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Invasive or just non-native? Why Michigan loves Pacific salmon and fears sea lamprey

Michiganders are rightly on alert for invasive species. But not all non-native species are invasive. Here, we explore the benefits of some of Michigan's non-native species and how we distinguish if a newcomer to the ecosystem should be loved or feared.

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Miguel Torres, helping children follow their educational dreams.

Miguel Torres at Michigan State University works closely with migrant and seasonal farmworker families across the state of Michigan to motivate out-of-school youth who are trying to earn their GED. 

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River City MRKT creates a place for artisans, designers, and crafters to share and sell their work.

River City MRKT is a new pop-up art & craft market giving the community a chance to support and celebrate the work of Mid-Michigan’s talented artists, designers, DIYers, and creatives.

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LCC uses National Small Business Week to shine a spotlight on a few of the many good ones.

On National Small Business Week, the Small Business Development Center at Lansing Community College celebrated the week by spotlighting eight local small businesses that are new and thriving, or have made an impact on the region.

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Lansing chefs putting their best food forward

These Greater Lansing chefs may not be celebrities (yet), but their dedication to the art of cooking has made them rising stars locally. They share their insights on the cooking profession and how they’re dealing with a new generation of educated foodies.

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With its swath of stable neighborhoods centered along the stretch of Michigan Avenue between downtown and the Frandor Shopping Center at US-127, the Eastside neighborhood boasts an engaged, entrepreneurial and diverse mix of residents and shopkeepers alike. The commercial district along Michigan Avenue hosts popular bakeries, bookstores, coffee shops and ethnic restaurants, while the parks and weekly farmerís market along Kalamazoo Street quickly add new fans.

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