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The Flint City Council approved a 30-year contract with the Great Lake Water Authority during a special meeting Tuesday.

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Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, apologized to his constituents in a statement Wednesday for a lewd photo of him that was published anonymously Tuesday on Twitter. The congressman said that he sent the photo to a woman he was in a consensual relationship with while separated from his second wife.

"I am sorry I did not use better judgment during those days. I am sorry that I let my constituents down," the statement read.

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Myanmar says it has struck a tentative deal with neighboring Bangladesh for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled across the border amid a brutal military crackdown.

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A soup kitchen in Saginaw is asking community members wanting to help out over the holidays to consider monetary donations instead of volunteering their time.

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The Flint City Council approved a 30-year contract with the Great Lake Water Authority during a special meeting Tuesday.

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Michigan’s special education students need more resources. That’s according to a new report released Wednesday.

Great Lakes' northern forests pressured by climate change

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In Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in northern Wisconsin, it's easy to see what makes the forests of the Upper Midwest so special. They transition between Southern trees like oak and white pine, and the northern trees like fir and spruce.

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The Republican Tax Plan passed the US. House of Representatives last week and included a 15 percent cut to corporate tax rates.

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The Labor Day walk across the Mackinac bridge was greenlit for 2018 at a Mackinac Bridge Authority meeting November 20.

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The state plans to release the official rules to get a license to grow, sell or transport medical marijuana next week.

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If your Thanksgiving plans include travel - the weather should cooperate, at least until Saturday.


The National Weather Service in Gaylord predicts cooler weather throughout the region on Thanksgiving.  




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Millionaire businessman Sandy Pensler has joined the group of Republicans who want to be the nominee to run against incumbent Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow. 

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State energy experts projects demand for propane, natural gas, and electricity will be higher this winter than the last few.