ESSM Extension Unit

A northern Michigan timber harvester has been charged with eight counts of embezzlement… for allegedly lying to property owners

The printing press for the Petoskey News Review, Charlevoix Courier, and the Gaylord Herald Times will be shutting down and moving to Detroit.

A lot of people dream of buying a house on the water, and the Great Lakes state offers more opportunities than most others.  Michigan’s lakes and streams not only created the state, but they also create a strong sense of place for people who visit and live here.

But the peace that the water gives can also be taken away.  Waterside communities often face a serious housing shortages. Second homes and vacation rentals are claiming space, meaning even well paid workers can’t find a place to live.