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

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University trustees garnered applause after voting to force the immediate resignation of the university’s interim president. John Engler submitted his resignation Wednesday, saying he’d resign next week after making controversial comments about some victims of former sports doctor and convicted sexual abuser Larry Nassar. The Board of Trustees voted Thursday to make the resignation immediate. Trustee Kelly Tebay says “a wrong has been righted today. I’m sorry it took so long.”

UNDATED (AP) — Michigan State University’s governing body accepted interim president John Engler’s resignation, effective immediately. The Thursday vote marks the latest development stemming from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

GENOA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — An estate sale in Michigan sold more than 200 items belonging to “Little House on the Prairie” star Melissa Gilbert and her husband, Emmy-winning actor Timothy Busfield. The Livingston Daily Press & Argus reports that American Eagle Auction & Appraisal Company’s online estate auction held this month included a red wedding dress and signed memorabilia. The auction house owner says interest in the sale exceeded expectations. The online auction catalog received about 58,000 views.

EAU CLAIRE, Mich. (AP) — Agricultural tourism pioneer Herb Teichman, who founded a cherry pit-spitting competition in southwestern Michigan that attracted international attention, has died at the age of 88. Bowerman Funeral Home says Teichman, of Eau Claire, died Monday at a hospice facility. Teichman and his wife, Liz, owned and operated Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm near Eau Claire. The 45th annual International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship was held there last summer. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday.