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Wally and Irene Bronner stand in front of their superstore, Bronner's Christmas Wonderland. They opened this location in 1977. (Courtesy/Bronner's Christmas Wonderland)
Bronner’s: Five Facts About the Christmas Superstore 

Snow is on the ground and Mariah Carey is flooding mall speakers across the state—which means it’s the time of year when 2 million people are making plans to head to Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth.

7 Banned Books You Should Read—and Re-Read

From an American classic to a silly search-and-find, read the shocking reasons these books are “banned”—and why you should still read them.

We Found the Perfect ‘Ugly’ Sweaters For Four Kinds of Midwesterners

From the ranch-obsessed to the really bad at goodbye’s—we have the ideal holiday gear for you!

More than 400 Syrian refugees have moved to Michigan in the last year.
10 Countries With the Most Refugees Coming to Michigan

Stacker compiled countries where refugees are arriving from in Michigan using data from the Refugee Processing Center.

A traditional pow-wow at Central Michigan University. (photo via cmich.edu)
5 Ways to Acknowledge Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Michigan This Year

Michigan is home to 12 Native Indian tribes, so Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Oct. 10 is a high priority in the Mitten State. And the day is about more than just celebrating history.

The "Tunnel of Trees" is a stretch of M-119 north of Petoskey that's known for some the best views of fall colors in Michigan.
7 Must-Visit Michigan Destinations You Can Get Into for Free

There’s no shortage of fun (and free) things to do in Michigan this fall.

The Hispanic Festival in Grand Rapids is a celebration of West Michigan's Hispanic heritage. (Photo via Hispanic Center of West Michigan)
4 Michigan Towns That You Might Not Know Have a Rich Hispanic History

It’s impossible to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month without also celebrating Hispanic history—and Michigan has a whole lot of it.