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High rivers mean salmon flies are in season at Switchback Gear Exchange I Shawn Malone

Late season snow blankets downtown Marquette I Shawn Malone

Co-founder Paul Boissevain and employees of Keweenaw Brewing Company  I Shawn Malone

A record cold winter brought huge tourist numbers to view ice caves in the region I Shawn Malone

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USCG cutter Morro Bay breaks the ice in Marquette's Lower Harbor

Photo of the Week: Ice breaking

Shawn Malone was standing by when the USCG ice cutter Morro Bay came into town last week. 

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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.

Natasha Lantz and Michele Walk of the UP Food Exchange

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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Threefold Vine Winery is honestly U.P.

The owners of a U.P. winery and vineyard have been building their business over several years, but recently, they've started to build it in a different place--Stephenson. They talk about the reasons behind the move and what keeps them making wine in the U.P.

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Bear's Den Brewpub serves up more than a traditional bar menu

The Jasper Ridge Brewery has a reputation for being one of the best places to eat and drink in Marquette County. Combine that with the trappings of a traditional U.P. bar and you get the new Bear's Den Brewpub located in Ishpeming.

One of the coldest winter in decades continues to impress- Spring break up, Marquette IShawn Malone

Photo of the Week: Spring breakup

One of the coldest winters in decades? Check? Is spring finally here? Sure is. 

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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.

flying in formation, cruising Pictured Rocks by sled

Photo of the Week: Miner's Castle

Snowmobiling near MIner's Castle on the Picture Rocks National Lakeshore makes for some beautiful views. 

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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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With help from MTEC SmartZone, startups breathe new life into Houghton-Hancock's economy

With help from development-focused organizations, the Houghton-Hancock area is poised for an economic resurgence.

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PlacePlans offer design concepts for Michigan downtown areas

Marquette and Cadillac are among the Michigan cities receiving plans to help improve target sites in their cityscapes to help improve aesthetics, walkability, and other key aspects to make their downtowns more attractive.

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Nonprofits partner with students to run fundraising campaigns

Instead of trying out their marketing skills on behalf of local businesses, a class of NMU students is using them to help eleven charities raise funds online instead--a win-win for both sides.

Marquette Lighthouse reflects off clear ice

Photo of the Week: Reflections

A gorgeous view of the Marquette lighthouse as it stands watch over frozen Lake Superior. 

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Nothing wasted: NMU collaborates with farmers to use wood ash

Northern Michigan University made the move toward a biomass heating plant to save money and energy. But it had wood ash waste as a byproduct, until the right channels were found to use that as a soil amendment in local farm fields.

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Online magazine introduces new voice to U.P. media

A new online publication in the Upper Peninsula hopes to offer an alternative and citizen-centered voice. Marquette Magazine provides everyday people an opportunity to question or comment upon local, regional and national happenings.
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