The Michigan State rowing team building, which is located in Grand River Park in Lansing on Old Lansing Road.

Rower fills her day with workouts and classes

Clara Sutka’s day begins with a 5 a.m. alarm. Then it’s to the vans outside by 5:45 a.m. The team needs to be out in the water by 6 a.m.

And that’s just the start for Sutka, a junior rower for the Michigan State University team. After morning practice, she’s back to campus before 8 a.m so she can make it to her first lecture of the day. Class continues until 2:30 p.m. Then it’s on the weight room for an hour before 2.5 hours more of rowing practice and a lift session. “I think Clare is the epitome of a student-athlete, she’s incredibly hard working and comes to practice ready to go every day even with a busy schedule,” said Samantha Sarff, an assistant coach on MSU’s rowing staff. “She’s able to balance performing at a high level on a daily basis with performing academically as well.”

At 6:30 p.m. Sutka is finally done.

Lansing unemployment continues to drop

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Exactly a decade ago, December of 2005, Lansing’s unemployment rate was 6.2 percent. By June of 2009, it skyrocketed to 11.6 percent. The rate has been cut in half since then and currently sits at 5.8 percent. How has it dropped so much in a quick 6 years? What has been the main reason for it?

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Since 2000, the Oliver Towers Apartment Complex had been left vacant after being destroyed by a fire and had never brought back to life, until now. The George F. Eyde Family LLC purchased the lot with a $1.05 million deal to allow an $8 million rebuild of the complex for Lansing residents. The family plans to turn the burned-down building into a complex with office space located on the first floor. Construction is scheduled to start in the fall of 2016 and is hoped to be finished sometime in 2017. The location of the complex is just a block north of the Capitol at 310 N. Seymour Drive.