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Hundreds Protest After Minnesota Officer Found Not Guilty In Philando Castile Death

Updated 2:15 a.m. ET Saturday Hundreds of people gathered in St. Paul, Minn., Friday evening to protest a verdict that found a Minnesota police officer not guilty on all counts in his deadly shooting of a black man during a traffic stop in 2016. Demonstrators gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol holding signs that included the phrases "black lives matter," and "no justice, no peace," and hundreds marched toward the nearby Cathedral of Saint Paul. Some of the protesters that the Minnesota...

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President Trump did it again on Twitter late last week.

"I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt," he tweeted Friday morning.

Once again, a Trump tweet set off a media frenzy, this time making everyone wonder whether he was indeed confirming that he was under investigation for obstruction of justice. (The White House later said the tweet was not confirmation that Trump has been informed that he is under investigation.)

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Housing industry officials say a new report sounds the alarm on industry trends that could price low and middle income families out of the housing market.

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U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, Dan Kildee and John Moolenaar are among a group of congress-members who have introduced bipartisan legislation to build a new lock at the Soo Locks.

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Long-standing plans to clean up the headwaters of Lake Superior have been thrown into doubt by Trump administration budget priorities.

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700 thousand dollars were allegedly embezzled from a Saginaw area credit union.

Charges were filed on June 9th against the former CEO of the credit union - and included 13 different counts of embezzlement.

Stanley Hayes could face up to twenty years in prison for embezzling from the credit union over the course of his time as CEO, between 2005 and 2016.

Megan Hawthorne is with the office of the Attorney General, which filed the charges. She said an investigation into the credit union revealed serious problems.

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Fresh Water is one of Michigan’s greatest resources.  June tenth through the sixteenth residents and visitors are encouraged to celebrate access to Michigan’s lakes by going out on a boat.


Officials with the Department of Natural Resources said Michigan Boating Week exists to highlight the importance of the state’s 7.4 billion dollar boating industry, as well as its influence on resident’s quality of life.  


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A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for the northern Lower Peninsula and the eastern and central Upper Peninsula until 7pm Sunday evening. 

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A Red Flag Warning, indicating critical fire danger, has been issued for the northeast Lower Peninsula until 8pm Saturday.

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On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted, largely along party lines, to repeal a set of financial regulations commonly known as Dodd-Frank. These regulations were put in place following the 2008 financial crisis, in an effort to prevent future crashes.

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The Michigan Democratic Party owes half a million dollars in fines over problems related to bingo games used as political fundraisers.

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A package of bills that would better protect courthouse workers from attack is on its way to a senate committee.


The bills would increase the punishment for anyone guilty of attacking a courthouse worker.


State representative Andy Schor is one the sponsors of the bill package.