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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. 
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.

Power demands are changing fast in Michigan.

Special Report: Michigan's Energy Future

Powering the Mitten: Report warns of looming electricity generation shortfall.

A new menu offering at the Tanglewood Inn.

Shingleton restaurant has new menu, new management

The local blog Small Town Girl, Foodie World reviews an Alger County restaurant that's undergone new menu changes and new management. 

Wintergreen Farm Blog

U.P. blogs you should be reading

We've rounded up a selection of blogs to read in 2015, all from Upper Peninsula bloggers, and all worthy additions to your reading list.

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.
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