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A groundbreaking is scheduled for next week for a $730 million physics research facility at Michigan State University.
Detroit will see $300,000 from the U.S. Forest Service to help deal with dangerous trees on Belle Isle and across the city.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will spend $25 million on navigation projects in the Great Lakes, including dredging of harbors choked with silt because of low water levels.
President Barack Obama has proposed spending $90 million in the coming budget year to keep a $730 million physics research project on track at Michigan State University.
Reaction to word that Democratic U.S. Rep. John Dingell of Michigan, the longest-serving congressman in history, will not seek re-election and will retire at year's end:
Michigan might be better known for its manufacturing muscle, but agriculture isn't exactly small potatoes: It generates $91.4 billion for the state's economy, and the state ranks at or near the top of the list nationally in production of tart cherries, blueberries, pickling cucumbers, apples, beans, carrots and geraniums. (When it comes to potatoes, it ranks ninth, but spuds are Michigan's leading produce crop.)
The federal government is providing $150,000 to support local food cultivation in the Detroit area.
President Barack Obama says signing the sweeping farm bill in Michigan makes sense because of its strong agricultural industry and few states better symbolize the nation's challenges during the past few years.
A group of scientists at Michigan State University huddled around a computer screen earlier this week - not poring over scientific data but watching a webcast of the U.S. Senate.