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News Minute: Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A new policy will open about 6,300 miles of roads in Michigan's state forest system to off-road vehicles. Director Keith Creagh of the Department of Natural Resources says the expanded access will take effect Jan. 1. He says an additional 1,200 miles of roads will remain off-limits. Officials say the plan balances motorized recreation with resource protection.

DETROIT (AP) - A lawyer who slept outdoors in Detroit for more than three weeks says she's going back indoors after raising more than $18,000 to help represent poor people. Wayne County's chief judge, Robert Colombo Jr., read about Lisa Walinske and delivered a $500 check Friday. He praised Walinske's work in an interview with the Detroit Free Press and called her "amazing." Walinske had been sleeping in a hut made from scrap wood, tarps and other materials since Nov. 21.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers are looking to create a state fund to compensate thousands of people who were falsely accused of fraudulently collecting unemployment benefits. The proposal was not included in changes to the Unemployment Insurance Agency that won approval on the last day of legislative voting in 2017. But legislators plan to revisit the issue in January. It would help claimants who were refunded penalties and interest but have faced other financial hardships because of the fiasco.

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - A Detroit suburb has reached a settlement with the family of a woman who was fatally shot by police near a shopping mall in 2016. In a court filing Thursday, attorneys said they would provide details to federal Judge Bernard Friedman, but they want him to keep the information confidential and off the public record. A Dearborn police officer repeatedly shot 31-year-old Janet Wilson while she was in her car on a busy street. Police were pursuing her after a dispute was reported at the mall.

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