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The city of Ishpeming is as historic as any site in the UpperPeninsula, featuring such sites as the magnificent Mather Inn as well as theNational Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and the famous Suicide Hill Ski Jump.Ishpeming was home to John Voelker, who penned the book "Anatomy of a Murder,"and was the primary area that the subsequent movie, starring Jimmy Stewart, wasfilmed in. Ishpeming is also known for being home to the popular band DaYoopers as well as Nobel Prize winner Glenn T. Seaborg. A little known factabout the area is that it was the town in which the Green Bay Packers playedtheir first road game in October 19, 1919. It is also the home of Bell Hospitaland the Michigan operations of Cleveland Natural Resources. 

Bugsy Sailor, a super Yooper in his own right.

Hello, Mr. Ambassador: Bugsy Sailor promotes the Yooper lifestyle like it's his job

Meet Bugsy Sailor. He loves the Upper Peninsula. So much so, he's taken it upon himself to let the world know what a great place it is to live and play. 

Director Edd Benda and crew working on "Superior."

Movie tells coming-of-age story set in the U.P.

Directed by Edd Benda, the movie "Superior" was filmed in the U.P. and now is making its way around the festival circuit, including upcoming Michigan showings.

Big Brothers Big Sisters participants carve pumpkins at Eastwood Nursing Home in Negaunee.

How Michigan foster youths are transitioning to adulthood successfully

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marquette County has launched Transitions MQT, a new program matching youth in foster care with caring adult mentors who act as guides to help them succeed after aging out of the foster care system.

Katie Armstrong stands in front of a red maple clump marked to cut as part of a hardwood thinning.

A career path through the woods: Michigan's next generation of forestry talent

A career in forestry might appeal to anyone who loves spending time in the woods and gaining a deeper understanding of them--and the next generation of foresters is making a new, sustainable path.

Brian Cabell at his home office.

Retired newsman takes on interesting stories with popular blog

Brian Cabell, a 68-year-old journalist turned blogger, is redefining the online news world in Marquette County. Here's a look at how he got started and how he keeps moving forward.

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Artists can be the "connective tissue" of a neighborhood -- but first they need a place to live

How affordable live/work housing for artists can reinvigorate neighborhoods and bring members of diverse communities together.

Rapid River scrimmages Superior Central early in the 2015 8-man football season.

The boys of fall more often number eight these days

Football season is here, but it's not the sport many Upper Peninsula high school alumni remember. Amid declining enrollment, football doesn't draw as many players as it once did. That's giving rise to smaller 8-man teams across the state.

Scott Robbins stands among Michigan maples.

The Surprising Second Life of a Michigan Tree

In Michigan, we appreciate our trees for their beauty, and the shade and recreation they provide. But that's just part of their value. Here, we follow the surprising second life of a Michigan tree.

Stefanie Stauffer and Ryan Padgett are urban farmers in Ann Arbor.

The secret(s) to sustainable urban farms

Urban agriculture, once a buzz-y idea for transforming vacant spaces, has taken root in cities across America. Now, cities and farmers are thinking about how to make the movement sustainable year-round and long-term.

Michigan is covered in maple trees, yet few are used in syrup production.

Michigan farms keep eye on demand for natural maple syrup

A U.P. business wants to be the solution to the supply problem for natural, organic maple syrup, which is in high demand lately.
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