Unable to publicly reach a consensus because of constant political wrangling, the Michigan House of Representatives privately chose the Township of Lansing out of frustration.When announced, many present openly laughed that such an insignificant settlement was now Michigan's capital. Greenly signed into law the act of the legislature making Lansing Township the state capital.
Since the 2010 Census, the city has entered into two additional 425 Agreements.
The first agreement consisted of the temporary transfer of 1,888.2 acres of Lansing Capital Region International Airport to the city from De Witt Township in 2011.
The population of its Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) was 464,036, while the even larger Combined Statistical Area (CSA) population, which includes Shiawassee County, was 534,684.
The 2010 Census placed the city's population at 114,297, making it the fifth largest city in Michigan.
It is mostly in Ingham County, although portions of the city extend west into Eaton County and north into Clinton County.
It was named the new state capital of Michigan in 1847, ten years after Michigan became a state.
The incident ended with the shooting of the elephant by Lansing police.
Provoked by the growing crowd, Rajje's rampage took her through the men's wear, sporting goods and gift departments of a local Arlan's discount store before leading police on a two-mile chase in which she knocked down and injured a 67-year-old man, tried to move a car, and caused thousands of dollars in damage before being subdued.
Nevertheless, the brothers went back to Lansing, New York, to sell plots for the town that did not exist.
They told the New Yorkers this new "city" had an area of 65 blocks, a church and a public and academic square.
Life Magazine quoted Rajje's trainer, William Pratt, as shouting at the scene, "Damn these people [...] They wouldn't leave her alone." Author Nelson Algren cites the injustice and sad end of the pursuit of "Raji, the Pixie-Eared Elephant" in continuity with the ambush of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow in his introduction to a 1968 biography of the outlaws.