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High Winds in Michigan Down Power Lines, Rip Off Roofs

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Jeff Fuentes Gleghorn

On Saturday, November 4th, high winds tore through the Great Lakes State, knocking out electricity and even tearing the roof off an apartment building. Consumers Energy reported over 100,000 people lost power by the end of the day. WNLS 6 News reported that the winds ripped off a section of the roof at Cedar Place Apartments in Lansing, which saw gusts up to 60 miles per hour.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Consumers Energy says there are still more than 6,000 people without power. The latest estimated time of restoration is Wednesday, November 9 at 11 p.m., over 5 days after the storm came through.

The Northern Lights put on a rare show across Michigan

Michiganders living in the Upper Peninsula are periodically treated to displays of the famed Northern Lights. But a rare, severe (G4) geomagnetic storm Friday night meant that even those of us living below the Mackinac Bridge could see the aurora borealis.

Livestock waste making ‘Pure Michigan’ waters not so pure

Michigan boasts 11,000 inland lakes, more freshwater shoreline than any other state and tens of thousands of miles of rivers and streams but a new report shows some waters are being contaminated by livestock waste from concentrated animal feeding operations.