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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. 
USCG cutter Morrow Bay breaks the ice in Marquette's Lower Harbor

Photo of the Week: Ice breaking

Shawn Malone was standing by when the USCG ice cutter Morrow Bay came into town last week. 

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Special Report: Child Health and Wellness

The 2013 national Kids Count data book reports Michigan ranking 31 out of 50 in child well-being. With this shaky foundation, Michigan has some serious work to do in improving child health and wellness outcomes.

Natasha Lantz and Michele Walk of the UP Food Exchange

Old and new tech chart a path for U.P. agriculture

Armed with innovative technologies and low-tech solutions to age-old problems, the U.P.'s farmers and food-system stakeholders are charting a new path for its agriculture industry.

One of the coldest winter in decades continues to impress- Spring break up, Marquette IShawn Malone

Photo of the Week: Spring breakup

One of the coldest winters in decades? Check? Is spring finally here? Sure is. 

UP Food Summit meeting work group

U.P. Food Exchange encourages food sustainabilty

It seems like residents of the Upper Peninsula are a long ways away from fresh, locally produced food. Yet, a small but growing group of farmers and food producers are making wholesome eating a reality for folks living above the bridge.

flying in formation, cruising Pictured Rocks by sled

Photo of the Week: Miner's Castle

Snowmobiling near MIner's Castle on the Picture Rocks National Lakeshore makes for some beautiful views. 

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YooperSingles.com offers that special connection, eh?

Looking for that special Yooper but having no luck at the local bar? YooperSingles.com is here to help. 

Baraga Ave.

PlacePlans offer design concepts for Michigan downtown areas

Marquette and Cadillac are among the Michigan cities receiving plans to help improve target sites in their cityscapes to help improve aesthetics, walkability, and other key aspects to make their downtowns more attractive.

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Nonprofits partner with students to run fundraising campaigns

Instead of trying out their marketing skills on behalf of local businesses, a class of NMU students is using them to help eleven charities raise funds online instead--a win-win for both sides.

Marquette Lighthouse reflects off clear ice

Photo of the Week: Reflections

A gorgeous view of the Marquette lighthouse as it stands watch over frozen Lake Superior. 
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