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General Motors Recalling 474,000 Cars Due to Faulty Gearshift

General Motors announced Friday that it plans to recall nearly 474,000 of its Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn vehicles due to a serious issue that could result in the car rolling freely while in the park position.

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The Top 10 Fall Attractions In Northern Michigan [Sponsored]

As summer comes to a close and fall ramps up, now is the perfect time to visit Northern Michigan.  The leaves begin to morph the already gorgeous landscape into something even more breathtaking.  And that is just the beginning, there are attractions for everyone in the family.  Read on for the top 10 fall attractions in Northern Michigan.

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Study Says Michigan Smoking Ban Has Not Hurt Business

 

Well, this is interesting from the Detroit News.  Michigan's law banning smokers from lighting up in bars and restaurants has had no negative impact on businesses, according to a study released Monday by the state's Department of Community Health, which went into place in Spring 2010.

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102 Old Michigan Woman Still Works on Her 1930 Car

A 102-year-old woman who brought her 1930 Packard 740 Roadster to an Ohio car show said she still changes her own oil and spark plugs. Go granny go!

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Should Michigan Have More Casinos? [POLL]

As of yesterday Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed suit to stop the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians from building a $245 million casino in Lansing.

The suit says it would violate the terms of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in 1993 by not entering into revenue-sharing agreements with other tribes.

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Pure Michigan Lip Dub Debuts: Features Grand Rapids – Holland – Muskegon [Video]

The Pure Michigan lip dub has been released!

The Pure Michigan Statewide Singalong debuted this afternoon at Ford Field during halftime of the Detroit Lions game, then on Youtube.

The video features Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon, and more!

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Large Blob in Michigan Yard Turns Out To Be Huge Mushoom

A Michigan family said a "weird looking" white blob they discovered in the yard turned out to be a large mushroom!

The Blob was the size of a basketball and weighs nearly 2 pounds.

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Michigan’s Anti-Panhandling Law Ruled Unconstitutional

As someone who works in downtown Grand Rapids, I have encountered my fair share of panhandlers over the last three years. Those who rely on the kindness of others for their survival have, apparently, been doing it illegally, though. Soon, though, that could all change.

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Umpire Jim Joyce Saves Woman’s Life Before Hitting the Mound… No Big Deal

This isn’t the first time baseball umpire Jim Joyce has been in the news. Two years ago, a famously blown call that cost Detroit’s Armando Galarraga a perfect game put him in the headlines. This week, however, he’s better known as the hero who saved the life of a woman with a heart problem.

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Michigan’s Most Stolen-Car Edition

Auto theft declined nationally last year, but remains a threat in parts of Michigan. The Detroit area had nearly 20,000 automobiles stolen in 2011 ranking it the 11th worst location in the country. The annual list of most stolen automobiles is always full of surprises and the 2011 list of most stolen vehicles in Michigan is especially unique.

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What Is That Red Michigan Shirt Dan Always Wears On ‘Big Brother’?

Dearborn native Dan Gheesling is currently competing on CBS’s Big Brother 14.

Gheesling won $500,000 when he won Big Brother 10 in 2008.  After winning the money, Dan kept his day job at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s where he is both a teacher and football coach.

Dan was invited back to Big Brother this season as a coach, but was unexpectedly given the opportunity to enter the game as a player.

Dan has many ties to Michigan and proudly displays those ties on Big Brother through his t-shirts.  His red shirt is just one of a handful of Michigan-based shirts.

But what does it mean?

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The Best Time to Buy Plane Tickets Is Almost Upon Us — Dollars and Sense

With all the fees airlines have been packing on in the past couple years, it may seem that tickets are impossibly expensive.

But there are times when it’s cheaper to buy them — and those times are fast approaching.

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