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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. 
We can practically taste this taco from Dia De Los Taos.

Cool jobs: I drive a food truck

Three food truck owners--Mike Walker of Marquette's Dia de Los Tacos, Simon Joseph of Traverse City's Roaming Harvest, and Brandon Morey of Mt. Pleasant's Crep Catering--talk about why they love their jobs and what keeps them going.

Chocolay River brewers talk to customers at the U.P. Beer Fest.

Three up-and-coming U.P. breweries keep craft beer scene moving forward

The U.P. is already home to more than a dozen craft breweries, but that isn't stopping two local entrepreneurs--and one honorary local with a very familiar name--from taking advantage of the region's seemingly insatiable thirst for high-quality, U.P.-made beer.

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Good times at the U.P. Beer Fest.

Beer festival offers chance to try Michigan brews

The U.P. Beer Festival drew brewers from across Michigan, including both new and old breweries from the Upper Peninsula, this weekend.

Rod Robertson on Lake Michigan.

Surfing on the Great Lakes has its own culture

Surfing on the Great Lakes draws more adventurous surfers in recent years to northern Michigan. While it may not be a surf mecca along the lines of Oahu, it has a style all its own, say its devotees.

Saginaw's LaMarr Woodley graces the NFL.

Cool jobs: I'm a professional athlete

Second Wave's Jeff Barr talked to three professional athletes who call Michigan home about how where they're from has shaped who they are and their careers.

Local craft beer shows no sign of shrinking as an industry.

How local is your beer? Craft brewers increasingly employ seasonal, regionally-grown ingredients

Despite our love of local brews, many of the ingredients in our favorite beers are not sourced locally. Yet that's changing as brewers tap into the local farming movement in their communities to add more fresh ingredients.

Trail Genius maps bike, ski and hiking trails.

Trail mapping software shows would-be explorers the way

Trail Genius started out as a cool idea from two Michigan Tech students and mountain biking fans. Now, it's a business that is charting new paths all over the country--quite literally.

Kids in the MFAK program learn instruments

U.P. program brings music to underserved youth

Music for All Kids founder Shane Murray operates under the belief that all young people deserve to have music in their lives, and offers up free instruments and music training to make that happen.

U.P. author John Smolens

Writers find inspiration, stories in the U.P.

Some do it for love, some for money. These five U.P. authors write for the love of telling a story and try to make a buck from it in the process.
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