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The cities of Houghton and Hancock, separated only by the Portage Canal, offer some of the best sites to behold in the Upper Peninsula. In the fall, the colors on the Keweenaw Peninsula are as vibrant as anywhere in the country. Come winter, Michigan Technological University hosts Winter Carnival, a celebration of the cold and snow—the elements that helped Houghton set the snowfall record of 355.7 inches in the winter of 1978-79. Besides Michigan Tech, the area is home to Finlandia University.
Does the U.P. need to rebrand to compete for business and tourism?
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Yoopers know what makes the U.P. special, but the region's story isn't always told with a cohesive voice. Some think that calls for a U.P.-wide rebranding effort and a more ambitious drive to attract businesses and tourists from across the country and world.
Forward thinking helps U.P. schools push ahead with technology
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
No matter how remote their locations, some U.P. districts are taking technology by the horns to keep their students learning at full speed.
Checker Transport finds success in getting people where they want to go
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
With the foresight and patience of a seasoned businessman, Marquette's Jesse Schramm transformed a modest four-vehicle taxi enterprise into Checker Transport LLC, now an expanding and growing business.
Embracing the Magical: Q&A with David Sobel
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
In a culture so consumed by digital devices and virtual experiences, how can the natural world compete for students' attention? We talk with David Sobel, architect of place-based education, to find out.
Special Report: How does energy get to your smartphone?
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
You plug in your smartphone and voila -- it's charged up and ready to whisk you off to cyberspace. But how exactly do those electrons get into your phone? Read on to find out.
What does the craft beer boom mean for home brewers?
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
The craft beer boom hasn't shaken the foundations of the U.P's rich homebrewing tradition. If anything, the region's amateur brewing community is more tight-knit, creative and ambitious than ever before.
Dirt bikes can be turned into snow bikes for winter
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
How 'smart' is Michigan's electrical grid?
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
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.
Special Report: Michigan's Energy Future
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Powering the Mitten: Report warns of looming electricity generation shortfall.
U.P. blogs you should be reading
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
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.
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Five Rabbit Island resident artists announced
Chemical engineering professor gets grant to pursue virus research
Michigan holds wild mushroom foraging certification program
UP Health System hires new CEO for Portage Health
Michigan Tech hosts Clean Snowmobile Challenge
MTEC SmartZone names Mack new VP
Huetter joins UP Marketing Department
Houghton County makes bid for $5 million energy prize
UPHS hires two in management
Portage Health has a new CFO
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In the News
Thrillist names best 24 U.P. restaurants
Smithsonian traveling exhibit arrives in Ironwood
Source: Downtown Art Place
LSJ explores challenges and growth for Michigan tourism
Source: Lansing State Journal
Things no one tells you about leaving the U.P.
Two U.P. towns on top 10 snowiest list
Source: Washington Post
Biker tracks an 1800-mile course across the U.P.
Source: Pure Michigan
U.P. universities win collaboration award
Source: MI Newswire
Houghton couple visits every county in the continental U.S.
Source: Daily Mail
The perfect Michigan road trip has been created in time for spring
U.P. cafes take second and third in Best Coffee Shop contest
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