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Michigan chosen as 1st Midwest partner for Google views

Michigan has been selected as the first Midwest state to partner with Google on making photos of travel destinations available through Google Maps. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Travel Michigan Vice President David West and Steve Silverman from Google Maps announced the partnership Monday at the Michigan Tourism Conference in Grand Rapids. “The Pure Michigan campaign has elevated Michigan as a …

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Cook Plant Refueling

Indiana Michigan Power is working to refuel Unit 2 of the Cook Nuclear power plant in Berrien County. The unit had been running for 18 months with no issues, and the refueling outage will start at midnight Tuesday. About 25-hundred contracted workers are being brought in to help about 12-hundred regular employees at the Cook plant, according to Cook plant spokesman Bill …

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New Michigan-Ohio state line historical marker dedicated

A new historical marker has been dedicated along the Ohio-Michigan state line to commemorate surveyors and their work 200 years ago. The Daily Telegram of Adrian reports an event took place Saturday along U.S. 127 at the border between Medina Township in Michigan and Gorham Township in Ohio. Fulton County, Ohio’s chief surveyor Joseph Fenicle unveiled the marker. Fenicle spearheaded …

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The Three Rivers DDA has been selected

Three Rivers has been selected to participate in a market-analysis service through its participation in the Michigan Main Street program. The market-analysis service is one of several application-based services offered to all Selected and Master Level Michigan Main Street communities. The Downtown Development Authority’s Economic Restructuring Committee applied for the market-analysis service in January. The training and consultation service specifically …

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Retail sales were down last month

The severe cold weather last month was not just brutal on state residents, but for Michigan’s retail industry as well as sales fell dramatically, based on a new monthy survey from the Michigan Retailers Association. The M-R-A’S February Michigan Retail Index survey shows sales plummeted as the temperature fell below zero repeatedly, with only 31-percent of their members able to increase …

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Ticket resale bill is discussed

State lawmakers are again considering a measure to legalize ticket scalping in Michigan. The measure, before a state House committee Tuesday, would repeal a 1931 state law that prohibits a person from selling sports or entertainment tickets for a profit without approval from a venue operator. Bill sponsor, House Republican Tim Kelly of Saginaw, says it’s a commonsense measure that …

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