Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press

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Recent articles by Jeff:

Harrowing tales of Michigan residents escaping the Midland flood: 'A nightmare movie'

A catastrophic gush of water wipes out a community in Midland County, Michigan. And no one saw it coming. → Read More

Wixom Lake turns into a giant beach after the Edenville Dam bursts

It’s like somebody pulled a plug. After the Edenville Dam broke, almost all the water in Wixom Lake flowed into Sanford Lake. → Read More

Sanford’s war memorial demolished in flood: 'A slap in the face to our veterans'

Sanford community rallies to rebuild the town's war memorial -- a place of healing destroyed by the flood. → Read More

Midland floods in midst of pandemic leave residents shell shocked

After losing his job due to the coronavirus pandemic, one resident said now he's "just waiting for the meteor." → Read More

Big Ten spoof videos have turned this west Michigan woman into a social media star

Who knew all it took was an iPhone and a few T-shirts to create comedy gold relatable to all Big Ten fans? Meet Rockford's own Annie Agar. → Read More

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a U-M grad, is consumed by coronavirus coverage — even in his dreams

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who was raised in Michigan and attended U-M, has become the face of the coronavirus pandemic for CNN. → Read More

With no rookie tryouts, Detroit Lions missing out on getting their own Malcolm Butler

The coronavirus pandemic has prevented NFL teams from holding rookie tryouts, which means the Detroit Lions can't bring in normal crop of free agents → Read More

'Hey birthday boy!' World War II vet gets a heart-melting moment for 100th birthday

Jim Curry is celebrating his 100th birthday on Monday, but on Sunday he was greeted with a salute from what felt like all of Commerce Township. → Read More

Olympic athlete-turned ER doctor attacks coronavirus as foe: 'We are going to win'

Ann Marsh-Senic, a three-time Olympic fencer, is now an ER doctor. And she approaches the fight against the coronavirus with the same determination → Read More

A U-M student, the COVID-19 crisis and a tornado: 'Can all this just stop?'

University of Michigan student Destini Riley's coronavirus crisis experience has been unlike any other. → Read More

Beautiful photos by U-M students: I clicked a link and found myself in tears

The photos are stunning. And the video montage of the work of one University of Michigan class during the coronavirus crisis will make you cry. → Read More

Detroit Lions showed us something amazing in 2020 NFL draft

The 2020 NFL draft was unprecedented. But in the newness came something beautiful: We saw a new side of Detroit Lions' Bob Quinn and Matt Patricia. → Read More

Detroit Lions crushed it on Day 2 of the 2020 NFL draft

The Detroit Lions selected three players on Friday in the 2020 NFL draft who could be Day 1 starters for the franchise. → Read More

I'm disappointed how Detroit Lions took Jeff Okudah in 2020 NFL draft

The Detroit Lions filled a need with a good play at No. 3 in the 2020 NFL draft. And I can't help but feel disappointed about it. → Read More

Hey, Detroit Lions: This hometown defensive back has success written all over him

Flint Beecher's Jelani Taylor went to Cornell, was All-Ivy, has a job offer lined up, but the defensive back just wants to play in the NFL → Read More

Michigan mom couldn't be at her son's wedding. So she danced in her basement alone.

Debbie Brown of Clarkston couldn't be at her son's wedding in New York because of the coronavirus. So she made him a promise. A promise to dance. → Read More

I let my wife cut my hair. I might never go back to a barber again.

Need a haircut? So did I. My wife and daughter cut my hair and it sounded like "Fargo" and looked like a pit crew at Daytona 500. → Read More

Why Al Kaline's death stings more than other legends we've lost

The Detroit Tigers lost a legend in Al Kaline. And the world is forced to swallow its grief because of the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Why is Detroit Tigers prospect Tarik Skubal so dang competitive? Only a father knows

Detroit Tigers prospect Tarik Skubal was hoping to have another breakout season in 2020. But then, something not-so-funny happened. → Read More

Al Kaline was truly 'Mr. Tiger': A man of humility, humor and elegance

Al Kaline died Monday at his home in Bloomfield Hills at 85. It's an incredibly sad day, not only for the state, but for the baseball world. → Read More