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It is because of Negaunee that the iron mining industry became the defining factor in the growth of Marquette County. It is there, in September 1844, that William Austin Burt and his survey crew discovered the first iron ore deposits because of the needle on their compass fluctuating wildly, and, eventually, led to the backbone of the American Industrial Revolution. Negaunee celebrates their heritage yearly with a week-long festival known as Pioneer Days. It is also host to Heikki Lunta Winterfest and the renowned Negaunee Invitational Basketball Tournament.
Q&A with Dan Wyant, Director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Dan Wyant, director of the MDEQ, sat down and had a chat about the Clean Air Act and carbon emissions. See what he had to say.
Marquette's treasure trove of tacos
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Our editor Sam Eggleston takes a look at the wide variety of taco options available to Marquette foodies with a love for the humble taco.
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.
The Noquemanon Trail Network: An ambitious placemaking initiative in the heart of the U.P.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
In the 15 years since the first Noquemanon Ski Marathon, the Noquemanon Trail Network has become one of the area's defining assets, encapsulating the rugged spirit of the Upper Peninsula and positioning Marquette County as a world-class outdoor sports destination.
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.
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.
Nonprofits partner with students to run fundraising campaigns
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Instead of trying out their marketing skills on behalf of local businesses, a class of NMU students is using them to help eleven charities raise funds online instead--a win-win for both sides.
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."
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Vista Theater in Negaunee starts showing movies
Bogan named regional hospitals president
Cleary is newest Clay Marketing Group employee
U.P. agencies will get health innovation grants
LeClaire GeoServices lands service agreement with UPPCO
Bay College will be part of Career Jump Start program
Smartphone apps developed at Tech to connect citizens and scientists for research
Ishpeming-Negaunee Chamber of Commerce has new director
Bell Hospital will add new operating room
Upper Peninsula Home Health, Hospice, and Private Duty names Wright to clinical manager position
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U.P. is a perfect Michigan getaway
Source: Detroit Free Press
Odd things to do in Michigan this summer
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
Yooper status is more sought after than it used to be
Source: Battle Creek Enquirer
Forest service predicts next 100 years of Michigan forests
Northern Michigan beekeepers try to breed hardier bees
Source: Interlochen Public Radio
Why everyone wants to be a Yooper
Source: Huffington Post
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