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12 state parks offer fireworks-free Fourth of July celebrations for vets with PTSD
Jake Neher
July 3, 2015 | MPRN  Veterans who prefer a quieter Fourth of July weekend can find fireworks-free celebrations at a dozen state parks between now and Sunday.
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Bills to allow beer on pedal-powered trolleys go to Snyder
July 6, 2015 | AP  Legislation that would allow passengers to drink beer or wine aboard pedal-powered trolleys is getting mixed reviews from people who operate them.
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Grand Haven State Park gets new walkways for beach access
July 6, 2015 | AP  Grand Haven State Park along Lake Michigan now has two new walkways that are designed to improve beach access.

SUV crash on freeway kills 13-year-old boy, injures 8 others
July 3, 2015 | AP  A teenage boy was killed and several other people were hurt after being thrown from a SUV in a crash on a Michigan freeway.

Michigan settles vegan prisoner's lawsuit for $20,000
July 3, 2015 | AP  The state of Michigan has agreed to pay $20,000 to settle a lawsuit by an 80-year-old prisoner who said his rights were violated when he was denied vegan meals.

Muskegon targets redevelopment with EPA grant
Hilary Farrell
July 3, 2015 | WGVU  A $400,000 grant benefits city of Muskegon development.
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Park dedication honors Green Beret killed in Afghanistan
July 3, 2015 | AP  A dedication is planned for a Bay City park that was renamed in honor of a 31-year-old Green Beret killed in combat in Afghanistan.

Annual festival celebrates northern Michigan's cherries
July 3, 2015 | AP  The National Cherry Festival gets underway Saturday in Traverse City, featuring music, aerial acrobatics and plenty of activities celebrating northern Michigan's signature fruit.

E. coli testing begins at Traverse City-area beaches
July 3, 2015 | AP  More Grand Traverse-area beaches will be tested for the bacteria E. coli this summer to ensure they are healthy for swimmers.

GRPD recruits save man from choking after first aid class
July 3, 2015 | AP  Two Grand Rapids police recruits who were working at a soup kitchen saved a man from choking immediately after a first aid course.

Hockey coach biking to Mackinaw City for ex-player's family
July 3, 2015 | AP  A high school hockey coach in the Grand Rapids area is riding his bike nearly 300 miles in an effort to help a former player's family pay medical bills.
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Fireworks explode near kayak on creek, injuring 2 men
July 3, 2015 | AP  Two men have been injured after fireworks exploded near their kayaks in western Michigan.

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