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St. Ignace/Mackinac Island


The gateway to the Upper Peninsula, St. Ignace is the first stop for travelers crossing the Mackinac Bridge. From there, it's just a ferry ride to Mackinac Island, a place that has been stopped in time featuring a former British fort and the beautiful Grand Hotel. Mackinac Island is also the home of the Governor's Mansion, a summer residence for the state's top official. St. Ignace offers tourists a large variety of Upper Peninsula "specialties," such as pasties, smoked fish and fudge, as well as beautiful views of the Straits of Mackinac, which connect the mighty Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. 
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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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Old and new tech chart a path for U.P. agriculture

Armed with innovative technologies and low-tech solutions to age-old problems, the U.P.'s farmers and food-system stakeholders are charting a new path for its agriculture industry.

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U.P. Food Exchange encourages food sustainabilty

It seems like residents of the Upper Peninsula are a long ways away from fresh, locally produced food. Yet, a small but growing group of farmers and food producers are making wholesome eating a reality for folks living above the bridge.

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YooperSingles.com offers that special connection, eh?

Looking for that special Yooper but having no luck at the local bar? YooperSingles.com is here to help. 

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Being a tourist in your own town is easier than you may think

Sometimes it's hard to rediscover your town. You see it every day, but how you can see it as a tourist might? We've talked with some local experts to find out just how to be "A Tourist In Your Own Town."

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Helping schools raise funds through local farms

When it comes to fund-raising projects at schools these days, it seems like the offerings are limited to junk food and wrapping paper. Mark Abbott found a way to change that. 

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Top 10 places to propose in northern Michigan

As Valentine's Day approaches, we've made a list of 10 places in Northern Michigan that really stand out as great places to propose. From a vineyard to a grandiose front porch, many places fit the bill for a perfect proposal.

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Photo of the Week: Frozen over on Lake Superior

It's a chilly sight to see when Lake Superior -- the coldest of the Great Lakes even on the warmest of days -- is frozen over. 

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Great Lakes Composite Institute hopes to bring jobs, training to EUP

The Great Lakes Composite Institute is working with Bay Mills Community College to train students in manufacturing, along with creating prototypes and new products for manufacturers like those in the auto industry.

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Michigan companies contribute to Olympic movement

As you watch the Olympics in Sochi, Russia this week, take note of some of the Michigan connections on the USA Team. Writer Lucy Hough talks with three Michigan companies contributing to the upcoming Games.
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