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DNR Winter Land Auction Opens Today

The bidding process opens today for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources winter surplus land auction. 147 parcels of state property are being offered for sale. Only one is in the Copper Country – a 1.44-acre parcel with frontage on Otter Lake. The minimum bid has been set at $6,440. …

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Markkanen Calls for Pure Michigan Campaign Restoration

The first round of budget adjustments following Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s vetoes in late September includes money for rural hospitals, sheriff’s patrols, and isolated school districts. Those are likely to be approved this week. It does not include money for the Pure Michigan tourism campaign, which has helped drive visitors from …

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Flags at Half-Staff for Slain Police Officer

U.S. and Michigan flags at state facilities will fly at half staff today, to honor a Detroit police officer killed in the line of duty. Officer Rasheen McClain was shot November 20th, while investigating a domestic violence home invasion. Another officer, Phillippe Batoum-Bisse, was seriously injured. The man who allegedly …

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MSP Troopers Increase Road Patrols

State Police troopers will be watching extra-closely for impaired drivers over the next several days. As part of the 6-State Trooper Project, extra staff will be assigned to focus on traffic safety issues, with an emphasis on both enforcement and education. The Michigan State Police has been taking part in …

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Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin in Michigan

Marijuana is now being sold to adults in Michigan for recreational purposes. The first licensed distribution centers opened yesterday. Arbors Wellness Center in Ann Arbor was chosen to make the first sale. Arbors was an existing medical marijuana supplier. The first customer was 78-year-old John Sinclair, who became the center …

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