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Jan. 10 2019
Over the last 15 years, Lansing-based rapper James Gardin has dropped six solo releases and four group projects and promises there is “a lot more on the way.” His artful brand of alternative...
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Ten of the most newsworthy stories over the last 12 months
Dec. 27 2018
Important stories abounded, among them: The fiery death of a mother and child in public housing in Lansing, which led to replacing the head of the Lansing Housing Commission and a hard look at conditions;...
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Dec. 20 2018
Calling the head elf to replace an unwell Santa sounds like the makings of a classic Christmas movie, but it really happened to Roger “Santa Roger” Minton. Working as Twinkle Toes the elf for...
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Gift from Stober family keeps local history alive
Dec. 6 2018
In 1941, a scared 15-year-old boy from East Prussia was shipped off to the icy horrors of World War II’s Russian front. To keep his spirits up, young Rudolph Stober sang as he marched. Decades later,...
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Nov. 15 2018
After nearly 20 years on the job, Spitz braved many challenges. He’d deal with blowtorching ice to glue down new plastic clips for light bulbs and inclement weather blowing his extension ladders...
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Nov. 15 2018
Michigan’s incoming governor, secretary of state and attorney general are women. A record 51 women are coming to the state Legislature, topping the previous record of 37 by 46 percent. Michigan’s...
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Nov. 8 2018
The importance of annual screens for preventative care cannot be understated. Specifically, pap screens for detection of cervical cancer should start as early as 21 years of age, as recommended by both...
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Nov. 8 2018
Remember the draft? Many, of course, do not. It was abolished in 1973. What does it do to the mind of a young man, 18 to 22 years old, to be informed you were going to war in Vietnam? A war no one declared,...
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Nov. 8 2018
Turcsak was mourning the loss of a friend to suicide when she heard about the program on the radio. That led her to join the nonprofit This Is My Brave, which sponsors the nationwide mental health awareness...
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Oct. 18 2018
Since early 2015, Lansing’s own Blaine Bothee has fronted his weird-pop solo act, Blaine and His Keyboard, or BaHK. From day one, BaHK has thrived on the distinctive combo of sounds. “No one...
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Oct. 18 2018
The Detroit Red Wings alumnus is touring everywhere in Michigan, from Escanaba to Detroit, for 30 shows. However, it won’t be the first time he’s been on tour in front of a microphone. He spent...
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Oct. 11 2018
Best Maze’s “Trail of Terror” gained its fame due to its high production value. The winding trails are raked into a smooth path, and the scares are supplied by professional animatronics...
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Oct. 11 2018
Her many Greater Lansing fans know her for appearances at local bars. “It’s easier to name places I haven’t played,” Sygit said. The Green Door, Lansing Brewing Co., Mac’s,...
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Sept. 6 2018
The first new classroom building constructed on MSU’s campus in nearly 50 years, the STEM Teaching and Learning Facility will be a 117,000-square-foot giant of academia, building from — and...
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Sept. 6 2018
Since 2002, incoming Michigan State University freshmen have been reading the same book each year as part of the One Book, One Community reading program. And each year, with Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”...