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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. 
Local craft beer shows no sign of shrinking as an industry.

How local is your beer? Craft brewers increasingly employ seasonal, regionally-grown ingredients

Despite our love of local brews, many of the ingredients in our favorite beers are not sourced locally. Yet that's changing as brewers tap into the local farming movement in their communities to add more fresh ingredients.

Detroit urban farming

Small-scale, big deal: UIX invites innovators to exchange ideas in Detroit

In September, Detroit will host a gathering of innovators, community activists and entrepreneurs working to help their cities grow. It's not your typical economic development conference, though; UIX will focus on small-scale projects like pop-up stores and urban farms.

The future of Michigan energy

Powering the Mitten: Where will Michigan's energy come from in 20 years?

This fall, legislators in Lansing will take up the question of where Michigan should get its energy in the future. Nina Ignaczak spoke to experts across the sector to find out what they think Michigan's energy landscape will look like in 20 years.

Tasty bite to eat at Andrew Sear's Paladino's Cafe.

New cafe owner has big ideas for U.P. culinary scene

More than a decade in the restaurant business has taught Andrew Sear a few things, and his first solo venture--Paladino's, in the basement of Peter White Public Library in Marquette--gives him a platform to share them with U.P. foodies.

Michigan's Children

Long-time children's advocate embraces new role

As Matt Gillard takes the helm of Michigan’s Children, a statewide, nonpartisan advocacy group, he plans to move children’s issues up the priority list for elected officials. 

Michigan DEQ director Dan Wyant.

Q&A with Dan Wyant, Director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

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. 

Shaylyn Eggleston grabs a bite to eat at Dia De Los Tacos.

Marquette's treasure trove of tacos

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. 

Issues and Answers call center, Iron Mountain

How the U.P. can fight population decline and foster economic development

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.

Noquemenon Trail

The Noquemanon Trail Network: An ambitious placemaking initiative in the heart of the U.P.

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.

Michigan Nightlight Health thumb

Special Report: Child Health and Wellness

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.
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