(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Tuesday's edition of the Detroit Daily Round-Up.
Let's keep kicking this week off the right way!
Today is Tuesday, March 29, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.
NFL owners voted to host the 2024 draft from Detroit at the league's annual meeting on Monday, picking the city over other bids from Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C.
Detroit Lions president Rod Wood has been pushing for the city to host the NFL Draft since 2017, and expressed hope that hosting the event may lead to bigger things for the city in the future.
"I think it’s unlikely, I will never say never, that we’ll have another chance for a Super Bowl, but the draft has become maybe the next biggest event that the league puts on," Wood said. "And so once the draft started to move around and was so successful in other markets, it became something that we really focused on and so happy that it’s finally happened and hopefully we’ll put on a good enough show that maybe they will consider us for a Super Bowl again."
Property owners in Wayne County are nearing the March 31 deadline to pay off any back taxes they may have to avoid their property going into auction later this year.
If property owners fail to pay their back taxes or establish a payment plan, several thousand homes across Wayne County are at risk of foreclosure.
The Detroit Lions have been selected to be featured on HBO's "Hard Knocks" series this summer, which showcases one NFL team’s training camp and preseason through a series of weekly episodes.
The series, which will premiere on Aug. 9 and finish on Sept. 6, is known to feature exclusive interviews, team meetings, roster decisions, preseason sidelines and player profiles.
Prior to being selected, the Lions were one of the only NFL teams that hadn't been featured in the series.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a 24-hour magnetic storm watch has been issued due to a coronal mass ejection's potential to head toward earth.
As a result of the high-speed solar wind stream, the Northern Lights may be visible.
The premier time to see the light will most likely be around midnight on Thursday.
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