Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EST

DETROIT (AP) — Mayor Mike Duggan is expected in the coming days to announce his nominee to succeed Melvin “Butch” Hollowell as Detroit’s corporation counsel. Duggan plans to formally submit his nomination to the city council for consideration within the next 30 days. Hollowell has been named managing partner of a law firm in Detroit and is stepping down from his city post at the end of the year.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is hoping to sell surplus public land to help provide future outdoor recreation opportunities in the state. A sealed-bid auction will be held between Dec. 12 and Jan. 10, 2018. Property listings will not be available for bid until Dec. 12. The auction features 80 parcels primarily in the central and northern Lower Peninsula and in the Upper Peninsula.

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — The remains of a Michigan veteran killed during World War II have been recovered and will be returned home. The Herald-Palladium reports that Navy Airman Albert Rybarczyk of St. Joseph was reported missing in action in 1944 when his plane went down in the South Pacific during a bombing mission. He was 22 at the time. The crash site was found in 2014 by using an underwater sonar system.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — If fighting the Black Friday shopping crowds isn’t your thing, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources encourages you to hit the trail. The state is celebrating the day after Thanksgiving by waiving the usual Recreation Passport fee required for vehicle entry to state parks, trails and boating access sites. It’s part of a nationwide initiative called #OptOutside that encourages spending at least part of Black Friday outdoors.

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