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Owner Jess Shull at Boomerang Retro and Relics.

Women who are moving their businesses and communities forward

Women who are building their own small businesses in the Upper Peninsula are connected by one thing--their passion and drive to do what they love. Here, we profile some of those women.

City Green Market takes a new approach to groceries.

City Green Market launches all-vegan grocery store in Negaunee

Two Negaunee business owners are trying out something new to the U.P. -- an entirely vegan grocery store. The City Green Market is now open and offers vegetarian, vegan and organic products to shoppers.

A Lake Michigan power plant.

Special Report: Michigan's Future Energy Mix

Electricity in Michigan comes mostly from coal and nuclear power, but that's set to change in the next decade. DTE Energy's Nick Khouri talks about how the utility is planning for the change.

Downtown Marquette from above.

Michigan Municipal League releases PlacePlan for Marquette's Baraga Avenue

Baraga Avenue in downtown Marquette is a vibrant area filled with interesting shops and plenty of local culture. But its connection to the rest of downtown Marquette is tenuous at best. Find out how the Marquette Downtown Development Authority is hoping to change that.

The Landmark Inn in Marquette.

What the future for the Landmark Inn looks like

A Minneapolis-based company officially purchased the Landmark Inn earlier this fall, opening a new chapter in its 85-year history while maintaining its historic connections to the Marquette community.

Quartzite Falls near L'Anse.

Things to Do in the U.P.: Explore waterfalls in L'Anse

Among the many things to do in the U.P. is go waterfall hunting. L'Anse is one great spot to try, according to blog Things To Do In The U.P. If you're a photography buff, finding these even in the winter might be worth the trip.

Local ingredients are the focus of catering from Paladino's.

How to make your Christmas party super-local

There's a lot of emphasis on how to shop local for the holidays. That's a worthy goal, but anyone who has a holiday party in their future should check out these ways to locally-source food, drinks and decorations for your home this season, too.

Lake Superior.

Subscription walk-in clinic offers alternative care

There are different options for health care in the U.P. The latest option is subscription-based and will appeal to people who are seeking to establish a long-term relationship with their physician and explore alternative treatment options for pain and other ailments. 

Chili cheese fries at Jackson's Pit in Negaunee.

Jackson's Pit in Negaunee offers up quality food

The local blog Small Town Girl, Foodie World reviews one of the new additions to the Marquette County restaurant scene, at Jackson's Pit in Negaunee, and the results are good.

Harvest time for Mangalitsa hogs.

Learning the values of a farm-to-fork lifestyle

This article originally appearing in Marquette Magazine chronicles how a local farmer recently opened his hog harvest to the public to spread the word about a farm-to-fork philosophy and lifestyle.

Locations in Marquette, Ishpeming and Negaunee help better serve patients.

Strongly-rooted businesses to watch in the U.P.

Several new businesses are on the move--from jewelry to health care, keep a sharp eye on these new enterprises in the Upper Peninsula.

Molly Cavaleri at Michigan Technological University.

Michigan Tech researcher forges ahead with global warming research

Using a project called TRACE, Molly Cavaleri studies the effects that climate changes are likely to have on tropical forests worldwide.

Tawnee McCluskey

Want to get people back to work? Fill the basic skills gap

Low-income workers like Tawnee McCluskey often lack the basic skills needed to find a good job. To bridge the gap, experts says it's essential to invest in training. Yet despite millions of people out of work, programs are hard to find.

Renewable energy is Michigan's future.

Powering the Mitten: What's next for our renewable energy future?

Michigan's Renewable Portfolio Standard sunsets in 2015, and legislators, utilities and advocates are getting ready to decide what's next for renewable energy in Michigan. Here's a look at some facts behind that debate.

Mona Lang says Marquette's downtown is growing.

What's next for downtown Marquette?

An extended farmer's market, a to-be-renovated theater, and other initiatives are shaping the look of downtown Marquette's future.
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