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EAST LANSING (WWJ/AP) - Most of the buildings that once housed the Michigan State Police headquarters in East Lansing are being demolished.

Crews were busy this week at the site on Harrison Road, which is owned by Michigan State University, The Lansing State Journal reported. They aim to complete demolition by mid-August.

Demolition, which began in early April and is expected to be completed by mid-August, will cost an estimated $3.1 million — $1.25 million of which is coming from the state.

State police moved into a new headquarters at Grand Avenue and Kalamazoo Street in downtown Lansing in 2010, and university officials say they don’t need most of the structures. A few will be left standing.

The demolition work began in early April and is expected to be completed by mid-August.

University officials say the property initially will be used for parking, although its long-term future is unclear.

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