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Michigan’s Atlantis – the Search for Copper Island

The lost continent of Atlantis is one of the world's great mysteries. Michigan once was thought to have its own 'Atlantis' a mythical island in the middle of Lake Superior called Copper Island.

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US Mint Unveils Drawing of the 2018 ‘America the Beautiful’ Quarter Featuring Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

In 2018 the America the Beautiful series of quarters will feature Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Out of a series of design finalists, this image has been selected as the one that will appear on the quarter.

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Tahquamenon River Is Gushing 3 Times As Much Water as Usual Over the Falls Right Now

Heavy rain showers have soaked parts of Michigan, including major flooding in the middle of the Lower Peninsula. In the Upper Peninsula the best place to see evidence of excess rainfall might be at Tahquamenon Falls.

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Find Relief Here – These Are the Best Gas Station Bathrooms in Michigan

Likely you won't find a key-on-a-stick you need to get from an attendant to use the restrooms here - these are the best gas station bathrooms in Michigan.

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Take a Pasty Road Trip from Grand Rapids to da U.P. [Map]

Heading north to the Upper Peninsula is a summertime tradition for anyone from West Michigan. It's a long trip and all that time on the road can work up an appetite.

Make your next road trip to the U.P. a delicious one with our map of places to stop for a pasty along the way.

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There is No Spot in America Further from an Interstate Highway than Copper Harbor, Michigan

The Interstate Highway System connects the continental United States from coast to coast east to west and north to south. And this spot in Michigan is as far as you can get from an Interstate.

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Find Your Inner Zen With These Serene Rock Balancing Videos from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

The sound of the peaceful waves of Lake Michigan lapping the shoreline and the tranquil beauty of these stacked rocks has a calming effect.

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JCPenney Abandons Michigan’s Upper Peninsula By Closing All Locations

It will be a long drive for any resident of Michigan's Upper Peninsula for any Yooper who enjoyed shopping at JCPenney. The chain's March 2017 list of 138 store closures includes every location in the UP.

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No That’s Not Alaska – Dog Sleds Mush Students Around the Campus of Michigan Tech [VIDEO]

When you think of sleds pulled by a team of huskies through rough winter terrain, you undoubtedly think of the Iditarod race in Alaska. But sled dogs are also hard at work on the campus of Michigan Tech in Houghton, as this video proves.

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Power Plant Explosion In Michigan’s U.P. Creates Spectacular Light Display

A Power sub-station in Escanaba exploded leaving most in the area without power but with an amazing light show. 

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