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Preserving a bit of wilderness in the suburbs

A Livonia middle school is working with the Michigan Department of Natural resources to preserve and learn from the five acres of unspoiled forest on its grounds.
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Slingshot Cloud Services opens data center in Royal Oak

Slingshot Cloud Services offers private or hybrid cloud software solutions to growing businesses, specifically targeting companies in the manufacturing, financial, and healthcare sectors.
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The ascendance of metro Detroit's family foundations

It's hard to believe, but just 30 years ago, metro Detroit had no endowed family foundations. Today, however, several are making a huge impact on local philanthropy.
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Find your inner Ronda Rousey at Fit2Fight Studios in Troy, a gym exclusively for women

There are no soft workouts at Fit2Fight, a Troy gym exclusively for women. Women walk out covered in sweat with bruises all over their shins from kicking the bags, and actually learn kickboxing and self-defense techniques. They punch. They kick. They lift. They kick ass.
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Healing fractured water: How Michigan's roadways impact our waterways

In the Great Lakes, we drive to get where we are going. And with tens of thousands of lane-miles of roadway across the basin, in both urban areas and rural areas, the impact of all of that hard surface on our waterways adds up.
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Why we need to keep building Accelerate Michigan into an economic game changer

Accelerate Michigan has established itself as one of the biggest and best business plan competitions for startups in the Midwest.
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What are metro Detroit's safest (and most dangerous) communities for peds, cyclists, and drivers?

A new interactive map lets you view where traffic-related fatalities occurred in your community over the course of a decade.

Inspiring stories from The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation: Smart Cart

The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation shares inspiring stories that showcase change makers and the possibilities for future progress. Imagine shopping for your Thanksgiving ingredients without waiting in a single line. Sound good? Now meet the inventors who are reimagining the shopping cart to radically change how we buy our groceries.
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