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Congratulations to Katie Caralis, Tim Kooy, and Jack Nelson...the winners of Michigan Radio's One Minute Michigan Story Writing Contest. You can view their stories below. Our thanks to the hundreds of people who submitted stories of their memorable Michigan experiences.

One Minute Michigan Story: Nothing Beats the Michigan Sky

Night Sky
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Written by Shadi Ahmadmehrabi

Nothing beats the Michigan sky. On every camping trip and night spent around a campfire, I step out of the commotion of whatever's going on to lie down and stare at the stars. As my spine sets against the cold ground, every vertebra curving around the Mitten's surface, I gaze at the countless twinkling spots in the clear dark navy  Michigan sky. The blue from Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior spills onto the canvas above and creates the perfect setting for a blanket of stars. On a clear night, there's no need to track constellations and point out whatever sized Dipper. The clear Michigan sky is second to none. 

This story was submitted to Michigan Radio's One Minute Michigan Story Writing Contest. Erik Wright-Olsen read the story.

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