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Pontiac Silverdome demolition
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Today on Stateside, students across Michigan take to the streets to voice their concerns about climate change. Plus, the Pontiac Silverdome may be developed into an Amazon distribution center.

What's left of the the Pontiac Silverdome just before Sunday's implosion attempt.
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Amazon has purchased the site of the demolished Pontiac Silverdome with the intent to build a new fulfilment and distribution center.

 

The company is in the process of getting the plans approved with the city. If the deal is approved, the center could bring 1,500 full-time jobs to the area, with the potential for part-time work during the holiday season. 

Sander Levin
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Last week, U.S. Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., confirmed that he will retire at the end of this term. On Wednesday, Andy Levin announced his bid to succeed his father. State Sen. Steve Bieda launched his campaign for the Washington D.C. a few hours later.

This Week in Review, Weekend Edition host Rebecca Kruth and senior news analyst Jack Lessenberry talk about what kind of advantage Andy Levin could have as a legacy candidate.


Ford Field
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This is the day Detroit makes its pitch for one of two Major League Soccer franchises.

The Motor City bid is led by Dan Gilbert, Tom Gores, and Martha Firestone Ford, who know a thing or two about owning pro sports teams with the Cavaliers, Pistons, and Lions, respectively. And they're proposing Ford Field as the site for the new MLS team.

How strong is Detroit's bid?

What's left of the the Pontiac Silverdome just before Sunday's implosion attempt.
Tony Brown / Michigan Radio

If at first you don't succeed ... set another round of explosives.

The much-anticipated implosion of the Pontiac Silverdome landed with a thud yesterday morning as the run-down stadium refused to collapse after a series of explosions.

Today was a different story - WDIV has the video:

Pontiac Silverdome demolition
Tony Brown / Michigan Radio

The demolition of the stadium was supposed to begin early Sunday morning with a series of explosions designed to bring it down. Curious onlookers and the media gathered with their cameras at the ready. The demolition crew detonated their charges, but the stadium refused to come down.

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The Pontiac Silverdome will go out with a bang tomorrow as explosives begin the demolition of the former home of the Detroit Lions.

During its four decades of existence, the Silverdome was the home of Detroit Lions and the Detroit Pistons. The stadium played host to the Super Bowl, Wrestlemania, mega rock concerts and Pope John Paul II.