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News Minute: Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EDT

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) - A city in Michigan's Upper Peninsula has created a new fund to grow and leverage money for public art. The Mining Journal reports that the Marquette City Commission unanimously passed the new public art policy in recent weeks. The Marquette Public Art Commission will administer an annual contribution of $30,000 from the city's general fund to be put toward commissioning, purchasing and maintaining public art in the city.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - An elk is replacing the common loon on Michigan wildlife license plates. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says the change starts Dec. 1 and will help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the reintroduction of elk to the state. Nov. 30 is the last day to buy common loon plates. Funds from the sale of elk license plates will continue to help wildlife management.

DETROIT (AP) - A conference at Wayne State University will draw experts speaking about memory through the lenses of Middle Eastern revolutions, dementia and aging, and Shakespearean literature. The interdisciplinary conference will be held Thursday and Friday at the Detroit school. The event includes three keynote speakers from the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University and Northwestern University. The event is free and open to the public.

WARREN, Mich. (AP) - A suburban Detroit mayor says the city is preparing for protesters to gather for an upcoming speech by former White House adviser Steve Bannon. Warren Mayor Jim Fouts says he's received calls demanding he prevent Bannon from speaking at the Macomb County Republican Party's Nov. 8 dinner, along with requests that he prevent any demonstrations. Bannon left the White House in August and returned to running conservative Breitbart News.

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