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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. 

How smart is our energy grid?

How 'smart' is Michigan's electrical grid?

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.

Garfield School in Sault Ste. Marie will become Garfield Commons.

How old schools are coming back to life

Some Upper Peninsula schools are being redeveloped into mixed-use developments--returning to their roots as community centers in the process.

Power demands are changing fast in Michigan.

Special Report: Michigan's Energy Future

Powering the Mitten: Report warns of looming electricity generation shortfall.

Wintergreen Farm Blog

U.P. blogs you should be reading

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.

City Green Market takes a new approach to groceries.

City Green Market launches all-vegan grocery store in Negaunee

Two Negaunee business owners are trying out something new to the U.P. -- an entirely vegan grocery store. The City Green Market is now open and offers vegetarian, vegan and organic products to shoppers.

A Lake Michigan power plant.

Special Report: Michigan's Future Energy Mix

Electricity in Michigan comes mostly from coal and nuclear power, but that's set to change in the next decade. DTE Energy's Nick Khouri talks about how the utility is planning for the change.

Local ingredients are the focus of catering from Paladino's.

How to make your Christmas party super-local

There's a lot of emphasis on how to shop local for the holidays. That's a worthy goal, but anyone who has a holiday party in their future should check out these ways to locally-source food, drinks and decorations for your home this season, too.

Lake Superior.

Subscription walk-in clinic offers alternative care

There are different options for health care in the U.P. The latest option is subscription-based and will appeal to people who are seeking to establish a long-term relationship with their physician and explore alternative treatment options for pain and other ailments. 

Locations in Marquette, Ishpeming and Negaunee help better serve patients.

Strongly-rooted businesses to watch in the U.P.

Several new businesses are on the move--from jewelry to health care, keep a sharp eye on these new enterprises in the Upper Peninsula.

Tawnee McCluskey

Want to get people back to work? Fill the basic skills gap

Low-income workers like Tawnee McCluskey often lack the basic skills needed to find a good job. To bridge the gap, experts says it's essential to invest in training. Yet despite millions of people out of work, programs are hard to find.
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