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Photo Friday: Ice daggers at The Amphitheater

Today's photo is Ice daggers at The Amphitheater. It was taken in February of 2016 by Lee Rentz, who shares that The Amphitheater is an ice formation used by climbers in the Sand Point area of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Settle…
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Five Things you need to know about Michigan: Investing in our Future

Making the Mackinac Bridge We shared this on Facebook over the weekend, but this is a really cool video from the History Channel featuring some great old clips of the construction of the Mackinac Bridge in the 1950. Enjoy! Michigan…
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Five Things you need to know about Michigan: Spring Forward Edition

Loyola High School in Detroit Detroit schools have been in the news a lot of late, and there's a tendency to believe that schools and students can't succeed in Detroit. The public radio show Here & Now looked at Loyola High School…
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Michigan Spring Peepers (Pseudacris crucifer)

Carrie in Kewadin reported HEARING SPRING PEEPERS LAST NIGHT! It's only March 11th, but I saw some crocus shoots yesterday.
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Happy Birthday to you, Mackinac Island State Park!

Mackinac Island National Park (now Mackinac Island State Park) was created on March 3, 1875. It was the second national park established in the nation, coming three years after Yellowstone. The park, a popular vacation destination since…
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Five Things you need to know about Michigan: Leap Day Edition

Happy Leap Day Michigan! Today is the day we do the quadrennial calendar adjustment known as Leap Day, instituted in 45 BC by Julius Caesar. It's in February because the old Roman calendar ended on the last day of February. Get the full…
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Five Things You Need to Know about Michigan: Primary Colors Edition

Mass Shooting in Kalamazoo I don't know what you can say other than "Isn't it time we do SOMETHING???" Via NBC News: The eight people shot by a rampaging Uber driver Saturday were cut down on what otherwise seemed to be an ordinary weekend…
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Five Things You Need to Know: Boomtown Edition

Next Big Idea for Transportation in Michigan? Speaking on Michigan Radio's excellent Stateside program, RFD Insight founder Lawrence Dolph says that Michigan has all the parts to think big about public transit with hydroelectric-powered  train/commuter…
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Five Things You Need to Know: Go Dogs Go plus Ice & Snow

Deep Freeze to Bring Cold & Snow mLive is reporting that severe & sustained cold is coming to Michigan this week. It sounds as if the Lake Michigan shore will receive the brunt of the snow (6+") but: No area will escape the deep…
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Legendary Ice Caves on Lake Michigan!

via Leelanau.com... mLive called out this incredible video by Tom Auch and George Meredith of the massive ice caves off the western shore of Leelanau County. Getting to the formations is no easy task, he (Meredith) warned. Observers…
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Northern Lights predicted for Michigan tonight!

via leelanau.com... Aurora Borealis ... over 'the Narrows' by Ken Scott The NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center: CME on the way...Want to see the Northern Lights? We have completed initial analysis of the CME associated with today's…
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Michigan in Pictures 8 Year Anniversary

I remember 8 years ago... by MightyBoyBrian Every day except Sunday, the Absolute Michigan homepage features publisher Andrew McFarlane's personal photo blog, Michigan in Pictures. The daily blog started on December 30, 2005 and has featured 2,494…