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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.

A paper toy verion of the taco truck by Renee Kirchenwitz.

Paper artist makes a name for herself from roots in the U.P.

After a roundabout, continent-spanning journey of artistic experimentation, Renee Kirchenwitz-Moore is making a name for herself as the U.P.'s foremost producer of paper art.

The Vista Theater in Negaunee.

Old movie theaters find new life in the U.P.

Historic movie theaters often have had to close, or transform into something else, after the growth of television and now, the transition to digital film. Here's how two U.P. theaters have survived the changes.

Solar power is a must-have living off-grid.

Modern off-the-grid living is alive and well in northern Michigan

Using a combination of modern technology and old-fashioned common sense, these Yoopers and northern Michiganders eke out an off-the-grid existence in a bounteous but occasionally hostile land.

UIX brought together innovators.

VIDEO: New ideas for cities come from Urban Innovation Exchange

In September, innovators from around the country convened in Detroit to exchange their ideas for building better cities and stronger communities. For three days, Detroit was transformed into a marketplace for ideas for cities.

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Why is Michigan a leader in place-based education?

Dr. Doris Terry Williams, Executive Director of the Rural School and Community Trust, on the need for place-based education in both rural and urban environments, and how Michigan's Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative is leading the charge.

Hancock Middle School Students work on a wetlands preservation project.

Students build underwater robots to keep an eye on the Great Lakes

Students across the Copper Country are learning new ways to protect the Great Lakes and its watersheds through the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative.

Students learned about the Great Lakes aboard the Isle Royale Queen.

New stewardship programs aim to teach students how to care for Great Lakes

The Upper Great Lakes Stewardship Institute is the newest among several regional hubs across Michigan with the goal to educate students on good environmental stewardship for the Great Lakes and their watersheds.

Downtown living is drawing more people.

Downtowns are attracting new residents across the U.P.

?A trend that is occurring around the country is being played out right here in the U.P. Living downtown is drawing more people together while revitalizing and energizing the downtown districts.

Elegant Seagulls employees celebrate Plaidurday.

Does your workplace offer these awesome perks?

Three Michigan employers are discovering the power of non-traditional workplace perks and incentives, with great results for workplace morale -- and their bottom lines.
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