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Iron Mountain/Kingsford


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. 
Michigan's Children

Long-time children's advocate embraces new role

As Matt Gillard takes the helm of Michigan’s Children, a statewide, nonpartisan advocacy group, he plans to move children’s issues up the priority list for elected officials. 

Michigan DEQ director Dan Wyant.

Q&A with Dan Wyant, Director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Dan Wyant, director of the MDEQ, sat down and had a chat about the Clean Air Act and carbon emissions. See what he had to say. 

Iron Mountain's Rebecca Grider.

Iron Mountain Main Street learns from Detroit

Iron Mountain Main Street is among the Michigan Main Street organizations learning from the revitalization of Detroit this week.

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UP North Coffee expands to storefront in Escanaba

?UP North Roast has grown from one man's hobby to a thriving enterprise. The specialty coffee roasting business now is poised to open its doors in downtown Escanaba.

Issues and Answers call center, Iron Mountain

How the U.P. can fight population decline and foster economic development

Like many rural areas, the U.P. has struggled with population decline for decades. We explore what cities, state agencies, development groups and entrepreneurs are doing to lessen its impact and create new opportunities.

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Special Report: Child Health and Wellness

The 2013 national Kids Count data book reports Michigan ranking 31 out of 50 in child well-being. With this shaky foundation, Michigan has some serious work to do in improving child health and wellness outcomes.

Natasha Lantz and Michele Walk of the UP Food Exchange

Old and new tech chart a path for U.P. agriculture

Armed with innovative technologies and low-tech solutions to age-old problems, the U.P.'s farmers and food-system stakeholders are charting a new path for its agriculture industry.

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U.P. Food Exchange encourages food sustainabilty

It seems like residents of the Upper Peninsula are a long ways away from fresh, locally produced food. Yet, a small but growing group of farmers and food producers are making wholesome eating a reality for folks living above the bridge.

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YooperSingles.com offers that special connection, eh?

Looking for that special Yooper but having no luck at the local bar? YooperSingles.com is here to help. 

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Being a tourist in your own town is easier than you may think

Sometimes it's hard to rediscover your town. You see it every day, but how you can see it as a tourist might? We've talked with some local experts to find out just how to be "A Tourist In Your Own Town."
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