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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.
Queens of the U.P.: Drag culture putting down roots in Marquette
Thursday, May 21, 2015
When you think drag culture, you might not think of the U.P.--it hasn't always been the friendliest to the LGBTQ community. But these days, regular drag shows are lighting up Marquette, and showing a small town it's all right to be whoever you want to be.
Dead River Derby spreads the love for roller derby in the U.P.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Roller derby has spread across the U.P. in recent years, and it's starting out strong, with community engagement, skills training and definitely lots of fun being had at one inaugural Marquette league, the Dead River Derby.
Former Union Grill to become new Das Steinhaus Market
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Steinhaus Market, the latest concept from the team behind popular Marquette eatery Das Steinhaus, will open on the former Union Grill property this summer. It joins Das Steinhaus's original Front Street location and newly purchased Dancing Crane Farm in Skandia.
Small Town Girl reviews Venice Pub & Pizzeria
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Is starting college during high school Michigan's ticket to success?
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Imagine a future where every Michigan student not only went to college, but started that collegiate career before they even left high school. For some students, it's already happening, and it could have big implications for education in our state.
What does Superior Trade Zone designation mean for the U.P.?
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The State of Michigan recently designated 16 communities in Marquette and Delta counties as the Superior Trade Zone. What does that mean for the region"s economy going forward?
Angry Bear Festival returns to downtown Marquette
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Ore Dock Brewing Company's 2nd Festival of the Angry Bear Festival is taking over Spring Street in downtown Marquette April 18. Ore Dock pours the refreshments, Das Steinhaus provides the food, and a host of musical acts keep the fun going well into the evening.
Carla's Cozy Inn: Stop instead of driving by
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
The local blog Small Town Girl, Foodie World reviews Carla's Cozy Inn in Nestoria, and finds it's well worth a stop.
Upper Peninsula native inspires Detroit kids with music
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Detroit Youth Volume has an innovative ethic that starts with free music lessons and inspires community-building and personal growth for East Side students, led by Marquette native Clara Hardie.
Does the U.P. need to rebrand to compete for business and tourism?
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Yoopers know what makes the U.P. special, but the region's story isn't always told with a cohesive voice. Some think that calls for a U.P.-wide rebranding effort and a more ambitious drive to attract businesses and tourists from across the country and world.
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Fox Negaunee car salesman tries out with Detroit Lions
Source: USA Today
Turkey hunting on the rise in Michigan
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Source: Crain's Detroit Business
One-room schoolhouses dot Michigan educational system
Source: Bridge Michigan
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UP Publishers and Authors will hold annual conference
Joshua Davis makes it to The Voice final round
Source: Lansing State Journal
Northern Michigan musician is in Top 5 on The Voice
Michigan lighthouses are beacons for tourists
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