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5 Michigan news stories you may have missed this week (4/30/17)

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DETROIT – Michigan is one of the busiest news states in the U.S., and it's easy to miss a story or two in the shuffle.

Here are five of the most clicked Michigan news stories from this past week (April 24-30):

5 police officers injured during massive brawl at Southland Mall in Taylor

Police were called to the Southland Mall in Taylor when fights broke out during a carnival set up in the parking lot.

When police got to the mall, teenagers started fighting with the officers. Five officers were reportedly injured in the brawl, and one officer was injured to the point he won't be able to work for a couple of weeks.

MORE ON THIS STORY HERE

Police address Facebook rumor that Great Lakes Crossing is 'hot bed of sex trafficking'

A recurring Facebook rumor about Great Lakes Crossing Outlets being a hot spot for sex trafficking was addressed this week by Auburn Hills Police Chief Doreen Olko.

READ MORE ABOUT THIS HERE

Michigan 7th grader dies after running 400-meter dash at track meet

A 7th grade student at Ida Middle School died Tuesday morning after running a 400-meter dash at a track meet.

GET THE LATEST ON THIS HERE

These Michigan state highways will see a speed limit increase in May

About 1,500 miles of Michigan state highway will see a speed limit increase starting on May 1.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) says 900 miles will see an increase to 65 mph, and 600 miles will see an increase to 75 mph.

FULL LIST AND MAPS HERE

New study ranks the best high schools in Michigan

Some of the best high schools in Michigan could be in your backyard.

US News & World Report released their annual rankings of the best public schools in the country. The rankings are determined by student performance, demographics, graduation rates and college readiness.

SEE THE RANKINGS HERE


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