolutions.

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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson are asking a federal judge to toss a challenge the state’s new redistricting law.