Mike Ellis, Lansing StateJournal

Mike Ellis

Lansing StateJournal

Michigan, United States

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Past articles by Mike:

East Lansing schools canceled for social media threat

East Lansing schools closed Wednesday due to a threat that needed to be investigated, district says → Read More

Two-year broadband effort could pay off soon in Clinton County

The plan would upgrade Internet in more than 4,000 homes initially and another 8,000 that could come later. → Read More

Michigan State shooting victim continues to recover

Guadalupe Huapilla-Perez is doing her own hair and making progress, family members says as a GoFundMe page confirms donations of nearly $500,000 → Read More

Hundreds attend open house. Survey for residents is next step for Eagle Township megasite

A survey is available for those who want to share their opinions on the Eagle Township megasite. → Read More

Granger wants to expand on Watertown landfill closed in 1980s

The Lansing-based company has taken initial steps to reclassify an old 60-acre landfill that was closed in the 1980s. → Read More

Another solar farm takes hold in Clinton County over residents' concerns

After months of opposition to a Greenbush solar farm, county leaders say it met the criteria and they approved it. → Read More

Ultium Cells plant 'tops out' as last steel truss placed; production could start in 2024

The $2.6 billion battery plant near Lansing is on track for a pilot run in 2024. → Read More

'Travel could become impossible' in Lansing area; forecasters issue ice storm warnings

'Travel could become impossible' is a rarely-used phrase for the National Weather Service, but they're warning that today's storm is bad news. → Read More

'It's a lot of money.' State, counties figuring out how to spend millions from opioid settlements

With counties getting millions of dollars to help with the damage of opioids, here's how the money could be spent. → Read More

New museum planned to commemorate Bath School bombing's 100th anniversary

The museum, estimated at $5 million, could be located near the same site as a school where the deadliest school attack in U.S. history happened. → Read More

'My worst nightmare came true,' MSU student says at Capitol protest

Students vowed to continue pressuing legislators to reform gun laws in wake of the mass shooting at Michigan State University → Read More

Lansing area megasite buyer went elsewhere, local official says

Eagle Township Supervisor Patti Schafer told a room of angry residents that a potential megasite is unlikely for many years. → Read More

‘It's going to be hard;’ MSU students who were at Union during rampage return to get belongings

Students who survived the attack at the MSU Union returned Wednesday and retraced their steps for the first time since fleeing the building. → Read More

'Completely numb': MSU students filled with anxiety during, after mass shooting

Michigan State University students and staff, as well as community members feel the pain of Monday's mass shooting that left three dead. → Read More

Michigan State releases description of suspect in reported shootings

MSU police in a social media post about 10 p.m. said they are seeking a short male with a mask in connection with the reported shootings on campus. → Read More

Lansing official: Ford's selection of Marshall area site could be good news for Lansing region

Ford's announcement that it is building a battery plant near Marshall could be beneficial to the Lansing area megasite, officials said. → Read More

Heads in the clouds: Stockbridge students build, program satellite for launch

The class has booked a slot for their satellite on a private space flight from bluShift Aerospace in Maine. → Read More

Police: Vehicle stolen Friday in Lansing had dog inside

The victim was in a store in the Logan Square Plaza with the vehicle unlocked and running for the dog's comfort. → Read More

Ingham County's COVID-era health leader stepping down

Linda Vail, who led Ingham County's COVID response, is stepping down and the county's medical director is stepping up → Read More

East Lansing man accused of raping woman lured from Italy as au pair

Arisknight Winfree is accused of using an au pair service to lure a woman from Italy and creating sexual pornography with minor children. → Read More