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New Laws in Michigan For 2017 Will Affect Us All – Good and Bad

So many people thought 2016 was the worst year ever, but we haven't even really begun 2017, and some new laws in Michigan are going to help keep things down. How about more taxes and fees? Yep, we got 'em! There are also some good things, too, though.

First, the bad. Taxes and fees are going up. Way up.

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Lions’ Golden Tate Fails Attempting A ‘Lambeau Leap’ At Ford Field [Video]

When Golden Tate scored in the Detroit Lions' Sunday night showdown with the Green Bay Packers, he wasn't sure what to do, since the Lions really don't have any traditions to speak of, so it kind of turned into a really awkward version of the Packers' famed 'Lambeau Leap.'

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Check Out This Awesome Aerial View Of Mackinac Island [Video]

Mackinac Island is one of the premier tourist destinations in Michigan, but you've never seen it like this!  The TAPP Channel on YouTube took to the sky with their drone and gave us an awesome perspective of the island...

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Lake Superior State University Releases 2017’s ‘Banished Words List’

Lake Superior State University –- the smallest public university in Michigan — has released its 42nd annual list of banished words.

The list’s proper name is the List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness, and has been a Lake Superior tradition since 1976...

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Michigan’s Free Ice Fishing Weekend is Coming in February

Some people look for heat when Michigan's cold winters hit.

Ice fishermen are a little different.

Whether you are experienced at ice fishing or have never tried it, you are welcome to enjoy the cold during Michigan's annual free ice fishing weekend this February.

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The Cotton Bowl’s ArtPrize Moment: Giant Mascots Made of Tires

Remember when Dallas was going to host an expansion of ArtPrize?

The three-year agreement was set to begin in 2016, but ArtPrize Dallas was cancelled because of funding and some who "saw the concept as threatening to the status quo."

It seems Dallas is having second thoughts after introducing two ArtPrize-like sculptures made out of tires.

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Michigan Animal Shelters Now Conducting Background Checks on Adopters

A new bill signed into law this week aims to increase animal safety in Michigan.

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Get FREE Coffee From Starbucks if You Find a ‘Pop-Up Cheer Party’

As a way to close out 2016, Starbucks is celebrating with "10 Days of Cheer." And what way does Starbucks spread cheer the best? Free coffee, obviously...

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Substitute Teachers are Desperately Needed in Michigan

Michigan is facing a shortage of substitute teachers and it's having a direct affect on schools.

The Detroit Free Press says the lack of substitute teachers,
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Michigan Hospitals Are In Trouble for Making Patients Sick

The federal government is cracking down on hospitals with high rates of patient injuries, and they've now added spreading those crazy antibiotic-resistant germs like MRSA to their calculations. So the government has reduced Medicare payments to 769 hospitals, including 27 hospitals right here in Michigan!

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Volunteer Campground Hosts Camp for Free at Michigan State Parks

Do you love camping? Here's a unique way to camp for free while sharing your passion for camping with others in Michigan.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources needs volunteer campground hosts. 

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‘Shoe Year’s Day’ Brings Free Guided Snowshoe Hikes to Michigan

Michigan's unpredictable winter weather is bound to bring us more snow. When it does, be prepared to join one of nine upcoming snowshoe hikes being planned by the Michigan DNR.

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