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Michigan News

Former Michigan mines to be repurposed as solar operations

From the Michigan Department of Natural Resources FELCH — Circle Power of Royal Oak has been awarded a 5-year land lease agreement with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to develop large-scale solar arrays on two former mine sites. DNR Director Dan Eichinger said, “Our ...

Conservative hoaxers face charges over false voter robocalls

Two conservative operatives were charged Thursday with felonies in connection with false robocalls that aimed to dissuade residents in Detroit and other U.S. cities from voting by mail, Michigan’s attorney general announced. Jacob Wohl, 22, and Jack Burkman, 54, each face four felony counts ...

Peters raises $14 in 3 months

LANSING (AP) — Money is abundant in Michigan's competitive U.S. Senate race, in which a campaign-finance expert projects spending will top a staggering $100 million by Election Day. First-term Democratic Sen. Gary Peters said Thursday his campaign raised more than $14 million in the ...

Bill sent to Gov. Whitmer would lengthen bonds for dam repairs

LANSING — The Michigan Legislature on Tuesday finalized a bill that would lengthen the financing period of lake projects in the wake of flooding that damaged dams and drained lakes in the Midland area. The legislation would extend, from 10 years to 40 years, the maximum maturity date of ...

Whitmer extends virus emergency

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extended Michigan’s state of emergency Tuesday, continuing a declaration that is the basis for various orders designed to fight the coronavirus. While the emergency had been scheduled to expire Thursday, the governor had been expected to continue it. ...

Lake Michigan drownings surge

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Drownings in Lake Michigan have reached record levels with at least 53 people dead so far this year, according to a water safety advocacy group. The Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project, a nonprofit that tracks Great Lakes drownings, said that compares with 48 ...