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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. 
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.


Pathways to Success co-principal Tyrone Weeks.

Is starting college during high school Michigan's ticket to success?

Imagine a future where every Michigan student not only went to college, but started that collegiate career before they even left high school. For some students, it's already happening, and it could have big implications for education in our state.

Vicki Schwab of the Delta County Economic Development Alliance.

What does Superior Trade Zone designation mean for the U.P.?

The State of Michigan recently designated 16 communities in Marquette and Delta counties as the Superior Trade Zone. What does that mean for the region"s economy going forward?

The first Angry Bear festival in Marquette.

Angry Bear Festival returns to downtown Marquette

Ore Dock Brewing Company's 2nd Festival of the Angry Bear Festival is taking over Spring Street in downtown Marquette April 18. Ore Dock pours the refreshments, Das Steinhaus provides the food, and a host of musical acts keep the fun going well into the evening.

The mushroom Swiss burger at Carla's Cozy Inn.

Carla's Cozy Inn: Stop instead of driving by

The local blog Small Town Girl, Foodie World reviews Carla's Cozy Inn in Nestoria, and finds it's well worth a stop.

Students of Detroit Youth Volume.

Upper Peninsula native inspires Detroit kids with music

Detroit Youth Volume has an innovative ethic that starts with free music lessons and inspires community-building and personal growth for East Side students, led by Marquette native Clara Hardie.

Tahquamenon Falls

Does the U.P. need to rebrand to compete for business and tourism?

Yoopers know what makes the U.P. special, but the region's story isn't always told with a cohesive voice. Some think that calls for a U.P.-wide rebranding effort and a more ambitious drive to attract businesses and tourists from across the country and world.
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