Mason Ludwig of North Branch is the lone Michigan racer vying for a $50,000 sponsorship deal in the Champion Auto Parts "Search for a Champion" contest. The winner is determined by a public vote.
A Clare County man is going to prison for brutally assaulting a dog and then a fellow jail inmate. The dog involved recovered and may get new life as a police K-9 or veterans service dog.
A stretch of M-71 between Corunna and Owosso is being named for Private First Class Shane Cantu.