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Five Things you need to know about Michigan Morel Mushrooms

The Michigan Morel We're getting reports from across the state of morels being found, so it's a great time to share some of information about these Pure Michigan delicacies. Morechella (true morels) are a honeycomb-like mushroom that…
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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 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: 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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Five Things You Need to Know: Winter, Two-Party Primary & Six Weeks of Winter come to Michigan

1930s Newsreel: Winter Comes to Michigan The Michigan Department of Transportation shared this newsreel from the 30s featuring all kinds of winter fun including ski jumping that also hypes Michigan's road system and winter road maintenance. It…
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Five Things You Need to Know: Megatronic Manic Monday

Calvin Johnson to Retire ... Probably ESPN's Adam Schefter ripped the heart out of Lions fans who were holding out hope with a report that 2015 was Calvin "Megatron" Johnson's  last season. Johnson apparently made the call before the season…
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Five Things you need to know about the Detroit Red Wings

UPDATE: Here's the highlights from last night's 3-2 series tying victory! The Detroit Red Wings open the 2012 playoffs tonight vs the Nashville Predators at 8 PM - click for the game preview. Here's 5 things about the Wings to get you…
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Five Things You Need to Know about Michigan March Madness

Click over for the details on the first round including our March Madness Mascot Matchup! March Madness is upon us and Absolute Michigan has Five Things you need to know about Michigan's teams. Have more? Share them in the comments! Game…
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Five Things You Need to Know about Michigan snowstorms

Fit Strip snow storm panorama by tifranta The majority of our snow comes from lake effect. We don’t usually see that heavy cement-mixer type of snow." ~ Gaylord-based National Weather Service meteorologist John Boris March came in…