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News Minute: Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EDT

DETROIT (AP) - Authorities say two people have died and a third was injured when a small plane crashed in Detroit while heading to the city's municipal airport. Police say the single-engine plane en route to Coleman A. Young International Airport apparently struck a power line and tree on Sunday night. No one on the ground was injured. The FAA says preliminary information indicates the pilot reported a landing gear problem and low fuel to air traffic controllers shortly before the crash.

HOWELL, Mich. (AP) - A hot-air balloon pilot escaped injury after his balloon struck power lines and fell into a southeastern Michigan lake. WXYZ-TV reports the man was rescued Sunday morning by fishermen on Thompson Lake around the Livingston County community of Howell. The pilot was taken to rescue crews at the shore. Officials with the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest say it's being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration.

DETROIT (AP) - Tens of thousands of people are expected in downtown Detroit and along the Detroit River for the annual Ford Fireworks show. The 24-minute show takes place over the river Monday night. It will feature more than 10,000 pyrotechnic effects that are visible for miles in Detroit as well as Windsor, Ontario. Traffic will be restricted on a number of downtown-area streets and freeways. Police will enforce the city's curfew ordinance for minors.

BESSEMER, Mich. (AP) - The recent results of a feasibility study have provided a comprehensive overview of a mining project in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. WLUC-TV reports Highland Copper Co. Inc. has announced the results of their 8 month study for its copper mine project in Gogebic County. It shows initial capital cost of the project will be about $275 million. The company will now focus on financing and permits. Construction could begin in January.

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