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    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    Wolverines

    Michigan 68, Rutgers 57

    Michigan 68, Rutgers 57Michigan guard Aubrey Dawkins (24) dunks over Rutgers guard Omari Grier (31) in the first half of their game at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. on Jan. 27, 2016. UM won 68-57.
    • Wolverines
    • 1 week, 4 days ago
    Michigan History

    Diets and exercise in Victorian-era Detroit

    Diets and exercise in Victorian-era DetroitHealth fads sprouted in the Victorian era, most with a strong moralistic undercurrent but no scientific basis
    • Michigan History
    • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
    Michigan History

    Diet and exercise fads in the Victorian era

    Diet and exercise fads in the Victorian eraMen participate in an exercise class at Detroit's YMCA in 1910.
    • Michigan History
    • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
    Detroit

    The Renaissance Center through the years

    The Renaissance Center through the yearsGeneral Motors released renderings Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, of its plans for a 120,000-square-foot renovation at its Renaissance Center headquarters, including a large LED screen over the People Mover station.
    • Detroit
    • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
    Michigan History

    Dogs in Detroit: From menace to a member of the family

    Dogs in Detroit: From menace to a member of the familyStray dogs were a persistent problem in the 19th century, but pets eventually moved into people’s houses and hearts
    • Michigan History
    • 5 months, 1 week ago
    Michigan History

    An historical look at dogs

    An historical look at dogsHitching a ride?
    • Michigan History
    • 5 months, 1 week ago
    Detroit Auto Show

    Vintage footage from the Detroit Auto Show

    Vintage footage from the Detroit Auto ShowNewsreel of the 26th annual Detroit Auto Show from WDIV Films at Wayne State University's Walter P. Reuther Library.
    • Detroit Auto Show
    • 4 weeks ago
    Wayne County

    Westland to be honored for new community center

    Westland to be honored for new community centerA national community development award is the latest sign of revitalization in Westland’s Norwayne neighborhood
    • Wayne County
    • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
    News

    Historic Upper Peninsula estate, Granot Loma, for sale at $40 million

    Historic Upper Peninsula estate, Granot Loma, for sale at $40 millionLocated 15 miles north of Marquette, Granot Loma, a historic 26,000 square-foot Adirondack lodge that boasts a 60-foot-long great room, 23 bedrooms, 24-foot vaulted ceilings, 26 fireplaces, 13 baths, a wine cellar, vault and rugged Lake Superior views, is for sale with...
    • News
    • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    Wayne County

    Wayne Co. halts effort to find graves near ex-hospital

    Wayne Co. halts effort to find graves near ex-hospitalOfficials cite liability concerns in halting effort to uncover graves near the former Eloise Hospital in Westland
    • Wayne County
    • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    Michigan History

    Detroit during Prohibition: bootlegger's dream town

    Detroit during Prohibition: bootlegger's dream townProhibition became the law in 1920 and ended in 1933. The Detroit River became the major route for smugglers who made rum-running from Canada the second largest industry in Michigan after the auto industry. When the river froze, it seemed an easy matter to drive...
    • Michigan History
    • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    Michigan History

    Showtime! Detroit's historic theaters

    Showtime! Detroit's historic theatersA roadster parks in Grand Circus Park within view of the Madison Theatre. The movie palace designed by noted Detroit architect C. Howard Crane seated 1,806 and was elaborately ornamented. It opened in 1917 and was the first Michigan theater to show a full-length...
    • Michigan History
    • 2 months ago
    Michigan History

    The idyllic neighborhood of Ransom Gillis

    The idyllic neighborhood of Ransom GillisThe businessman's renovated house gives a glimpse of Brush Park in the Gilded Age, where Detroit’s wealthy lived
    • Michigan History
    • 2 months, 1 week ago
    Michigan

    Historic Saginaw library celebrates 125th anniversary

    Historic Saginaw library celebrates 125th anniversaryHoyt Public Library, supposedly haunted by ghosts, serves as Federal Depository Library
    • Michigan
    • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
    Spartans

    Michigan State-Ohio State rivalry through the years

    Michigan State-Ohio State rivalry through the yearsThe 1951 game was a thriller, with the Spartans coming from behind to nip the Buckeyes 24-20 in Columbus. The winning score was a trick play, a lateral from quarterback Al Dorow to backup quarterback Tom Yewcic, who had lined up at halfback, and then threw a pass to...
    • Spartans
    • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    Edmund Fitzgerald

    Detroit News tweets recreate Edmund Fitzgerald voyage

    Detroit News tweets recreate Edmund Fitzgerald voyageIt has been called the “Titanic of the Great Lakes” and ranks among the most famous shipwrecks in American history.
    • Edmund Fitzgerald
    • 2 months, 4 weeks ago
    News

    Great Lakes Memorial Service honors sailors at Mariners' Church Sunday

    Great Lakes Memorial Service honors sailors at Mariners' Church SundayA choir sings "The Mariners' Hymn" to open a Great Lakes Memorial Service honoring sailors that have served and died on Michigan's waters at the old Mariners' Church in Detroit, Michigan on November 8, 2015.
    • News
    • 3 months ago
    Edmund Fitzgerald

    The Edmund Fitzgerald through artists' eyes

    The Edmund Fitzgerald through artists' eyesJim Clary gave a signed lithograph of his first Edmund Fitzgerald painting to singer Gordon Lightfoot. This is a different, though identical, copy at liveauctioneers.com.
    • Edmund Fitzgerald
    • 3 months ago
    Michigan History

    WWJ, the world's first commercial radio station

    WWJ, the world's first commercial radio stationThe radio station known for nearly a century now as WWJ began as a birthday gift from Detroit News Publisher W.E. Scripps to his son, W.J. "Bill" Scripps, who had asked for a radio set with which he could experiment. Above, Fred Lathrop mans the...
    • Michigan History
    • 3 months ago
    Edmund Fitzgerald

    Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald

    Remembering the Edmund FitzgeraldThe Edmund Fitzgerald on the St. Mary's River in an undated photo. It has been 40 years since the ship disappeared into a storm near the eastern end of Lake Superior.
    • Edmund Fitzgerald
    • 3 months ago
    Books

    40 years later, Edmund Fitzgerald remains a mystery

    40 years later, Edmund Fitzgerald remains a mysteryDespite official reports, underwater investigations and theories involving UFOs and space aliens, no real answer exists.
    • Books
    • 3 months ago
    News

    Lear Corp buys historic Detroit building, will open design center

    Lear Corp buys historic Detroit building, will open design centerDating to 1887, the historic building at 119 State originally housed the Brown Brothers Cigar Manufacturers. Today, Bedrock Real Estate Services announced its sale to the Lear Corp. during a press conference at the Capitol Park property in Detroit, Michigan, on Sept....
    • News
    • 4 months, 1 week ago
    Michigan History

    The Grand Army of the Republic in Michigan

    The Grand Army of the Republic in MichiganFormer soldiers get together to reminisce at the Grand Army of the Republic's national encampment in Grand Rapids on Sept. 18, 1927. Grand Rapids also was the host city in 1925, 1935 and 1948.
    • Michigan History
    • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
    World

    Tracing one family's Holocaust journey

    Tracing one family's Holocaust journeyArtist Gunter Demnig looks on after placing commemorative brass plaques for a family in Bielefeld, Germany, on May 6, 2015. The stolpersteine, or stumbling stones, are laid in the sidewalk in front of the last freely chosen home of a Holocaust victim.
    • World
    • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
    Books

    ‘Once in a Great City’ excerpt: Lee Iacocca ponies up

    ‘Once in a Great City’ excerpt: Lee Iacocca ponies upFord executive sells his boss Henry Ford II on name of new sports car — the Mustang
    • Books
    • 4 months, 3 weeks ago
    Books

    Book excerpt: ‘A Detroit Story’ marches through history

    Book excerpt: ‘A Detroit Story’ marches through historyDetroit native’s book reveals NAACP ploy to muscle in on 1963 MLK rally
    • Books
    • 4 months, 3 weeks ago