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Published: 11/20/12 @ 12:00


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Shipping containers to become condos in Detroit

DETROIT

Plans are moving forward to use empty shipping containers to build a $3.4 million, 20-unit condominium complex in Detroit.

The Detroit Free Press reports a model unit and sales center will break ground in mid-December near the Wayne State University campus.

First proposed in 2008, the project known as Exceptional Green Living on Rosa Parks stalled amid the national real-estate market tumble.

Leslie Horn is CEO of Three Squared, the Detroit-based business that’s working on the project.

She says the sales center will help potential buyers understand shipping- container architecture.

The project would stack empty containers four high, cut in windows and doors, install plumbing, stairways and heating, and add amenities.

Horn says construction on the project is expected to begin in 2013.

3 deer use automatic doors to enter Iowa store

CORALVILLE, Iowa

Shoppers in Iowa got an unusual glimpse of wildlife Monday morning when a doe and two fawns wandered into a department store.

Coralville Police Chief Barry Bedford says the deer used doors that open automatically to get into a Kohl’s store.

He says the fawns stayed in the store’s vestibule, but their mother made it into the store and headed toward the back.

Police say employees opened up some back doors, and the doe exited.

The two fawns turned around and used the automatic exit doors to leave the store.

No damage or injuries were reported.

Turkey causes power outage in Sheboygan County, Wis.

SHEBOYGAN, Wis.

Maybe this turkey was trying to launch a pre-emptive strike before Thanksgiving.

Utility officials say a turkey flew into a power line in Sheboygan County on Saturday morning.

A Sheboygan Press report says the contact knocked out power for about 1,500 people.

We Energies spokeswoman Cathy Schulze says the outage was reported just before 8 a.m.

She says power was restored to all but a handful of homes and businesses within an hour.

Associated Press