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Northern Michigan vacationers can stay close to home

While everyone else in the Midwest, it seems, comes to northern Michigan on vacation, we're lucky enough to have great access to summer vacations close by. MyNorth.com suggests some of the best things to do.

Excerpt: Here are 4 fun Northern Michigan travel ideas that will take you through Northern Michigan’s outdoors. Camp, kayak, ride or fly—these ideas will have you vacationing across all of Northern Michigan, from the Upper Peninsula to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

The whole list is online here.

Source: MyNorth.com

Three former Tech hockey players get NHL contracts

The road to the NHL included stints at Michigan Technological University for three new signees on three different teams this year.

Excerpt: Three former Michigan Tech hockey players have recently signed NHL contracts: John Scott (2002-06) with the San Jose Sharks, Chris Conner (2002-06) with the Washington Capitals and Brett Olson (2008-12) with the Florida Panthers.

More information on the story is here.

Source; ABC 10

U.P. is a perfect Michigan getaway

We're lucky enough to live in a place where other people want to go on vacation, and sometimes it's nice to look at it through that lens instead of the daily grind.

Excerpt: Because I spend the majority of my life in the Mitten, my favorite getaway is Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Once I cross the Mighty Mac, a whole new world awaits.

The cozy town of St. Ignace offers stunning sunrises and a quick  trip to Mackinac Island by ferry boat. Just outside of town, I can climb Castle Rock for a breathtaking view of the straits or stroll down miles of Lake Michigan beaches.

The whole article is online here.

Source: Detroit Free Press

MTU gets $5 million grant to improve science education in local schools

STEM education is a hot topic among U.S. parents and educators, and at least in the Keweenaw, it's getting a major boost with the help of a grant at Michigan Tech.

Excerpt: Michigan Technological University says a $5 million grant will help in an effort to improve middle school science education that is expected to be tested in several school districts.

For the whole article, click here.

Source: WLUC-TV

Odd things to do in Michigan this summer

The Mystery Spot in St. Ignace is, not shockingly, first on this list of weird places in Michigan to visit this summer. 

Excerpt: The Sleeping Bear Dunes on Lake Michigan, Traverse City's wine tours, the Pictured Rocks in the Upper Peninsula. There are many popular weekend destinations for Michiganders within the state. Craig speaks with Jerome Pohlen, the author of "Oddball Michigan," about some of Michigan's most celebrated --and sometimes bizarre-- attractions. 

The whole list can be found here.

Source: WDET

Michigan makes summer in the Midwest awesome

Places in Michigan really dominate this list of summer hotspots from the Huffington Post. We do like to think summer here is pretty amazing.

Excerpt: The Midwest may not have the Atlantic or the Pacific or the Gulf of Mexico, but that doesn't mean it lacks awesome summer destinations.

From lakefront retreats to charming small towns, these 12 spots are perfect for a summer escape.

A whole rundown on good spots to visit is online here.

Source: Huffington Post

Keweenaw Chamber to be part of clean energy hub

Clean, green, alternative, sustainable: Whatever you want to call it, it's the future of energy, and a local group in the Keweenaw is helping envision it.

Excerpt: The chamber signed on to participate in the new clean energy network and information hub called Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy (CICE). CICE was founded by local chamber executives to help local chambers and member companies navigate the clean energy space, spur business innovation, and accelerate business competitiveness through clean energy.

The rest of the story is online here.

Source: Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce

Superior movie set for filming in Keweenaw

A movie will be filming around the Copper Country this summer, called Superior. Casting has taken place and includes some local talent, as well as, of course, local settings.

Excerpt: An independent movie company from Los Angeles, Beyond the Porch Productions, is coming to the Copper Country to produce a movie completely filmed in the Keweenaw.

Film director, Edd Benda, is planning to tell the true coming-of-age story of his uncle, a Calumet native, and his 1,300-mile bike ride around our favorite Great Lake, and the title of the movie, "Superior."

For the whole article, go here.

Source: UpperMichigansSource.com

Freep gets in depth with ex-Yooper California Chrome owner

California Chrome has been in all the sporting news lately, although he didn't attain his Triple Crown goal. What isn't so well-known is that one of the horse's owners is a former Yooper.

Excerpt: "Hello," I said. "I'm trying to reach Perry Martin."

Martin is the quiet, media-avoiding, transplanted Yooper, who graduated from Michigan Tech and co-owns California Chrome, a horse that will race in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, bidding to become only the 12th horse to win the Triple Crown.

For the entire article, click here.

Source: Detroit Free Press

Bugsy Sailor meets with Richard Branson

Baraga native Justin Sailor, known to many as Bugsy, the force behind YooperSteez, recently made some news beingfeatured on famed Virgin CEO Richard Branson's blog.

Excerpt: A young entrepreneur named Justin "Bugsy" Sailor set himself a challenge to have a beer with yours truly. Four years later, we made it happen.

For the whole blog, go here.

Source: Virgin.com

Lake Superior ice draws national attention

Tourists have been taking photos and visiting Lake Superior shores, not because of the white sand beaches or warm waves, but because of ice floating in to shore in several places.

Excerpt: I'm gonna keep writing about this until the last cube of ice is melted (if that happens). Unimaginably, there's still ice from the savage winter of 2013-14 on the south shore of Lake Superior near Marquette, Mich.

For the whole article, click here.

Source: USA Today

U.P. gets recommendation for being "real America"

A Washington Post columnist recently asked readers for recommendations on how to find the real heart of America, as a travel destination. The U.P. made the list.

Excerpt: The responses illustrated something I knew but too easily forget: The United States is a lot of things. It contains multitudes — diversity in places and people — though as my cartoonist friend Ruben Bolling tweeted to me: "One breakfast at Waffle House will do it."

For the whole post, read more here.

Source: Washington Post

Calumet player signs with New Jersey Devils

Another step toward the NHL happened this month for former Calumet High School hockey player Ben Johnson. 

Excerpt: Calumet native Ben Johnson signed a three-year, entry level deal with the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday. The story was first reported by HockeyBuzz.com.

The Devils selected Johnson in the 3rd round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

For the whole story, go here.

Source: ABC 5 & 10

MTEC SmartZone will expand with Marquette satellite

Marquette and Houghton will be helping each other out with economic development as the MTEC SmartZone adds a new office in Marquette.

Excerpt: The MTEC SmartZone will be expanding to a satellite in Marquette, its CEO said at a Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance meeting Wednesday.

Marilyn Clark said the new satellite would enable the MTEC SmartZone economic incubator to extend its original 15-year funding from the state, which would otherwise expire in 2017.

For the whole story, go here.

Source: Daily Mining Gazette

Results are in for best tacos in the U.P.

Dia de Los Tacos in Marquette won the Michigan's Best Taco regional voting for the U.P. and northern Michigan with 41.53 percent of the vote-whoa. Others made the cut to get a visit from Mlive reporters on their next round of food reviewing across the state, too: Click through to find the winners.

Excerpt: The winner of the poll will be the "People's Choice" candidate and will automatically be part of the search. MLive's John "Gonzo" Gonzalez will start traveling the state on May 16 searching for the best tacos.

In addition to the People's Choice, we will look at the results and recommendations to make up the rest of the itinerary.

For the full results, go here.

Source: Mlive.com
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