|By KALEY FECH Capital News Service LANSING — “Pure Michigan.” “Honest-to-Goodness.” “Find It Here.” Can you name the state that goes with each slogan? That first one and “Only in Minnesota” are quite clear about the states they represent. Less … Continue reading →
|By JACK NISSEN Capital News Service LANSING — Steel and concrete would be the classic choices for building a large new laboratory planned at Michigan State University. But experts in the university’s forestry department are asking, “Why not wood?” They’re … Continue reading →
|By ERIC FREEDMAN Capital News Service LANSING — New homes may help save a declining bird species and, at the same time, protect economically vital cherry crops from orchard-damaging enemies. That’s the conclusion of scientists who placed nest boxes in … Continue reading →
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For Michigan State students, parking on-campus can be difficult, but the struggle doesn’t end for those living off-campus either.
“We have six girls that live here and our driveway only fits five cars, which is kind of a bummer because we always have to find a place to put one of our cars at night,” said Elena Ferman, a senior at MSU.
By Chloe Kiple
EAST LANSING, MICH. — What’s tall and puffy but invasive all over? Phragmites, large-stature cattail plants which are taking over Michigan wetlands. The tall reeds steal food, water and sunlight from native species. The phragmites grow in dense clusters making them hard to eradicate and manage.
The City of Dewitt, Dewitt Township and the Clinton County Road Commission have come together to provide walking and biking paths throughout Dewitt Township. Dewitt Township is calling it the Non-Motorized Transportation Plan, which will be making walking and biking much more desired modes of transportation.
“The township adopted a non-motorized transportation plan in 2013, so this is one of the projects that was identified on that plan,” said Rod Taylor, Dewitt Township manager. We started working on it in a concentrated fashion in 2015.”
“The Non-Motorized Transportation Plan identified 60 different projects where we ranked those projects based upon a weighted system that looked at safety issues, connection with commercial areas, schools, and neighborhoods,” said Taylor. “In addition, this project was a joint venture with the City of Dewitt as well as the Clinton County Road Commission.
|By JINGJING NIE Capital News Service LANSING — More Michigan students can enjoy fruits and vegetables from local farms because of the expansion of a state program that supports buying them. The 10 Cents A Meal program is administered by … Continue reading →
|By the numbers Snowmobile registrations in Michigan Oct. 2017 — 283,884 Oct. 2016 — 287,187 Oct. 2015 — 288,092 Oct. 2014 — 302,740 Oct. 2013 — 301,765 Oct. 2012 — 320,297 Oct. 2011 — 350,567 Oct. 2010 — 359,555 Oct. … Continue reading →
At the city council meeting on Oct. 25, council members stated that this is the first time since 1987 that the planning services contract was bid out. Planning firm Beckett & Raeder, Inc. has been contracted by the city of DeWitt to aid its growth. They offer a range of services for clients for developing and managing community growth. Some of the services are: Community master plans, strategic planning, and small town design.