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Wednesday’s Big Michigan Snowstorm Gives You an Excuse to Leave Work Early

There's a big snowstorm scheduled for tomorrow here in Michigan. Haha, written like that, it sounds like something people have planned out over lunch meetings, "Let's have a big snow storm on Wednesday!" But however it comes about, this thing is coming for tomorrow evening here in GR.

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Happy National Drink Wine Day! Michigan Makes ‘Wine Region to Watch’ List

Happy National Drink Wine Day! I know, there's like a made-up holiday for everything now. But any day that gives us an excuse to imbibe, is worth marking on the calendar in my opinion.

Turns out, Michigan is an awesome place to celebrate National Drink Wine Day: According to CNN, Michigan is one of the top up-and-coming wine regions in the entire world!

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Michigan DNR
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Michigan State Parks Offering Fireworks-Free Fourth of July Camping for Veterans

The Michigan DNR has announced that for the second straight year they will join with the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency to offer alternative camping options for those veterans and other visitors, including pet owners, seeking a quieter holiday.

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Aerial Waterfowl Survey Shows Decreased Duck Population in Southeast Michigan

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently used a small aircraft to observe and count ducks, geese and swans on southeast Michigan’s waterways for their annual aerial survey. The number of ducks observed this year was down when compared to 2015.

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Doug Pensinger, Getty Images
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Tom Brady for President? Quarterback Receives Votes in New Hampshire

Voters in New Hampshire have called an audible by writing in Tom Brady on the ballot in the Presidential Primary held on February 9.

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Speed Limits May Be Rising On Rural Highways In Michigan [Video]

Michigan lawmakers are looking to increase speed limits in Michigan to 75 mph, some 80 mph.

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Obscure World Capitols in Michigan
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4 Michigan Cities Named Among the 90 Surprising Capitals of the World

Atlas Obscura produced a map of 90 surprising world capitals, as in Lima, Ohio, the world capital of pork rinds or Strong, Maine, the world capital of toothpicks...

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Mackinac Bridge During Construction
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Historic Photo Shows Mackinac Bridge During Construction

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.

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Penn State v Michigan State
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Mark Dantonio Tweets ‘The Righteous Shall Prevail….’ After Michigan Loses Recruit

Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio sent out a tweet Monday night after three-star DE recruit Rashad Weaver decommitted from the University of Michigan.

Dantonio tweeted, "The righteous shall prevail...."

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Teacher Surprised With $10,000 As A Knowledge Universe Early Childhood Educator Award Winner
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School Choice Week in Michigan

National School Choice Week begins today in Michigan and across the country.

Governor Rick Snyder, Kent county leaders and others across Michigan have issued official proclamations recognizing this week as School Choice Week.

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Officials Discuss Florida Anti-Terrorism Raid
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Ex-FBI Chief Joins Investigation Into Flint Water Crisis

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced he has named former prosecutor Todd Flood as Special Counsel in his probe of the Flint water crisis and that retired Detroit FBI chief Andrew Arena will also join the investigation into whether any Michigan laws were violated in the process that created a major public health crisis for Flint residents.

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Michigan v Illinois
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College Football Playoff Committee Adds Two Members From Michigan, None From Ohio

The NCAA College Football Playoff Committee is losing four of their 13 members this year. All four replacements have been announced and two of the replacements are from Michigan.

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