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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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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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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…
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Absolute Michigan Background Photos

Here are the photos we've used as Absolute Michigan backgrounds. If you'd like to share yours, add them to the Michigan Cover Photos Group on Flickr ... and while you're at it, share it in the Absolute Michigan pool. Autumn Colors by AcrylicArtist To…
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North Country Dreamland: Northern Lights and the skies of Northern Michigan

I am going to guess that the video below is the most incredible thing you will see today, and quite likely for many days. There's lots more about photographer Shawn Stockman Malone of Lake Superior Photo and this project below, but first please…
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Please Stand By!

As I perform some much needed updates to Absolute Michigan, please enjoy one of my all-time favorites photos, Racing Down the Dunes by Diann.
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The Michigan Pages: Spring Peepers

Mike aka Mr. Toad shot the video above and wrote to us: I am glad you enjoyed my video of spring peepers. It is worth noting that video was taken at the University of Michigan's ES George Reserve. There are several other frogs that begin…
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Today is Veterans Day

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~Elmer Davis Today's photo and quotation is provided by luna.nik and I think that it pretty much sums up what is asked, what is given and what…
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Weird Wednesday: The Nain Rouge, a Detroit Ghost Story

The following tale is from Myths and Legends of Our Own Land by Charles M. Skinner, available free at Project Gutenberg. You can get more recent accounts of the Nain Rouge from David A. Spitzley's spooky & excellent Mythic Detroit and a…
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Michigan vs Michigan State Football Rivalry

It's rights for the title of the state, state champions, who's the best in the state, it's huge, big for the fans, big for the alumni and big for the players and coaches. ~Ryan Van Bergen, UM Defensive End This Saturday at 12 noon the University…