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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. 
The Vista Theater in Negaunee.

Old movie theaters find new life in the U.P.

Historic movie theaters often have had to close, or transform into something else, after the growth of television and now, the transition to digital film. Here's how two U.P. theaters have survived the changes.

UIX brought together innovators.

VIDEO: New ideas for cities come from Urban Innovation Exchange

In September, innovators from around the country convened in Detroit to exchange their ideas for building better cities and stronger communities. For three days, Detroit was transformed into a marketplace for ideas for cities.

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Why is Michigan a leader in place-based education?

Dr. Doris Terry Williams, Executive Director of the Rural School and Community Trust, on the need for place-based education in both rural and urban environments, and how Michigan's Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative is leading the charge.

Students learned about the Great Lakes aboard the Isle Royale Queen.

New stewardship programs aim to teach students how to care for Great Lakes

The Upper Great Lakes Stewardship Institute is the newest among several regional hubs across Michigan with the goal to educate students on good environmental stewardship for the Great Lakes and their watersheds.

A packed house at UIX Detroit.

Thirteen doable ideas for cities from first ever Urban Innovation Exchange

Last week, a group of innovators behind small scale, place-based projects around the country convened in Detroit and talked about what works in their cities.

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Local restaurants build chains in Marquette

Some U.P. entrepreneurs are doing what it takes to build in the restaurant business in the U.P., creating new chains out of successful restaurants. 


We can practically taste this taco from Dia De Los Taos.

Cool jobs: I drive a food truck

Three food truck owners--Mike Walker of Marquette's Dia de Los Tacos, Simon Joseph of Traverse City's Roaming Harvest, and Brandon Morey of Mt. Pleasant's Crep Catering--talk about why they love their jobs and what keeps them going.

Chocolay River brewers talk to customers at the U.P. Beer Fest.

Three up-and-coming U.P. breweries keep craft beer scene moving forward

The U.P. is already home to more than a dozen craft breweries, but that isn't stopping two local entrepreneurs--and one honorary local with a very familiar name--from taking advantage of the region's seemingly insatiable thirst for high-quality, U.P.-made beer.

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