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Past articles by Danielle:

Danielle Portteus: Grateful as she says goodbye

"On Friday, I will be leaving journalism and The Monroe News, the place I have called home for nearly 12 years," Danielle says in her farewell column. → Read More

Ida Supt. Richard Carsten now on paid administrative leave

Board members met in closed session on Monday for about four hours; after which the superintendent was placed on leave. → Read More

FINISHED: Monroe City Council chambers

Construction on the new council chambers began in May and was completed late last month. Monday was council's first meeting in the newly renovated space. → Read More

House bill proposes repealing Michigan's 10-cent bottle bill

Rep. Joseph Bellino, R-Monroe, is among the Michigan lawmakers who believe the state's bottle bill is outdated - and want to repeal it → Read More

La-Z-Boy Inc. sales increased 11.7 percent during Q2

The increase was based on solid base business growth as well as consolidation of recent acquisitions, according to a company announcement. → Read More

Leah Kastle joins law offices of Braunlich, Lievens & Braunlich

Kastl previously worked as a law clerk at the firm; and was a legal itern at the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office. → Read More

Merkle buys Cover Funeral Home in Dundee

Brian Merkle, president of Merkle Funeral Services, purchased Cover Funeral Home in October and received its operations license Nov. 15 just shortly after the previous owner, Robert Cover, died. → Read More

Whiting power plant expected to come down in 2019

Houston Roberts of the North Carolina-based company told The Monroe News that demolition is moving along as scheduled. → Read More

Demolition contract awarded for 'Purple Church'

When it opened in 1927, the building on E. Second St. was the Majestic Theatre. Over its lifetime, it has been an entertainment center and a church. → Read More

State of Michigan to join DTE tax fight

The treasury department has filed a motion to intervene in the utility's request to lower valuations on the Monroe Power Plant and Fermi. → Read More

New hospital for Monroe still in works, president says

Dawn M. Buskey says ProMedica is studying different concepts for the new ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital. → Read More

City of Monroe adopts ban on marijuana facilities

The council's move is in response to the recreational marijuana proposal that was on Tuesday's ballot. → Read More

City of Monroe to tear down 'Purple Church' building

The Second Street building was originally a movie theater. → Read More

Fountain eyed for updated Labor Park on Second St.

The upgrades to Labor Park are part of the City of Monroe recreation department's master planning process.. → Read More

Sieb Plumbing and Heating Co. celebrates 150th anniversary

The company was founded in 1868 when Matthias Sieb and Andrew Baier formed Sieb and Baier. → Read More

Battlefield sees slight decline in attendance

The park received 233,849 visitors at the Monroe and Brownstown Township unit locations, which was down about 5,000 visitors from 2017. → Read More

City takes second look at changing Cass, Harrison to two-way

After looking at the varying widths of the two streets, officials may change their recommendation and keep parts of those streets one way. → Read More

Sam's Italian Pizzeria open for business in Maybee

Owned by Giovanni Frisina, the restaurant offers a variety of pizza including Sicilian with fresh ingredients. → Read More

SEMCOG unveils regional Trail Explorer app

Virtually tour hiking trails with the Southeast Michigan Trail Explorer before you ever step foot on a path. → Read More

Local title company celebrates decades of service

Hassett Title Company is celebrating 30 years in operation this year. → Read More