In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (March 21-25)

Michigan dogsledders face challenges, the Fly Trap in Ferndale reopens, actor Dave Coulier opens up about his alcoholism, and more news
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Climate change is creating challenges for Michigan dogsledders.

A warming climate is eroding Lower Michigan’s winter snowpack, causing mushers to switch from snow to dry land. The changes are also harder on dogs that thrive in lower temps.

Two wrongfully convicted Michigan brothers freed after 25 years behind bars.

George DeJesus and Melvin DeJesus were convicted and sentenced to life without parole in 1997 for the murder of Margaret Midkiff. New evidence proved their innocence.

Detroit is ranked the No. 1 pizza city in the country.

In a recent study by, the Motor City was found to have the most independent pizzerias per capita, among other noteworthy rankings.

Full House star Dave Coulier opens up about his alcoholism.

The metro Detroit native got candid about his sobriety in an Instagram post. “I was a drunk. Yes. An alcoholic. I’ve been alcohol free since January 1, 2020,” he wrote.

Michigan Senate has voted to ban red light cameras.

The new proposal, sponsored by Sen. Lana Theis, bars “photographic traffic signal enforcement systems,” which can produce recorded images of license plates.

The Fly Trap in Ferndale reopens.

With Bobcat Bonnie’s owner Matt Buskard now at the helm, the go-to brunch spot will be open for temporary limited hours on Tuesdays through Sundays.

Madewell’s downtown Detroit location is closing this weekend.

The shop will close its doors March 27. It’s the latest retail store to close in the downtown area, coming a month after its neighbor, Détroit Is the New Black, closed its brick and mortar.

Detroit native Lizzo will host Saturday Night Live next month.

The three-time Grammy-Award winner will host and perform as the musical guest on April 16.

New podcast features conversations with Black women writers and storytellers.

Black Her Stories, created by local writer Michaela Ayers, explores Detroit pride, women’s history, and the human experience.

Main Art Theatre could be torn down to make way for a new development.

Nonprofit Friends of The Main Art is trying to save the popular Royal Oak theater, which may be demolished for a proposed mixed-use commercial, residential, and office space.

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