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September 25, 2016 - 4:50:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Christopher Ilitch, president and CEO of Ilitch Holdings Inc., leads the celebrations for the groundbreaking of the new Red Wings arena and surrounding district in Detroit.


Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Wings Stadium/Arena District courtesy of Detroit News.

September 25, 2016 - 4:47:00 am (America/Detroit)
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Al Kaline Wins Batting Title With 200 Hits in 1955, Youngest Player To Do So

On September 25, 1955 Detroit Tiger youngster Al Kaline became the youngest player ever to win the American League batting title. He was just twenty years old.

Source : This Day in Baseball History

September 25, 2016 - 4:30:00 am (America/Detroit)
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Original Logo of the Detroit Red Wings 1932/33 - 1933/34.

September 25, 2016 - 4:27:00 am (America/Detroit)
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The first Michigan State Fair was held Sept. 25-27, 1849, on a field on "Pontiac Road" just north of Grand Circus Park, according to Detroit News archives. The fair was held the following year in Ann Arbor and returned to Detroit the following year after a drop in attendance. It was held in a few other Michigan cities before settling in at the Woodward and Eight Mile Road site.

The state fair last was held in 2009, when then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm ended state financing with the Legislature's approval because she said the state could no longer absorb the fair's losses.

September 24, 2016 - 4:47:00 am (America/Detroit)
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Bruce Springsteen rolled out this tune while playing in Kalamazoo on September 24, 1996; he would play it again in Ann Arbor two days later.

September 24, 2016 - 4:18:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Criminal Justice, History

 Stephen Gifford Simmons and the Last Execution Under Michigan Law book cover

On September 24, 1830, Stephen G. Simmons, after having been tried by a jury of his peers and found guilty of killing his wife, Levana Simmons, in a drunken fury, was executed on the gallows in Detroit. His was the last state execution before Michigan abolished the death penalty in 1846.

September 24, 2016 - 4:12:00 am (America/Detroit)
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The territorial effects of the Treaty of Saginaw.

September 24, 2016 - 12:49:00 am (America/Detroit)
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September 23, 2016 - 11:53:00 pm (America/Detroit)
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Administration Floats Overhaul Of Road Funding Formula

The Department of Transportation has drafted a sweeping proposal on how funds for roads are divided between state and local governments that would repeal the existing formula and make other major changes.

September 23, 2016 - 10:37:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: MIRS

Telecommunications providers are angling to reduce what they pay to the state for the cost of being regulated, with some advocating up to a 50 percent slice.

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today said it would soon begin proceedings to consider re-examining public utility assessments, which are charged to the MPSC's regulated utilities annually. It includes everyone from telecommunications providers (like AT&T) to electricity providers (like DTE Energy and Consumers Energy) and more.