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A conceptual drawing for a proposed new Detroit arena by Olympia Development of Michigan. (Illustration: Ilitch Holdings, Inc./PRNewsFoto)
A conceptual drawing for a proposed new Detroit arena by Olympia Development of Michigan. (Illustration: Ilitch Holdings, Inc./PRNewsFoto)
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Redevelopment Vision Shared for Detroit Mixed-Use Sports, Entertainment District

Olympia Development of Michigan today announced plans for a sweeping transformation of dozens of underutilized blocks between downtown and midtown Detroit into a sports and entertainment district.

The project will connect existing and new development efforts in downtown and midtown Detroit along Woodward Avenue with five walkable, livable mixed-use district neighborhoods, and includes an arena to replace Joe Louis Arena.

The new, mixed-use development is being coupled with new arena's construction, officials said. The development project is estimated at $650 million, according to Ilitch Holdings, Inc., which owns Olympia Development of Michigan.

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Detroit Homecoming Seeks to Bring Back Former Residents

Detroit is recruiting ex-patriots or ex-pats — people born in or who attended school in the region — to return to their hometown to reconnect, recharge and reinvest.

The Detroit Homecoming is slated Sept. 17 to 19, with an agenda to include experiences such as dinner in the not-yet-open David Whitney Building on Grand Circus Park, city tours, dinner inside the refurbished Globe Outdoor Adventure Center on Detroit's riverfront and a concert at Chene Park Amphitheatre.

All the activities have one goal in mind: to show off the possibilities in greater Detroit.

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Stolen Head of Life-Size Detroit Red Wings Bobblehead Found

The life-size Jimmy Howard bobblehead in Detroit had it's head stolen Thursday morning.

An arrest was made and the head recovered later that same morning.

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North American International Auto Show: Cars Are the Stars [Video]

The 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit kicked off Monday with news media preview days.

Monday and Tuesday are the two days when automakers introduce their new products to the world via the media. The show for the general public opens Saturday, and runs through runs through Jan. 26 at Cobo Center.

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2014 NHL Winter Classic: Red Wings vs. Maple Leafs [Video]

The 2014 NHL Winter Classic has the Detroit Red Wings facing the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The two NHL teams are playing outside in front of more than 105,000 at The Big House of Michigan Stadium on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich

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Three Michigan Cities Land On Forbes’ ‘Most Miserable’ List For 2013

Forbes has been heaping praise on Grand Rapids over the last couple of years naming us, among other things, the best city to raise a family in and one of the top 15 cities with emerging downtowns. But, it turns out the magazine doesn't heap praise on the entire Mitten State. Three Michigan cities have landed on their 2013 list of America's Most Miserable cities.

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New Batman And Superman Movie To Be Filmed In Michigan

The always controversial Michigan film incentive program is bringing a major movie to Michigan.

The upcoming Batman and Superman movie will be filmed in Michigan.

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Is Detroit Getting A Major League Soccer Team?

Major League Soccer has announced plans to add four teams to the league by the 2020 season.

Is an MLS team coming to Detroit?

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36-Room Shipping Container Hotel Planned For Detroit

A 36-room hotel planned for Detroit has a unique twist.

It's made out of shipping containers.

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Detroit’s Melinda Brown Duncan Let’s her City Have It (video)

Detroit is a city with a lot of problems and needs a lot of help. The first thing the city needs is new leadership, and Melinda Brown Duncan believes she has what it takes to turn Detroit into a place people want to go to.

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Vote For Your Favorite Detroit Tiger Of All Time – Round 3 [Poll]

The Detroit Tigers have been no stranger to the World Series, appearing in the Fall Classic 10 times and winning the series 4 of those times.  The Detroit Tigers have fostered some extremely great players throughout the years.  We want to know "What is your favorite Detroit Tiger of all time?"  We took 32 of the best Tigers in history and pitted them up against each other in a bracket tournament to determine who the most popular Detroit Tiger is.

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What Is Your Favorite Vacation Spot In Michigan? – Poll Of The Day

Summer is vacation time, we are blessed in Michigan to have dozens of amazing vacation locations in our state.  Whether you are visiting Lake Michigan nearby or taking the long drive to the Upper Peninsula, you're sure to find something for everyone.

What is your favorite vacation spot in Michigan?

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