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What's next for Sault Ste. Marie?

In Sault Ste. Marie growth has never been achieved overnight; it's been more like a slow, steady climb up a mountain. Read how the Soo has weathered the storms of change and is looking forward to a bright future.

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WeSearch connects donors to medical researchers to fund solutions

The funding model for medical research is a difficult one--either apply for scarce government funding, or work for a big pharmaceutical company. Even charities that back medical research for specific diseases can be inefficient. So, a Marquette entrepreneur had a better idea: crowd-fund it. That's how WeSearch was created.

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Summer illness should come with make-up days

Columnist Deb Pascoe asks, why can't we have make-up days of summer when we're sick? After all, we get extra days of school to make up for all the snow; it only seems fair.


U.P. summer camp helps disabled children meet their goals

Bay Cliff Health Camp is more than just a summer camp for disabled children; it inspires these children to work toward realistic goals and allows them to be surrounded by other children who accept them for who they are. Lucy Hough learns more about how Bay Cliff helps these children become more independent.

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A day to remember

Columnist Deb Pascoe writes plainly about marriage, addiction and loss in From Where I Sit this week.

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The Sandman Vs. Mother Nature

Columnist and freelance writer Deb Pascoe attacks a subject where some might fear to tread: menopause. She does so with her characteristic wit and charm--and younger women, don't look away; it'll be you someday.


And then it was over: A look back at 2011

It's hard to believe that 2011 is virtually behind us already. Here at Upper Peninsula Second Wave, we've been looking back over the past 12 months and the people we've met, the places we've been and the stories we've told. We wanted to share some of our favorites with you as we say farewell to 2011 and begin to look ahead to 2012.


Precision Edge grows to meet demand

A quality product that is increasingly in demand has all but guaranteed that Precision Edge, maker of surgical tools for the orthopedic industry, will be a steadfast employer for the Sault Ste. Marie area. Second Wave writer Neil Moran sits down with company officials to discuss what's next.


Gov. Jennifer Granholm visits the Upper Peninsula, touts growth, investment, innovation

Gov. Jennifer Granholm made the U.P. tour last week, hitting Escanaba, Manistique, Sault Ste. Marie, Marquette and Kingsford while here. Her message? The future of the state is in education and diversification, and the Upper Peninsula is no exception.

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Upper Peninsula hospitals partner, look to stop $100 million worth of health care from leaving area

Studies have shown approximately $100 million worth of health care is sought by Upper Peninsula residents outside of the U.P. every year. What does $100 million mean to the Upper Peninsula? According to Gary Muller, the CEO of Marquette General Hospital, it could mean anywhere between 200 and 300 new jobs being created. It also means two once rival hospitals have set their differences aside and created a long-awaited partnership to better serve U.P. residents.What will Superior Health Partners mean for the residents of Marquette County and beyond? Read more to find out.
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