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Courtesy of Michigan Economic Development Corp.
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You Can Now Buy Special-Edition Vernors Cans with MI Lighthouses

For a limited time you can drink out of a lighthouse!

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425 Million Jackpot Draws Hopeful Lottery Ticket Buyers
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Powerball Jackpot is Over $400 Million, Here’s How We Could Spend That Money In Michigan

Holy Moly, so no one won the Saturday night drawing of the Powerball jackpot which was estimated to be around $356 million.  Since there was no winner Saturday, that means Wednesday night the jackpot is expected to be over $430 million dollars...

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Your Michigan Library Card Is Good At More Than Just Libraries

Are you a Michigan library card holder?  Did you know that as of May 24th, you can now access hundreds of Michigan’s state parks, historic sites, recreation areas and campgrounds for either free or discounted admission...

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Wendy Reed/Townsquare Media
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Awkward Moments in Michigan We’ve All Suffered Through

Oh, those awkward moments in your life. We've all had them, those uncomfortable situations that come up and we wish we could just disappear, or die, right?

Living in Michigan, we have our special "Michigan moments," too. Like trying to explain things we take for granted, but when traveling, or are talking to someone from another state, you lose them. Awkward!

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10 Things Worse Than Winters in Michigan

Recently, Michigan was ranked the #2 state for the worst winters in the U.S.

This should come to no surprise, if you're from Michigan you know how brutal (and weird) our winters can be...

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Nick Weidner via YouTube
Nick Weidner via YouTube
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Time Lapse Video of a Lake Michigan Sunset

As temps drop tonight below freezing for the first time this season, watching this video is like saying one final goodbye to summer. 

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Wendy Reed/Townsquare Media
Wendy Reed/Townsquare Media
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Michigan Named the Best State in the U.S. by Website

A website has confirmed something we Michiganders have known for years: we live in the best state in America!

Thrillist ranked all 50 states in their list of "The Definitive and Final Ranking of all 50 States."

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Take a kayak and see the Pictured Rocks from Lake Superior in Munising! (Kayla Kiley/Townsquare Media)
Take a kayak and see the Pictured Rocks from Lake Superior in Munising! (Kayla Kiley/Townsquare Media)
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No. 1 Most Underrated & Affordable U.S. Adventure Spot Is In Michigan

Yahoo Travel came up with a list of the most underrated and affordable U.S. adventure spots.  

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Connie & Curtis/Townsquare Media
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Mackinac Island Named Michigan’s Most Underrated Tourist Attraction

Supercompressor.com recently released a list of the most underrated tourist attractions in each state. I don't know where they got their info from, since those of us who live in the Mitten State know about the wonders of Mackinac Island, but that is the destination they chose as Michigan's "most underrated". 

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Pure Michigan Parody Video

This video is a few years old now, but every year when we get our first frosty morning, with snow freezing up my wind shield I think to this video. Winter's coming ladies and gentleman, and it sucks a big one.

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LakeSuperiorPhoto on Vimeo
LakeSuperiorPhoto on Vimeo
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A Great Compilation Of Photos Of The Night Sky In The UP [Video]

I'm originally from the UP. It sucks because I'm not able to go back home and visit as much as I'd like to. My family all being there is, of course, my favorite part of the UP, but my second favorite part is highlighted in this video. The thing that you never notice when you live in the city is that you can never see all of the stars. There's too much light here, and it drowns out a lot of the smaller, dimmer stars. In the UP, you don't get that light pollution, so on clear nights, you get to see scenes like these.

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Grand Rapids Gets Its Own ‘Pure Michigan’ Ad [Video]

We've seen the "Pure Michigan" videos and heard the commercials many times over the last few years, and now Grand Rapids has been given the "Pure Michigan" treatment. The promotional video, released by Pure Michigan on YouTube Monday, shows many of the sights of Grand Rapids, all narrated, as always, by Tim Allen. Check it out after the jump!

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