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Tom Walsh: Coup for Corktown as Detroit lands research hub over Canton

freep.com — In a coup that involved some rapid weekend cleanup of an abandoned industrial site, Mayor Mike Duggan lured a $148-million manufacturing institute to Detroit's Corktown neighborhood, rather than a Canton site initially selected. Duggan plans to make the announcement at noon today at Focus: HOPE, along with a consortium of partners in the American Lightweight Metals Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII).
Jul 23, 2014

Detroit does rapid rehab on abandoned former auto parts plant to lure $148-million research hub to Corktown. on.freep.com/UnFFpz

Jul 23, 2014

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The 313 turns 313: All-time Detroit sports teams

freep.com — The 1968 Detroit Tigers In the year of the pitcher, Denny McLain won the AL Cy Young and MVP awards by winning 31 games. But Mickey Lolich's heroics brought Detroit its first World Series title since 1945 - and helped heal a city torn apart by riots a year earlier.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @DetroitRedWings: Happy 313 to the 313!!! Thank to our friends at @freepsports All time greatest Detroit Teams: on.freep.com/1sQPhYO

Giant concrete pour planned for MSU nuclear science research facility

freep.com — The pour starts at 3 a.m. on Wednesday, 140 truckloads of concrete trucked onto Michigan State University's campus to the wide, deep hole where the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams will be.

Kettering grad set to spread Motown style on 'Project Runway'

freep.com — The TV reality competition "Project Runway" preaches the mantra of ephemeral fame. "One day you're in, the next day you're out," as Heidi Klum bluntly states the facts.
Jul 23, 2014

Detroit native to appear on Project Runway, one of my guilty pleasures. on.freep.com/1o7yZYz via @freep

Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land close to amending records to account for $3M

freep.com — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land says she's close to filing an amended financial disclosure statement to account for nearly $3 million she's given her campaign. Spokeswoman Heather Swift says Land likely will fix the "clerical error" this week.

Michigan tight ends breakdown: With Jake Butt hurt, ex-DL Keith Heitzman, Ian Bunting in mix

freep.com — The 2014 Michigan football team is scheduled to report for preseason camp in shifts, with the freshmen Aug. 2, the upperclassmen Aug. 3, leading to the first practice Aug. 4, four weeks before the Aug. 30 season opener against Appalachian State.
Jul 23, 2014

Michigan tight ends breakdown: With Jake Butt hurt, A.J. Williams, expected to lead w/ Keith Heitzman adapting freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/…

Social media leads owner to bulldog stolen in car theft

freep.com — ATLANTA - A South Carolina man has been reunited with the beloved bulldog he feared he'd never see again after his car was stolen with his pet inside. Michael Buckley's bulldog, Tazzie, had been missing since his car was stolen in Atlanta on Thursday.

Meet the 5 worst mayors in Detroit history

freep.com — Detroit honors some of its best with monuments and courthouses. We honor one of its worst with a convention center. Detroit has had 75 mayors in its 313-year history, and, like the city itself, there's plenty of good - and plenty of bad.
Jul 23, 2014

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Mark Dantonio shares photos of Michigan State football's new digs

freep.com — The Spartans' top football guy took to Twitter to give his followers a sneak peek at the facility renovations.
Jul 23, 2014

Can't wait to go to a game! Mark Dantonio shares photos of Michigan State football's new digs freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/…