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Nearly 2-dozen workers from Michigan are driving to Florida to help get power restored after a killer hurricane named Irma batters the Sunshine state. 

Paleontology experts are investigating the discovery of prehistoric mastodon bones at a Michigan construction site.

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A federal appeals court is backing a Michigan county in a dispute over Christian prayers at public meetings. 

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Police in southwestern Michigan arrested people who blocked traffic to protest the Trump administration's announcement that it would dismantle a program that protected hundreds of thousands of young people from deportation.

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Lansing mayor Virg Bernero called it "a moral crime" for President Donald Trump to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — also called DACA, which could lead to thousands of people being deported from the U.S. 


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Authorities say around 25,000 people took part in the annual Labor Day walk across the Mackinac Bridge during which all traffic was halted for the first time as a security precaution.

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The public will be able to celebrate Motown's history in Detroit with an estate sale and live global auction.

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The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports that the First Congregational Church in Jackson was awarded a spot on the National Register of Historic Places in July.

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AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have risen by about 16 cents per gallon in the past week. 

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge will decide whether to force Michigan State University to allow campus space to be rented to white nationalist Richard Spencer so he can deliver a speech later this month.

An 11-page lawsuit filed Sunday night in U.S. District Court in western Michigan contends that the East Lansing school’s refusal to rent a conference room or lecture hall to a Spencer supporter on security grounds violates free speech and other constitutional rights.

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Tyson Smith was not only cleared to play in Michigan State's season opener Saturday, he scored a touchdown on an interception return in the most heartwarming moment of his team's 35-10 victory over Bowling Green. 

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Michigan authorities are trying to identify five people killed in a fiery, high-speed crash in Kalamazoo Township.

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The state Department of Natural Resources says an invasive grass from Asia has been found in Michigan for first time.

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Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been ordered to pay $1.5 million to the city's water department.

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Hundreds of thousands of people who buy their own health insurance on Michigan's individual market could see premiums rise by an eye-popping 28 percent on average next year if President Donald Trump follows through on a threat to cut billions of dollars in payments to insurers, state officials warned Friday.

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