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Negaunee, MI architectural detail ęShawn Malone
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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.
Program connects young people to Lake Superior
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
For youngsters who have grown up a stone's throw from its shores, Lake Superior's enormous presence can sometimes be taken for granted. Michigan State University Extension's Life of Lake Superior program offers youngsters and adults alike a fresh take on the recreational and educational opportunities offered by this powerful natural resource.
WeSearch connects donors to medical researchers to fund solutions
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The funding model for medical research is a difficult one--either apply for scarce government funding, or work for a big pharmaceutical company. Even charities that back medical research for specific diseases can be inefficient. So, a Marquette entrepreneur had a better idea: crowd-fund it. That's how WeSearch was created.
Beginning farmers provide local products
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Beginning farmers face the challenges of farming in the harsh northern climate to produce a wholesome product for people who want good, chemical-free food for their families.
Opinion: Change Michigan law, not yourself
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Incredibly, if you are lesbian or gay, bisexual or transgender and work in Michigan you can be fired for simply being who you are. Curtis Lipscomb of KICK, a Detroit agency for LGBT African Americans, says the time to change the law is now.
U.P. Green makes green living possible in the Upper Peninsula
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Baraga-based U.P. Green is stepping up to the plate, giving the Upper Peninsula recycling options that will help Yoopers keep the U.P. clean.
Hunting dollars means money here in the U.P.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Even though the millions brought in by Michigan hunters each year can seem like some abstract figure that might not mean much to you and me, here are a few examples of neighbors, friends and local business owners who owe their livelihoods to the outdoorsman--just in time for hunting season.
Program offers opportunities for those often forgotten by the foster care system
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
"Aging out" of the foster care system leaves young adults on their own in the world, often with little or no instruction or guidance on how to build a successful life. The Michigan Youth Opportunity Initiative is a new program that offers youths from foster homes support and common sense information as they learn to live in the "real world."
U.P. recyclers say more education, activism needed
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
You'd think the U.P. has it covered when it comes to green. Miles and miles of forests and beautiful lakes make it a beloved, pristine wilderness. But when it comes to garbage or items that might be reused, things aren't looking so green. A high percentage still end up languishing in local landfills because of inconvenience and lack of recycling facilities.
Wineries thrive in the Upper Peninsula
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
In the last few years, more new wineries and wine tasting rooms have cropped up in the U.P., joining established wineries and vineyards and strengthening this growing Upper Peninsula industry. Take a drive down U.S. 2 this fall along the shores of Lake Michigan and visit some of the newcomers and existing winemakers.
Online publications get the word out about what's cool in the U.P.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
"The more things change, the more things stay the same." The phrase seems to be fitting for the people and places of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. One of the changes may be at hand: Yoopers going digital. Read how three online publications are engaging the people of the U.P. and those interested in being here.
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