In Michigan
9:17 am
Thu February 11, 2010

LCC announces tuition refund initiative

LANSING, MI –

Lansing Community College President Brent Knight says the school will roll out a unique job guarantee program soon.

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Sports
7:28 am
Thu February 11, 2010

Holmstrom's injury might open up spot for Franzen

DETROIT – Red Wings coach Mike Babcock says Niklas Kronwall will not play against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday and Tomas Holmstrom is questionable because of knee injuries.

If Holmstrom doesn't get healthy soon, Team Sweden might replace him on the roster with a Detroit teammate when Olympic rosters are set Monday.

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Sports
7:27 am
Thu February 11, 2010

Martin leads Kings to 103-97 win over Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Kevin Martin scored 26 points and Beno Udrih added 22 as the Sacramento Kings beat the Detroit Pistons 103-97 on Wednesday night.

The Kings have won back-to-back road games after winning just three of their first 25 away from home. Andres Nocioni added 13 for Sacramento, while Tyreke Evans scored seven of his 13 in the final five minutes.

Tayshaun Prince led the Pistons with 23, while Rodney Stuckey finished with 17. Detroit has lost five of six at home, with the only win coming over hapless New Jersey.


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In Michigan
8:45 pm
Wed February 10, 2010

Dairy producers try to rebound after price collapse

MMPA president Ken Nobis manages a 950-head herd of Holstein cows near St. Johns.
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Clinton County, MI – Dairy producers from across the Upper Midwest are meeting in Frankenmuth today (Thursday) for the start of their annual regional conference. Farmers across the country are trying to recover from a very difficult year.

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Milk producers spent most of 2009 struggling with high input costs and rock-bottom prices. Milk exports dropped sharply starting in 2008 after one of the best price years on record.

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In Michigan
6:19 pm
Wed February 10, 2010

Illitch pulls name from governor's race

LANSING, MI –

Denise Illitch of the Little Caesar's Pizza family has taken herself out of the race for governor. Illitch explored joining the campaign for the Democratic nomination for the past month, since Lieutenant Governor John Cherry dropped out.

Ilitch's status as a Lansing outsider and her access to money to fund a campaign made her attractive to many Democrats.

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In Michigan
6:17 pm
Wed February 10, 2010

Winter storm subsides, 3 killed on Mich. roads

UNDATED – A winter storm is subsiding after dumping up to 10 inches of snow on some parts of Michigan and causing three deaths, leaving in its wake treacherous roads and more than 500 school closings.

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In Michigan
6:16 pm
Wed February 10, 2010

Cox says MI no closer to an agreement on carp threat

LANSING, MI –

Attorney General Mike Cox says a 90-minute phone conference Wednesday failed to yield an agreement with the federal government on a plan to stop the Asian carp from escaping into Lake Michigan.

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In Michigan
5:44 pm
Wed February 10, 2010

Mich. AG says no deal with feds on Asian carp

TRAVERSE CITY, MI –

Michigan's attorney general says the Obama administration offered to settle a legal dispute over how to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes, but no deal was reached.

Mike Cox said he and attorneys general from five other states had a conference call Wednesday with a U.S. Department of Justice lawyer.

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In Michigan
4:45 pm
Wed February 10, 2010

Area health pros discuss hospital readmissions

LANSING, MI –

Mid-Michigan health professionals gathered in Lansing Wednesday to discuss how to keep heart patients from returning to the hospital for more treatment. Studies show a high number of patients with heart problems are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of their release.

Dr. James Haering is with the Sparrow Health System. He says more personalized check-out instructions could reduce readmissions.

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In Michigan
3:14 pm
Wed February 10, 2010

Congressman Ehlers to retire

LANSING, MI –

Congressman Vern Ehlers of Grand Rapids announced Wednesday that he will retire after this year. And the list of people who could run for his seat is already getting long.

State Senator Bill Hardiman, a former mayor of Kentwood, says he will decide over the next few days whether to run for the congressional seat.

"For quite some time I've felt that this might be a good next position for me to serve," he says. "And it is all about service."

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