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After 66 years, Michigan siblings find each other

July 6, 2015

This is an AP Member Exchange shared by the Battle Creek... more »»

Detroit-to-Flint march highlights 2 cities' water problems

July 5, 2015

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Critics of water shutoffs in Detroit and water quality problems in Flint are holding a 65-mile protest march between the two southeastern Michigan cities. more »»

UM says on track to finish $115 million West Quad renovation

July 5, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan says it's on schedule to finish a $115 million renovation of West Quad this month, with beds for 1,000 students opening for the fall semester. more »»

Years will be needed to gauge efforts to cut Lake Erie algae

July 5, 2015

PERRYSBURG, Ohio (AP) — State agriculture and environmental leaders have made a number of changes to attack toxic algae in western Lake Erie, most notably prohibiting farmers in northwestern Ohio... more »»

Group nears $4.1 million goal to preserve Glen Lake's shore

July 5, 2015

GLEN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Preservationists say they're nearing their goal of raising the $4. more »»

Environmentalists challenge $2 billion I-94 Detroit overhaul

July 5, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — Environmental groups are challenging Michigan's plan to spend $2 billion to widen and overhaul a stretch of Interstate 94 through Detroit beginning in four years. more »»

Man, 26, dies after kayak capsizes in western Michigan lake

July 5, 2015

DAYTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — State police say a 26-year-old man drowned while kayaking on a lake in western Michiga. more »»

Staff will stay at Lake Erie Monument on Ohio island

July 5, 2015

PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio (AP) — The National Park Service plans on keeping a full-time superintendent and staff at a Lake Erie island landmark monument. more »»

Volunteers sought to beautify schools on Neighborhoods Day

July 5, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — Businesses and community groups are being asked to help beautify the interiors and exteriors of Detroit schools as part of Neighborhoods Da. more »»

Greening of Detroit hosts 'Grow and Eat' community classes

July 5, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — A nonprofit that supports urban reforestation efforts is hosting a series of "Grow and Eat" community classes related to urban agriculture and nutrition education. more »»

Grand Haven State Park gets new walkways for beach access

July 5, 2015

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Grand Haven State Park along Lake Michigan now has two new walkways that are designed to improve beach access. more »»

Sales tax flap hits sheriff in northern Michigan

July 4, 2015

BEULAH, Mich. (AP) — A sheriff in northern Michigan has paid $42 in sales tax for new tires after officials learned that he was given a tax-exempt sale for the personal purchase. more »»

Teen spits cherry pit the longest but doesn't win contest

July 4, 2015

EAU CLAIRE, Mich. (AP) — A new champion of cherry pit spitting has been crowned in southwestern Michigan, but the real glory is going to a 15-year-old girl. more »»

National forest is site for 100s of Rainbow Family campers

July 4, 2015

CADILLAC, Mich. (AP) — Hundreds of people are camping in northern Michigan's Wexford County, seeking days of prayer and reflection with a group called the Rainbow Family of Living Light. more »»

Bills to allow beer on pedal-powered trolleys go to Snyder

July 4, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Legislation that would allow passengers to drink beer or wine aboard pedal-powered trolleys is getting mixed reviews from people who operate them. more »»

State buying 14,000 plants on I-696 to replace dead ones

July 4, 2015

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — The state is spending $450,000 for thousands of new plants along Interstate 696 in suburban Detroit after many installed two years ago didn't survive. more »»

Annual pit-spitting competition takes place in Michigan

July 4, 2015

EAU CLAIRE, Mich. (AP) — It's time for the annual pit-spitting competition in southwestern Michigan. more »»

Stone skippers to show skills at Mackinac Island tournament

July 4, 2015

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — So you think you're good at skipping stones? Give it your best shot this weekend on Mackinac Island — then see how the pros do it. more »»

Casino says computer system with personal info breached

July 3, 2015

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Thousands of gamblers might have been dealt a bad hand at a southwestern Michigan casino. more »»



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