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BWL's REO Town plant fuels next generation of power
Via Lansing State Journal Steven Reed  The Lansing Board of Water & Light trades a chunk of its coal-fired past for the clean burn of a g...
Ready for the fair? Head to Eaton County July 8 to 13
Via Lansing State Journal Rachel Greco Corn dogs, elephant ears, big plastic cups full of lemonade and fresh cut, deep-fried French fries. Eaton Co...
East Lansing's Patriarche playscape to be a first of its kind in Mid-Michigan
Via Lansing State Journal  Dawn Parker  When the new playscape at Patriarche Park is completed late next summer, it will have fun and inn...
Bike Share Looking for Donations and Members
Via WILX By Alyssa Fesnke Bike-sharing is coming to Lansing, but is there enough interest to make it a permanent thing in the capital city? ...
Susan Pigg: Collaboration key to sustainability plan
Via Lansing State Journal The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission, with the help of a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Develop...
Census data shows Mid-Michigan is older and growing minority populations
Via Lansing State Journal Mid-Michigan is looking older and has larger Asian and Hispanic populations, according to U.S. census data released Thursda...
Mid-Michigan Apple Farmers Optimistic
Via Lansing State Journal Steve Tennes was up very early the morning of May 13. After forecasts of a hard freeze, the Potterville orchard ow...
Food Truck Brings Farm to Table Movement to Mid-Michigan
 Via WILX The farm to table movement is gaining momentum here in mid-Michigan, and people are finding all sorts of ways to eat locally. That ...
Lucinda Means Bicycle Advocacy
Via Capital Gains Allison Monroe Lucinda Means Bicycle Advocacy Day occurs every year as the final event of National Bike Month, a month that ...
A House Powered by Exercise Will Keep You in Shape While You Keep the Lights On
Via Scientific American Zak Stone The JF-Kit House takes a little extra work to live in, but it will be worth it when you hit the beach this summe...
Mid Michigan needs to invest in walkability to survive and thrive
Via Mid-Michigan Second Wave Joe Baur  Baby boomers continue to retire with each passing day and employers are looking to millennials to fill...
Army Steamrolls $7 Billion In Renewable Energy Projects, Sequester Or No Sequester
Via Clean Technica Tina Casey The U.S. Army has just launched the first in a series of renewable energy contracts that will eventually total $...
National Bike to School Day
Second Annual National Bike to School Day Let the bike bells ring! The National Center for Safe Routes to School announces National Bike to School ...
Gov. Snyder declares state of disaster and seeks federal assistance in assessing damage

In a weeklong process known as a “vision charrette,” a group of planners that includes the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission will hold a series of brainstorming sessions on the future look of Michigan and Grand River avenues stretching from the state Capitol to Webberville.

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