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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.
UP North Coffee expands to storefront in Escanaba
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
?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.
How the U.P. can fight population decline and foster economic development
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
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.
Pioneers: U.P. craft beer is a growing business
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Upper Peninsula brewers talk about the rise of their industry in the region and across the state of Michigan. It has an increasing economic impact, from tourism to new ventures.
Special Report: Child Health and Wellness
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The 2013 national Kids Count data book reports Michigan ranking 31 out of 50 in child well-being. With this shaky foundation, Michigan has some serious work to do in improving child health and wellness outcomes.
Old and new tech chart a path for U.P. agriculture
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Armed with innovative technologies and low-tech solutions to age-old problems, the U.P.'s farmers and food-system stakeholders are charting a new path for its agriculture industry.
Threefold Vine Winery is honestly U.P.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
The owners of a U.P. winery and vineyard have been building their business over several years, but recently, they've started to build it in a different place--Stephenson. They talk about the reasons behind the move and what keeps them making wine in the U.P.
U.P. Food Exchange encourages food sustainabilty
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
It seems like residents of the Upper Peninsula are a long ways away from fresh, locally produced food. Yet, a small but growing group of farmers and food producers are making wholesome eating a reality for folks living above the bridge.
YooperSingles.com offers that special connection, eh?
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Looking for that special Yooper but having no luck at the local bar? YooperSingles.com is here to help.
Being a tourist in your own town is easier than you may think
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Sometimes it's hard to rediscover your town. You see it every day, but how you can see it as a tourist might? We've talked with some local experts to find out just how to be "A Tourist In Your Own Town."
Helping schools raise funds through local farms
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
When it comes to fund-raising projects at schools these days, it seems like the offerings are limited to junk food and wrapping paper. Mark Abbott found a way to change that.
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Marinette Marine names new CEO
Place Perfect Realty adds new agent
Marinette Marine to build four new Coast Guard boats
Stephenson Bank & Trust promotes two
Angeli Foods in Menominee expands to include organic, natural selections
Marinette Marine wins extension on Navy contract to build more ships
Enstrom expands line-up with new helicopter
U.P. agencies will get health innovation grants
U.P. road infrastructure to get $6.9 million in upgrades
LeClaire GeoServices lands service agreement with UPPCO
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U.P. developing into wine country
Source: Michigan Radio
Iron River hospital joins Aspirus
U.P. drive listed among best road trips
Source: Detroit Free Press
Manufacturer plans to move its facilities to Menominee
Source: Northern Public Radio
U.P. gets recommendation for being "real America"
Source: Washington Post
Results are in for best tacos in the U.P.
New anthology collects work of U.P. authors
Source: ABC 10
Barley explored as new U.P. crop to support craft beer
Source: MSU Extension
Lac Vieux Desert tribe focus of documentary
Source: Broadway World
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