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Detroit Daily Round-Up: Gov. Whitmer continues to collect excess campaign contributions, COVID-19 booster shots and more

Ashanti Seabron

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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Tuesday's edition of the Detroit Daily Round-Up. It's about time the sun decided to grace southeastern Michigan with its presence. I hope everyone is having a great start to their week!

Today is Tuesday, October 26, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

MI Gov. Whitmer collects an extra $550K over campaign contribution limits since July

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Since July 20, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has received $550,000 more over the campaign contribution limits, in addition to the $3.4 million she received above the limits earlier this year.

On Monday, Michigan gubernatorial candidates had to file new fundraising disclosures, which covered the previous three months, and Whitmer's report revealed her campaign has continued to accept larger than normally allowed donations.

Whitmer's team has defended their continued acceptance of campaign contributions because of attempts to recall her and rulings from the Secretary of State's office that candidates who are in the midst of active recalls can continue to raise unlimited amounts of money.

All 3 COVID-19 booster shots now available to Detroiters 18+

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The City of Detroit announced Tuesday that all three COVID-19 booster shots will be made available to city residents over the age of 18.

According to the city, the Johnson & Johnson booster can be taken two months after initial vaccination, while the Pfizer and Moderna boosters can be taken six months after vaccination.

A complete list of Detroit's vaccination sites is available on the city's website.

Midtown Detroit planning to welcome new Target store

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On Monday, developers announced plans for a new 32,000-square-foot Target store to be located at the southeast corner of Mack and Woodward avenues in Detroit.

The store will also anchor a new complex with 350 apartment and penthouse apartments in three connected buildings.

No timetable has currently been released regarding the project's groundbreaking or expected opening dates.

Downtown Boxing Gym plans to unveil new location on Detroit's east side

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The Downtown Boxing Gym, a nationally recognized nonprofit, plans to unveil its new outdoor sports complex on Tuesday evening on Detroit's east side at the corner of Meldrum Street and East Vernor Highway.

The complex will feature a multi-sport turf field, study pavilion, ice rink and fire pits designed to create a safe space for Detroit students all year round.

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Your go-to news source for everything happening in Detroit. Ashanti Lee Seabron is a lifelong Michigander who's worked as a writer since 2013. He's committed to detailed and pertinent news for Metro Detroit.

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