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Tracking Ice Cover on Michigan's Great Lakes

Shoreline Ice by Mark Swanson via today's Michigan in Pictures... Ice on Michigan's Great Lakes has become something of a phenomenon in the last few years, attracting photographers and thousands more to see the ephemeral beauty created…
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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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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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Michigan Waterfall Time-lapses

While working on today's Michigan in Pictures about Root Beer Falls, I came across a great series of time-lapse videos of Michigan waterfalls from Douglas Feltman. Many like Root Beer Falls and Jumbo Falls I had never seen. Enjoy!
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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: 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: 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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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…