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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

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

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

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

New anthology collects work of U.P. authors

Ron Riekki is a familiar name to those in the literary arts in the U.P., and he's extending those connections in a new anthology of U.P. work.

Excerpt: The 2014 Michigan Notable Book Award winner made a final stop in Houghton on his U.P. book tour Thursday night.

Ron Riekki stopped by the Portage Lake District Library to talk about his new book, The Way North: Collected Upper Peninsula New Works, which is a collection of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction pieces by some of the best writers from the Upper Peninsula.

The rest of the story is found here.

Source: ABC 10

Barley explored as new U.P. crop to support craft beer

As the demand for Michigan craft beers increases, brewers are looking for an in-state-grown crop in high demand; barley. There's a project underway to help U.P. farmers step up their barley growing in response. 

Excerpt: Michigan State University Extension, in partnership with Michigan State University AgBioResearch, was recently awarded a grant to explore the agronomic potential of barley and the feasibility of processing that barley for malt in northern Michigan. These funds, awarded through the MSU Project GREEEN grant program, will allow for variety testing at four sites through the Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula to identify which varieties are most productive, both in terms of yield and quality.

For more on the idea, go here.

Source: MSU Extension

Yooper status is more sought after than it used to be

A Battle Creek columnist recently mused on her history with falling under the definition of "Yooper," not always as pleasant as the status might seem now.

Excerpt: It pleased the heck out of me when two long-time friends recently sent me columns from different newspapers, both addressing the nationally significant news that the word, "Yooper" is now officially in the Merriam-Webster dictionary.

Yes, in case you missed that bit of earth-shattering news, those of us who hail from the Upper Peninsula now have a bona fide identity. How cool is that?

The whole column is online here.

Source: Battle Creek Enquirer

Forest service predicts next 100 years of Michigan forests

The forests of Michigan will have to adapt to changing climate in the coming century, according to a new U.S. Forest Service report. What that might look like is detailed in the article below, so read on.
 
Excerpt: In the last 100 years, Michigan has become warmer, with more rain coming through heavy downpours. Climate models suggest that the state will continue to warm and variability in precipitation patterns will increase, which will have consequences for the state’s forests. A new U.S. Forest Service report describes the potential risks and opportunities of climate change for forests in the eastern Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula.
 
The whole story is online here.
 
Source: NetNewsLedger.com

Northern Michigan beekeepers try to breed hardier bees

A few beekeepers in northern lower Michigan are working on an issue that U.P. beekeepers might want to jump in on, too: Breeding winter survivor bees together to create strains of bees that can stay alive through a northern winter.
 
Excerpt: It’s been a tough winter for honeybees. Bees already face several obstacles, including parasitic mites, habitat loss, and pesticides.
 
Those factors and others are believed to contribute to Colony Collapse Disorder, a phenomenon where bees disappear from the hive in large numbers. 
 
In the face of all these things, beekeepers in Michigan are trying to breed a hardier bee.
 
More on the story is online here.
 
Source: Interlochen Public Radio

Why everyone wants to be a Yooper

With the recent news about the word Yooper making it into the dictionary, this post took a look at what makes us so proud to live here.
 
Excerpt: But other than a resident of the Upper Peninsula, what does it mean to be a yooper? They don't need their own dictionary entry to be totally unique. Here's some of the unofficial things that make yoopers so special -- and the UP one of the best places on earth.
 
For the whole article, click here.
 
Source: Huffington Post

10 regional words from the U.P.

We do have our own special vocabulary up here in the U.P. MentalFloss explores some of that in a list of words only Yoopers say.
 
Excerpt: The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is connected to the rest of the state by only one little four lane bridge (okay, actually the longest suspension bridge in the western hemisphere), and in its relative isolation, has developed its own distinct culture. Here are 9 other words it might be good to know if you ever decide to pay a visit to Yooperland.
 
The whole list is online here.
 
Source: Mental Floss

Michigan approves $35 million in conservation funding

Several Upper Peninsula projects are among the recently announced conservation efforts to be funded in Michigan.
 
Excerpt: Michigan Conservation efforts received a boost in support today after the U.S. Department of the Interior announced it’s intention to provide $35.2 million in funding for fish and wildlife conservation and recreation projects.
 
For the rest of the story, click here.
 
Source: ABC 10

The word Yooper is now in the dictionary

Hooray! We finally made it into the dictionary! It's official--we're called Yoopers.
 
Excerpt: A familiar word will finally be showing up in the Merriam-Webster dictionary after a 10-year campaign.
 
It was announced Monday that "Yooper" will now be appearing editions of the dictionary. 
 
For the whole story, go here.
 
Source: UpperMichigansSource.com

Elk Rapids shop wins best doughnut in the north

An Elk Rapids bakery won Mlive's regional doughnut contest. If you're thinking, "What about Huron Mountain Bread Company or Suomi Home Bakery?" you can go comment on the story to put in your two cents.
 
Excerpt: After five days and hundreds of votes, you've chosen your favorite donut in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.
 
Congratulations to Elk Rapids Sweet Shop in Elk Rapids, which got the most votes with 19.16 percent.
 
For the whole article, click here.
 
Source: Mlive.com

Michigan hopefully headed for tourism rebound

The state's tourism industry forecast is looking up, according to the latest from the insiders at the Governor's Conference on Tourism.
 
Excerpt: Michigan will see 1.5 percent more tourists who will spend 4.5 percent more than last year.
 
That’s the upbeat forecast two Michigan State University tourism researchers gave Monday during a presentation at the Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Traverse City.
 
For the whole story, go here.
 
Source: Lansing State Journal
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