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Western Michigan University Gets A New Power Source

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WMU Battery
Western Michigan University

There's a new battery at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. A really large battery. Consumers Energy unveiled it Monday and says it's the first of its kind in the utility's service area.

Teresa Weatherall-Neal
Grand Rapids Public Schools

Grand Rapids Public Schools Superintendent Teresa Weatherall-Neal will be stepping down after what will be 8 years at the helm of the school district.

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A township in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is suing to stop the closing of a prison.

Tom Leonard and Dana Nessel
Scott Pohl/Dana Nessel for Michigan Attorney General / WKAR/Facebook

Republican Tom Leonard says his Democratic rival Dana Nessel is "unfit" to be Michigan's attorney general after two former aides described an abusive environment inside her campaign.

John Dingell
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Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of the House or Senate in U.S. history, is in a Detroit-area hospital after a heart attack.

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More than 60 hearses converged in Hell over the weekend despite the Michigan township's cancellation of an annual hearse festival.

Michigan's Capitol building.
File photo / WKAR

Michigan's governor says he's promoting the state's leadership in mobility and autonomous vehicle technology development as part of his trade trip to China.

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DowDuPont has named the chief executives who will lead its agriculture and specialty products businesses once they're split off from the company.

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Hunters can now target a larger number of animals at the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge in Michigan.

Detroit skyline
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The Detroit-Wayne Joint Building Authority is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the dedication of the Spirit of Detroit sculpture.

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Newly expanded galleries dedicated to Asian art will debut at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

The art museum says the Nov. 4 opening of the galleries will feature special programs including a conversation with an artist and a concert.

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The Michigan Supreme Court has rejected an attempt to reopen the conviction of a western Michigan man who was charged with killing his sister and brother-in-law 26 years after their deaths.

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A civil and human rights organization is holding an outdoor photography festival celebrating diverse people, places and perspectives in Detroit and its suburbs.

Lake Huron
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The wreckage of a ship that disappeared more than 100 years ago has been found in Lake Huron's lower Georgian Bay.

Herd of Sheep
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Authorities say sheep running loose on a southeastern Michigan roadway have been safely captured and await a reunion with their owner.

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