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Located on the eastern end of the Upper Peninsula, Sault Ste. Marie is the only location besides Detroit and Port Huron that connects Michigan with Canada. Its twin city, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, is separated from it by the St. Marys River and connected by the International Bridge. The town is known for its tourism, which is fueled by the nearby Kewadin Casino as well as the Soo Locks, the world's busiest canal in terms of pure tonnage passing through it. Secondary education needs in the area are met by Lake Superior State University, known for its annual "Banned Words List." In addition, the Soo, as it is known locally, is home of the International 500 Snowmobile Race, which draws participants from all over the U.S. and Canada. Founded by explorer Father Jacques Marquette in 1668, Sault Ste. Marie is the oldest city in Michigan and one of the oldest in the United States.
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.
Island and remote schools provide unique mix of culture, challenges
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Some small schools in the Upper Peninsula and northern lower Michigan face unique challenges of geography--island schools, and their close cousins, remote school districts.
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.
What I learned from a week biking the trails of the U.P.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Writer Mark Wedel has plenty of experience on long bicycle treks--but the U.P. presented some new challenges. Here, he shares his recent trail journey, for those who might be considering such a trip.
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.
Sault Ste. Marie artist finds niche market
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The best way to make money these days seems to be to enter a niche market. Read how artist and entrepreneur Heidi Finley discovered her passion and her market.
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.
Breathing new life into an old bar at the Wicked Sister
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Sometimes it's hard to tell what makes one business successful over one just down the street that's closing its doors. A Sault Ste. Marie family is finding success with a bar and restaurant that has an edgy name, but more importantly good food, drinks and atmosphere.
Sault Ste. Marie native opens international business
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
After traveling the world as a business and government contractor, a Sault Ste. Marie native has opened an office for her business consulting firm downtown. Read how retired U.S. Army officer Susan Puska hopes to provide a more global perspective to doing business.
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