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If you're a fan of the Upper Peninsula and all that it offers, than Escanaba is the place to be. Not only is it home to outstanding fishing and hiking, but also to some of the U.P.'s home-grown businesses like Sayklly's Chocolates and Marble Arms. Escanaba features a more temperate climate than much of the Upper Peninsula, giving it a year-round splendor, though winter activities do not suffer and ice fishing "shanty towns" sprout up across Bay de Noc. The city is home to the Escanaba Eskymos as well as Bay College. 
A pedestal by Leonard Fieber won UP Second Wave's Northern Exposure media award.

Manistique artist creates from his surroundings

The winner of the Upper Peninsula Second Wave Media Award for 2014 at the Northern Exposure exhibit in Escanaba is a Manistique artist who creates furniture designs based on wood already shaped by nature.

How smart is our energy grid?

How 'smart' is Michigan's electrical grid?

You may have a smart meter on your house, but what's so "smart" about it? We explore Michigan's foray into the "smart grid" and how it affects you.

Power demands are changing fast in Michigan.

Special Report: Michigan's Energy Future

Powering the Mitten: Report warns of looming electricity generation shortfall.

Wintergreen Farm Blog

U.P. blogs you should be reading

We've rounded up a selection of blogs to read in 2015, all from Upper Peninsula bloggers, and all worthy additions to your reading list.

A Lake Michigan power plant.

Special Report: Michigan's Future Energy Mix

Electricity in Michigan comes mostly from coal and nuclear power, but that's set to change in the next decade. DTE Energy's Nick Khouri talks about how the utility is planning for the change.

Local ingredients are the focus of catering from Paladino's.

How to make your Christmas party super-local

There's a lot of emphasis on how to shop local for the holidays. That's a worthy goal, but anyone who has a holiday party in their future should check out these ways to locally-source food, drinks and decorations for your home this season, too.

Tawnee McCluskey

Want to get people back to work? Fill the basic skills gap

Low-income workers like Tawnee McCluskey often lack the basic skills needed to find a good job. To bridge the gap, experts says it's essential to invest in training. Yet despite millions of people out of work, programs are hard to find.

Renewable energy is Michigan's future.

Powering the Mitten: What's next for our renewable energy future?

Michigan's Renewable Portfolio Standard sunsets in 2015, and legislators, utilities and advocates are getting ready to decide what's next for renewable energy in Michigan. Here's a look at some facts behind that debate.

A paper toy verion of the taco truck by Renee Kirchenwitz.

Paper artist makes a name for herself from roots in the U.P.

After a roundabout, continent-spanning journey of artistic experimentation, Renee Kirchenwitz-Moore is making a name for herself as the U.P.'s foremost producer of paper art.

UIX brought together innovators.

VIDEO: New ideas for cities come from Urban Innovation Exchange

In September, innovators from around the country convened in Detroit to exchange their ideas for building better cities and stronger communities. For three days, Detroit was transformed into a marketplace for ideas for cities.
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