MONROE, Mich. (AP) - Land in southeastern Michigan has been donated to the federal government for a battlefield park and wildlife refuge. The city of Monroe says Friday in a release that the Port of Monroe has transferred 33 acres to the National Park Service to help build the River Raisin National Battlefield Park. Another 35 acres was transferred to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Donald Trump's stand on abortion has been inconsistent, but his running mate says Trump would be a "pro-life president." Mike Pence is campaigning in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and he makes clear he opposes abortion. And the Indiana governor told a town hall rally Thursday, "I don't apologize for it."
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - The Henry Ford history attraction in suburban Detroit is hosting a festival celebrating arts, crafts, engineering and technology. Maker Faire Detroit is in its seventh year, with events Saturday and Sunday in Dearborn. It features an array of attractions, including robots, rockets, virtual reality creations, handmade crafts, sculptures, hands-on activities and demonstrations. A 15-foot-tall fighting robot will highlight the outdoor midway.
MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) - Northern Michigan University officials say the Marquette campus is cleaner and some students and employees are likely healthier two years into a tobacco ban. Spokeswoman Cindy Paavola told The Associated Press Thursday there are far fewer cigarette butts and remnants of chewing tobacco at the Upper Peninsula school since the policy took effect. Some faculty, staff and students also have told university officials the rule change led them to quit smoking or using other tobacco products.
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