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906 Technology's Lee Francisco.

906 Technologies taking the mobile app world by storm

906 Technologies in Marquette is a small company that has achieved large success in a relatively short time--and one you'll definitely want to keep your eye on.

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. 

A sauna under construction in Engadine.

U.P. company perfects the portable sauna

Many times we can retool an existing product and generate a profit from it. Read how the Upper Peninsula Sauna Company has just done that with a product that is unique to the U.P.

Marvel Comic's character Iron Fist by Jay De Foy.

Cool jobs: I make comics

The comics scene is one that's growing and becoming a bigger part of mainstream culture in recent years. Several comics creators and artists are building careers with Michigan as their home base, including our managing editor.

sustainable fishing

The future of sustainable fishing in the U.P.

The future of commercial fishing in the Upper Peninsula depends on lake ecology and the willingness of a new generation to learn the skills and way of life of those who fish the Great Lakes. 

Spring, Miners Falls, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Photo of the Week: Spring and falls

Shawn Malone captured this tranquil photo of Miners Falls while out and about recently.

Andrea Aho of Lake Superior Chocolate Company

Cool jobs: I make chocolate

Three Michigan chocolatiers discuss how they got started, what goes into their delicious creations, and what it's like to be the best-loved business owner in town. 

it is morel season in the UP

Photo of the Week: The morel of the story

Don't ask Shawn Malone where her secret spots are for finding these tasty treats, but feel free to drool all you'd like.

Sault St. Marie

Small grant could have big impact on eastern U.P.

A new governor's grant focusing on prosperity will help regional economic development entities improve efficiency, spur economic development and purchase needed video conferencing equipment.

MTU's Charles Wallace of Breaking Digital Barriers project

Universities get a little help from their friends with crowdfunding

Universities in Michigan are getting into the act of seeking funds via crowdfunding for research projects and entrepreneurial ideas. Read how two universities are using crowdfunding to support projects that will impact our lives.

last of the ice? Lake Superior gold reflections at sunset | Shawn Malone

Photo of the Week: The last ice of Lake Superior

Shawn Malone snapped a photo of one of the last pieces of ice --with the beauty of a gem -- on the beach of Lake Superior. 

Iron Mountain's Rebecca Grider.

Iron Mountain Main Street learns from Detroit

Iron Mountain Main Street is among the Michigan Main Street organizations learning from the revitalization of Detroit this week.

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. 
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