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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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Five Things You Need to Know: Historic Districts, New Sales Models and Fleeing Youth

Michigan Republicans Seek to Dissolve Historic Districts At Electablog, architectural historian Nancy Kotting writes about a new House bill that is threatening Michigan's ability to preserve our architectural heritage: Michigan is home to…
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The impact of record low Great Lakes levels

This post originally appeared on Michigan in Pictures. On Michigan in Pictures I usually blog beautiful things, but today I’m featuring an ugly thing that we in Michigan should all be concerned about. Traverse City based Circle of Blue…
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Michigan's Economy Hits 10 Year High

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) reports that Michigan’s economy has reached a 10-year high, according to Comerica Bank’s Michigan Economic Activity Index. The June index jumped 2.0 points in June, spiking to a level…
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Michigan punches its ticket for high-speed rail

Vanishing Point by e.rabior Business Week reports that Michigan made some major moves toward high-speed rail yesterday: A high-speed passenger train service between Chicago and Detroit took two big steps forward Wednesday with a $196.5…
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Seeking Michigan: The Treaty of Detroit

By William LeFevre of the Walter P. Reuther Library , courtesy Seeking Michigan and the Archives of Michigan. The goal of Seeking Michigan is simple: to connect you to the stories of this great state. Visit them regularly for a dynamic &…
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Water and Michigan's Future

Golden Sunset on Lake Superior by unifiedphoto The Detroit Free Press has launched a summer-long feature on the Great Lakes, water and Michigan. It starts with an interesting read by John Gallagher entitled Water shaped Michigan's past:…
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Detroit 20/20: Mayor Dave Bing & Governor Rick Snyder

Detroit 20/20 from WXYZ TV seeks to address the challenges facing Detroit and the region with the goal of making Detroit a better place to live, work and raise families. In this four-part interview, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Detroit…
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Lansing is The Next American City

Lansing, Michigan, USA by Mario.Q Next American City partnered with IBM and its SmarterCities initiative to encourage citizens across the nation to share how their cities are addressing the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.…
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Lansing ranks among great cities for young adults

Skyline: Lansing, Michigan, USA by Mario.Q Spotted in the Lansing State Journal today, Kiplinger magazine Lansing has been identified as one of 10 great cities for young adults. Ranking right along side the notable locations of Austin,…
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Absolute Michigan Radio: David Eisler, President Ferris State University

"We provide degrees that students want in places where they can access them." ~David Eisler, President Ferris State University The other day Ferris State President David Eisler dropped by Absolute Michigan Radio the other day to talk about…