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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. 
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UP North Coffee expands to storefront in Escanaba

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Special Report: Child Health and Wellness

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Threefold Vine Winery is honestly U.P.

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U.P. Food Exchange encourages food sustainabilty

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YooperSingles.com offers that special connection, eh?

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Being a tourist in your own town is easier than you may think

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Helping schools raise funds through local farms

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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