About Michigan, North Dakota
Michigan City is a city in Nelson County, North Dakota in the United States. The population was 294 at the 2010 census. Though the official name is Michigan City, local residents commonly refer to the city as Michigan. Michigan City was founded in 1882 by Edwin A. Lamb, who came to the area from Port Huron, Michigan. In 1945, two Great Northern passenger trains collided with one another near the city, causing 309 injuries and 34 deaths.