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#TBT May 13, 1980: The Kalamazoo Tornado

The Kalamazoo Public Library has a feature entitled TWISTER! The 1980 Tornado that begins: On Tuesday, 13 May 1980, a tornado struck the heart of Kalamazoo, Michigan. First touching down at 4 pm eight miles west of the city limits, it rapidly…
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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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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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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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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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April is Michigan Wine Month

Ready for the Harvest by lpwines Following tradition, Governor Snyder has once again proclaimed April to be Michigan Wine Month. Our state's wine industry continues to grow at a steady pace, and the Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council…
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Fly High at the Pine Mountain Ski Jumping Tournament

Every year the Kiwanis Ski Club in Iron Mountain holds the Pine Mountain Continental Cup Ski Jumping Competition, one of the best tournaments in the United world. The first competition was held in 1939, making 2012 is the 73rd annual. The…
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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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Michigan: Great Lakes Surfing Capital

Surfing Michigan by farlane We've pulled together a great collection of Great Lakes & Michigan surfing videos with a few links: The photo was taken on Lake Michigan at Leland. You can see more surfing photos on Michigan in Pictures…