The wildfire in Michigan's Upper Peninsula was 47% contained Tuesday, slightly worse than the prior day's 51% containment, as the conflagration has destroyed 97 structures, including 34 homes and cabins, a motel, and a store, authorities said.
By national park standards, Isle Royale's tourist tally of 23,000 is small. In June, July or August, you'll likely find manageable "crowds," as well as great weather. North of Michigan's Upper Peninsula lies this lesser-known getaway -- a favorite of backpackers, kayakers and world-weary jet-setters who seek unspoiled splendor.
SBC Communications Inc. is selling off about 650,000 telephone lines in rural Michigan and Texas, which could fetch about $1.5 billion, as it raises money to fund Cingular Wireless's planned acquisition of AT & T Wireless Services Inc. (AWE), people familiar with the matter told Monday's Wall Street Journal.