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State program provides grants for snowmobile trail easements

LANSING, MI (AP)-- State officials have announced a new grant program for nonprofits and local governments to purchase permanent easements for snowmobile trails. Department of Natural Resources recreation specialist Ron Yesney says half of Michigan's snowmobile trails are on privately-owned land. Use of those trails is at the discretion of the landowner. An easement is an authorization to use land for a specific activity, such as snowmobiling. Yesney says the easement grant program will help...
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Man dies in ATV crash in northeastern Wisconsin

TOWNSHIP OF WABENO, WI (AP)-- A 23-year-old man has died after an all-terrain vehicle crash in northeastern Wisconsin. The Forest County Sheriff's Office says deputies got a report of an ATV crash in the Township of Wabeno Saturday morning. Deputies responded and found the crash. WSAW-TV reports the victim, from Goodman, died at the scene. His name has not been released. No one else was involved. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is investigating.
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TOWNSHIP OF WABENO, WI (AP)--   A 23-year-old man has died after an all-terrain vehicle crash in northeastern Wisconsin.  

The Forest County Sheriff's Office says deputies got a report of an ATV crash in the Township of Wabeno Saturday morning.

Deputies responded and found the crash. WSAW-TV reports the victim, from Goodman, died at the scene. His name has not been released.

No one else was involved. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is investigating.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Marquette woman is jailed, following a rollover accident in the city.  

Marquette Police say Friday around 9:05 p.m. they were dispatched to a crash on West Fair Avenue near Presque Isle Avenue.  They say a 54-year-old woman was southbound when she tried to turn left onto Fair.  She lost control of the vehicle, which struck a light pole on the southern shoulder and rolled onto its roof. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   Two people have thrown their hats into the ring and declared themselves candidates for Marquette County Sheriff. 

Undersheriff Mike Klein announced Thursday his intention to run on the Democratic ticket.  He says if elected, he’ll focus on the county’s meth problem, the “dark store” property tax issue, and increased road patrols. 

LANSING, MI (AP)--   State officials have announced a new grant program for nonprofits and local governments to purchase permanent easements for snowmobile trails.  

Department of Natural Resources recreation specialist Ron Yesney says half of Michigan's snowmobile trails are on privately-owned land.

Use of those trails is at the discretion of the landowner. An easement is an authorization to use land for a specific activity, such as snowmobiling.

Yesney says the easement grant program will help stabilize the snowmobile trail system to support local economies.

In case you didn't stay up late to watch the MTV Video Music Awards, there are really only two moments that matter.

They'll be the talk of the water cooler today, so you might as well take a look. Here are the two moments that matter:

1. After receiving the Video Vanguard award, the rapper Kanye West delivered a 13-minute soliloquy in which he sorta, kinda apologized for his past behavior and then he got ahead of the news cycle by announcing he's running for president in 2020.

The phrase police militarization conjures up an image of cops wrapped in Kevlar, barging into homes with semi-automatic weapons. But familiar as that image is, we don't know how common it is. There are simply no good statistics on police tactical operations in America. The federal government doesn't keep track, and neither do the states – with one exception: Utah.

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European ministers have called for an emergency summit to discuss the hundreds of thousands of migrants who are pouring into European countries.

As The New York Times reports, almost as soon as Germany, France and Britain made the call, Luxembourg, which currently holds the EU presidency, obliged setting a meeting date for Sept. 14 in Brussels.

The Times reports:

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