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Soaring Eagle announces $26.5 million renovation

(07/31/17 4:38pm)

Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort will undergo a $26.5 renovation project between fall 2017 and the spring of 2018.The first phase of renovation, scheduled to begin in early August, will focus on updating the Entertainment Hall of the casino, which includes the installation of programmable lighting elements in the ceiling, multi-media screens on the stage and sound isolation panels to improve acoustics throughout the hall. The second phase will begin in September, and will see the development of a new VIP lounge and the transformation of the poker room into a luxury high-limit gaming space.

City reveals draft for character-based zoning ordinance

(07/28/17 4:17am)

The City of Mount Pleasant showcased its new character-based zoning ordinance to the public during a presentation on Thursday, July 27.The main goals behind the new ordinance are the preservation and reinforcement of the character of downtown and residential neighbors, and the transformation of Mission Street to be safer and more visually appealing, said city planner Jacob Kain.

(07/27/17 10:13pm)

City planner Jacob Kain (center), along with Town Planning and Urban Design Collaborative consultants Bill Wright (left) and Becky Timmons (right), answers questions about the City of Mount Pleasant's new zoning ordinance on July 27, 2017.

Cops and Doughnuts opens Mount Pleasant location

(07/13/17 5:40pm)

Central Precinct, the Mount Pleasant location for the statewide baked goods franchise Cops and Doughnuts, opened it's doors on July 13. Central Precinct is located at 1327 South Mission StreetGreg "Ryno" Rynearson, president of Cops and  first heard that the Clare City Bakery was closing for good Cops and Doughnuts officially opened on July 1, 2009, the 113th anniversary of the Clare City Bakery.

Commission turns down payment terms for Principal Shopping District Special Assessment at Monday meeting

(07/11/17 1:45pm)

Former Mount Pleasant City Commissioner Jon Joslin thinks taxes for property owners in Downtown Mount Pleasant are "atrocious."He spoke at a public hearing at the commission's regular meeting on July 10 to voice his opposition for the Principal Shopping District Special Assessment, which he also spoke out against in previous meetings.

City awaits consideration of financial assistance after FEMA surveys flood damage

(07/10/17 10:34pm)

While it is still unclear if the city of Mount Pleasant or its residents will receive financial assistance, City Manager Nancy Ridley could not be more proud of the city and Isabella County for the efforts made while assessing damage caused by massive flooding last month."I can't say how proud I am of the work that everybody did," Ridley said.

CMU alumni return to compete in Food Truck Friday

(07/10/17 3:09pm)

This week's Food Truck Friday will include a face-off between two pizza vendors, one of which is a Lansing-based food truck run by a Central Michigan University alum.The event will be located in the parking lot of the Central Michigan University Research Corporation Food Truck Friday is hosted by the CMURC every week from the beginning of June to the end of August.

United Way raises over $30,000 with flood recovery fundraiser

(07/06/17 5:15pm)

The United Way of Gratiot and Isabella Counties has raised more than $30,000 for its flood relief fund. The funds will be used to reimburse non-profit organizations that are aiding people affected by the June 23 flooding, such as Habitat for Humanity and the American Red Cross, said Tom Olver,  president and CEO of the United Way of Gratiot and Isabella Counties.