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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. 
Michigan DEQ director Dan Wyant.

Q&A with Dan Wyant, Director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Dan Wyant, director of the MDEQ, sat down and had a chat about the Clean Air Act and carbon emissions. See what he had to say. 

Marvel Comic's character Iron Fist by Jay De Foy.

Cool jobs: I make comics

The comics scene is one that's growing and becoming a bigger part of mainstream culture in recent years. Several comics creators and artists are building careers with Michigan as their home base, including our managing editor.

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The future of sustainable fishing in the U.P.

The future of commercial fishing in the Upper Peninsula depends on lake ecology and the willingness of a new generation to learn the skills and way of life of those who fish the Great Lakes. 

Spring, Miners Falls, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Photo of the Week: Spring and falls

Shawn Malone captured this tranquil photo of Miners Falls while out and about recently.

it is morel season in the UP

Photo of the Week: The morel of the story

Don't ask Shawn Malone where her secret spots are for finding these tasty treats, but feel free to drool all you'd like.

last of the ice? Lake Superior gold reflections at sunset | Shawn Malone

Photo of the Week: The last ice of Lake Superior

Shawn Malone snapped a photo of one of the last pieces of ice --with the beauty of a gem -- on the beach of Lake Superior. 

Shaylyn Eggleston grabs a bite to eat at Dia De Los Tacos.

Marquette's treasure trove of tacos

Our editor Sam Eggleston takes a look at the wide variety of taco options available to Marquette foodies with a love for the humble taco. 

Cold Lake Superior Temps clash with warm air creating a massive fogbank I Shawn Malone

Photo of the Week: Fog Rolls In

The ice is still holding on in Lake Superior, but the warm air is bringing is some spectacular views -- and fog. 

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UP North Coffee expands to storefront in Escanaba

?UP North Roast has grown from one man's hobby to a thriving enterprise. The specialty coffee roasting business now is poised to open its doors in downtown Escanaba.

Issues and Answers call center, Iron Mountain

How the U.P. can fight population decline and foster economic development

Like many rural areas, the U.P. has struggled with population decline for decades. We explore what cities, state agencies, development groups and entrepreneurs are doing to lessen its impact and create new opportunities.
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