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"Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not" -- Carl Jung, Swiss psychologist.

* Ice in winter has positive effects, too:

http://greatlakesecho.org/2012/05/15/continued-ice-loss-on-the-great-lakes-may-cause-widespread-change-in-ecosystems/

* It was suggested, in comments to this story by Bridge's Nancy Derringer about a major urban farming proposal in Detroit, that Whole Foods would be a natural retail outlet for some of the product of said urban farming venture. Having never set foot in a Whole Foods outlet, I'll just say I have no idea:

http://www.modeldmedia.com/devnews/wholefoods.aspx

* Governing Magazine follows up its "Alice in Wonderland" look at Pontiac with a quick review of the fiscal state of play in Detroit:

http://www.governing.com/news/local/can-detroit-get-back-on-track-with-new-cfo.html

* This report raises all sorts of questions, not least of which: How does the University of Michigan determine in-state residency on a "case by case" basis? Isn't that a dangerous recipe for drawing in the ol' lawyer types?:

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120515/METRO/205150358/Chinatown-works-near-Ann-Arbor?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE&fb_ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.detroitnews.com%2Farticle%2F20120515%2FMETRO%2F205150358%2FChinatown-works-near-Ann-Arbor%3Bhttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.detroitnews.com%2Farticle%2F20120515%2FMETRO%2F205150358%2FChinatown-works-near-Ann-Arbor&fb_source=home_oneline

*Ferris State has a few dozen jobs to fill in Big Rapids and Grand Rapids. A point that sometimes gets lost in the state aid debate in Lansing is that universities quite often are "THE" economic hub for a community, be it in Michigan or any other state:

http://www.rapidgrowthmedia.com/innovationnews/FerrisStateUniversity0510.aspx

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