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Meijer LPGA Classic benefits Simply Give program
Caroline MacGregor
July 28, 2014 | WGVU  The LPGA Tour brings the best players in women’s golf to Grand Rapids for the first time in more than a decade. The inaugural Meijer LPGA Classic takes place August 7-10, at Blythefield Country Club.
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Founders Bank & Trust partnering with Old National
Patrick Center
July 28, 2014 | WGVU  Grand Rapids-based Founders Bank & Trust is being acquired by Old National Bancorp.
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Fireworks association plans 2016 Michigan event
July 28, 2014 | AP  The National Fireworks Association plans to hold its annual convention in Grand Rapids in 2016.

Possible land deal for US-Canada bridge delayed
July 28, 2014 | AP  A proposal has been delayed to transfer 301 Detroit-owned properties to the Michigan Land Bank in exchange for $1.4 million from the Canadian government as part of plans for a $2 billion international commuter bridge.

Report for Detroit creditor boosts value of art
July 28, 2014 | AP  One of the companies challenging Detroit's bankruptcy plan says the possible value of the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection is $8.5 billion - a figure that's higher than previous estimates.

Projects in 5 counties fight blight, boost housing
July 28, 2014 | AP  The state says projects in five Michigan counties are getting a share of more than $2.5 million to help fight blight and create senior housing.

Michigan residents asked to respect rattlesnakes
July 28, 2014 | AP  Michigan residents have been asked to respect rattlesnakes in light of a recent incident at an Ann Arbor botanical garden.

Northern Michigan lawmaker's mom supports opponent
July 28, 2014 | AP  State Rep. Wayne Schmidt has picked up support from an unlikely source in a closely watched battle for an open Senate seat in northern Michigan: his opponent's mom.

Crews work to restore power after severe storms
July 28, 2014 | AP   Crews are working to restore power after severe thunderstorms hit Michigan's Lower Peninsula and knocked out power to about 223,000 homes and businesses.

St. Marys cutting down on germs with futuristic robot
David Moore
July 28, 2014 | WGVU  Cleaning patient rooms is entering a new dimension at Mercy Health St. Mary’s hospital in Grand Rapids.
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Construction begins on Detroit light rail project
July 28, 2014 | AP   Construction is starting on a long-awaited commuter light rail project linking downtown Detroit to the city's New Center area.

Residents clean up after severe thunderstorms
July 28, 2014 | AP  Residents of Michigan's Lower Peninsula are cleaning up after a series of severe thunderstorms that hit Michigan's Lower Peninsula and knocked out power to more than 200,000 homes and businesses.

Michigan school chief meets with charter leaders
July 28, 2014 | AP   Michigan's schools superintendent will meet with charter school backers as he works to hold institutions accountable for schools they authorize.

Grand River burn planned to remove invasive plants
July 28, 2014 | AP  State officials are planning a series of fires on two islands in the Grand River in Ottawa County to get rid of an invasive, reedy plant called phragmites

Churches hold day of prayer for child immigrants
July 28, 2014 | AP  A number of churches in Michigan have joined in a day of prayer for the tens of thousands of child immigrants who have been flooding across the nation's southern border.

Review: Compliance issues in 20 home day cares
July 28, 2014 | AP   A review of 20 Michigan home day cares has found each out of compliance with at least one state requirement for children's health and safety.

Funeral planned for Michigan gas station clerk
July 28, 2014 | AP   Funeral services will be held for a Battle Creek gas station employee who was fatally stabbed during a robbery.

AAA Michigan: Gas prices fall 14 cents in week
July 28, 2014 | AP  AAA Michigan says gasoline prices in the state dropped about 14 cents in the last week, the fourth straight week they've fallen.

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