Stories tagged: "Ypsilanti"

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22 Unique Michigan City Names and the Story Behind Them

Ready to brush up on your Michigan etymology? Here are some of Michigan’s most unusual names, what they mean, and where they came from.

A rendering of Toyota's new research lab, which is set to open in 2024. (Courtesy/Toyota Newsroom)
New Toyota Lab Includes Plan to Help Michigan Students Land Better Jobs

A new $50 million expansion project from Toyota is poised to lead to future investments in Michigan, and it comes with a new statewide initiative designed to prepare Michigan students for lucrative new careers.

Debris rests at the spillway of the failed Sanford Dam in downtown Sanford in 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff McMillan, File)
Michigan Invests Millions into Fixin’ the Damn Dams

More than $15 million in grant funding authorized by the state legislature last year is now headed out to local communities to help them manage more than a dozen dams statewide.

Staff pour coffee at Velodrome Coffee Co. in Ispheming. (Velodrome Coffee Company via Facebook)
Small Businesses Score Big State Grants to Hire More Michiganders

Nearly 30 small businesses across Michigan received $25,000 grants through the state’s “Match on Main” grant program this year to help boost economic growth in dozens of communities. 

After renovations are complete, Frozen Farms, a locally owned cooperative meat market, plans to move into this long-vacant, blighted space in the heart of downtown Calumet. (Courtesy/Visit Keweenaw)
Small Town Projects Bring Affordable Housing—and More Jobs—to Michigan

A raft of new development projects announced this week are expected to build 60 new homes, create 14 full-time jobs, and add additional business space in six different Michigan communities. 

Erebus in Pontiac is one of the largest haunted houses in Michigan. (Photo via Facebook)
Halloween Is Almost Here: 6 Michigan Attractions That Will Get Your Heart Racing

For the Michiganders who love a frighteningly good time, make sure you get your tickets soon. 

8 Michigan Cider Mills Worth Checking Out This Fall

Whether you like it hot or cold, hard or not, these Michigan orchards are working to bring you high-quality local cider.