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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. 
Harvest time for Mangalitsa hogs.

Learning the values of a farm-to-fork lifestyle

This article originally appearing in Marquette Magazine chronicles how a local farmer recently opened his hog harvest to the public to spread the word about a farm-to-fork philosophy and lifestyle.

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.

Renewable energy is Michigan's future.

Powering the Mitten: What's next for our renewable energy future?

Michigan's Renewable Portfolio Standard sunsets in 2015, and legislators, utilities and advocates are getting ready to decide what's next for renewable energy in Michigan. Here's a look at some facts behind that debate.

Mona Lang says Marquette's downtown is growing.

What's next for downtown Marquette?

An extended farmer's market, a to-be-renovated theater, and other initiatives are shaping the look of downtown Marquette's future.

A paper toy verion of the taco truck by Renee Kirchenwitz.

Paper artist makes a name for herself from roots in the U.P.

After a roundabout, continent-spanning journey of artistic experimentation, Renee Kirchenwitz-Moore is making a name for herself as the U.P.'s foremost producer of paper art.

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.
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