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Officials hoping court case will result in reopening of Ojibway

MARENISCO TOWNSHIP, MI-- Marenisco Township officials hope a judge orders the state to reopen the Ojibway Correctional Facility. Township Supervisor Richard Bouvette says a lawsuit filed against the Michigan Department of Corrections states the MDOC was prejudiced and didn’t follow proper procedure when it decided to close Ojibway. “Proper procedure would have been to do a study of the area to find out if it could withstand the prison closure and it’s pretty obvious that they did not do that,...

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LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Lawmakers in Lansing say they are ready to take a deeper look at regulating a class of chemicals known as PFAS. 

The toxic substances have been found in many groundwater and drinking water sites throughout the state. PFAS chemicals have been used in manufacturing and in firefighting foam at sites across Michigan.

State officials are testing for PFAS statewide, but the legislature has yet to act on them.

HOUGHTON, MI--   The Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan is holding an aerospace expo at Michigan Technological University next week. 

AIAM officials say it will be an opportunity to form connections between potential customers, talent and suppliers. On-site buyers will include GE Aviation, Parker Aerospace, RCO Aerospace, Woodward, Bell Helicopter, and Cessna Aircraft. Attendees will also be able to tour nearby Calumet Electronics.

The expo takes place Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tech’s campus.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Marquette Police Department is reminding residents about the approaching winter parking ban.

Beginning November 1 all motorists must find off-street parking between 1 and 6 a.m. Those who don’t could be fined $75.

Front yard parking is also prohibited unless authorization is given by the Community Development Office. Parking in the right-of-way is also prohibited unless no other viable option is available. Violations of front yard and right-of-way parking could result in $50 fines.

Across New York City, more than 70 restaurants are tossing their oyster shells not into the trash or composting pile, but into the city's eroded harbor. It's all part of Billion Oyster Project's restaurant shell-collection program.

The mottled spots giraffes are known for aren't random, according to a new study that suggests that the patterns are inherited maternally — and that they may impact the chances of a calf surviving its first few months of life.

The roundness and smoothness of a giraffe's spots are inherited through its mother, wildlife biology researchers reported in the academic journal PeerJ last week.

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President Trump says he is going to work quickly to find a replacement for Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Haley announced her departure yesterday morning. President Trump was alongside her at the White House.

"Donald Trump!" said Melissa Brunner from Georgia, as she posed for a photo in front of the recently inaugurated U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

Beckah Shae, a Nashville-based singer-songwriter popular on Christian radio, snapped selfies alongside the creamy limestone wall inscription reading: "EMBASSY/UNITED STATES OF AMERICA/JERUSALEM, ISRAEL/DONALD J. TRUMP/PRESIDENT."

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