AP-MI--Michigan News Digest 1:30 pm, MI
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LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder hopes to use the final weeks of his tenure to lock in a deal allowing construction of a hotly debated oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes — a plan his successor opposes but may be powerless to stop. The two-term Republican and his team are working on several fronts to seal an agreement with Canadian oil transport giant Enbridge for replacing the underwater segment of its Line 5, which carries about 23 million gallons of oil and natural gas liquids daily between Superior, Wisconsin, and Sarnia, Ontario. By John Flesher and David Eggert. SENT: 980 words, photos.
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DOWAGIAC, Mich. — The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is investing $25 million to expand health services in southwestern Michigan. The health service has 2,200 registered members, up from 700 in 2014 Keeping members healthy is a priority for the tribe of about 6,000. SENT: 260 words.
— NO-SHOW LAWMAKER: The speaker of the Michigan House has ordered business staff to run the office of a Detroit-area lawmaker after poor attendance.
— MOTT FOUNDATION-PRESIDENT: The Ruth Mott Foundation has promoted a vice president to become its next president.
— FOOD-NO FINES: Some people issued parking tickets from Northern Michigan University can keep cash in their pocket if they donate items to the school’s food pantry.
— OBIT-BAND OPERATIONS: The director of operations for the University of Michigan marching band dies on the day of the big game against Ohio State.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — No. 4 Michigan meets No. 10 Ohio State with the Big Ten East and a trip to the conference championship game going to the winner. The Wolverines are trying to snap a six-game losing streak against the Buckeyes and keep their College Football Playoff hopes alive. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 750 words, with photos.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Spartans try to wrap up the regular season on a positive note against Rutgers in the final home game for several Michigan State seniors. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 4 p.m.
DETROIT — The Buffalo Sabres visit the Detroit Red Wings.
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