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Thrillist names best 24 U.P. restaurants

You're sure to find at least one of your favorites on this list chronicling the best places to eat in the U.P.
 
Excerpt: "Rustic" by nature instead of design, food in the UP mirrors life in the UP; it's a bit more challenging, shaped by the often-harsh geography and the once-predominant mining and logging industries requiring a hardier stock of human, and further influenced by the Finnish, Cornish, Swedish, German, French Canadian, and Italian immigrants who flocked here for those industries.
 
For the whole list, go here.
 
Source: Thrilllist.com

Smithsonian traveling exhibit arrives in Ironwood

A traveling exhibit from The Smithsonian is focusing on America's history of work and the working class, and one of its stops, through the end of May, is in Ironwood.
 
Excerpt: The Downtown Art Place (DAP) is proud to host The Smithsonian's "The Way We Worked" traveling exhibition from April 4th to May 31st. The doors will open on the exhibit Saturday, April 4th, 10 am to 4 pm (Easter Saturday). The Opening Ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 11th with a roundtable "Mining Our Heritage" discussion 10 am at the Gogebic Community College, and an Opening Ceremony 3 pm and a 5 pm Reception at the Historic Ironwood Theatre.
 
For more about the exhibit, go here.
 
Source: Downtown Art Place

LSJ explores challenges and growth for Michigan tourism

From downstate water parks to the shores of Lake Superior, this is a lengthy look at statistics and trends for Michigan tourism in recent years, well worth a read for those interested in the future of the U.P.
 
Excerpt: The biggest tourism success is the Pure Michigan ad campaign, which celebrates its 10th year in 2016. But there are challenges, including pothole-ridden roads, convincing the Legislature to invest more funds to promote tourism and bringing visitors in year-round. Tourism officials also would like to develop a culture inside and outside of hotels and resorts that welcomes tourists and treats them with respect.
 
The rest of the story, and there's quite a bit, is here.
 
Source: Lansing State Journal

Things no one tells you about leaving the U.P.

There comes a time in every young Yooper's life…Time to leave the confines of home and strike out into the wide world. But when you come from the U.P., that looks a little different than it does to most people. Movoto has a list of the things that you might find a little strange in the rest of the world.
 
Excerpt: After spending your entire life driving mostly in the UP, you probably don’t have much tolerance for overcrowding on the roads. When you consider anything more than a 5 minute delay to be heavy traffic, you’ll be shocked to see what most Americans put up with daily.
 
For the whole list, or to add more of your own, go here.
 
Source: Movoto.com

Two U.P. towns on top 10 snowiest list

It might seem a little early to be compiling lists of who got the most snow this winter, but at least so far, the U.P. is still on top.
 
Excerpt: This winter was long and brutal for many, but none of us got as much of the year’s coldest, darkest season as these locations in the Northeast and Midwest.
 
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula takes the prize, with two climate-tracking sites leading the top 10 list. 
 
For the whole story, go here.
 
Source: Washington Post

Biker tracks an 1800-mile course across the U.P.

Check out the Pure Michigan blog if you have a motorcycle and like to travel the U.P. Thorough maps, reviews and neat photos all come from a biker who's already been there, done that.
 
Excerpt: I like to do my exploring on an adventure motorcycle, but a car – or even a horse (as I learned along the way) – will take you to treasure. With motorcycle riding upon us, it’s a good time to share some opportunities for the curious to explore and enjoy.
 
Rolling along to take in hundreds of points of interest, I covered about 1,800 miles of Pure Michigan goodness. My goal went beyond the entertainment of taking my own trip.  I wanted to share some information that would make it easier for others to plan a trip of their own. 
 
For the whole story plus maps, click here.
 
Source: Pure Michigan

U.P. universities win collaboration award

A recent ceremony brought together economic developers, state officials and various stakeholders from across the state to honor outstanding accomplishments, including an award that went to three U.P. universities for how well they work together.
 
Excerpt: The Collaborate, Connect, and Create awards are each presented to one of Michigan's 10 Prosperity Regions, which were created under the Gov. Rick Snyder to inspire collaboration and provide services more effectively and efficiently. The awards were presented by MEDC CEO Steve Arwood at the Michigan Governor’s Economic and Education Summit in Detroit.
 
For the whole story, go here.
 
Source: MI Newswire

Houghton couple visits every county in the continental U.S.

The story of a U.P. couple has even hit the international news of interest, as they recently achieved their goal of visiting every county in every U.S. state--at least, except for Alaska and Hawaii. But, they're working on those, too.
 
Excerpt: A Michigan couple has completed a quest to visit all 3,108 counties in the lower 48 states after driving around the country in a green 1999 Dodge Intrepid for almost nine years.
 
Jennifer and Jonathan Riehl put the finish touch on their journey this week when they boarded a ferry to Nantucket in their car, which has accumulated almost 540,000 miles.
 
For the whole story, go here.
 
Source: Daily Mail

The perfect Michigan road trip has been created in time for spring

The roads are clear, and if the landscape isn't quite green yet, it's definitely inspiring thoughts of road-tripping. This year, a Michigan State student plotted out the ultimate Michigan road trip, posting a route online that will hit most major landmarks in the state. Might be worth a try this summer.
 
Excerpt: It's a map that makes you dream of summer days and green Michigan landscape sliding by outside your driver's side window.
 
Randal Olson, a computer science and engineering doctorate student at Michigan State University, has created what he views as the ultimate Michigan road trip. 
 
For the route and more info, go here.
 
Source: Mlive.com

U.P. cafes take second and third in Best Coffee Shop contest

Java by the Bay in L'Anse and Falling Rock Café and Bookstore in Munising, both cultural mainstays in small U.P. towns, showed how loyal their customers are in a recent Mlive poll that resulted in second and third places for northern Michigan.
 
Excerpt: Cabin Creek Coffee in Alpena has won the people's choice award in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula in the search for Michigan's Best Coffee Shop.
 
Readers nominated and vote for their favorite coffee shops across the state. Cabin Creek Coffee won with 25.7 percent of the vote.
 
Following Coffee Creek was two Upper Peninsula shops.
 
The whole results are online here.
 
Source: Mlive.com

Finland Calling goes off the air after over 50 years

Finland Calling, or Suomi Kutsuu, a U.P. local TV talk and variety show that linked Finnish culture to U.P. viewers for decades, is ending as its longtime host retires. It was the only Finnish-language show broadcast in the U.S.
 
Excerpt: On March 29, Finland Calling will sign off for the final time, but on March 25 of this year, Finland Calling will celebrate its 53rd anniversary.  When Carl Pellonpaa signed on as the host in 1961, he certainly didn't expect to go this long.
 
For the whole story, click here.
 
Source: UpperMichigansSource.com

14 tastebud-pleasing restaurants in the U.P.

Best burger in Michigan? To-die-for barbecue? Find out all the great places you've been driving by in the U.P.--and maybe stop next time! Movoto rounded up a list of the best restaurants in the U.P.
 
Excerpt: This humble restaurant in Sault Ste. Marie will give you one of the best burgers you’ve ever had, plain and simple. Just make sure you don’t leave without trying both the deep-fried mushrooms and the deep-fried cauliflower.
 
The whole list is online here.
 
Source: Movoto.com

Snowy owls tracked through U.P. and Midwest

Snowy owls are becoming a more frequently spotted bird in the U.P., and some scientists are finding that handy as they can be captured for tracking to better understand their habits.
 
Excerpt: Once a rare sight, the birds have begun to move into northern states, including Michigan and Wisconsin, and states in the Northeast, according to the Kalamazoo Gazette. They sometimes create a dangerous nuisance on airports, where they like to perch to watch for mice and voles across the open expanse that may resemble the tundra to them, said Rich Keith of the Kalamazoo Valley Bird Observatory. The large birds, with wingspans of up to five-and-a-half feet, can interfere with flights.
 
More on the story is available here.
 
Source: Detroit Free Press

The U.P. attitude toward snow is what makes us different from Boston

This piece from a Wisconsin TV station explores the U.P. approach toward winter snowfall totals in the hundreds and what makes it different from the areas of the country currently in crisis due to snow.
 
Excerpt: During this time of year, in the Upper Peninsula, you’ll find snow hanging from rooftops, swallowing mailboxes and even trees.
 
"This is a city of 20,000 people and it spends $1.25 million a year on snow removal," said Mike Coyne, mayor of Marquette, Michigan.
 
The whole story and video are online here.
 
Source: Fox 11 Online

MTEC SmartZone adds dozens of jobs in 2014

The MTEC SmartZone in Houghton has consistently been a force for creating jobs in the region, and last year was no exception. The group announced their year-end results.
 
Excerpt: 2014 proved to be a very successful year for the MTEC SmartZone.
 
The local business incubator announced this week that they created 83 jobs last year. They were also recognized by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation for the milestone.
 
For the whole news release, go here.
 
Source: MTEC SmartZone
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