Dawn of the Great Lakes Wolf Patrol

Editors note: This is the second of a two-part story about Rod Coronado, a convicted eco-terrorist now working to protect wolves in the Great Lakes region. By HOLLY DRANKHAN
Capital News Service
LANSING — One of the Great Lakes Wolf Patrol’s first actions after it was established in 2013 was photographing a wolf killed in Michigan and posting the pictures on its website to inspire others to take up the cause. The group has since established chapters in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Founder Rod Coronado of Grand Rapids also organized a patrol in Montana to oppose hunting wolves as they leave the protection of Yellowstone National Park. In each location, the group sticks to public lands and roads, and avoids infringing on hunters under the guidelines of hunter harassment laws, Coronado said.

Congress expands Great Lakes projects, 14 projects planned for Michigan

By Qing Zhang
Capital News Service
LANSING — Everybody knows water flows, but not many people know that the sediment below it does too. That’s why harbors need dredging, or excavating the gradually accumulated material on the bottom and transporting it elsewhere. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District planned eight dredging projects in Michigan and Wisconsin for 2014 at a cost of $13.2 million. But Congress recently allocated an additional $17.8 million. That allows the district to include eight new projects and increase funding for four of the original projects.

6 tips about alcohol and football Saturdays

By Cortni Moore
Entirely East Lansing staff writer

EAST LANSING — The East Lansing Police Captain, MSU Police Sergeant and the East Lansing Fire Marshal can all relate when it comes to the amount of calls they get and problems that arise on game days involving the consumption of alcohol. With six games left of the Spartan football season, three of them being home games including homecoming, public safety officials give tips on how to enjoy game day while staying out of trouble. 1. During the game – Although alcohol isn’t allowed in the stadium, many fans tailgate prior to the game. MSU and East Lansing provide police officers inside of the stadium along with seven first aiders from the East Lansing Fire Department.