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Lake Michigan: Fair-Weather Friend, Interrupted

Lake Michigan: Fair-Weather Friend, Interrupted

If you've lived Chicago, Northwest Indiana or Southwest Michigan for more than a year, you've probably learned about the benefits and detriments of having one of the world's largest lakes for a neighbor.

February 18, 2014 4:29 pm Photos


Everyone benefits from good stewardship and a can-do attitude

Back in the early 1950s, faced with debilitating allergies and in need of a place to breathe free during the summer months, my grandfather bought a piece of land along the Lake Superior shoreline and built a modest cabin. At about 750 square feet, it would never qualify as a villa, more like…

August 18, 2013 12:00 am

Time Travel: Lakeshore Express gets travelers to Northern Michigan faster

If you've ever decided to escape Chicagoland by heading to northern Michigan for a weekend, you probably came home happy—and dreading the next long drive north. The state's ubiquitous "Pure Michigan" ads feature plenty of azure lakes, immaculate golf courses and fertile farms, but always avo…

May 04, 2012 12:00 am
Mother-daughter duo bring domestic caviar to the masses

Mother-daughter duo bring domestic caviar to the masses

The Caviar Queen of the Great Lakes does not stand on ceremony. Just side by side with burly fish-cutters with long sharp knives.

January 22, 2012 12:00 am Photos


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