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By Weiting Du Summer is here and so are the annoying mosquitoes. But so, too, are creatures that limit their number. Water mites are close relatives to spiders and live in freshwater. Some of them can parasitize or prey on mosquitoes, according to a re…

From crime boss and occasional visitor “Scarface” Al Capone to the Upper Peninsula’s own Public Enemy #1, John “Red” Hamilton, Up North has historic ties to organized crime and the baddies who used the area as a playground.

Tittabawassee River on May 20, 2020 (right), compared to June 3, 2019 (left). Images: NASA Earth Observatory. By Cassidy Hough Listen to this story:   A combination of heavy rain and aging infrastructure led to the collapse of the Edenville and Sa…

COVID-19 has pushed thousands of teachers, executives, journalists, students, health care providers and others to video-chat platforms. While they learn to navigate the technology, they might want to check behind themselves. Their background delivers a…