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Two new dairy processing plants expected in Michigan by December 2020

Michigan dairy farmers are getting a 510 million-dollar boost. Two new dairy processing facilities are scheduled to be built in St. Johns, north of Lansing. The plants are expected to create more than 250 new jobs.

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In downtown Charlottesville, Va., authorities are limiting car and pedestrian traffic, dozens of police in riot gear are patrolling a park in the city's center and some residents have left town in case the weekend turns violent.

Sunday is the first anniversary of the deadly Unite the Right rally, the white supremacist march that boiled into a chaotic clash between protesters and counter-protesters, injuring dozens.

This week in the Russia investigations: The White House is trying to burn the clock to get into a better political position to handle the Russia imbroglio. Why it might — or might not — work.

Time trouble

In the championship chess match that is the Russia imbroglio, President Trump and the White House are hoping that Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller has stumbled into what players call "time trouble."

Churches are some of the most segregated places in America. But two pastors in Oakland are trying an experiment — to merge a white congregation and a black congregation into one house of worship, called Tapestry Church.

It all began one day when Kyle Brooks was running late.

Brooks was the pastor of Oakland Communion, a small mostly white church of newcomers to the city. He was attending the Bay Area Clergy Cohort, a social justice conference for Christian leaders, and stumbled into a group exercise after it had already started.

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Chronic Wasting Disease is posing a significant threat to wildlife and hunting traditions.

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Two new zooplankton species have entered the Great Lakes, according to researchers at the Cornell University Biological Station.


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In a letter to Flint this week the EPA sided with the state, saying that they support the city joining into an Administrative Consent Order with the MDEQ.


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Michigan dairy farmers are getting a 510 million-dollar boost. Two new dairy processing facilities are scheduled to be built in St. Johns, north of Lansing. The plants are expected to create more than 250 new jobs.


A 45-thousand dollar grant has been awarded to the Chippewa County International Airport to find new uses for vacant buildings.


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Northern Michigan University has partnered with NASA to bring radiation monitoring to Granite Island.


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When it comes to TV advertising, political campaigns spared no expense for Michigan's primary.

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The City of East Lansing’s income tax proposal has been approved by voters in the 2018 primary.

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A top-ranking Republican in Michigan’s House will be issued a civil infraction for bringing an unregistered gun to the airport in July.

Representative Lee Chatfield of Levering apologized, saying he made an inexcusable mistake.

The Wayne County Clerk’s office faces scrutiny for a series of mishaps on primary election night, including inaccurate vote totals on the clerk’s website. The results of one state Senate race are drawing particular interest among critics.

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