Protesters with rifles watch outside the State Capitol in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Flag-waving, honking protesters drove past the Michigan Capitol on Wednesday to show their displeasure with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's orders to keep people at home and businesses locked during the new coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Virus Outbreak Michigan
Protesters with rifles watch outside the State Capitol in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Flag-waving, honking protesters drove past the Michigan Capitol on Wednesday to show their displeasure with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's orders to keep people at home and businesses locked during the new coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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MICHIGAN — From Pfizer’s western Michigan manufacturing facility making national headlines to a potential State Capitol Building ban on guns, we’ve got the news you don’t want to miss this week.  

We’ve rounded up the top seven stories you need to be an informed ‘Gander.  

1. Michigan Got It Right

As America gets ready for a national election during a global pandemic, Gov. Whitmer and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson created a national blueprint. We examine strategies coming out of the Capitol in our article Voting By Mail Doubled in Michigan’s May 5 Elections. Here’s What We Learned.

2. Gov. Whitmer V. Republicans 

Michigan’s governor seems to find herself named in a new lawsuit every other week. The ‘Gander Ranked: 5 People Who Sued Whitmer and How Likely Their Cases Are this week. We’re breaking them down. 

3. Lesson Learned

When discontent with Gov. Whitmer came in the form of armed protestors in the state’s capitol, Those Assault Rifle Toting Protesters May Have Gotten Guns Banned From Michigan’s Capitol.

Where do you stand on the issue? Tweet us @gandernewsroom!

4. A Grandmother’s Plea

One metro Detroit woman spoke with us about Gov. Whitmer’s shelter in place protections and how relevant they are after she saw 14 loved ones fall ill during the pandemic. We share the intimate conversation with you in the piece LISTEN: This Detroit Grandmother Has An Urgent Plea For You.

5. Michigan Manufacturing 

While many nonessential businesses are still closed, Michigan’s manufacturing operations are slowly returning to business. The ‘Gander takes a closer look at Reigniting the Auto Industry: The Big Three Automakers’ Plan to Reopen.

6. More Inspiration From Michigan Industry 

The race to cure the coronavirus wages on with western Michigan joining the ranks of major global contributors. We look at our state’s contribution to the fight in  Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine: Michigan Manufacturer Enters Race For A Cure.

7. From Pups To Parades

And finally, we got the story behind why Surprise Parades Are Popping In Metro Detroit — And They’re Epic

If you catch the next secret parade, tweet The ‘Gander @gandernewsroom!