Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EST
DETROIT (AP) — Businessman and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has reached an agreement to sell Greektown Casino-Hotel in downtown Detroit for $1 billion. Gilbert’s Detroit-based JACK Entertainment announced Wednesday the deal to sell to Wyomissing, Pa.-based Penn National Gaming and New York-based VICI Properties. The deal requires state and federal regulatory approval. Gilbert and his companies plan to use proceeds from the sale for investment in Detroit real estate and business development.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A state scientist says he made recommendations six years ago to his superiors on how to limit exposure in Michigan to contamination from industrial compounds known as PFAS, but received no immediate feedback. Department of Environmental Quality researcher Robert Delaney said Tuesday during a summit of federal, state and local health and environmental officials in Grand Rapids that he sent then-director Dan Wyant a report in 2012. The report was made public last year.
L’ANSE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Critics of a wind-energy project in the Upper Peninsula have submitted petition signatures to put the issue to voters. Dozens of turbines are being proposed for L’Anse Township in Baraga County, roughly 230 miles northwest of the Mackinac Bridge. A group called Friends of the Huron Mountains collected more than 400 signatures from township residents to force an election that could overturn zoning changes. The zoning changes were approved by township officials in October.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Registration has opened for the winter “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” program in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The state Department of Natural Resources sponsors the annual event, which is scheduled for Feb. 22-24 in Marquette County. It features instruction in activities such as cross-country skiing, archery, winter camping, ice fishing and more. Participants stay at the Bay Cliff Health Camp near Big Bay.