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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. 
Owner Jess Shull at Boomerang Retro and Relics.

Women who are moving their businesses and communities forward

Women who are building their own small businesses in the Upper Peninsula are connected by one thing--their passion and drive to do what they love. Here, we profile some of those women.

City Green Market takes a new approach to groceries.

City Green Market launches all-vegan grocery store in Negaunee

Two Negaunee business owners are trying out something new to the U.P. -- an entirely vegan grocery store. The City Green Market is now open and offers vegetarian, vegan and organic products to shoppers.

A Lake Michigan power plant.

Special Report: Michigan's Future Energy Mix

Electricity in Michigan comes mostly from coal and nuclear power, but that's set to change in the next decade. DTE Energy's Nick Khouri talks about how the utility is planning for the change.

Downtown Marquette from above.

Michigan Municipal League releases PlacePlan for Marquette's Baraga Avenue

Baraga Avenue in downtown Marquette is a vibrant area filled with interesting shops and plenty of local culture. But its connection to the rest of downtown Marquette is tenuous at best. Find out how the Marquette Downtown Development Authority is hoping to change that.

The Landmark Inn in Marquette.

What the future for the Landmark Inn looks like

A Minneapolis-based company officially purchased the Landmark Inn earlier this fall, opening a new chapter in its 85-year history while maintaining its historic connections to the Marquette community.

Local ingredients are the focus of catering from Paladino's.

How to make your Christmas party super-local

There's a lot of emphasis on how to shop local for the holidays. That's a worthy goal, but anyone who has a holiday party in their future should check out these ways to locally-source food, drinks and decorations for your home this season, too.

Lake Superior.

Subscription walk-in clinic offers alternative care

There are different options for health care in the U.P. The latest option is subscription-based and will appeal to people who are seeking to establish a long-term relationship with their physician and explore alternative treatment options for pain and other ailments. 

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.
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