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News Minute: Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan officials say the state's unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point in March to 7.5 percent. That's the lowest mark in six years but it's still higher than the national rate of 6.7 percent. The state says 355,000 people were unemployed and seeking work in March.

JENISON, Mich. (AP) - State officials are investigating the death of a 100-year-old woman at an assisted living facility in Jenison. Authorities say it appears Sarah Bredeweg suffocated after she slipped between the mattress and bed rail sometime over the weekend.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The University of Michigan says it's taking several steps to boost black enrollment, which has dropped to less than five percent since state residents voted to ban consideration of race in admissions. African-Americans make up about 14 percent of Michigan's 9.9 million residents.

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) - The shipping season in Marquette's Upper Harbor has opened about two weeks later than expected. Coast Guard ice-breakers cleared the way for the first two big ships on Sunday. Thick ice on Lake Superior has delayed inbound coal and outbound iron ore shipments.

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