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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.
Houghton students battle invasive species
Thursday, May 21, 2015
The Houghton Weed Pullers, an energetic group of middle schoolers, combined education with fighting invasive plant species, and in the process educated their community, bettered the U.P. environment, and competed in a national challenge.
Small Town Girl reviews Venice Pub & Pizzeria
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Is starting college during high school Michigan's ticket to success?
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Imagine a future where every Michigan student not only went to college, but started that collegiate career before they even left high school. For some students, it's already happening, and it could have big implications for education in our state.
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
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Placemaking workshops will be held in U.P.
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
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Turkey hunting on the rise in Michigan
One-room schoolhouses dot Michigan educational system
Source: Bridge Michigan
Appleseed Collective will perform in Marquette, Houghton
Michigan lighthouses are beacons for tourists
Meijer plans long-awaited expansion into U.P.
Beauty of Upper Peninsula inspires Esto's new album
Source: Minnesota Public Radio
Documentary reveals life of Keweenaw monks
Source: The Republic.com
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
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