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Grand Prix. (WWJ/Sandra McNeill)

Castroneves Collects Win, Fans Give Belle Isle Grand Prix Big Thumbs Up

An enthusiastic crowd of race-goers attended Sunday’s Grand Prix race on Belle Isle.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/01/2014

(Credit: Jon Ferrey/Allsport)

Team Penske Driver, Will Power, Wins First Of Two Detroit Grand Prix Races

Detroit businessman, IndyCar team owner and race promoter Roger Penske celebrated a win on Belle Isle Saturday.

05/31/2014

FORT WORTH, TX - MAY 28: Ryan Hunter-Reay driver of the #28 DHL Andretti Autosport Chevrolet Dallara and winner of the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race answers questions from fans during an Indianapolis 500 Champion's Luncheon hosted by Texas Motor Speedway at Joe T. Garcia's resturant on May 28, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

Hunter-Reay Hopes To Keep Rolling In Motor City

Ryan Hunter-Reay recalls rooting for the Andrettis and Unsers when he was growing up in South Florida, hoping an American would win the races he watched on TV.

97.1 The Ticket–05/30/2014

(Credit: Jon Ferrey/Allsport)

Detroit Grand Prix Extends Deal To Keep Race On Belle Isle

The Detroit Grand Prix plans to invest $400,000 into Belle Isle this year alone.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/21/2014

Detroiter Ken Betheaw, second from left, joins a unique demonstration on Belle Isle. (credit: Kathryn Larson/WWJ) FILE PHOTO

Ride On Belle Isle Targets Reported “Disrespectful, Aggressive” Police Behavior Toward Citizens

Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw said troopers are simply following the letter of the law, and no Belle Isle policing problems have been brought to his attention.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/18/2014

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Detroiters In Droves Buy Pass To Get Onto Belle Isle

Before the state assumed management in February, only 8 percent of Detroit residents were buying the passports. Since then, that number has more than tripled — with close to 30 percent of Detroiters renewing tabs also buying the passports.

05/16/2014

Detroiter Ken Betheaw joins a unique demonstration on Belle Isle. (credit: Kathryn Larson/WWJ)

‘Unfairly Targeted’ Belle Isle Bicyclists Are Latest To Complain About Alleged Excessive Policing

Meet the new “Freedom Riders” …

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/09/2014

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Investigation Underway Into Alleged ‘Excessive Policing’ On Belle Isle, Councilwoman Says

Detroit City Council member Brenda Jones has been highly critical of the patrols, calling them a “disgrace.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/30/2014

(Credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Belle Isle Won’t Be Closed To Public For Auto Tech Conference After All, Officials Say

The Belle Isle Park Advisory Committee says it was a miscommunication…

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/24/2014

(WWJ Photo/Florence Walton) File

Spring Cleanup, Koi Transfer Planned On Belle Isle

Volunteers plan to converge Saturday on Detroit’s Belle Isle for a spring cleanup and the transfer of koi into a pond outside the island’s more than century-old aquarium.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/23/2014

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