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Attempts to modify state plans to require Medicaid recipients to work are failing to gain support. The measure to require 29-hours of work passed in a Michigan Senate committee, but attempts to cut that to 20 hours and to exempt veterans failed.

A 17-year-old student of Port Huron High School was arraigned Thursday, after making a threat against the school. The school resource officer was told about the threat Monday and investigators say it stemmed from a dispute with other students. 

Two tribes are joining a group's fight against developments on Lake Michigan. The Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance denounces plans to build a marina and a housing development at the mouth of the Kalamazoo River.  

The only youth shelter serving Kent, Ottawa, Montcalm and Ionia counties is finally ready to open its doors. Arbor Circle's "The Bridge Youth Shelter announced this week that their renovations have been completed.  

Detroit Police report a 13-year-old boy was shot in the foot while inside his home early Thursday morning. He was lying on a couch in the living room of the home in the 84-hundred block of Plainview, when a bullet pierced a front window.  

It's been a historically rough winter in Flint. The city has set a new record for snow with 85-point-three inches recorded between Halloween and Wednesday, almost two inches more than the previous record for Flint in 2014.  


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POWER OUTAGE IMPACTING DURAND, VERNON RESIDENTS AHEAD OF WINTER STORM
Mid-April Winter Storm Warning for Shiawassee County
Posted by Durand Now at 11:00am 4/14/18
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Consumers Energy customers in the Vernon area as well as Durand residents whose homes are north of the city limits are experiencing a power outage.  Consumers' outage map shows numerous outages across the state as a massive winter storm grips the state, dumping a forecasted foot-plus of snow in northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, significant ice accumulations in the Tri-Cities and northern portions of Shiawassee County, and heavy rains for southeastern Michigan.

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DURAND CHAMBER ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER HELD AT DUTCH HOLLOW
GALLERY: Many Celebrated for Their Contributions at Durand Chamber Annual Dinner
Posted by Durand Now at 9:42am 4/24/18
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Nearly 100 business owners, community members and local dignitaries were on hand for what was the largest turnout in recent memory for the Greater Durand Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner.

The dinner was held at the recently reopened Dutch Hollow Golf Club on Thursday last week, and numerous community members were honored.  State Representative Ben Frederick and Durand Mayor Deb Doyle made Proclamations during the program.

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