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Chemical Financial Corp. announces 2015 Q2 cash dividend »

"MIDLAND, MI — Chemical Financial Corp. officials recently announced that the corporation's board of directors declared a second quarter 2015 cash dividend of 24 cents a share on its common stock. The stock was trading at $30.24 a share on Friday, May 22. It trades on the NASDAQ under the symbol CHFC."

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Humane Society of U.S. offers $5,000 reward for info on Bay County dog-shooter »

"BAY CITY, MI — The Humane Society of the United States has joined in the efforts to identify the person who shot a Bangor Township man's emotional support dog, by offering a five-figure reward."

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Saginaw student artists rise to the top in state and national competitions »

"SAGINAW, MI – A newspaper clipping from 2013 shows a pair of winning works at the Saginaw County Art Show at Fashion Square Mall, one taking a Nell Witters Award and the other that year's Best of Show."

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In Uniform: Accomplishments of Great Lakes Bay Region military members »

"Here are recent accomplishments of members of the U.S. Armed Forces who are originally from the Great Lakes Bay Region."

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Saginaw World War 2 vet recalls attack that sank his ship USS Bristol »

"SAGINAW, MI — Saginaw native Charles Torongo made the front page of The Saginaw News 72 years ago, when he shared his account of being a sailor aboard the destroyer USS Bristol when it was sunk by a German U-boat torpedo during World War II."

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Governor Rick Snyder adds criminal justice reform to his already full plate »

"If this was the Thanksgiving holiday season rather than Memorial Day you could say the governor has loaded his platter with lots of goodies and one major leftover."

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How many students repeated a grade in your district? »

"As the school year winds down, how many public-school students in Michigan will end up repeating the same grade next year? Here's a look at this year's numbers. During the 2014-15 school year, 43,985 students were enrolled in the same grade two years in a row — that's about 3% of public-school students statewide."

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Test scores are important, but so is music education »

"Despite glitzy talent shows like "The Voice" or "American Idol," music is less a road to riches and fame than it is a path to real learning for countless kids in communities across the nation."

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In road funding fix, don't trade one problem for another »

"The defeat of Proposal 1 has predictably sent Lansing lawmakers back to the drawing board. One of the options being considered is to fund road repairs by gutting the investments that make Michigan attractive to job providers.

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Veterans deserve the burial they earned »

"On Memorial Day, we pause to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country and our freedom."

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