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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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Pure Michigan via YouTube
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Cool Features From Pure Michigan [Videos]

By now, every Michigander knows about the Pure Michigan tourism campaigns.  You can instantly recognize them by the music and by the narrator, Tim Allen...

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Mackinac Bridge at dusk
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We’re #1!! Michigan Named ‘Best State in America’

Tell us something we didn't already know.

The website Thrillist ranked all 50 states from worst to best and they named Michigan as "The Best State in America...

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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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Photo By Steve's Fiancee, Brittainy
Photo By Steve's Fiancee, Brittainy
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Steve’s First Attempt At A Pure Michigan Shopping Trip [Video]

Yesterday, Steve announced that he wanted to attempt a shopping trip where he would only purchase products that were either made in Michigan or made by a Michigan based company...

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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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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 TV Ads Place First In the U.S.A.

 

It's something we've known for a LONG time.  Those "Pure Michigan" ads you hear on the radio and see on TV really showcase our great state and even make the residents of Michigan want to visit!

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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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And the Winner is…..”Pure Michigan Double Berry Pie Ice Cream”

The contest is finished, the thousands of suggestions considered, and the newest flavor addition to the Pure Michigan and Hudsonville Ice Cream family will be Pure Michigan Double Berry Pie Ice Cream.

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Jeff Daniels & David Letterman Discuss How Awesome Michigan Is [Video]

I generally don't catch late night TV. I go to bed too early to see any of the late night shows, but generally if something noteworthy happens, I find out about it eventually. Like this - Wednesday night, Michigan native Jeff Daniels was on with David Letterman, and they had quite a lengthy conversation about just how awesome Michigan is!

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