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News Minute: Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press

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DETROIT (AP) - A nonprofit's plans to create agriculture projects in Detroit neighborhoods are moving forward. RecoveryPark began construction Friday of a high-tunnel greenhouse in which more than two dozen varieties of herbs and vegetables will be grown for sale to local restaurants and markets. Long-term plans include hydroponic growing sites and fish farming.

DETROIT (AP) - A published report says a backlog in testing thousands of Detroit rape evidence kits has allowed serial rapists to remain free and in some cases commit more attacks. The kits were recovered in 2009 from a Detroit police storage facility. They contain DNA and other evidence. A majority of the 11,000 kits weren't tested in a lab.

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) - A western Michigan man is expected to be sentenced to life in prison for the slayings of his sister and her husband in 1987 at their Holland-area home. Ryan Wyngarden was convicted in the shooting deaths of Rick and Gail Brink. Police have said Wyngarden was jealous of the newlyweds' success and wanted to keep secret sexual encounters he and his sister had as teenagers.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney plans to visit Grand Rapids with his cardiologist to discuss Cheney's history of heart problems. Cheney and Reiner co-authored a book "Heart: An American Medical Odyssey." Cheney's history of heart trouble includes the first of five heart attacks at age 37. He underwent a heart transplant in 2012 at age 71.

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