East Lansing, MI – City councilman Nathan Triplett wants East Lansing to be a test site for a national high-speed fiber optic network now in the planning stage.
This week, Google announced plans to build a broadband network capable of delivering data at 1 gigabit per second to up to 500,000 people. The company is encouraging civic leaders and individuals to apply to make their local community a test site.
AUBURN HILLS, MI – Kevin Martin scored 26 points and Beno Udrih added 22 as the Sacramento Kings beat the Detroit Pistons 103-97 on Wednesday night.
The Kings have won back-to-back road games after winning just three of their first 25 away from home. Andres Nocioni added 13 for Sacramento, while Tyreke Evans scored seven of his 13 in the final five minutes.
Tayshaun Prince led the Pistons with 23, while Rodney Stuckey finished with 17. Detroit has lost five of six at home, with the only win coming over hapless New Jersey.
Clinton County, MI – Dairy producers from across the Upper Midwest are meeting in Frankenmuth today (Thursday) for the start of their annual regional conference. Farmers across the country are trying to recover from a very difficult year.
Milk producers spent most of 2009 struggling with high input costs and rock-bottom prices. Milk exports dropped sharply starting in 2008 after one of the best price years on record.
Denise Illitch of the Little Caesar's Pizza family has taken herself out of the race for governor. Illitch explored joining the campaign for the Democratic nomination for the past month, since Lieutenant Governor John Cherry dropped out.
Ilitch's status as a Lansing outsider and her access to money to fund a campaign made her attractive to many Democrats.
Mid-Michigan health professionals gathered in Lansing Wednesday to discuss how to keep heart patients from returning to the hospital for more treatment. Studies show a high number of patients with heart problems are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of their release.
Dr. James Haering is with the Sparrow Health System. He says more personalized check-out instructions could reduce readmissions.