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City Seeking Artists for New Downtown Mural Contest

Exciting New Project Will Further Enhance Downtown Durand

Posted by Durand Now at 3:47pm 10/11/18

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This fall, the City of Durand is rehabbing the city-owned building on Hagle Street. The building is probably most recognizable today as part of the backdrop for the free summer concert series, Wednesday Night Live.

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A new poll is showing a major shift in the race for the U.S. Senate in Michigan. The survey by Mitchell Research and Communications shows Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow's lead over John James is just nine points.

The University of Michigan is apologizing to two students who were denied letters of recommendations to study in Israel. They were denied the letters by lecturers who cited their support for boycotting Israel.   

A company that develops systems for vehicles to communicate with each other and infrastructure will be expanding their Detroit office. DMI announced plans to hire up to 750 people over the next two years.  

More than a dozen pups are training with medical response teams as part of their training to become service pets. About 15 puppies are going through training with Paws with a Cause in Grand Rapids.   

The planned skyscraper on the site of the former Hudson's Building in downtown Detroit may be taller than originally planned. The 62-story building on Woodward Avenue may increase from 800 feet to 912 feet in height. 

Sue Borrego held a shovel used 32 years ago for breaking ground on the University of Michigan-Flint's classroom laboratory building recently. The chancellor used the tool to turn over earth on the first new academic building on campus since 2002. 

The Hillsdale County Sheriff's Office is warning of a new text message scam making the rounds. The sheriff's office said it has received complaints from people receiving text messages urging people to pay a fee or they will be arrested. 

Jack VanPutten of Grayling set out to walk 100 miles over three days recently to honor service men and women. Jack's Walk of Honor stretched from Camp Grayling down M-72 to Traverse City.

Belle Isle Aquarium will be receiving a face-lift thanks to a one-point-seven-million dollar grant. The William Davidson Foundation is providing the funds to help with repairs and upgrades.   

Detroit Metro Airport is ranked among the top for best airports in America. A Readers Choice Awards survey done by Conde Nast Traveler has Detroit Metro in the sixth spot on the list.

Tryouts are being held for a women's football team. The nonprofit Grand Rapids Tidal Waves are looking for any women wanting play on the team which is part of a national league.   

The Fifth Third River Bank Run is getting a new name. After having the name for 41-years, Amway will take over as title sponsor beginning next year.  

Downtown Detroit Partnership is launching an interactive 3D map of the city. The map allows users to navigate through downtown and shows the 21 different projects completed or currently under construction.  

Legislation that authorizes full funding for the modernization of the Soo Locks is now awaiting President Donald Trump's signature. The Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act.

General Motors plans to use wind power to build pickup trucks and full-size SUVs. The company's goal is to power all of its plants worldwide with renewable energy by 2050.   

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is coming back to Michigan to rally for Democratic governor candidate Gretchen Whitmer. Sanders will be in Ann Arbor on October 19th to support Whitmer's campaign.   

Authorities representing several law enforcement agencies conducted a sweep and recovered 123 children who had been reported missing. The effort was called "Operation MISafeKid" and was held on September 26th.   

Grand Rapids Parks and Rec Department is launching a competition to help redesign park signs throughout the city. Entries can be made from November 12th through 30th on Facebook.

A 136-million dollar development has been announced along the Detroit River. City Growth Partners say they will build a 120-room hotel and approximately 360 apartments on Atwater Street on the city's east side. 

Bishop Airport is about to lose its westernmost destination, a Delta Air Lines flight from Flint to Minneapolis. Delta will make its final flight on that route Nov. 26, but will continue to fly from Flint to Atlanta. 

The 23rd annual BWL Chili Cook-off was held recently, but not at the same location as last year. The theme, "Chili From Around The World," took place at the Cooley Law School Stadium in downtown Lansing. 

A northern Michigan woman died in a single-car crash. Megan Crawford, 23 from Levering, was driving westbound on Van Road in Emmet County when she crashed her vehicle. Troopers said the vehicle left the road and hit a culvert.

A community alert is going out after thieves posed as water department employees and robbed a home. Bloomfield Township police are warning people to not fall for the scam.  

A pizzeria owner stabbed to death on the job is laid to rest in Grand Rapids. A funeral Mass for Joey Vitale was held at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church and streamed live on Facebook.   

A driver was hospitalized after crashing into a home in Allendale Township. Raymond Hafer of Jenison left the road and slammed into the front porch of a house on Lake Michigan Drive.   

A man is facing charges for kicking and damaging a deputy vehicle in Orion Township. Oakland County sheriff's deputies were called to a neighborhood for a report of a man banging on people's doors.   

University of Michigan-Flint will be looking for a new leader next year. Susan E. Borrego announced that she will be stepping down upon completion of her five-year term at the end of July 2019. 

The Board of State Canvassers has rejected the language in a petition that could have recalled embattled Jackson County Sheriff Steven Rand. The Board member said the language was lacking in specificity and had no supporting evidence.  

A man is dead after being found unresponsive in his Roscommon County jail cell. The Sheriff’s Office says the inmate was found while corrections staff were checking cells. 

State and local officials say the Environmental Protection Agency needs to work faster and provide more answers on the health effects of PFAS. Recently, the EPA held a PFAS roundtable meeting in Kalamazoo.

Tesla's billionaire CEO Elon Musk will reportedly pay for new water stations and water filtration systems for all schools in Flint. The district tweeted its thanks to Musk and the Musk foundation.   

Authorities in Kent County say they were forced to shoot a bull found wandering around Grand Rapids Township. Residents spotted the bull in the area of Quail Ridge Drive and Michigan Street and reported it to police. 

A legendary pizza and pasta restaurant are up for sale in Royal Oak. Pasquale's has been around since 1954, and the owners are looking to sell or lease the business so they can retire.

It’s fire prevention month and local firefighters want to remind you to be vigilant about fire safety. That means going over exits in every room, having a plan in case a fire breaks out and making sure your smoke alarms work. 

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