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Considered one of the greatest places in America for outdoor enthusiasts to live, Marquette offers it all from skiing, to hiking, to fishing, to hunting, to cycling and so much more. The largest city in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Marquette is the focus for new business growth as well as U.P.-wide events such as the U.P. 200 sled dog race and the Ore to Shore bicycle ride. Marquette is home to Peter White Public Library, the Kaufman Auditorium, the Marquette Maritime Museum and a Children's Museum as well as Northern Michigan University. The city was originally constructed as a shipping port for the mines further inland. It has maintained its maritime charm, especially the Lower Harbor Park and downtown district. 
The Vista Theater in Negaunee.

Old movie theaters find new life in the U.P.

Historic movie theaters often have had to close, or transform into something else, after the growth of television and now, the transition to digital film. Here's how two U.P. theaters have survived the changes.

Solar power is a must-have living off-grid.

Modern off-the-grid living is alive and well in northern Michigan

Using a combination of modern technology and old-fashioned common sense, these Yoopers and northern Michiganders eke out an off-the-grid existence in a bounteous but occasionally hostile land.

UIX brought together innovators.

VIDEO: New ideas for cities come from Urban Innovation Exchange

In September, innovators from around the country convened in Detroit to exchange their ideas for building better cities and stronger communities. For three days, Detroit was transformed into a marketplace for ideas for cities.

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Why is Michigan a leader in place-based education?

Dr. Doris Terry Williams, Executive Director of the Rural School and Community Trust, on the need for place-based education in both rural and urban environments, and how Michigan's Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative is leading the charge.

Students learned about the Great Lakes aboard the Isle Royale Queen.

New stewardship programs aim to teach students how to care for Great Lakes

The Upper Great Lakes Stewardship Institute is the newest among several regional hubs across Michigan with the goal to educate students on good environmental stewardship for the Great Lakes and their watersheds.

Downtown living is drawing more people.

Downtowns are attracting new residents across the U.P.

?A trend that is occurring around the country is being played out right here in the U.P. Living downtown is drawing more people together while revitalizing and energizing the downtown districts.

Elegant Seagulls employees celebrate Plaidurday.

Does your workplace offer these awesome perks?

Three Michigan employers are discovering the power of non-traditional workplace perks and incentives, with great results for workplace morale -- and their bottom lines.

A packed house at UIX Detroit.

Thirteen doable ideas for cities from first ever Urban Innovation Exchange

Last week, a group of innovators behind small scale, place-based projects around the country convened in Detroit and talked about what works in their cities.

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Local restaurants build chains in Marquette

Some U.P. entrepreneurs are doing what it takes to build in the restaurant business in the U.P., creating new chains out of successful restaurants. 

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