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Posted on: January 11, 2020

City of East Lansing Issues Winter Storm Update

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — City of East Lansing officials are continuing to closely monitor the winter storm as it moves through the mid-Michigan region overnight.While City officials have decided that an emergency weather declaration will not be mad...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

MLK Commission Prepares for 2020 Day of Celebration

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UPDATE (1/17/20): Andrew Aydin, an award-winning author and top aide to U.S. Rep. John Lewis, will be the featured speaker at the 2020 MLK Day of Celebration.  A New York Times bestselling author, Aydin is the creator/co-author of the three-volum...

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

Robbery, CSC Suspect Arraigned Over the Weekend

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The suspect arrested in connection to the alleged armed robbery and sexual assaults that took place at an East Lansing apartment complex last Friday, Jan. 24 was arraigned over the weekend.Lamont James Rodgers, a 24-year-ol...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

East Lansing City Clerk’s Office to Offer Extended Hours Leading Up to Election

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — In an effort to engage more voters in the community, the East Lansing City Clerk’s office, 410 Abbot Road, will have expanded hours leading up to the March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary Election to register voters...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

Civil Rights Activist Joanne Bland to Visit ELHCC on Tuesday, Feb. 11

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Civil rights activist Joanne Bland will visit the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC), 819 Abbot Road, on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. for a program titled, “An Evening with Joanne Bland.”This spe...

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Posted on: January 11, 2020

City of East Lansing Issues Winter Storm Update

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — City of East Lansing officials are continuing to closely monitor the winter storm as it moves through the mid-Michigan region overnight.While City officials have decided that an emergency weather declaration will not be mad...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

MLK Commission Prepares for 2020 Day of Celebration

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UPDATE (1/17/20): Andrew Aydin, an award-winning author and top aide to U.S. Rep. John Lewis, will be the featured speaker at the 2020 MLK Day of Celebration.  A New York Times bestselling author, Aydin is the creator/co-author of the three-volum...

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

Robbery, CSC Suspect Arraigned Over the Weekend

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The suspect arrested in connection to the alleged armed robbery and sexual assaults that took place at an East Lansing apartment complex last Friday, Jan. 24 was arraigned over the weekend.Lamont James Rodgers, a 24-year-ol...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

East Lansing City Clerk’s Office to Offer Extended Hours Leading Up to Election

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — In an effort to engage more voters in the community, the East Lansing City Clerk’s office, 410 Abbot Road, will have expanded hours leading up to the March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary Election to register voters...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

Civil Rights Activist Joanne Bland to Visit ELHCC on Tuesday, Feb. 11

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Civil rights activist Joanne Bland will visit the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC), 819 Abbot Road, on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. for a program titled, “An Evening with Joanne Bland.”This spe...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

LEAP to Administer Grants to Small Businesses in the Tri-County Region Impacted by COVID-19

UPDATE: The application is now available at www.purelansing.com/businessrelief.EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), through a partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), is administering ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

City Strives to Support East Lansing Businesses, Business Survey Currently Available

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In addition to working to keep the community safe and supported during the COVID-19 pandemic, City of East Lansing staff are also focusing their efforts on supporting businesses in the East Lansing community.City staff is c...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

City of East Lansing Temporarily Closes Playground Equipment, Some Park Amenities

EAST LANSING, Mich. — To help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), City of East Lansing officials are temporarily closing the City’s playground equipment and some park amenities until further notice.Clos...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

East Lansing Mayor Ruth Beier Extends Local State of Emergency Through April 13

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In light of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s new “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order, East Lansing Mayor Ruth Beier has extended her local state of emergency declaration through Monday, April 13 at 1...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

City of East Lansing Extends Filing Deadline for Income Tax Forms to July 31

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The IRS has pushed back the Federal tax filing deadline to July 15. As a result, the City of East Lansing will also be extending its filing deadline. The new filing deadline for 2019 City of East Lansing income tax forms an...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

East Lansing City Council Unanimously Approves an Extension of the Mayor’s Local State of Emergency

EAST LANSING, Mich. — At a special meeting held today, March 20, the East Lansing City Council unanimously approved an extension of the declaration of a local state of emergency made by East Lansing Mayor Ruth Beier on Friday, March 13 in respon...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

East Lansing Police Chief Larry Sparkes Retires After 33 Years of Dedicated Service

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing Police Chief Lawrence (Larry) Sparkes has retired from the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) after 33 years of dedicated service. His last day with ELPD was March 15, 2020.Chief Sparkes began his employment...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

City of East Lansing Publishes Local State of Emergency Continuity of Operations Plan

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing has published a Local State of Emergency Continuity of Operations Plan for community members.The plan outlines the services that will and will not be maintained during the local state of emergency d...

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

ICHD Issues Emergency Order Reducing Legal Occupancy at Licensed Food Service Establishments by Half

EAST LANSING, Mich. — It was announced today, March 15 that the legal occupancy load at licensed food service establishments will be reduced by 50 percent by order of the Ingham County Health Department (ICHD) effective March 16, 2020 at 5 p.m. ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

East Lansing Mayor Declares Local State of Emergency in Response to Novel Coronavirus 2019

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In light of the growing number of presumptive positive cases of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Michigan, East Lansing Mayor Ruth Beier has declared a local state of emergency in the City of East Lansing.In the...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

ELPD Sends Pending Internal Investigation of Alleged Excessive Force to Michigan State Police

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) has forwarded a pending internal investigation of alleged excessive force during an arrest that was made in December 2019 to the Michigan State Police (MSP) for review and a potenti...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

East Lansing City Clerk Provides Primary Election Voter Turnout Statistics

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In light of several requests from media, the East Lansing City Clerk’s office is providing the following voter turnout statistics related to yesterday’s Presidential Primary Election in East Lansing.

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Human Relations Commission’s Coffee & Conversation Series Continues with Gender Edition

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Human Relations Commission’s (HRC) Coffee & Conversation series continues with a Gender Edition on Wednesday, March 18 from 5-7 p.m. at Foster Coffee Company, 196 Albert Ave. The series provid...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

East Lansing Public Library to Host 9th Annual Books, Bites and Bids

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The East Lansing Public Library will host its annual fundraising event; Books, Bites, and Bids; on Friday, April 17 from 5:30-9 p.m. with a presentation at 6:30 p.m.Each year the library hosts this premier event to celebrat...

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Free Overnight Parking Offered at Specific Downtown East Lansing Locations on Saint Patrick’s Day

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In an effort to encourage safe rides home on Saint Patrick’s Day, the City of East Lansing’s Parking Division has partnered with the East Lansing Downtown Management Board (DMB) to provide free overnight...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

ELPD Case Report and Video Footage from Internal Investigation Now Online

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) has published the case report and video footage from its internal investigation into an allegation of excessive force on the City’s website: https://www.cityofeastlansing....

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

East Lansing City Clerk’s Offices Provides Information on How to Spoil an AV Ballot

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In light of a candidate dropping out of the 2020 presidential race, the East Lansing City Clerk’s office is advising East Lansing voters of their options for spoiling and re-voting their absentee voter (AV) ballot...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

ELPD Releases Findings of Internal Investigation at Public Meeting

EAST LANSING, Mich. — At a special public meeting held today, the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) walked East Lansing City Councilmembers and members of the public through the findings of its internal investigation into an allegation of ex...

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

City Council Special Meeting to be Held for ELPD Internal Investigation Presentation

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A special meeting of the East Lansing City Council will take place on Thursday, Feb. 27 to provide a public review of the findings of the East Lansing Police Department’s (ELPD) internal investigation into an alle...

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

Two Proposals Received for DDA-Owned Properties on Evergreen Avenue

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Two proposals have been submitted in response to a Request for Qualifications/Proposals (RFQ/P) for the East Lansing Downtown Development Authority’s (DDA) properties at 314, 328, 334, 340 and 344 Evergreen Ave. T...

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

Ingham County Trails and Parks Millage Supports New Northern Tier Trail Wayfinding Signs

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Northern Tier Trail will soon be home to new wayfinding signage thanks to funding support from the Ingham County Trails and Parks Millage.Millage funds will cover the cost and installation of new 1/4-mile markers, direc...

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

East Lansing Public Library to Participate in Literacy Celebration

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) will celebrate early childhood literacy at a free, special event on Sunday, March 15 from 1-3:30 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road.The event, organized b...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Community Invited to Art Exhibition Opening Featuring Native American Artist Keith Secola Jr.

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Arts Commission has partnered with the MSU College of Arts & Letters and the MSU Department of Art, Art History, and Design to bring Native American artist Keith Secola Jr. (Mino Mashkiki Wish Kang) and...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Statement Issued Regarding ELPD Allegation

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing Police Chief Larry Sparkes has issued the statement below regarding an allegation of police misconduct during an incident that occurred last weekend.“The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) has proa...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

City Offices Closed Monday, Feb. 17 in Observance of Presidents’ Day

EAST LANSING, Mich. — City of East Lansing offices and facilities, with the exception of the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, will be closed Monday, Feb. 17 in observance of Presidents’ Day.Offices and facilities that will be clos...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Human Relations Commission’s Coffee & Conversation Series Continues with Census Edition

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In partnership with the East Lansing Census 2020 Complete Count Committee, the East Lansing Human Relations Commission’s (HRC) Coffee & Conversation series will continue with a Census Edition on Wednesday, Feb...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Replacement Absent Voter Ballots for 145 Voters in Precinct 17 to be Sent Out this Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — This week, replacement absent voter (AV) ballots will be sent out to 145 voters in Precinct 17 that reside in the East Lansing and Lansing school districts.Precinct 17 covers the area of East Lansing located in Clinton Coun...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

Civil Rights Activist Joanne Bland to Visit ELHCC on Tuesday, Feb. 11

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Civil rights activist Joanne Bland will visit the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC), 819 Abbot Road, on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. for a program titled, “An Evening with Joanne Bland.”This spe...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

East Lansing City Council to Discuss Deer Cull Program at Tuesday, Feb. 11 Meeting

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that the East Lansing City Council will be discussing if the City of East Lansing should move forward with an annual deer cull program (in lieu of placing an advisory question on an election ba...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

East Lansing City Clerk’s Office to Offer Extended Hours Leading Up to Election

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In an effort to engage more voters in the community, the East Lansing City Clerk’s office, 410 Abbot Road, will have extended hours leading up to the March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary Election to register voters...

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

White Park Trail Extension and Natural Features Enhancement Project to Begin Next Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that the White Park Trail Extension and Natural Features Enhancement Project is expected to begin the first week in February and the parking lot on Lake Lansing Road will be closed for the dura...

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

Robbery, CSC Suspect Arraigned Over the Weekend

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The suspect arrested in connection to the alleged armed robbery and sexual assaults that took place at an East Lansing apartment complex last Friday, Jan. 24 was arraigned over the weekend.Lamont James Rodgers, a 24-year-ol...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

ELPD Investigating Early Morning Armed Robbery, Sexual Assault

UPDATE: A suspect has been arrested in connection to this case.EAST LANSING, Mich. — On Friday, Jan. 24 just after 6 a.m., East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) officers responded to a report of an armed robbery and sexual assault at an apartmen...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre to Bring “Robin Hood” to the Stage

EAST LANSING, Mich. — All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT) will bring “Robin Hood” to the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC) stage, 819 Abbot Road, Feb. 7-9 and Feb. 14-16.Friday shows will take pla...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

City of East Lansing Launches Priority Based Budgeting Community-Facing Data Dashboard

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Following several months of implementation, the City of East Lansing has launched its Priority Based Budgeting (PBB) community-facing data dashboard: https://openpbbdata.net/EastLansing/.The dashboard provides community mem...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Single Lane Closure on Mt. Hope Road for Storm Sewer Replacement

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Motorists are advised that Michigan State University will have a single lane closure in place on Mt. Hope Road from Jan. 22-Feb. 3 to replace a section of the 12-inch storm sewer located under the roadway.The single lane cl...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Council Approves Change to City’s Dog Leash Ordinance, ELPD to Increase Enforcement

EAST LANSING, Mich. — During last night’s East Lansing City Council meeting, City Council unanimously approved Ordinance No. 1481, which no longer permits the use of electronic dog leashes in the East Lansing community. The newly appro...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

East Lansing 54B District Court to be Closed Jan. 23-24 for Physical Case Inventory

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing 54B District Court Chief Judge Andrea Andrews Larkin has announced that the East Lansing 54B District Court will be closed to the public on Thursday, Jan. 23 and Friday, Jan. 24. The court will be conducting a ...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

ELPD Holds Annual Awards Ceremony

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) hosted its annual awards ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 15 to recognize the outstanding achievements of ELPD officers and civilians in 2019.

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

City Offices to be Closed Monday, Jan. 20 in Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

EAST LANSING, Mich. — City of East Lansing offices and facilities, with the exception of the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, will be closed Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.Offices and facilities that will be cl...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

MLK Commission Prepares for 2020 Day of Celebration

UPDATE (1/17/20): Andrew Aydin, an award-winning author and top aide to U.S. Rep. John Lewis, will be the featured speaker at the 2020 MLK Day of Celebration.  A New York Times bestselling author, Aydin is the creator/co-author of the three-volum...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Prime Time Seniors’ Program to Host Free Showing of “Screenagers” Documentary

EAST LANSING, Mich. — As part of its commitment to intergenerational programming, the East Lansing Prime Time Seniors’ Program and its sponsors and partners will host a free showing of the award-winning documentary, “Screenag...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

RFQ/P Released for Marketing of City-Owned Property at Coleman and West Roads

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A Request for Qualifications/Proposals (RFQ/P) has been released for the marketing of the City of East Lansing’s 26.83 acres of mostly vacant and unimproved land (unimproved except for two billboards) at the south...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Special Check Presentation for MLK Commission to Take Place Friday, Jan. 17

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Members of the media are invited to a special check presentation for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan on Friday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road.Cinnai...

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Posted on: January 11, 2020

City of East Lansing Issues Winter Storm Update

EAST LANSING, Mich. — City of East Lansing officials are continuing to closely monitor the winter storm as it moves through the mid-Michigan region overnight.While City officials have decided that an emergency weather declaration will not be mad...

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Posted on: January 11, 2020

City of East Lansing Issues Winter Storm Update

EAST LANSING, Mich. — City of East Lansing officials and crews are continuing to closely monitor and respond to today’s winter storm as it moves through the mid-Michigan region.East Lansing Department of Public Works (DPW) crews worked...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

City of East Lansing’s Winter Weather Closures and Cancellations

UPDATE (1/11/20): The decision has been made to close the East Lansing Hannah Community Center for the remainder of the day on Saturday, Jan. 11.  

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are encouraged to take note of the City of East L...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Residents Encouraged to be Prepared for this Weekend’s Winter Storm

EAST LANSING, Mich. — With a significant winter storm expected to make its way to Michigan this weekend, East Lansing residents are encouraged to be prepared for the potential of power outages, dangerous travel conditions and downed power lines ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

MLK Commission’s MLK Holiday Art Contest Unveiling to Take Place Tuesday, Jan. 14

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Members of the media and community are invited to a special event hosted by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan next week.The MLK Commission, in partnership with Delta Dental of Michigan and the Eli &a...

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

East Lansing Children’s Concert Series to Feature Live Music on Three Saturdays this February

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Children’s Concert Series returns this February, featuring three Saturdays of live musical entertainment for children of all ages. The concerts are free and open to all.The concerts will take plac...

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

City of East Lansing Seeks Nominations for 2020 Crystal Awards

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is currently seeking nominations for the 2020 Crystal Awards – an annual event hosted by the East Lansing City Council that serves to honor individuals, businesses, professionals, nonprofi...

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Community Program of Support for Congressman John Lewis to Take Place Tomorrow, Jan. 7

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan, Michigan legislators and regional ecumenical leaders are calling the community together to offer support for Congressman John Lewis, who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 p...

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Posted on: December 30, 2019

East Lansing City Clerk Seeks Election Inspectors

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing City Clerk Jennifer Shuster is seeking civic-minded, qualified citizens to work as paid election inspectors during the Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary Election.“As we are entering the 202...

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Posted on: December 23, 2019

Congressman John Lewis to Serve as Keynote Speaker at 35th Annual Day of Celebration

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Tickets are now available for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan’s 35th Annual Day of Celebration, which will take place on Monday, Jan. 20 at 11 a.m. at the Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan ...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Council Approves Price Reduction for City Yard Waste Bags/Stickers, Sale of Bags to be Discontinued

EAST LANSING, Mich. — At last night’s East Lansing City Council meeting, changes to the City of East Lansing’s fee schedule were approved that will result in a price reduction for City yard waste bags and stickers purchased b...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

City of East Lansing Receives SolSmart Gold Designation for Advancing Solar Energy Growth

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing has received a Gold designation from the national SolSmart program for making it faster, easier and more affordable for homes and businesses to go solar.This designation recognizes the City of East ...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

City Statement on HUB Violation Notice

In early November, City of East Lansing officials were notified of a violation notice sent to Core Spaces/Core Campus Lansing LLC (Core Campus), developers of the Hub East Lansing, by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)....

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Council to Consider Ballot Proposal for Potential Sale of City Land for MSUFCU Commercial Building

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — At its Dec. 3 meeting, East Lansing City Council will be considering a ballot proposal for the potential sale of City-owned land to Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) for construction of a five- to eigh...

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