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NEGAUNEE, MI--   Governor Rick Snyder announced on Friday an initiative to help Western Marquette County residents affected by the closure of the Empire Mine. 

Project Empire consists of a response team of state agencies led by the Michigan Department of Talent that will bring technical assistance to local municipalities.  Plans call for a community leadership committee with representatives from government, the business community, educators, and healthcare professionals to work with state agencies and experts to tap existing state and federal programs.

GLADSTONE, MI--   Michigan’s forest products industry contributes $20 billion a year to the state’s economy—two years earlier than expected. 

Governor Rick Snyder made that announcement during a stop at the Besse Forest Products Group facility in Gladstone Wednesday.  Snyder said the state set the $20 billion goal with the hopes of achieving it by 2018.  He said Michigan’s forests are an integral part of Michigan’s reinvention and continue to drive growth for rural economies. 

DEARBORN, MI (AP)--   AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have fallen by about 9 cents per gallon in the past week.  

The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.24 per gallon on Sunday. That's about 73 cents less than it was at the same point last year.

AAA says gas prices in the Great Lakes region continue to be among the most volatile in the nation, amid refinery issues and tightening supplies.

DEARBORN, MI (AP)--   AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have fallen by about 7 cents per gallon in the past week. 

The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.17 per gallon on Sunday. That's about 35 cents less than it was at the same point last year.

It's the second week in a row that the statewide average has dropped.

The lowest average price was about $2.07 per gallon in the Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Holland areas, while the highest average was about $2.27 per gallon in the Marquette area.

DEARBORN, MI (AP)--   AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have fallen by about 11 cents per gallon in the past week.  

The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.24 per gallon on Sunday. That's about 41 cents less than it was at the same point last year.

The lowest average price was about $2.13 per gallon in the Traverse City area, while the highest average was about $2.32 per gallon in the Ann Arbor area.

AAA Michigan surveys daily fuel prices at 2,800 gas stations across the state. 

DEARBORN, MI (AP)--   AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have risen by about 9 cents per gallon in the past week. 

The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.36 per gallon on Sunday. That's about 39 cents less than it was at the same point last year.

This is the first time in five weeks that the statewide price of gas has increased.
The lowest average price was about $2.29 per gallon in the Traverse City area, while the highest average was about $2.42 per gallon in the Ann Arbor area.

DEARBORN, MI (AP)--   AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have decreased by about 9 cents per gallon in the past week.  

The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.26 per gallon on Sunday. That's about 60 cents less than it was at the same point last year.

This is the fourth week in a row that the statewide price of gas has decreased.
The lowest average price was about $2.13 per gallon in the Benton Harbor area, while the highest average was about $2.39 per gallon in the Marquette area.

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have decreased by about 11 cents in the past week.
The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.35 per gallon on Monday. That's about 60 cents less than it was at the same point last year.
This is the third week in a row that the statewide price of gas has decreased by double-digits.
The lowest average price was about $2.20 per gallon in the Traverse City area, while the highest average was about $2.42 per gallon in the Marquette area.

DEARBORN, MI (AP)--   AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have decreased by about 13 cents in the past week. 

The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.47 per gallon on Sunday. That's about 43 cents less than it was at the same point last year.

This is the second week in a row that the statewide price of gas has decreased by double-digits.

The lowest average price was about $2.30 per gallon in the Traverse City area, while the highest average was about $2.51 per gallon in the Ann Arbor area.

DEARBORN, MI (AP)--   AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have increased by about 14 cents in the past week. 

The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.74 per gallon on Sunday. That's about 15 cents less than it was at the same point last year.

This is the fifth consecutive week that the statewide price has increased.

The lowest average price was about $2.56 per gallon in the Marquette area, while the highest average was about $2.77 per gallon in the Ann Arbor area.

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