East Lansing, MI – East Lansing, MI (MPRN) - Detroit Mayor Ken Cockrel has asked the state Court of Appeals to clear the way for transferring the downtown Cobo Center from the city to a regional authority.
The mayor is embroiled in a fight with the city council, which is trying to block the deal. A judge in Detroit just upheld the council's position.
Council members say the city wasn't getting enough for giving up the convention center that is home to the North American International Auto Show.
East Lansing, MI – East Lansing, MI (WKAR) - The organization governing soccer in the United States has invited three Michigan venues to express their level of interest in hosting potential World Cup matches.
U.S. soccer is bidding to host the World Cup in either 2018 or 2022.
U.S. Soccer included Ford Field in Detroit, Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, and Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor among 70 venues they would like to consider.
East Lansing, MI – East Lansing, MI (WKAR) - The Masters golf tournament tees off Thursday at the legendary Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia.
One of the amateurs invited to play in the first major tournament of the year is Jack Newman, a junior on the Michigan State University golf team. It's the first time a golfer from MSU has qualified to play in the Masters.
East Lansing, MI – EAST LANSING, MI (WKAR) - About 200 people attended a rally for the Michigan State University men's basketball team today, the day after the Spartans lost the national championship game to North Carolina.
Word of the rally only got out an hour or so before the team was scheduled to arrive back at their home, the Breslin Center, but the fans greeting for coach Tom Izzo and the team was energetic.
While dissappointed with the result, Izzo expressed pride in his squad.
East Lansing, MI – East Lansing, MI (MPRN) - Governor Granholm says the MSU men's basketball team has become a symbol for a state that's struggling for respect.
The governor says the Spartans' success is not just a diversion from the problems people in Michigan are facing - such as the near-collapse of the auto industry, and the nation's highest unemployment rate.
She says MSU also represents Michigan's efforts to turn around its fortunes.
East Lansing, MI – East Lansing, MI (WKAR) - East Lansing authorities say they're prepared to keep the peace Monday night following Michigan State's appearance in the NCAA men's basketball championship game.
The Spartans tip off against North Caroline at 9:21 pm.
Authorities are preparing for a larger crowd than Saturday night after MSU's semi-final win.
East Lansing Police Detective Kevin Daley expects most will be well-behaved.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State University says South African activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu will speak at the school's undergraduate commencement ceremony May 8.
The East Lansing school says it's giving Tutu an honorary doctorate of humane letters. Past honorees include Nelson Mandela, Coretta Scott King and Maya Angelou.
Tutu is the retired Anglican archbishop of Cape Town and became the first black general secretary of the South African Council of Churches in 1979.