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Lake Michigan
Amanda Barberena / WKAR File Photo

Property owners and local governments are assessing the damage from a day of relentless waves and high winds along Lake Michigan in western and northern Michigan.

Detroit Zoo Water Tower
Courtesy of Detroit Zoo

The Detroit Zoo plans to operate entirely on wind-generated electricity by 2021.

Power line
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Utility crews are making a final push to restore power after high winds swept Michigan, toppling trees and tree branches onto power lines.

A truck, fallen trees, and two construction workers.
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

Michigan State Police and utilities are warning people high winds could cause power outages on Sunday.

Cindy Kyle / IPPSR MSU

Michigan residents support a transition from coal-fired energy to more solar and wind powered electricity, a new Michigan State University research report finds.

Public support of natural gas-generated electricity was more mixed, says MSU College of Engineering researchers who queried Michigan residents through a combination of interviews, focus group and general public attitudes.  


Wind Turbines
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A municipal utility in northern Michigan plans to generate all its electricity from renewable sources such as wind and the sun by 2040.

WLNS-TV Lansing (WKAR media partner)

Michigan utility companies say they expect to have nearly all electrical outages repaired by Monday night, which would be three days after several thousands of home and businesses lost power following high winds.

stained glass window
Facebook page of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Lansing

Some Michigan churchgoers received an Easter surprise when their century-old sanctuary re-opened its doors for the first service in more than a year after a wind storm tore through the building.

Consumers Energy

Consumers Energy plans to become more environmentally friendly – while keeping customer bills stable. Capital Correspondent Cheyna Roth has more.


Jamie Paisley

This Friday, the Meridian Community Band will play a concert of All-American composers. One of those composers, will be playing in the percussion section, after he’s finished going to High School in DeWitt. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley got to meet a remarkable 16 year old yesterday: Ancel Neeley, but everybody calls him 'Fitz.'


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