Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan schools that deem it safe to provide in-person classes during the coronavirus pandemic would have to prioritize the option for K-5 students under legislation approved by the state Senate. The bills passed Saturday would also largely base districts’ state funding on last year’s pupil count to account for enrollment uncertainty. They reflect a deal announced Friday by legislative leaders and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The agreement would waive a requirement that schools have 1,098 hours and 180 days of instruction. Republicans agreed to remove a House-proposed requirement that schools offer in-person learning to K-5 students. The House plans to vote on Monday.

DETROIT (AP) — A real estate developer with eyes on buying part of the former Michigan State Fairgrounds in Detroit is in negotiations that would bring an Amazon distribution center to the site. Hillwood Investment Properties and local partner the Sterling Group plan to purchase 142 acres of the property along Detroit’s northern city limits. More than 1,200 full-time jobs are expected to be created. Amazon could become the first anchor tenant and occupy about half of the 142 acres. Officials say the proposed project would be privately financed, without tax breaks or other financial incentives.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A white nationalist group and counter-protesters clashed violently Saturday afternoon in western Michigan, resulting in arrests. The confrontation occurred at a planned rally in Kalamazoo by a group known as the Proud Boys. Assistant Chief Vernon Coakley of the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety said a few people were arrested, but didn’t know exactly how many. The Proud Boys scheduled a rally while counter-protesters staged their own event in the area, reporters on the scene said. When the Proud Boys arrived, the confrontation ensued. Some fist fights occurred before police arrived and ordered the crowds to disperse.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than 200 parcels of state-managed land are scheduled for online auction in September and October. Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources says surplus land sales are part of its public land strategy and that the parcels feature lake frontage, trail access and small lots that can be extended to neighborhood lots. Ten online auctions will be held between Sept. 8 and Oct. 5. The parcels of land primarily are located in Michigan’s central and northern Lower Peninsula and in the Upper Peninsula. Several of the largest parcels are in Allegan, Antrim, Newaygo, Oscoda and Otsego counties. Properties range in size from under an acre to 40 acres.