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A wind farm in Idaho (file photo)
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DTE Energy is searching for wind power in less windy parts of the state. The utility has signed lease agreements for 22,000 acres in Branch County near the Indiana border. 

NPR Music is once again hosting their Tiny Desk Contest. It's a competition where unsigned musicians from all over the U.S. send in a video of themselves performing at a desk. The winner will get to play at NPR's Tiny Desk in Washington D.C., go on a national tour, be featured on NPR's "Ask Me Another," and take part in other NPR events. 

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Kalamazoo County Board members have expressed interest in joining a lawsuit against manufacturers of opioid drugs. Local governments around the country are seeking damages for the costs of fighting the opioid epidemic. Those governments have also sought to change drug companies’ marketing of opioids.

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Kalamazoo County’s local ID task force says it hopes to start enrollment by the end of the month. The optional identification card is intended to help residents who do not have a state ID to access banking, housing and a range of other essential services.

John Tucci

Michigan has more than 11,000 inland lakes. They’re places where people like to swim, boat, and fish — and many people buy lakefront property to do just that. But Eurasian watermilfoil — an invasive aquatic plant — could change that and it’ll hurt more than just the people who own lake houses. 


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