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Having once been known as a lumber town and producing more lumber than any city in America during its peak production, Menominee has been an integral part in the growth of the Upper Peninsula. Nestled on the shores of Green Bay and sharing the state border with Marinette, Wisc., Menominee is home to industries that include shipbuilding, chemicals, helicopters, paper making and auto and airplane parts. The city, which is the fourth largest in the Upper Peninsula, hosts events such as Art for All, a juried art show, and the Cabela's Master Walleye Circuit fishing tournament. In addition, they sponsor Waterfront Festival, a four-day celebration that showcases the downtown and city marina. Menominee's high school, the Maroons, shares a football rivalry with Marinette High School that is known for being the oldest interstate high school rivalry in the United States and the third longest.
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.
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.
Special Report: How does energy get to your smartphone?
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
You plug in your smartphone and voila -- it's charged up and ready to whisk you off to cyberspace. But how exactly do those electrons get into your phone? Read on to find out.
Dirt bikes can be turned into snow bikes for winter
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
How 'smart' is Michigan's electrical grid?
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
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.
Special Report: Michigan's Energy Future
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Powering the Mitten: Report warns of looming electricity generation shortfall.
Special Report: Michigan's Future Energy Mix
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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.
How to make your Christmas party super-local
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
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.
Want to get people back to work? Fill the basic skills gap
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
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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Placemaking workshops will be held in U.P.
Marinette Marine to build two more Navy ships
Michigan holds wild mushroom foraging certification program
Three U.P. health departments get grants to tackle obesity
Three officers promoted at Stephenson National Bank and Trust
Health innovation grants given to several U.P. agencies
Workforce development grants go to U.P. companies
Holm hired at Northern Michigan Bank and Trust
Yooper Goddess puts out a venison e-cookbook
MacInnes hired by Michigan Municipal League
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In the News
Turkey hunting on the rise in Michigan
One-room schoolhouses dot Michigan educational system
Source: Bridge Michigan
Meijer plans long-awaited expansion into U.P.
Thrillist names best 24 U.P. restaurants
LSJ explores challenges and growth for Michigan tourism
Source: Lansing State Journal
Things no one tells you about leaving the U.P.
Two U.P. towns on top 10 snowiest list
Source: Washington Post
The perfect Michigan road trip has been created in time for spring
Porcupine Mountains State Park needs votes for top U.S. park
Source: 10 Best/USA Today
Marinette Marine CEO named to U.S. manufacturing council
Source: U.S. Dept. of Commerce
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