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Monday in Detroit: Energy Secretary, former Gov. Granholm to visit Detroit

Ashanti Seabron

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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Monday's edition of the Detroit Daily Round-Up.

I hope everyone had a great weekend — let's kick off this week (and new month) the right way!

Today is Monday, May 2, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

Energy Secretary, former Gov. Granholm to visit Detroit

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Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm will be visiting Detroit on Monday afternoon to appear at a news conference with Detroit nonprofit Focus: HOPE.

Granholm, who served as Michigan's former governor from 2003 to 2010, is expected to make a “major” announcement related to the “clean energy provisions included in President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,” according to a press release.

Prior to visiting Detroit, Granholm attended a ribbon-cutting event at 10 a.m. in East Lansing.

67th Annual Fight for Freedom Dinner held in Detroit

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Detroit's Huntington Place hosted the 67th Annual Fight for Freedom Dinner on Sunday, a yearly event put on by the NAACP Detroit Branch.

Hundreds of people attended the event including Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Senator Debbie Stabenow and Wayne County Executive Warren Evans.

While speaking at the event, Whitmer expressed her commitment to upholding the values of the NAACP.

"I just want to redouble my commitment to everyone in this room that every single day we will live the values of the NAACP… we will strive to meet the goals of this organization… we will lock arms in partnership," Whitmer said.

Detroit Red Wings won't renew contracts of Jeff Blashill, 2 assistant coaches

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As announced by Red Wings General Manager Steve Yzerman over the weekend, contracts will not be renewed for head coach Jeff Blashill, assistant coach Doug Houda and goaltending coach Jeff Salajko.

Blashill, who just completed his seventh season as head coach of the Red Wings, compiled a record of 204-261-72 during his tenure.

Michigan gas prices rise above $4 a gallon

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According to AAA, Michiganders are now paying an average of $4.12 a gallon to fill up their tanks.

The rate is up 18 cents from just last week, and experts predict that fuel prices should remain around the high $3 to low $4 mark throughout the summer.

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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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