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Michigan's next city could be in Washtenaw County.  Voters in the Village of Dexter decide in November if they approve of a proposed city charter.  Don't expect a lot of changes regardless of the outcome of the vote.


The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Arbor Day Foundation have given 125 communities in the state the "Tree City USA" certification for their efforts in 2013.

The program promotes proper tree management in urban areas and awareness for the economic, health and aesthetic benefits of trees.

Among the local communities receiving "Tree City USA" designation: Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Saline and the Village of Dexter.

Dexter Explosion Kills One Man, Injures Another

Apr 22, 2013

One man was killed this afternoon and another injured in an explosion at the Dexter Utilities Department. 

Dexter Area Fire Department Chief Loren Yates says his department responded around 1:39pm.  When they arrived, they found two injured men on the roof.  Chief Yates says it appears the men were using torches inside a processing tank when the flames ignited methane gas, causing the explosion.

The injured men were taken the the University of Michigan Hospital, where Ann Arbor dot com is reporting one of the victims died.  The other is said to be in stable condition. 

Dexter Marks 1 Year Anniversary Of Tornado

Mar 15, 2013

It's been exactly one year since an F-3 tornado tore through the Village of Dexter, damaging some 400 homes, with 36 of those homes suffering major damage.

Dexter Village Assistant Manager Courtney Nichols says there 's still some repair work going on, specifically at the car wash and the laundromat.  She says most of the homes have been repaired or re-built. 

Nichols says it was very fortunate that the financial cost to the village was only $45,000, which mainly went to cover clean-up and tree removal service.