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Michigan Penn State bold football predictions Yes, Suicide Squad accurately describes Michigan's middle of the game woes and this will allow the Nittany Lions to roar back into this game.

Auchter's Art: Even Yoopers have a breaking point After the University of Wisconsin's football team crushed Michigan State University last week, the Twitter handle for the Upper Peninsula tweeted, "It's official, I belong to Wisconsin now." And then as if to drive the point home, the Packers beat the Lions Monday night.

Friday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Coaches evaluating rising high school seniors A couple 2020 guys are being looked at closely by Michigan’s coaching staff.

Paying college athletes won't solve everything This fall California Governor Gavin Newsome signed a law that will allow college athletes to sell their names, images, and likenesses to whoever wants to buy them.

GTPulse: Traverse City Woman Bought The Bar She Worked At "My son loves it here. He knows he's not supposed to go behind the bar so of course that's always the first place he tries running to when he gets here." However, Nolen would like to make some changes to the bar. "There's carpet in the back room, I'd like to put wood vinyl back there at some point.

Enbridge Announces Line 5 Changes Enbridge CEO Al Monaco was in Detroit Thursday to announce plans for some major changes to Line 5. While speaking to the Canada, U.S. Business Association, Monaco outlined new ways Enbridge wants to keep Line 5 safe from anchor strikes in the straits of Mackinac.

Candidates clash in Flint's mayoral debate A debate last night between the two candidates for Flint mayor saw few sparks, but some sniping. Incumbent Mayor Karen Weaver and her challenger, state representative Sheldon Neeley, sparred during the 30-minute debate on WJRT TV. Flint's water crisis was front and center in the debate.

Students call for more funding for UM's Flint and Dearborn campuses The University of Michigan Board of Regents heard from students enrolled at the Flint and Dearborn campuses, who complain they are not being treated as equals to Ann Arbor students. The regents met in Flint Thursday. Tyrice Denson is a recent U of M-Flint graduate.

Identifying Michigan basketball’s next targets after Isaiah Todd’s commitment Identifying Michigan basketball's next targets after Isaiah Todd's commitment.

Podcast: Reacting to Isaiah Todd’s decision to commit to Michigan and what he brings The five-star recruit has become Juwan Howard’s big fish to start off his tenure at Michigan.

TCAPS Superintendent Resigns after 2 Months in Role, Board Talks Future of District The brand new Traverse City Area Public Schools superintendent Ann Cardon is out after just two months on the job. Cardon announced her resignation via letter, read at a special TCAPS board meeting Thursday night. Her resignation comes after allegations board president Sue Kelly and others bullied her and wanted to push her out.

Quick analysis: What Isaiah Todd brings to Michigan Basketball Juwan Howard just landed the centerpiece of his retooling of the hoops program in Ann Arbor.

2020 five-star PF Isaiah Todd commits to Michigan Juwan Howard and the Michigan basketball program received huge news Thursday night, as 2020 five-star power forward Isaiah Todd verbally committed to the Wolverines.

Cadillac Police Looking for Hit and Run Driver The Cadillac Police Department need your help finding a driver who took off after a crash. It happened on M-115 and Sunnyside Drive just before 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Police say a woman and her two young children were trying to turn when a trailer came detached from another vehicle and hit their car.

Cardon resigns as Traverse City schools superintendent Ann Cardon is no longer the superintendent of Traverse City Area Public Schools. She resigned Thursday night. At a special meeting of the school board, school board member Stacey Hozak read Cardon's resignation letter.

Annual Community Fund dinner celebrates Lakeview LAKEVIEW - Eighteen years ago, Dallas and Nancy Lincoln started the Lakeview Area Community Fund with $5,000, and the desire to give local students, businesses and organizations a hand-up.

Bad Betting Advice, Week 8 Maybe that means I am due. As for upset picks, the following table summarizes those picks. My algorithm and the FPI combined like 10 upsets this week, including Ole Miss over A&M, Syracuse over Pitt, BC over NC State, and K-State over TCU.

At the center of attention GREENVILLE - One day, Zach McMillan would like to be a bodyguard. He says it may be weird, but he likes the idea of being a protector. So far, the Greenville sophomore has been working on doing just that, but on the football field, protecting his team's quarterback.

Healthy Haunting: The Savvy Mom's Guide to a Health-ified Halloween We all have a ton of fun! Let's be clear: I'm not saying that anyone should take the traditions and fun out of this age-old holiday. Instead, I'm merely suggesting that it is possible to clean it up a smidge. Grab a pitchfork and some garlic, maybe a broom, and prepare to health-ify Halloween this year!

Mothering with Mental Illness I have lived with Bipolar Disorder my entire life. There have been weeks when I question what I was thinking having three kids in four years as I chased two in diapers at the same time and battled postpartum depression with my third. In my early 20s I struggled severely with my Bipolar Depression.

CDC: Vaccine Exemption Rates Among US Kindergartners Continue To Climb There has been a small increase in vaccine exemption rates among kindergarteners in the United States, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

50,000 Striking GM Workers Will Now Vote On Tentative Agreement The United Auto Workers' national council voted Thursday to recommend its rank and file members ratify a tentative agreement with General Motors. But the union's leadership decided that its nearly 50,000 members won't return to work ahead of the rank-and-file ratification vote on the four-year tentative agreement.

Man Convicted Of Killing Cop As Teen Gets Shorter Sentence DETROIT - The life sentence of a Detroit man who has spent 42 years in prison has been reduced by a judge. Charles Lewis was charged for the fatal shooting of an off-duty police officer. Lewis was 17 years old in 1976 when Gerald Sypitkowski was killed.

Ford Announces Launch Of Largest Electric Vehicle Charging Network In The US Ford doesn't currently offer any electric vehicles, but it announced Thursday that, once it does, it will offer the largest North American network of electric vehicle chargers of any automaker — including Tesla.

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