Half the 16 Oldest Cities in the state are in Southwest Michigan
Just how important is southwest Michigan to the history of the state? When Michigan joined the union in 1837, there were only 16 incorporated cities and villages. Half of them were in the southwest corner of the state.
No One Agrees Who Owns This Abandoned Michigan Bridge
There's a narrow old bridge south of Battle Creek with little to no chance it will ever see traffic again because no one can agree who actually own the bridge.
Tamale Kitchen Replaces Kalamazoo Pizza Company on Sprinkle Road
The small restaurant recently vacated by Kalamazoo Pizza Company on Sprinkle Road is transitioning from pizza to tamales.
This Wisconsin TV Station is Very Confused About Michigan's UP
You'd think Wisconsinites would know a thing or two about Michigan's Upper Peninsula. After all we're Wisconsin's elegant, class-up-the-joint hat. But no, it seems they're a bit confused.
At 887 Feet, This is the Longest Tunnel in West Michigan
Ask someone what the longest tunnel in Michigan is, they'll probably say the Detroit-Windsor tunnel. But we share that tunnel with Canada. This tunnel is the longest one in West Michigan.
Just a Semi Crossing the Mackinac Bridge During the Polar Vortex
This video, recording during the Polar Vortex storm from January 2019 will give you the same on-the-edge-of-your-seat feeling you likely got watching Ice Road Truckers.
Can You Pick Out Michigan In This Map of Just US Highways?
This map features nothing but US Highways. Michigan is, of course, always easy to find on maps, so can you do it with just the US Highways in the state?
A Strange Cracking Noise in This Bitter Cold? It's a Frostquake
Earthquakes don't strike Michigan often but the sound of the earth cracking can be heard in bitterly cold conditions. It's a rare phenomenon known as a Frostquake.
This Minivan Got Stuck in the Snow on Railroad Tracks in Bangor
Getting stuck in the snow is never fun. Getting stuck is on the snow on railroad tracks is downright terrifying. That's what happened to a driver in Bangor today (Jan 28).
Have You Ever Driven Across the Lake Superior Ice Road?
You can take your own car on an ice road much closer to home than the far away roads on 'Ice Road Truckers' travelling over Lake Superior in Wisconsin.
Surprise, Mount Arvon is No Longer Michigan's Highest Point
Mount Arvon in northern Michigan's Huron Mountains has always been considered the highest point in the state. Surprisingly, that high point has been replaced by a pile of mining waste from the Tiden Mine near Ishpeming.
Michigan's Exit 343 is an Exit to Nowhere And Everything
Exit 343 on Interstate 75 in Michigan could be considered an exit to nowhere. There is no highway, no connection to anyplace other than an amazing view of the Mackinac Bridge.
Truckers Across America Still Miss This Michigan Greasy Spoon
Say the name Ma's Coffee Pot to someone who drove 18 wheels across America, and you're likely to get a story about one of Michigan's most legendary coffee shops.
These First Reponders Just Proved How Icy Michigan Roads Can Get
It's cliche to say that Michigan's highways become skating rinks in winter but on this day, I-94 was literally a sheet of ice after a freezing rain event moved through the area.
These 8 UP Locations Are Actually South of the Mackinac Bridge
Maybe being "Up North" is just a state of mind, when you consider how many spots in the Upper Peninsula area actually south of the Mackinac Bridge.
Kalamazoo Area Restaurant Adds Curling Sheet with Lakefront View
The patio at the Cove in Portage likely doesn't get much use during the winter months, so maybe it's not surprising that the owners found a cold weather use for the space along the shore of West Lake - a curling sheet.