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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.
All about the (real) green: How forestry is about community impact, not financial
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Think that recently clear cut forest in your community is a darn shame? It might not look lovely, but the forest management practice is crucial to healthy trees, wildlife and communities in Northern Michigan.
In the U.P's Native American communities, early childhood education is getting a big boost
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
With an $800,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan is making sustainable investments in early childhood development and education throughout the U.P.'s Native American communities.
Day tripping from all corners of the Upper Peninsula
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
The Upper Peninsula has so many places to see and things to do that the options for day trips are pretty much endless. But here are a few ideas for day trips no matter what part of the U.P. you happen to call home.
Small Town Girl reviews Venice Pub & Pizzeria
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Is starting college during high school Michigan's ticket to success?
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Imagine a future where every Michigan student not only went to college, but started that collegiate career before they even left high school. For some students, it's already happening, and it could have big implications for education in our state.
Carla's Cozy Inn: Stop instead of driving by
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
The local blog Small Town Girl, Foodie World reviews Carla's Cozy Inn in Nestoria, and finds it's well worth a stop.
Does the U.P. need to rebrand to compete for business and tourism?
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Yoopers know what makes the U.P. special, but the region's story isn't always told with a cohesive voice. Some think that calls for a U.P.-wide rebranding effort and a more ambitious drive to attract businesses and tourists from across the country and world.
Checker Transport finds success in getting people where they want to go
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
With the foresight and patience of a seasoned businessman, Marquette's Jesse Schramm transformed a modest four-vehicle taxi enterprise into Checker Transport LLC, now an expanding and growing business.
Special Report: How does energy get to your smartphone?
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
You plug in your smartphone and voila -- it's charged up and ready to whisk you off to cyberspace. But how exactly do those electrons get into your phone? Read on to find out.
Snow biking takes off in U.P. with Polar Roll race
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The 906 Polar Roll this February will bring the Upper Peninsula to the forefront of a new sport, with a 35-mile and 15-mile fat bike race across Marquette County.
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Marquette County Community Foundation has new name, new location
Local man invents and markets paint scrubber device with help of NMU
LaChance joins Fox Negaunee
Border Grill is now offering more than 20 types of craft beer
Placemaking workshops will be held in U.P.
Michigan holds wild mushroom foraging certification program
Marquette declared Connected Community for broadband access
Fox Negaunee hires two
New pediatrician joins Bell team
Health innovation grants given to several U.P. agencies
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Michigan ranked best of all 50 states
New book highlights women writing about the U.P.
Source: Holland Sentinel
U.P. Second Wave article receives certificate from Good News Awards
Source: Good News Awards
Manly Mr. U.P. pageant kicks off
Source: ABC 10
Fox Negaunee car salesman tries out with Detroit Lions
Source: USA Today
Turkey hunting on the rise in Michigan
New off-road trail opened in central U.P.
Source: Crain's Detroit Business
One-room schoolhouses dot Michigan educational system
Source: Bridge Michigan
Thrillist names best 24 U.P. restaurants
LSJ explores challenges and growth for Michigan tourism
Source: Lansing State Journal
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