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The Traverse City Film Festival has received $933,000 in federal coronavirus relief to help restart its two movie theaters and continue its annual film festival.

The festival's founder and filmmaker, Michael Moore, says without the grant, the organization may have folded.

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William G. Milliken, Michigan’s longest-serving governor who established a record of environmental conservation and bipartisan cooperation that made him popular among Republicans and Democrats, died Friday at age 97, a family spokesman said.

Milliken died at his home in Traverse City after years of declining health, Jack Lessenberry said.

The Republican was promoted to governor from lieutenant governor in 1969 when Gov. George Romney resigned to join President Richard Nixon’s administration. Milliken subsequently won three elections but didn’t run again in 1982, retiring from politics after 14 years as Michigan’s chief executive.

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A state panel will hear from experts and the public in Traverse City about ways to reduce the number of people in Michigan jails while still protecting citizens.

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The people of the 104th District are a step closer to recalling their state representative. The Board of State Canvassers approved a recall petition against Rep. Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg) Thursday.


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A young man is in custody in Traverse City in the slaying of a homeless man whose body was found by hikers in late May.

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A dog that vanished from her northern Michigan home turned up more than two months later roughly 30 miles (48 kilometers) away.

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UPDATED Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.: The leader of the Michigan House has asked a lawmaker to resign from office after he was charged with seeking campaign contributions in exchange for opposition to anti-union legislation.

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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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The City of Lansing wants to power city buildings with 100 percent renewable energy by this July, says Lansing Mayor Andy Schor.


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AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are up about 12 cents from a week ago to about $2.71 per gallon.

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