In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from The Week (March 29 -April 2)

Metro Detroit native Mike Posner is climbing Mount Everest, the state’s COVID case count continues to rise at an alarming rate, M1 Concourse is hosting the inaugural Woodward Dream Show, and Michigan bans restraints in youth facilities
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President Biden is advising state’s to pause reopening as Michigan’s COVID numbers continue to rise. // Photo: IStock

Local expert says Michigan’s rise in COVID cases is “like a gut punch.”

The state now has the most recent cases per capita in the country. As national health experts fear a new national surge, President Biden advises states to pause reopening efforts.

Detroit expands COVID vaccine eligibility to all residents 16 and older

The expansion also includes any non-Detroit residents who report to work each day in the city.

The Detroit Music Awards goes virtual again this year.

The 30th annual event will take place on April 11 and include performances by Electric Six and Danny Kroha as well as memorial tributes to Alto Reed and Mary Wilson.


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Mike Posner announces his plans to climb Mount Everest.

The singer-songwriter and metro Detroit native has trained 18 months for the trek and is raising $250,000 for the Detroit Justice Center in the process.

A new climbing gym opens.

DYNO Detroit, located near Eastern Market, is home to the metro area’s largest climbing walls.

The Obamas are adapting a Michigan author’s debut novel into a Netflix series.

Angeline Boulley, author of Firekeeper’s Daughter, is working with the Obamas’ company Higher Ground Productions to develop the series.

Detroit celebrates Opening Day with a bit of snow.

The Tigers took on the Cleveland Indians on April 1. In his first Opening Day since 2018, first baseman Miguel Cabrera hit a home run in the first inning.

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M1 Concourse, pictured above, will host a new auto event during Dream Cruise weekend. // Photograph courtesy of M1 Concourse

M1 Concourse will host the inaugural Woodward Dream Show.

The event takes place Aug. 19-21 during Dream Cruise weekend and will include a close-up array of classic and modern cars, a juried show, and more.

Detroiters crowdfund the only Black-owned grocery store in the city.

Raphael Wright, owner of Neighborhood Grocery, allows residents to invest in the store and receive a portion of profits.

Michigan will ban restraints in youth facilities following Cornelius Frederick’s death.

The case of the 16-year-old, who died after he was restrained by staff at a Kalamazoo facility, led Michigan officials to re-evaluate the care youth receive in these spaces.

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