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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. 
Bill Sterrett stands in a portion of maintained state forest land.  It was clear cut around 35 years ago and has grown back.

All about the (real) green: How forestry is about community impact, not financial

Think that recently clear cut forest in your community is a darn shame? It might not look lovely, but the forest management practice is crucial to healthy trees, wildlife and communities in Northern Michigan. 

The Honoring Our Children program focuses on young children.

In the U.P's Native American communities, early childhood education is getting a big boost

With an $800,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan is making sustainable investments in early childhood development and education throughout the U.P.'s Native American communities.

The Flying Moose will soon be open in Marquette, owned by Jeremy and Melanie Poch.

Husband-wife team opens old-time general store in Marquette

Meet the husband-wife team behind the Flying Moose, a new "old-time general store" in the heart of downtown Marquette. Their goal: nothing less than "a one-stop shop" for organic food, local beer, sporting equipment rentals and much, much more.

"Ol' Bessie" loaded with supplies, on the Haywire Trail just north of Manistique.

What I learned from a week biking the trails of the U.P.

Writer Mark Wedel has plenty of experience on long bicycle treks--but the U.P. presented some new challenges. Here, he shares his recent trail journey, for those who might be considering such a trip.

The tomato basil cream soup at New York Deli in Marquette.

A taste of New York at the New York Deli

The Mighty Mac -- a great part of any beautiful drive.

Day tripping from all corners of the Upper Peninsula

The Upper Peninsula has so many places to see and things to do that the options for day trips are pretty much endless. But here are a few ideas for day trips no matter what part of the U.P. you happen to call home.

A commercial filmed by Swick Media Services.

Swick Media Services parlays advertising success into new business

A series of locally produced commercials led to the launch of one of Marquette's newest businesses, Swick Media Services.

A practiced hand and an airbrush help transform faces.

Queens of the U.P.: Drag culture putting down roots in Marquette

When you think drag culture, you might not think of the U.P.--it hasn't always been the friendliest to the LGBTQ community. But these days, regular drag shows are lighting up Marquette, and showing a small town it's all right to be whoever you want to be.

Dead River Derby and Kingsford Krush roller derby

Dead River Derby spreads the love for roller derby in the U.P.

Roller derby has spread across the U.P. in recent years, and it's starting out strong, with community engagement, skills training and definitely lots of fun being had at one inaugural Marquette league, the Dead River Derby.

The former Union Grill will be the new home of Das Steinhaus Market.

Former Union Grill to become new Das Steinhaus Market

Steinhaus Market, the latest concept from the team behind popular Marquette eatery Das Steinhaus, will open on the former Union Grill property this summer. It joins Das Steinhaus's original Front Street location and newly purchased Dancing Crane Farm in Skandia.
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