Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EDT
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says she will move next month to decommission a Great Lakes oil pipeline if Gov. Gretchen Whitmer cannot resolve the issue with operator Enbridge. The Democrat spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s policy conference on Mackinac Island, near where Line 5 runs under Straits of Mackinac. Nessel says she wants to “act quickly because every day that Line 5 continues to run is a day that our state is in great peril.”
NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — When it comes to Michigan water, it’s the Upper Peninsula against the Lower Peninsula. Negaunee Township, near Marquette, has been declared the home of the best-tasting water in the U.P. by the Michigan section of the American Water Works Association. Negaunee Township’s water will be judged in September against water from four communities in the Lower Peninsula: Jackson, Lowell, Tekonsha and Mancelona. One of the five will be declared the state champion.
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s congressional delegation will travel to Illinois this summer to see a crucial choke point in a waterway between an Asian carp-infested river and Lake Michigan. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Rep. Fred Upton and other delegation members announced the trip Wednesday at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s policy conference. The Army Corps of Engineers has sent Congress a $778 million plan to install noisemakers, electric cables and other devices at a lock and dam in Illinois.
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan sheriff says a deputy’s decision not to activate the overhead lights and siren of his vehicle prior to fatally striking an 11-year-old boy on a minibike will be part of an internal review. Calhoun County Sheriff Matt Saxton said Wednesday that the review will determine whether the deputy complied with department policy. Saxton said the minibike was “not made for roadway use” and the boy wasn’t wearing a helmet when he was hit about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in Battle Creek.