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The Mighty Mac

Jun 26, 2019

It’s been featured on the History Channels’ Modern Marvels TV show, Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs has spent a day climbing its suspension cables, and most recently, Governor Gretchen Whitmer used it front and center in her campaign logo for Governor. The Mackinac Bridge is one of Michigan’s most iconic symbols and has been featured […]

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Michigan: A State of Festivals

Aug 08, 2018

Summer time in Michigan signals festival season across the state. It starts with the spring Tulip Time Festival in Holland and hits its stride with the world-famous Cherry Festival in Traverse City over the 4th of July. The Cherry Festival attracts over 500,000 people and features performances such as air shows by the famous Navy-Blue […]

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Senate Passes Legislation Increasing Park Funding

May 18, 2018

This week, the Senate passed legislation aimed at supporting state and local parks, funding recreational projects and needs throughout the state, and creating more flexibility in the use of funds. The package includes a Joint Resolution and three Senate bills that would alter the way revenue to the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) and […]

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A Michigan Tradition

May 09, 2018

This year marks the 89th anniversary of a Michigan tradition, the Tulip Time Festival. In 1927 a Holland biology teacher, Lida Rogers, petitioned the city council to adopt the tulip as Holland’s official flower because of the city’s Dutch heritage. She also pushed the city to hold an annual festival to display the early-spring blooms. […]

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