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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. 
Grilled whitefish at the Up North Lodge in Gwinn.

Up North Lodge in Gwinn serves up reliably good food

The local blog Small Town Girl, Foodie World reviews a Gwinn restaurant with a long history in the area and a reliable menu.

How does energy get to your smartphone?

Special Report: How does energy get to your smartphone?

You plug in your smartphone and voila -- it's charged up and ready to whisk you off to cyberspace. But how exactly do those electrons get into your phone? Read on to find out.

The 906 Polar Roll will take place in Marquette February 21.

Snow biking takes off in U.P. with Polar Roll race

The 906 Polar Roll this February will bring the Upper Peninsula to the forefront of a new sport, with a 35-mile and 15-mile fat bike race across Marquette County.

Leigha Woelffer, winner of the Sue Nott Scholarship for young women who ice climb.

Tiny Munising gets big boost from ice climbing festival

It's not skiing, snowmobiling, or snowshoeing that brings crowds to tiny Munising on the shores of Lake Superior each winter. Some of the world's best ice climbing is found there, and it's making a big impact on the small town.

Radio is alive and thriving locally.

Sovereign Communications finds home in U.P.

As Sovereign Communications prepares to relocate into a brand new headquarters in Sault Ste. Marie, the broadcasting company's president reflects on his decision to invest in the region.

David Gill dives into the decoction process.

What does the craft beer boom mean for home brewers?

The craft beer boom hasn't shaken the foundations of the U.P's rich homebrewing tradition. If anything, the region's amateur brewing community is more tight-knit, creative and ambitious than ever before.

Cody Huebner demonstrates a modified dirt bike for use on snow.

Dirt bikes can be turned into snow bikes for winter


Spice Merchants in Marquette is open on Washington Street.

New stores add spirit and spice to Marquette community

After long careers in other fields, two pairs of NMU alumni are embarking on new adventures in the Marquette retail scene.

Kristen and BJ Alden of North Coast Post.

Yooper converts love life in the Northland

These three "adoptive Yooper" couples have one thing in common: One or both members grew up outside the U.P. and moved here for one reason or another. Here's how they're adjusting to life in the Upper Peninsula--and what makes staying a no-brainer.

How smart is our energy grid?

How 'smart' is Michigan's electrical grid?

You may have a smart meter on your house, but what's so "smart" about it? We explore Michigan's foray into the "smart grid" and how it affects you.
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