In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (May 16-20)

Power outages could be planned for this summer, Michigan’s abortion ban has been suspended, Abbot Nutrition is reopening, and new entertainment attractions come to metro Detroit
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Michiganders could experience planned power outages this summer. // Photo: IStock

Michigan may experience planned power outages this summer.

MISO, the power grid operator for the state, warns there may not be enough electricity to go around during the season, which is expected to be warmer than usual.

Metro Detroit native Selma Blair releases a new memoir.

In Mean Baby, the actress writes about her lifelong struggles with alcoholism, her multiple sclerosis diagnosis, and reexamining her relationship with herself.

Time Will Tell brings “vintage ’50s neighborhood bar vibe” to Milwaukee Junction.

Opened in March, the whimsical cocktail bar offers playful drinks with a focus on tequila, mezcal, and rum and fun interior décor like floral wallpaper and a jukebox.

The founder of Zap Zone is opening a huge entertainment center near Ypsilanti.

Best In Games will be a 74,000-square-foot facility offering a glow golf selfie museum, a ninja warrior course, virtual reality, more than 125 arcade games, and more.

Two Great Lakes have lost 20 trillion gallons of water over last two years.

Lakes Michigan and Huron are 8 inches lower than this time last year and are at their lowest water levels since 2017.

A judge suspends Michigan’s 1931 abortion ban.

The ruling means that the procedure would not be illegal in the state even if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.

Moth species not seen in the U.S. in 110 years is found in luggage at Detroit Metro Airport.

Experts determined the seeds found in a passenger’s bags last year are moths are from the Pyralidae family, casually known as a snout moth. Only 600 exist in the U.S. and Canada.

Abbott Nutrition baby formula plant in Michigan expects to reopen in two weeks.

Amid a national shortage, President Biden’s administration announced the reopening of the largest manufacturing plant of infant formula. Import rules will also be eased to allow supplies from overseas.

A new “eat-tertainment” venue opens in Taylor.

Kudos Taproom and Fieldhouse is an indoor/outdoor family-friendly facility offering football, bowling, ax-throwing, cornhole, a retro arcade, kids learning center, and more.

A boutique hotel with a floating barge bar will open in Port Huron this summer.

CityFlatsHotel Port Huron will debut in the former home of the Michigan National Bank this June. It considers itself the first of its kind in the area.


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