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Two out-of-state visitors to the Traverse City area have tested positive for COVID-19, just days after the Governor reopened the region. The health department confirms that, based on contact tracing, 6 local individuals are self-isolating for 14 days.
A "500 year flood" caused by the failures of the Edenville and Sanford dams devastated portions of central Michigan. President Trump approved federal aid, signing a disaster declaration; a move supported by Congressman Moolenaar and numerous other legislators.
Where Wixom and Sanford lakes once were, authorities say remains dangerous, and are cautioning that no one should be on the bottom lands. The Midland County Sheriff's Department has been granted authority by the owners to enforce prohibiting trespassing.
A Monroe Police Department officer was shot multiple times while responding to a carjacking call. Cpl. Renae Peterson had located the stolen vehicle and was exiting her patrol car when two suspects opened fire. Peterson remains in serious condition. The pair of suspects are in custody.
A Birmingham home explosion was likely caused by a gas leak, authorities say. The blast occurred after a light switch was turned on. A woman reportedly received minor injuries.
An every day bar crawl is being proposed by legislators and local bar owners. "Social drinking zones" would create closed street spaces designated for regular walking between neighboring establishments where public consumption would be allowed; in effect, much like Bourbon Street in New Orleans.
A Flint bar plans to reopen this week despite the Governor's Executive Order banning such establishments from doing so. The owners of Chilly's Bar say the bar will reopen on Thursday.