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The latest Michigan news from the Associated Press

Michigan Technological University
Michigan Technological University

Michigan Technological University is reviving a mining engineering program, bringing back a department whose Upper Peninsula roots go back to the 1800s.

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Members of the public are getting the chance to take a free ride in a self-driving car as part of an effort to clear up confusion about the technology.

Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University

Police at Eastern Michigan University has issued a warning: "Beware of goose!" The department says potentially aggressive geese have been spotted on campus and issued the warning when posting a video on Instagram showing one goose attacking and chasing a person in a school parking lot.

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Four Michigan communities are receiving federal loans and grants to upgrade rural water systems.

chairs and desks
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A suburban Detroit school has dropped some questions from its online application after a complaint that it asked for information including proof of citizenship and residency.

Cars on freeway

Automobile sales in the U.S. fell 2% in the first quarter, another sign the nation's economy is starting to slow.

Bakari the Lioness
John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids / Facebook

The John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids says an African lioness known for interacting with visitors has died.

University of Detroit Jesuit High School
University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy / Facebook

University of Detroit Jesuit High School is looking to buy a former recreation center from the city of Detroit for $625,000.

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The second Democratic presidential debates will be held July 30 and 31 in Detroit.

Wind Turbines
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A wind turbine fire in Michigan sent black smoke billowing into the air and drew spectators who watched as flaming debris fell to the ground.

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Michigan's designated snowmobiling trails are closed for the season.

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The pastor of a church in northern Michigan has been charged in the sexual assault of two men after they allegedly were given drugs.

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A Michigan judge has blocked yet another attempt by state officials to shut down unlicensed medical marijuana provisioning centers.

State Trooper Craig A. Scott
Michigan State Police Troopers Association

A stretch of mid-Michigan highway has been designated to honor a state trooper who was fatally shot during a 1982 traffic stop.

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Police say they've arrested a mid-Michigan woman who had been sought since earlier this month after authorities found the body of her 6-day-old daughter in her car.