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$10M Great Lakes Nature Center Planned in Suburban Detroit

$10M Great Lakes Nature Center Planned in Suburban Detroit

Feb 14
Plans call for a new $10 million nature center in suburban Detroit that will focus on the water and wildlife of the Great Lakes region.

Restaurants Finding Strong Appetites in Detroit

By Corey Williams | Nov 21
A resurgent downtown Detroit has become something of a magnet for small startup companies, corporate headquarters and even fine cuisine.

The Rust Belt: America's Next Tourist Destination?

By Beth J. Harpaz | Dec 20
Here's why tourists should take the Rust Belt as seriously as politicians: Because the food, art and sightseeing in "flyover country" is well worth your precious vacation days - not to mention cheaper than in trendier destinations.

Detroit's Avenue of Fashion Comes Back to Life

By Jeff Karoub | Dec 16
When it comes to Detroit, much of the attention and investment has gone to downtown, Midtown, and Corktown. But one area coming back on its own terms and with a little less fanfare belongs to part of "Uptown," specifically, a stretch of Livernois Ave.

Doctor Refuses Treatment for Lesbian Couple's Baby

By Winnie McCroy | Feb 19
A Michigan lesbian couple has finally received a reply from a doctor who refused to treat their baby girl last fall because it was incompatible with her personal and religious beliefs.

Detroit: Motown, Coney Dogs and Art

By Beth J. Harpaz | Dec 23
Sure, you'll have to meander through blocks of abandoned houses and lots, but look beyond and discover a city on the brink of a new generation. And grab a Coney dog while you're at it.

Go for the Food: Detroit

By Beth J. Harpaz | Dec 16
In Michigan and a few other places, coney is a generic term for hot dogs topped with onions, mustard and chili. Head to Detroit for coneys sold by two long-time rivals: Lafayette Coney Island and American Coney Island.

Ruth Ellis Center Holds "Voices" to Benefit LGBT Youth

By Winnie McCroy | Sep 5
On Sept. 12, Detroit's Ruth Ellis Center will raise funds to keep LGBT kids safe at their annual fundraising event "Voices."

Detroit Police Investigate Connections Between Shootings of LGBT Men

By Jason St. Amand | Aug 22
Police in Detroit are investigating whether or not recent shootings (one fatal) of three men had anything to do with their sexuality.

Teen Arrested in Attack During Gay Pride Event

Jun 14
A 16-year-old has been arrested in the videotaped beating of a man during gay pride celebration in downtown Detroit.

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