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A native or resident of Michigan.

[Possibly originally a humorous blend of Michigan and gander and applied by political opponents as a playful insult for Lewis Cass (1782-1866), Whig party politician and governor (1813-1831) of the Michigan Territory.]


(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Michigan
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Noun1.Michigander - a native or resident of MichiganMichigander - a native or resident of Michigan  
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Detroit, MI, May 31, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Native Michigander Paul Lubanski releases two additional songs worldwide today - "Now I See" and "When The Real Love Begins." Both have been reviewed positively as "radio-ready" potential impact songs by record industry insiders and represent his 22nd and 23rd efforts to date.
Michigander Nate Greenwood combines animal faces with complementary colors, value changes, and drawing grids in "Checkered Animals" (page 32).
"Rick's been beating us this summer," fellow Michigander Keith Thode said of himself and Norm Young.
Hoping to follow in the Midwestern black-comedy steps of "Evil Dead" and "Fargo," Michigander James Bonner's debut feature "Trap" has two abused spouses kill their mates in the first reel, then mistakenly go after each other for the duration.
The state started out strongly Democratic, which was only natural since its "political godfather" was the man Abraham Lincoln once sarcastically called the "Great Michigander"--Democrat Lewis Cass.
Every Michigander deserves access to quality, affordable health care, said Governor Whitmer.
Todays decision is a step in the right direction to help keep the 2020 Census on track and ensure that every Michigander gets counted.
When state agencies and local communities work together to protect public health, we can ensure that every Michigander has access to safe, clean drinking water, said Whitmer.
You know you're a Michigander if you reach for a bottle or can of Vernors to ease a stomachache or to make a Boston Cooler.
"A Michigander's year has two seasons: winter and construction."
Attorney General Dana Nessel issued the following statement after legislation was introduced to expand the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes, saying: Every Michigander deserves equal protection under the law.
The severity of illness people are experiencing is alarming and we want Michiganders to be aware using e-cigarettes and vaping can be dangerous, said Sarah Lyon-Callo, MDHHS state epidemiologist.