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A practiced hand and an airbrush help transform faces.

Queens of the U.P.: Drag culture putting down roots in Marquette

When you think drag culture, you might not think of the U.P.--it hasn't always been the friendliest to the LGBTQ community. But these days, regular drag shows are lighting up Marquette, and showing a small town it's all right to be whoever you want to be.

The challenge team at the state Capitol.

Houghton students battle invasive species

The Houghton Weed Pullers, an energetic group of middle schoolers, combined education with fighting invasive plant species, and in the process educated their community, bettered the U.P. environment, and competed in a national challenge.

An example of Heidi Finley's cloth marbling.

Sault Ste. Marie artist finds niche market

The best way to make money these days seems to be to enter a niche market. Read how artist and entrepreneur Heidi Finley discovered her passion and her market.

Dead River Derby and Kingsford Krush roller derby

Dead River Derby spreads the love for roller derby in the U.P.

Roller derby has spread across the U.P. in recent years, and it's starting out strong, with community engagement, skills training and definitely lots of fun being had at one inaugural Marquette league, the Dead River Derby.

The former Union Grill will be the new home of Das Steinhaus Market.

Former Union Grill to become new Das Steinhaus Market

Steinhaus Market, the latest concept from the team behind popular Marquette eatery Das Steinhaus, will open on the former Union Grill property this summer. It joins Das Steinhaus's original Front Street location and newly purchased Dancing Crane Farm in Skandia.


Pathways to Success co-principal Tyrone Weeks.

Is starting college during high school Michigan's ticket to success?

Imagine a future where every Michigan student not only went to college, but started that collegiate career before they even left high school. For some students, it's already happening, and it could have big implications for education in our state.

Specialty drinks and a sophisticated menu are hallmarks of the Wicked Sister.

Breathing new life into an old bar at the Wicked Sister

Sometimes it's hard to tell what makes one business successful over one just down the street that's closing its doors. A Sault Ste. Marie family is finding success with a bar and restaurant that has an edgy name, but more importantly good food, drinks and atmosphere.

Vicki Schwab of the Delta County Economic Development Alliance.

What does Superior Trade Zone designation mean for the U.P.?

The State of Michigan recently designated 16 communities in Marquette and Delta counties as the Superior Trade Zone. What does that mean for the region"s economy going forward?

Susan Puska in 2014, in Yangon, Myanmar.

Sault Ste. Marie native opens international business

After traveling the world as a business and government contractor, a Sault Ste. Marie native has opened an office for her business consulting firm downtown. Read how retired U.S. Army officer Susan Puska hopes to provide a more global perspective to doing business.

The first Angry Bear festival in Marquette.

Angry Bear Festival returns to downtown Marquette

Ore Dock Brewing Company's 2nd Festival of the Angry Bear Festival is taking over Spring Street in downtown Marquette April 18. Ore Dock pours the refreshments, Das Steinhaus provides the food, and a host of musical acts keep the fun going well into the evening.

Mission Point Resort has new owners.

Mission Point Resort changes hands

Mission Point Resort has new owners. For the first time in three decades, the Mackinac Island resort has been sold and will undergo a thorough renovation.

A rendering from Sidock Group showing the future of Garfield Commons.

Architectural firm moves into downtown Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie is getting a nice bump to the downtown district as an architectural and engineering firm joins forces with a well-established surveying company.

The mushroom Swiss burger at Carla's Cozy Inn.

Carla's Cozy Inn: Stop instead of driving by

The local blog Small Town Girl, Foodie World reviews Carla's Cozy Inn in Nestoria, and finds it's well worth a stop.

Students of Detroit Youth Volume.

Upper Peninsula native inspires Detroit kids with music

Detroit Youth Volume has an innovative ethic that starts with free music lessons and inspires community-building and personal growth for East Side students, led by Marquette native Clara Hardie.
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