LANSING, MI – The former Knapps Department store in downtown Lansing could be renovated into a mix of retail, office and residential space. The Eyde Company plans to spend $20-million to renovate the space. The Eydes have owned the building since the early '80's.
The first offices of the family business were in this building.
A coalition is awarding money to clean-up efforts in Saginaw Bay as a pitch to the EPA for federal funds.
AUDIO: Saginaw Bay, nestled to the west of Michigan's thumb, is filled with toxic chemicals, has low oxygen levels, and has rampant degradation of habitat and wetlands. Scientist Mike Murray, say that's why the region was one of five selected in the Great Lakes to receive the money from the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition.
Lansing, MI – A conference in Lansing this week is focused on helping ex-convicts adjust to life outside prison. Every year, thousands of men and women are released from Michigan prisons. Many of them will end up back in prison within three years.
Michigan's two-year-old bid to become a star in the nation's movie business is drawing mixed reviews.
The state has become a hot spot for moviemakers, with 89 movie or TV productions completed since Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed an aggressive tax incentive program into law on April 7, 2008. Hotels, caterers and others getting some spin-off business from moviemakers can't wait for the industry to put down deeper roots in the state.
KANSAS CITY, MO – Johnny Damon and Brandon Inge drove in two runs apiece in a six-run seventh inning against Kansas City's shaky bullpen and the Detroit Tigers rallied for an 8-4 victory Monday.
Earlier on the wind-swept opening day, Yuniesky Betancourt's two-run home run and Billy Butler's bases-loaded single staked Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke to a 4-2 lead over Justin Verlander in a duel between two of baseball's premier starters.
Michigan health officials say more than half of the state's youngest children remain at risk of contracting H1N1 because they have not received a second dose of the vaccine required to ward off the virus.
Michigan Department of Community Health officials say children 10 years old and younger are most at risk. Health officials say 334,745 children age 10 and under have received at least one dose of H1N1 vaccine. Of those, 148,239 have received two doses.