Want to be a successful minor league baseball team? You'd better be ready to combine one part Babe Ruth and one part PT Barnum. The Grand Rapids based West Michigan Whitecaps do that better than just about any team - like the one time when an elephant threw out the first pitch.
Who says Congress can't get important laws passed? There is a bill up for consideration in the House of Representatives to recognize the importance of magic in American culture. The problem? It completely neglects Michigan's very important role in the history and prominence of magic.
Spectacular photos are almost guaranteed for any traveler who ventures to Northern Michigan in winter. But the photos taken recently of blue ice along the shores of the Straits of Mackinac near the Mackinac Bridge are truly incredible.
Today the Mackinac Bridge spans the straits that separate Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas and is one of the state's best known and most enduring symbols. This photo shows what the bridge looked like when construction was just getting underway.
Michigan recently celebrated its 179th birthday, well on way to its bicentennial. But how exactly did Michigan become a state? It wasn't quick and it wasn't easy - thanks to our neighbor to the south, Ohio.
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