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      State of Michigan handing out $15 million to fight blight

      Vacant homes like these could be torn down with money from the state.

      State officials announced Wednesday that 34 communities across Michigan will split a total of $15 million dollars to tear down vacant properties.

      They hope the initiative will promote future development and increase public safety.

      Bay City, Mt. Pleasent, and the Saginaw County Land Bank are also receiving funding.