Upper Peninsula of Michigan is the only region in the US where Finnish Americans make up a plurality of the population. Even the local English dialect is influenced by Finnish.
A Michigan woman traded her Twitter handle @DietDrPepper to the Dr. Pepper parent corporation for a truckload of bottled water, which she sent to Flint, Michigan during the contaminated water crisis.
There is a town in Michigan called Hell and it is for sale for $999,666.
In the city of Mackinac Island, Michigan, cars have been banned since 1898.
A 3-bedroom house in Flint, Michigan can be bought for $420.
A 1936 heat wave killed 5,000 nationally; 364 in Detroit; 570 in Michigan. Within a week. “Newborn infants died in the delivery room” while doctors and nurses collapsed around them.
There is a long-standing proposal to make the northern part of Michigan an independent state called “Superior.”