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Great Lakes Folk Festival Starts Tonight

Friday, August 12, 2016

East Lansing will again play host to the Great Lakes Folk Festival this weekend. Expect live music, dance, artwork of many types, storytelling, children’s activities, and many food options.

Documents Show MSU President Critical of BRT

Friday, August 12, 2016

Letters uncovered by a group critical of CATA's Bus Rapid Transit plans show MSU's President Lou Anna Simon has been a long-running skeptic of the project.

I scream, you Scream, we all scream for ice cream spots in East Lansing

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Have you ever tried the banana cream pie ice cream at Velvet, piled atop a homemade ice cream cone? Or maybe the pineapple ice cream with pineapple chunks at Tutti Frutti? Ever set foot inside Iorios Gelato? We’re all looking for ways to cool off in this scorching summer heat. Look no further than East Lansing’s unique array of ice cream shops that will have you cooling off in no time.

Storm Debris Amount Rivals Ice Storm

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Debris pick-up from the July 8 storm is wrapping up and DPW is returning to normal operations. What will happen to all those downed trees, what will the cleanup cost, and can residents get help with replanting trees along the street? We found out.

Medical Marijuana, Legalization and Science: A Complicated Issue

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Medical marijuana, and clinical medical marijuana have the same legal definition according to the Michigan “Medical Marihuana Act” of 2008. Medical marijuana is any part of the Cannabis sativa plant, or derived compounds from the plant, which have been prescribed by a qualified and registered primary care physician for the purposes of treating a medical condition. The patient must also be registered with and issued an identification card by the Michigan Department of Community Health.

Pokemon GO Takes Over East Lansing

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

 

Above: Players hunt Pokemon behind The Peoples Church

Have you seen random strangers wandering your neighborhood? Faces glued to their phone screens? Suddenly one of them yells out, “Guys! Guys! I caught a Squirtle!”

Don’t be alarmed; these people are merely playing Pokémon GO.

MSU Surplus Store holds Book and Media Sale July 17

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Facebook page for MSU Surplus Book store’s Book and Media Sale promises “The largest book and media sale we have ever held!” The Sale begins on Saturday, July 16th 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., closed on Sunday, July 17th and is open again Monday, July 18th 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., and Tuesday, July 19th 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Solar Project Going Forward

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

When East Lansing’s City Council voted unanimously to offer a much less lucrative tax abatement than the developer of a local solar project asked, some were worried that the Council’s decision would kill the project. But asked by ELi about whether the project proposed by Inovateus Solar is going forward, the City Manager’s office confirmed this morning that it is.

Confederate Flag Raises Questions about City Contract with MSU

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Above: Councilmember Ruth Beier (right) talking to ELPD officers at the Zemer root beer stand last summer

The controversy over a vendor’s display of the Confederate flag at last year’s downtown Folk Festival arose at East Lansing’s City Council again last night, as Council members discussed how the City might push MSU to select only vendors unlikely to display such a politically-charged image.

MSU Solar Array Project Seeks Tax Exemption; Council Split

Monday, June 20, 2016

 

Above: an artist’s rendering of a solar array project from the application for the tax exemption

A Michigan-based company wants to install a large solar array at MSU, and its request for a related tax exemption from the City of East Lansing is causing debate at City Council.

Broad Museum Offers Kozmic Picnik & Second Line Parade as Part of Summer Solstice Jazz Fest

Friday, June 17, 2016

 
The 20th annual East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival is set for Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18 in downtown East Lansing. The Festival showcases a variety of jazz talent and styles spread out across several locations including the Main State at 230 Albert Avenue, the MSU Outreach & Engagement Education Stage on the Ann Street Plaza, and the Fieldhouse Craft Sports Bar at 213 Ann Street.

Vigil at The Rock for Orlando Victims

Sunday, June 12, 2016

About sixty people gathered at 8 p.m. tonight at “the rock” near the MSU Auditorium to pay tribute to those murdered at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early this morning in the deadliest mass shooting in American history.

Dee Hurlbert, the Director of MSU’s Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Resource Center, told the people gathered that she appreciated “the gift of coming together with total strangers” at a time like this.

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