Columnist for the Detroit Free Press. Chronicler of Detroit and Michigan. Author of the book "313: Life in the Motor City." Go buy one!

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Phil Pearce, the colorful, cantankerous, legendary owner of Phil's 550 store in Marquette, died yesterday: 
Northern Michigan taxidermy museum aims to get kids into hunting. In today's Detroit Free Press: 
“Family. That’s the only way I can describe it,” said Lisa Roland, 41, of her neighbors in… 
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