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December 16, 2013 | AP  The inaugural Great Lakes Crop Summit is scheduled for Jan. 22-23 at FireKeepers Casino and Hotel in Battle Creek. It's sponsored by the Corn Marketing Program of Michigan, the Wheat Program and the Soybean Promotion Committee.     

In addition to crop production and management techniques, speakers will discuss environmental labeling, soil drainage and irrigation.     

Gretchen West of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International will talk about present and future use of unmanned aerial vehicles and robots in agriculture.       Michigan State University experts will focus on bee pollinators and colony collapse disorder.     

The registration deadline is Jan. 8. 

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Yesterday
Settlement to end odors from Detroit incinerator
Detroit MI  October 21, 2014  |  WGVU  The state of Michigan says it's reached an agreement with two companies to end odors from a Detroit incinerator as part of a settlement that includes a $350,000 fine.    
Wayne State law school plans to freeze tuition
Detroit MI  October 21, 2014  |  WGVU  Wayne State University's Law School plans to freeze tuition next year and give a scholarship to every incoming student.    
Central Michigan star back Rawls to be sentenced
Mount Pleasant, MI  October 21, 2014  |  WGVU  One of college football's top running backs faces sentencing in a Michigan theft case.    
Grand Rapids Community College plans buyouts
Grand Rapids MI  October 21, 2014  |  WGVU   Grand Rapids Community College plans to offer buyouts to some faculty and staff as part of an effort that could save $5 million over the next decade.    
Great Lakes water levels rise to above average
Port Huron, MI  October 21, 2014  |  WGVU  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Detroit says water levels in Lakes Michigan and Huron are above average this season for the first time since 1998.    
Apple Pay option for West Michigan consumers
  October 21, 2014  |  WGVU  This week's launch of Apple Pay gives consumers another way to pay. Will it change the way we shop?    
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Upper Midwest wolf population rises despite hunts
VIRGINA, Minn.   October 21, 2014  |  AP  The gray wolf population has increased slightly in the Western Great Lakes District, which includes Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.   
Michigan doctor sentenced in sexual assault
PETOSKEY, Mich.  October 21, 2014  |  AP  A northern Michigan family care doctor who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a patient under the pretense of therapy has been sentenced to 38 months to 10 years in prison.   
Health groups plan Michigan insurance events
EAST LANSING, Mich.  October 21, 2014  |  AP  Health advocacy groups are partnering in Michigan to help uninsured residents sign up for health coverage.   
Democrats slam Snyder over health care contract
LANSING, Mich.  October 21, 2014  |  AP  The Michigan Democratic Party is accusing Gov. Rick Snyder's administration of extending a state contract without competitive bidding and increasing its worth a day after the company's executives held a fundraiser for his campaign.   
Spectrum Health, Pennock enter merger talks
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.  October 21, 2014  |  AP  Spectrum Health and Pennock Hospital in Barry County are entering into merger talks. Pennock with its 49-bed hospital in Hastings has entered into merger talks with Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Health. Discussions are underway after Pennock Health’s board of directors signed a non-binding letter of intent. The Pennock health care system includes eight primary care physician offices, three specialty clinics for women’s health, general surgery, orthopedics, two pharmacies and a health and wellness center. There are also plans for the construction of a new, $70 million Pennock Hospital near Hastings. If a partnership can be reached, it’s not clear what will become of those plans. Officials there say the creation of a new master facility plan would be necessary to determine whether the new hospital moves forward.    
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Michigan donors to super PAC include Land's dad
LANSING, Mich.  October 21, 2014  |  AP  Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land's father was among Michigan residents who gave heavily last month to a conservative group that has spent at least $4 million on TV ads against Democrat Gary Peters.   
Gov. Snyder signs law to ban Tesla direct sales
LANSING, Mich.  October 21, 2014  |  AP  Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law tighter restrictions to prohibit electric car maker Tesla Motors from selling vehicles in Michigan.   

Monday
Program pairs online and local shopping
  October 20, 2014  |  WGVU  In Muskegon, the concept of ‘buy local’ is now online.   
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Invasive insect annoys some Michigan homeowners
St. Joseph, MI  October 20, 2014  |  WGVU  An invasive insect capable of stripping fields and orchards is annoying homeowners in southwestern Michigan as well.    
New sentence next for man in forced labor case
Detroit MI  October 20, 2014  |  WGVU  A former tennis pro from Africa is returning to Detroit federal court after an appeals court threw out his conviction for forcing children into hard labor.    
Detroit crews pour concrete for light rail
Detroit MI  October 20, 2014  |  WGVU  Crews have started pouring concrete for Detroit's long-awaited commuter light rail project.    
Chamber plans petition drive on Michigan roads
Lansing MI  October 20, 2014  |  WGVU  The Michigan Chamber of Commerce plans to spearhead a petition drive to force lawmakers to pass a road funding plan or place the issue on the ballot for voters to decide.    
Panel sheds light on Nixon pardon
  October 20, 2014  |  WGVU  Forty years after Gerald R. Ford took his Presidential oath, a Grand Rapids panel discusses the pardon of Richard Nixon. That includes some lesser-known parts of the story.    
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US agency warns car owners to get air bags fixed
DETROIT  October 20, 2014  |  AP  U.S. safety regulators are warning owners of more than 4.7 million vehicles that have been recalled for air bag problems to get them repaired immediately.   
State aims to curb misuse of prescription drugs
LANSING, Mich.  October 20, 2014  |  AP  The Michigan Department of Community Health has developed a website to increase public awareness of the risks and potential harm associated with misuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs   
Man enters plea in shooting of hospital guard
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.  October 20, 2014  |  AP  A man who authorities say shot and wounded a hospital security guard during a confrontation in a Grand Rapids parking structure has pleaded no contest to attempted murder and other charges.   
Chamber plans petition drive on Michigan roads
LANSING, Mich.  October 20, 2014  |  AP  The Michigan Chamber of Commerce plans a petition drive to force lawmakers to pass a road funding plan or place the issue on the ballot for voters to decide.   
Petition drive to limit hospital charges gets OK
LANSING, Mich.   October 20, 2014  |  AP  Michigan has given the go-ahead for a petition drive that would limit how much hospitals can charge uninsured and underinsured patients and auto accident victims.   
Report: Lack of autism specialists creating long wait times for children
  October 20, 2014  |  MPRN  A new report says Michigan needs more autism specialists to help diagnose and treat children with the disorder. Advocates say some kids are waiting up to two years to get help.   
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Friday
Open house seeks Grand Rapids feedback
  October 17, 2014  |  WGVU  The city of Grand Rapids wants to know what “downtown” means to you.    
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Michigan officials hosting summit about heroin
East Lansing MI  October 17, 2014  |  WGVU  Michigan officials are hosting a gathering next week aimed at helping stem the use of heroin and other illegal drugs in the state.    
Logos stolen off Consumers Energy truck in Flint
Flint MI  October 17, 2014  |  WGVU  A Michigan utility is reminding people to ask for a company-issued photo ID from workers after logos were stolen off a vehicle in Flint.    
More small businesses eligible for flooding help
Detroit MI  October 17, 2014  |  WGVU  Small businesses in more Michigan counties are eligible for low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration following flooding in August.    
Muskegon County opens juvenile transition center
Muskegon MI  October 17, 2014  |  WGVU  Muskegon County has opened a $6 million juvenile transition center for housing and treating young offenders.    
Michigan funeral home provides drive-thru option
Saginaw MI  October 17, 2014  |  WGVU  Only a couple of families have taken advantage of a new service available at a Saginaw funeral home.    
Habitat project benefits local veterans
  October 17, 2014  |  WGVU  Volunteers across Kent County helped repair, renovate - and in one case build - six homes belonging to local veterans and their families.    
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Michigan teen sues after Amtrak bars travel
CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich.  October 17, 2014  |  AP  A Grand Rapids-area teenager with a nut allergy is suing Amtrak, saying his rights were violated when he was barred from riding the train without an adult.   
Strong harvest brings in 60M pounds of potatoes
ALBA, Mich.  October 17, 2014  |  AP  A strong harvest has been reported by a top Michigan potato grower.   
Snyder approves “right-to-try” law
  October 17, 2014  |  MPRN  Governor Rick Snyder has signed a bill to allow terminally patients to try experimental therapies when other options have failed.    

Thursday
'BRA Day' encourages mastectomy knowledge
  October 16, 2014  |  WGVU  A newer initiative promoting mastectomy awareness is among October breast cancer advocacy efforts.    
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5,700 sturgeon released into Michigan waterways
Lansing MI  October 16, 2014  |  WGVU  State biologists and private groups released more than 5,700 lake sturgeon into public waters across Michigan this summer and fall.    
Government distributes millions in flooding aid
Detroit MI  October 16, 2014  |  WGVU  The federal government says more than $63 million already is in the hands of southeastern Michigan residents for repairs following August flooding.    
Officials encourage flu vaccinations in Michigan
Okemos, MI  October 16, 2014  |  WGVU  Health officials are encouraging Michigan residents to get flu vaccinations.    
Grand Valley State facing Title IX investigation
ALLENDALE, Mich.  October 16, 2014  |  WGVU  The U.S. Department of Education says Grand Valley State University is being investigated for its handling of sexual abuse complaints.   
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Wyoming GM added to 'landfill-free' list
  October 16, 2014  |  WGVU  General Motors added 11 sites to its list of 122 that operate as “landfill-free” facilities. That list includes GM’s Wyoming plant.    
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U.S. Rep. Upton recommends U.S. travel ban limiting spread of Ebola
  October 16, 2014  |  WGVU  The House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing Thursday focusing on preventing the spread of Ebola in the United States. U.S. Representative Fred Upton from Saint Joseph chairs the committee. WGVU spoke with the Congressman about what he believes the nation needs to do to stop the Ebola outbreak.   
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Hillary Clinton to aid Dems in key Michigan county
LANSING, Mich.  October 16, 2014  |  AP  Michigan Democrats hope to make the most of Hillary Rodham Clinton's visit by dispatching her to a bellwether county to keep an open Senate seat and upend the state's Republican governor.   
Gov. Snyder signs anti-human trafficking laws
TROY, Mich.   October 16, 2014  |  AP  Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation aiming to crack down on human trafficking and help its victims.   
Ex-lawmaker plans petition to limit hospital bills
LANSING, Mich.  October 16, 2014  |  AP  A former Michigan lawmaker is spearheading a petition drive to limit how much hospitals can charge uninsured and underinsured patients and those injured in car accidents.   
Woman charged in death of daughter's dad
MUSKEGON, Mich.  October 16, 2014  |  AP  A woman is accused of killing a man in Muskegon in western Michigan, the third fatal stabbing in the area this week.   
Man charged in death of West Michigan motorcyclist
ALLEGAN, Mich.  October 16, 2014  |  AP  A man has been charged with causing the death of a western Michigan motorcyclist who was struck and killed on an Allegan County roadway.   

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