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A number of restrictions lifted by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday are specifically relevant to parks and park users. In response, the Ottawa County parks department recently announced the following updates:

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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(AP) — One man was the beloved owner of a Louisville barbecue restaurant who made sure to provide free meals to officers. Another was a man known as "Mr. Indianapolis," a former star football player. Yet another was a federal officer working security during a protest.

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Similar to restaurant owners in northern Michigan who have been able to open their doors to customers, with some social-distancing measures in place, local restaurants may soon be able to expand their dining areas outdoors.

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Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Southwest wind 11 to 15 mph.

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LANSING (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer lifted Michigan's coronavirus stay-at-home order Monday, letting restaurants reopen to dine-in customers next week and immediately easing limits on gatherings while keeping social-distancing rules intact.

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LANSING (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer hinted recently that she will soon reopen more regions of Michigan, expressing optimism as long as the rate of new coronavirus cases continues downward and testing increases.

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For the first time in two months, there was clapping, singing and fellowship inside Stithton Baptist Church in Radcliff, Kentucky, as members of the congregation returned to the sanctuary for Sunday morning services.

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Today: Sunny, with a high near 63. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Governors in several states called in National Guard troops as protests over repeated police killings of black men grew Saturday from New York to Tulsa to Los Angeles, where police fired rubber bullets to scatter crowds and at least one police car burned.

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Here’s how your local state lawmakers voted on legislation this week:

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Fruitport Calvary Christian's seniors gathered Friday night for their graduation. The ceremony is normally held indoors, but due to COVID-19 concerns, this year's event took place on the lawn in front of the school. 

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Whitmer hints at more reopening of Michigan in 'coming days'

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The catastrophic flooding that swept across Central Michigan last week has had myriad effects on the Midland and surrounding communities. The area’s historical structures were not immune, with a pair of museums flooding, causing irreparable damage to a portion of the artifacts housed there.

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A pair of local ice cream shops, displaced from Chinook Pier due to mold issues, are finally opening their doors in their new location.

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Today: Sunny, with a high near 63. Northwest wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

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SPRING LAKE — A 65-year-old Spring Lake man was struck by a car while bicycling across North Fruitport Road near Central Avenue on Friday afternoon.

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Ottawa County has 842 confirmed cases, as of Friday, with 7.5 percent still hospitalized and 318 considered recovered. That's six more cases than what was reported Thursday.

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PHILADELPHIA — Jennifer Merves Robbins never really considered herself an anxious person. She even — for the most part — didn’t find it too stressful to shelter-in-place when she started working from home, helping her two kids transition to online school, and cooking dinner every night. She …

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The Rotary Club of Grand Haven recently participated in a grant application to assist local organizations in their fight against the spread of the coronavirus.

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During a virtual meeting on Tuesday, the Grand Haven Township Board took the next step in the process to extend services to Schmidt Heritage Park.

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Ottawa County man seriously hurt when small plane crashes in Ohio

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We may still be under a stay-at-home order, but there’s no reason we can’t have some tasty dinners on the grill while we’re hanging out at home.

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Today: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 8 a.m. Cloudy through mid-morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 65. Light west-northwest wind increasing to 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.