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Students take M-STEP online testing in the DeTour Area Schools.

Island and remote schools provide unique mix of culture, challenges

Some small schools in the Upper Peninsula and northern lower Michigan face unique challenges of geography--island schools, and their close cousins, remote school districts.

Larry Bell Owner of Bell's Brewery and Eccentric Cafe.

Michigan-born businesses don't have to wander far from home to find more success

When it comes to expansion and finding continued success, multiple popular Michigan-born businesses decided to keep their operations close to home by expanding right here in the state. 

The Honoring Our Children program focuses on young children.

In the U.P's Native American communities, early childhood education is getting a big boost

With an $800,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan is making sustainable investments in early childhood development and education throughout the U.P.'s Native American communities.

The Flying Moose will soon be open in Marquette, owned by Jeremy and Melanie Poch.

Husband-wife team opens old-time general store in Marquette

Meet the husband-wife team behind the Flying Moose, a new "old-time general store" in the heart of downtown Marquette. Their goal: nothing less than "a one-stop shop" for organic food, local beer, sporting equipment rentals and much, much more.

The British rock band Badfinger plays the Calumet Theatre this month.

British rock history on stage at Calumet Theatre

The band Badfinger will be playing at the Calumet Theatre this June 26, reconstructed after a long and notable history.

"Ol' Bessie" loaded with supplies, on the Haywire Trail just north of Manistique.

What I learned from a week biking the trails of the U.P.

Writer Mark Wedel has plenty of experience on long bicycle treks--but the U.P. presented some new challenges. Here, he shares his recent trail journey, for those who might be considering such a trip.

The tomato basil cream soup at New York Deli in Marquette.

A taste of New York at the New York Deli


The Mighty Mac -- a great part of any beautiful drive.

Day tripping from all corners of the Upper Peninsula

The Upper Peninsula has so many places to see and things to do that the options for day trips are pretty much endless. But here are a few ideas for day trips no matter what part of the U.P. you happen to call home.

A commercial filmed by Swick Media Services.

Swick Media Services parlays advertising success into new business

A series of locally produced commercials led to the launch of one of Marquette's newest businesses, Swick Media Services.

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.

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