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A food called 'man dip' exists, and it's made in Michigan

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:20:29 GMT

Owner Joey Barcheski, second from the left, came up with his famous "man dip" while he was in college at Albion. Barcheski has wanted to own a restaurant since he was five years old, and after attending Kent Career Technical Center to study cooking, he headed to Albion to study economics and accounting.

Travel back to 1949 Michigan by watching this vintage Chevy ad

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:20:28 GMT

According to Chevrolet circa 1949, it was the "Vacation Land of the Inland Seas," referring to our beloved Great Lakes. How dreamy! Of course, the wording had to be dreamy because the title was being used for one in a series of travel videos deemed "Road to Romance."

Former Scouts, Organizers React to Trump's Political Speech

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:05:43 GMT

President Donald Trump, front left, gestures with former boys scouts, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, left, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, center, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, right, at the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree at the Summit in Glen Jean, W. Va., Monday, July 24, 2017. President Donald Trump's appearance at a national Boy Scout event hit a nerve with many former scouts after his speech turned political.

These 6 themes emerged when we asked Michigan teachers about their pay

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:05:42 GMT

We put out a non-scientific survey earlier this summer asking teachers in the state how they've seen their pay change over the past several years. We'll go through the six main themes that emerged, but first let's get up to speed on the basics.

Ranking Michigan counties by number of medical marijuana cards

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:51:21 GMT

About 22 of of every 1,000 Michigan residents has a medical marijuana card, according to the most recent data from the Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. The data for fiscal 2016 shows there are 218,556 patients with a medical marijuana card as of Sept.

Football recruiting: Mater Dei's JT Daniels to take unofficial visit to Michigan

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:58:23 GMT

JT Daniels is focused on Mater Dei's upcoming football season but the junior quarterback will squeeze an unofficial recruiting visit before the Monarchs begin their official march toward their 2017 opener. The Register's reigning offensive player of the year will make an unofficial visit to Michigan on Friday and Saturday.

Supporters, foes clash over underwater oil pipeline's future

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 03:06:20 GMT

An engineering company's report on the future of twin oil pipelines beneath the Straits of Mackinac is flawed and biased in favor of continuing the existing system, critics said Monday. A business coalition said keeping oil flowing through the 64-year-old pipes is essential to Michigan's economy.

Schuette charges 11 with faking records in veterans neglect scandal

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:51:31 GMT

Eleven former caregivers face felony charges of falsifying records related to the neglect of patients at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. "And that violates their security and safety, and people were not doing the required checks, but the video surveillance caught that," he said.

Idaho and Michigan only states without disclosure law

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:41:56 GMT

Idaho and Michigan currently stand as the only two states that don't require personal financial disclosure by state lawmakers or other elected or appointed officials. The Spokesman-Review reports Vermont legislation signed into law last month clears the state from the list that now includes just two states.

AAA Michigan: Statewide average gas prices rise 5 cents

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:13:52 GMT

The Dearborn-based auto club says late Sunday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.40 per gallon. That's about 14 cents more than at the same point last year.

Drowning risk higher at most Lake Michigan, Lake Huron beaches today

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:13:51 GMT

Building waves and increasing winds are creating some risky swimming conditions today at beaches up and down the coasts of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS has issued beach hazard statements for areas ringing the lakes in a four-state area: Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan and Illinois.

Female gential mutilation now a felony in Michigan

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:53:27 GMT

Female genital mutilation is now a felony in Michigan, and lawmakers are working to pass additional bills on the issue. Governor Rick Snyder signed a large bill package last week that makes female genital mutilation a felony in Michigan, but he could see more bills on this issue headed to his desk.

New book focuses on double murder of Michigan couple

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:54:36 GMT

In the late 1960s, to make way for the widening a highway, Howard and Myra Herrick's farm was torn down. But in the 1950s their farm was a place where the Herrick's extended family gathered weekly for Sunday dinners.

Retiring Taylor police chief will become special investigator for Michigan attorney general

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:54:07 GMT

Mary Sclabassi is stepping down as Taylor's police chief at the end of the month, but that doesn't mean she is getting out of law enforcement. Soon after she vacates the chief's office, she will take up a new title as a special investigator with the Michigan Attorney General's Office.

Kid Rock often fails to rock the Michigan primary vote

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:54:06 GMT

Kid Rock often fails to rock Michigan primary vote Kid Rock and some other Republican U.S. Senate candidates missed primary elections and some general elections Check out this story on If Kid Rock is serious about seeking the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, he'll be doing something he and most Americans rarely do: Participating in a primary election. Voter participation records reviewed by The Detroit News show Rock did not vote in Michigan's 2016 GOP presidential primary election won by President Donald Trump and has cast ballots in two of 10 other statewide or presidential primaries since 2002.

Browns sign rookie Peppers, full class under contract

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 03:53:21 GMT

Peppers and the Browns had been haggling over guaranteed money on his four-year-deal, which is worth $10.3 million and includes a $5.6 million signing bonus. The Browns chose Peppers - one of Cleveland's three first-round selections - with the No.

In Detroit, 'the rage of oppression.' For five days in 1967, riots consumed a city.

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:26:51 GMT

The 11-year-old boy stood on a corner on July 23, 1967, and stared in amazement as a dry cleaners in his neighborhood burned. The fire flickered and jumped with a kind of fury the boy had never seen.