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BC-MI--Michigan News Digest 1:30 pm, MI

May 12, 2019

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Michigan. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Detroit bureau at 800-642-4125 or 313-259-0650 or apmichigan@ap.org. Ed White is on the desk. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern.

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TOP STORIES:

NORTHERN BORDER DELAYS

DERBY LINE, Vt. _ Hundreds of border agents from across the U.S. are being temporarily transferred south ahead of the busy summer tourism season, worrying those along the northern border who rely on cross-border commerce — including U.S. innkeepers, shop owners and restaurateurs who fear their Canadian customers could be caught in backups at border crossings. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 780 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

VETERAN’S MUSIC

HOUGHTON, Mich. _ An Iraq war veteran has released music to process his experiences while in combat. Jeff Hauswirth dropped an EP, titled “Forever 29,” April 26, The Daily Mining Gazette reported. The six-song EP took more than a decade to make. SENT: 360 words.

EXCHANGE-FORT HURON

PORT HURON, Mich. _ Hopeful gardeners now have a new space in Fort Gratiot to plant roots and grow a green thumb. Fort Gratiot officials recently finalized details for its community garden, setting a $15 seasonal fee for 10-by-10-foot plots in a fenced-off area on property the township purchased a year and a half ago. The idea has been part of a larger hope to use the property, which is just east of township hall on Keewahdin Road, to expand park-like features and provide another event venue. By Jackie Smith, Times Herald. SENT: 454 words.

EXCHANGE-MARIJUANA MONITOR

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. _ The man in charge of refereeing Michigan’s marijuana market isn’t one to reveal his personal opinions about the newly legalized drug. Andrew Brisbo is now officially the executive director of the renamed Marijuana Regulatory Agency after a recent Senate confirmation hearing. During the hearing, Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan, pressed Brisbo repeatedly on his personal views on marijuana. Brisbo didn’t budge. By Amy Biolchini, MLive.com. SENT: 855 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ LIVONIA STREETSCAPE-DETROIT: Work is expected to start this month to improve one of Detroit’s business districts.

_ INDIANA DUNES-CAMPING: Indiana Dunes National Park says visitors can reserve campsites, beginning Wednesday.

_ FEMALE OFFICERS: The Grand Rapids Police Department is recruiting female officers.

SPORTS:

TIGERS-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS _ The Minnesota Twins send Martin Perez and his perfect 5-0 record to the mound to finish a four-game series with the division rival Detroit Tigers. By Joe Ziemer. Game starts at 2:10 p.m.

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