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New Granholm budget set to be rolled out

Posted: 02/07/2008 - State budget director Robert Emerson will deliver the spending plan for the budget year that starts Oct. 1 to a joint session of the House and Senate Appropriations committees later in the morning.

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Men who crossed ice from UP to Canada convicted of pot charges

Posted: 02/07/2008 - Nineteen-year-olds Daniel Rathjen and John Lindley pleaded guilty yesterday to a drug trafficking charge and got 75 day jail sentences. Authorities say the men thought they could avoid border control by crossing a narrow strip of the river, running between Michigan and Ontario.

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Bill to allow Indian casinos splits Michigan delegation

Posted: 02/07/2008 - The legislation would settle a land dispute, allowing for the land to house the new casinos in exchange for the settling of 110 acres of land claims in the Upper Peninsula. Opponents say the planned casinos were both 350 miles from the tribes' Upper Peninsula reservations.

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4-year-old Michigan boy saves mother's life with 911 call

Updated: 05/13/2013 - The Grand Rapids Press reports Karri Makepeace collapsed to the floor Jan. 30 in her home in Kent County's Alpine Township. Collin Makepeace called 911 and remained on the line with a dispatcher who verified the address.

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Ex-Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer says he may run for governor

Posted: 02/06/2008 - The 66-year-old former Michigan Supreme Court justice and president of the American Bar Association chairs the Dickinson Wright law firm in Detroit. He also sits on the boards of four corporations and three foundations.

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3 women leave suburban Grand Rapids school in shambles

Posted: 02/06/2008 - WOOD-TV reports police in Wyoming are viewing surveillance video to determine who tore apart Wyoming Park High School. The images show three women disguised in full-face winter hats, sunglasses and heavy clothing strolling through the halls, smashing copy machines and toppling computers.

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Authorities say removal of headless ram not their responsibility

Updated: 05/13/2013 - Trudy and Mike Diller found the dead ram in a ditch near their Clyde Township home on Jan. 30. The next day, they discovered someone had cut off its head. The Dillers called the sheriff's department to ask that it be disposed. Officials told them to call the county road commission, only to find out it couldn't help either.

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Jackson County spends $133,000 on 80 seized horses

Posted: 02/06/2008 - Animal control officials in March confiscated the herd from the Turn-3 Ranch in Grass Lake Township, about 65 miles west of Detroit. Authorities say conditions were filthy and dangerous.

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Wind chimes containing man's remains returned to widow

Updated: 05/13/2013 - The remains were contained in three-foot metal wind chimes that went missing last week from Donna Aumick's front porch. She said she was afraid somebody had stolen the wind chimes without knowing what was inside them.

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Cox puts spending online, urges Granholm to do the same

Posted: 02/06/2008 - Attorney General Mike Cox is putting his department's contracts and other spending on the Internet. He has the support of consumer advocate Ralph Nader, who wants Governor Jennifer Granholm to do the same thing.

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