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Mushrooms Thrive In Wet German Summer
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Wild Mushroom Foraging Classes and Certification Being Offered

Two separate day-long classes are being offered this month to train and certify foragers who commercially harvest and sell wild mushrooms in Michigan.

Those who would like to learn about mushroom foraging, but do not seek certification, are also welcome to take the class.

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Michigan Has a Few Dumb Laws – So No Serenading Your Girlfriend

Everyone gets a kick out of funny laws that happen to be on the books. Some of them are simple carryovers from a time long past, where things were simpler, or weirder, depending on your viewpoint. Some of these laws are just plain odd, and don't make sense.

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Michigan Free ORV Weekends: June 11-12 and August 20-21

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced two Free ORV Weekends this summer.

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Michigan Attorney General Opposes EPA Restrictions on Racing Vehicles

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to remove language from a proposal which would restrict the modification of engines and emission control devices in racing vehicles.

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State Street, St Joseph
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These are the 5 Most Beautiful Street Scenes in Michigan

From our historic and quaint villages and Great Lakes scenes, it's not difficult to select beautiful street scenes across Michigan. It's more difficult to narrow them down to just five.

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Animal Rescue Centres Feel The Strain After Christmas Pets Are Abandoned
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Canine Influenza Outbreak in Chicago, No Immediate Threat in Michigan

An outbreak of canine influenza requiring the treatment of 100 dogs has closed a Chicago animal shelter. Last spring, more than 1,000 dogs in the Chicago area became sick, according to NBC Chicago.

However, there have been no widespread reports of canine influenza in Michigan.

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Downtown Kalamazoo
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These West Michigan Landmarks and Skylines Look Amazing on Google Maps 3D [PHOTOS]

Google Maps has a little-known feature similar to something found on Google Earth, 3D images of cities. Check out these West Michigan skylines and landmarks.

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Which Loss Was More Shocking: MSU/Middle Tennessee or Michigan/Appalachian State? [POLL]

Michigan State suffered a shocking 90-81 loss to Middle Tennessee today.

The second-seed Spartans became only the eighth team in the NCAA men's tournament to lose to a fifteen-seed.

It brings to mind the Michigan Wolverines football team's shocking loss to Appalachian State in 2007.

Which loss was more shocking, the Spartans loss to Middle Tennessee or Michigan's loss to Appalachian State?

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Michigan Flu Levels Down for First Time Since January

This week's report from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services shows that statewide reports of flu-like symptoms are down for the first time since January.

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Toronto Blue Jays v Detroit Tigers
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The Ultimate Michigan Summer Baseball Road Trip: 7 Games, 7 Stadiums, 7 Days

It wouldn't be a Michigan summer without baseball and road trips. Combine the two and you'll have a memorable summer vacation.

Enjoy a week of great baseball this summer while exploring seven stadiums and some great Michigan cities!

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6 Times Michigan Has Been on Snopes.com (And Were They True or False?)

What kind of weird things have landed Michigan on Snopes.com? Turns out there are a few, and most of them deal with animals.

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These 5 Out-Of-State Bars Love Michigan Sports Almost As Much as You Do

So you find yourself traveling away from Michigan and your home team is playing in a big game. This guide might help you to find a friendly pro-Michigan fan base when you're away from home...

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