| Follow Us: Facebook Twitter Youtube RSS Feed

Ishpeming : In The News

180 Ishpeming Articles | Page: | Show All

U.P. outfitters offer late summer adventures

Summer isn't over yet! These last few weeks are the most precious, so what better way to enjoy them than connecting with this list of U.P. wilderness outfitters who offer up easy ways to get outdoors.

Excerpt: Whether you'd like to kayak, canoe, bike, fish, or explore the great outdoors of the U.P., you can head on up without packing more than a spare change of clothes.

Outfitters of northern Michigan are readily available to make your trip fun and stress-free. You won't have to haul a kayak atop of your vehicle or squeeze your bicycle in your trunk. All of these activities are available for rent if you make the trip to the U.P.

The whole list of adventures is online here.

Source: Mlive.com

Blueberry boom in the U.P.

It's not just a rumor among your friends; it's officially an amazing blueberry season in the U.P.

Excerpt: On jack pine plains across the Upper Peninsula, blueberry pickers are gathering a bountiful harvest.

"They are beautiful berries," said Karyn Vanlinden, administrative assistant at the Marquette County Convention and Visitors Bureau in Marquette. "The blueberry crop is very good this year."

For the whole story, go here.

Source: The Detroit Free Press

Group creates a healthy tour of the U.P.

There are lots of ways to tour through the U.P., whether it's finding the best burgers, beers or waterfalls. A recent group focused on a healthy way to make the trip.

Excerpt: From exercise in nature to eating fresh meals made with local fare, there are tons of healthy things to do in Michigan’s upper half. For five days, the AHM team will partake in many of them.

The whole story is online here.

Source: A Healthier Michigan

MSU shows crop potentials in U.P.

Agriculture in the U.P. has been fairly limited in the past, but MSU Extension is looking into what else might be successful here, with the backing of the state ag department.

Excerpt: Historically, crops in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula consisted of hay, small grains and potatoes. These crops and associated varieties are often chosen based on tried and true experience in the extreme northern latitude climate. However, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development recently challenged the MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center to launch a multi-species variety trial program in the effort to bring new crop options to the U.P. The Research and Extension Center, established in 1899 and located in Chatham, Michigan, was awarded $100,000 for this endeavor.

The whole report is online here.

Source: MSU Extension

Iron mining museum to be upgraded

The Iron Industry Museum has been a staple of education in the U.P. for decades, which does make it about time for some renovation and upgrades. That's what it's getting soon.

Excerpt: A museum in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has announced plans to upgrade its exhibits that chronicle the state’s iron mining history.

The Mining Journal reports the Michigan Iron Industry Museum in Negaunee Township will receive a $200,000 renovation. The first phase of construction will begin next year.

For the full story, go here.

Source: The Detroit Free Press

Local school districts partner with NMU to form middle college

Career and technical education is a big push locally right now, and those local efforts can chalk up a big win, with the announcement of the creation of the Marquette-Alger Technical Middle College.

Excerpt: Starting this fall, students in two Marquette County school districts will have an opportunity to earn college credit by participating in a middle college program.

The Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency announced its partnering with Northern Michigan University to create the Marquette-Alger Technical Middle College. The program’s pilot year will consist of students from Marquette and Negaunee.

For the rest of the story, click here.

Source: ABC 5 & 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

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
180 Ishpeming Articles | Page: | Show All
Signup for Email Alerts