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It's hard to tell the two towns apart except for when the high school sports team play each other, but Iron Mountain and Kingsford have storied histories intertwined with the success of the Upper Peninsula. Kingsford Charcoal was founded there when Henry Ford and his relative E.G. Kingsford began selling the byproduct of the Model T plant. In addition, Iron Mountain is the birth place of the U.P.-wide Pine Mountain Music Festival. The Menominee River, which flows nearby, is home to what is considered the most challenging whitewater rafting in the Midwest.
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.
Two new U.P. communities enlist in Michigan Main Street
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Downtown districts in the Upper Peninsula have come a long way since the mass exodus of retail businesses a few decades ago. Sault Ste. Marie and Iron River are among those getting help with downtown revitalization from the Michigan Main Street program.
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.
Sovereign Communications finds home in U.P.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
As Sovereign Communications prepares to relocate into a brand new headquarters in Sault Ste. Marie, the broadcasting company's president reflects on his decision to invest in the region.
Dirt bikes can be turned into snow bikes for winter
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Yooper converts love life in the Northland
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
These three "adoptive Yooper" couples have one thing in common: One or both members grew up outside the U.P. and moved here for one reason or another. Here's how they're adjusting to life in the Upper Peninsula--and what makes staying a no-brainer.
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.
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Placemaking workshops will be held in U.P.
Spencer joins Edwards Automotive
Michigan holds wild mushroom foraging certification program
OPG in Escanaba hires Ryan
Health innovation grants given to several U.P. agencies
CCI adds new VP of sales
Workforce development grants go to U.P. companies
U.P. Rehab Services adds Stefanac to team
Holm hired at Northern Michigan Bank and Trust
Yooper Goddess puts out a venison e-cookbook
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In the News
Turkey hunting on the rise in Michigan
One-room schoolhouses dot Michigan educational system
Source: Bridge Michigan
Meijer plans long-awaited expansion into U.P.
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
The perfect Michigan road trip has been created in time for spring
Porcupine Mountains State Park needs votes for top U.S. park
Source: 10 Best/USA Today
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