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Suburb Solar

Snow-covered panels: Does solar power work in the Upper Peninsula?

It makes total sense to have solar farms set up across the nation, collecting energy from the sun and providing it in a clean, sustainable fashion. But what about here in the U.P. where snow covers the ground (and solar panels!) for five or more months? 

Marquette Food Co-op

The sky is the limit for a newly expanded and relocated Marquette Food Co-op

After a government shutdown, bureaucratic setbacks and financing woes, Marquette Food Co-op is finally set to open its expanded Washington Street facility in late April, and the future looks brighter than ever.

Cathy McClellan and Peyton Perilloux of Salon C

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.

Kurt Mensching

The 15-foot commute: Working from home in the Upper Peninsula

Living in a rural or remote area doesn't mean you can't work from home, or telecommute, to a job in your chosen field.  In fact, a home-based job can give some folks the freedom to live wherever they want--and if that's the case, like it is for the telecommuters we talked to, why not live in the beautiful Upper Peninsula?

Downtown Marquette lights

Wishing our readers a happy holiday season

The holidays are right around the corner, and that means some time off for Upper Peninsula Second Wave. We'll be back in your inbox in January with more great features and news about jobs, small business, growth, innovation and more. 
 
 

Kayaking instruction with adult paddlers

Program connects young people to Lake Superior

For youngsters who have grown up a stone's throw from its shores, Lake Superior's enormous presence can sometimes be taken for granted. Michigan State University Extension's Life of Lake Superior program offers youngsters and adults alike a fresh take on the recreational and educational opportunities offered by this powerful natural resource.

the WeSearch team at NMU

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.

kayaking the Keweenaw

Things to Do in the U.P.: Kayak around Copper Harbor

Things to Do in the U.P. visits and reviews everything you might want to do in the U.P. but haven't done, whether you're a long-time resident or just visiting the area. If you're the outdoorsy type--or even if you're not-- kayaking is one surefire way to enjoy the Upper Peninsula's beauty and the power of Lake Superior. A paddling trip with the Keweenaw Adventure Company is one option, reviewed here by Things to Do in the U.P. author Jesse Land.

Charlie and Chimene Puska of UP Green Recycling

U.P. Green makes green living possible in the Upper Peninsula

Baraga-based U.P. Green is stepping up to the plate, giving the Upper Peninsula recycling options that will help Yoopers keep the U.P. clean.

Fitzgerald's

Things to do in the U.P.: Fitzgerald's Eagle River Inn

Things to Do in the U.P. visits and reviews everything you might want to do in the U.P. but haven't done, whether you're a long-time resident or just visiting the area. This fall, while you're taking in the Keweenaw autumn colors, make sure to stop at The Fitz in Eagle River for good eats and a gorgeous place to stay, reviewed here by Things to Do in the U.P. author Jesse Land.
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