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Northern Light documentary gets NYT review

The documentary Northern Light, set here in the U.P.,  has gotten some good reviews before, but landing in the NYT movie reviews should get the word out for sure.

Excerpt: Cool in tone and temperature, Nick Bentgen’s "Northern Light" turns white vistas and blue language into a sneakily compelling, endlessly patient observation of three working-class families in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

For the whole review, click here.

Source: New York Times

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

U.P. developing into wine country

Cold-hardy grapes might be the key to developing a northern wine industry in Michigan.

Excerpt: We've all heard of Cabernet, Merlot and Chardonnay. Those wines have been around for centuries.

But what about Frontenac, Marquette and La Crescent? Those grapes have only been around for a decade or two and they can withstand harsh winters, and thrive.

For the whole story, go here.

Source: Michigan Radio

Marquette called one of 10 most exciting places in Michigan

Movoto specializes in making lists of places based on various real estate data, but their latest reveals something that might be surprising to some: Marquette made the site's list of most exciting places in Michigan.

Excerpt: Michigan is probably known by most of the U.S. for having those big lakes and maybe for Detroit. Really, that doesn’t do the state justice, and the Movoto Real Estate Blog is here to set the record straight. Michigan is an exciting place to be, and we’re not just saying that because we have a very tall Michigan native looking over our shoulder right now.

For the whole list, click here.

Source: Movoto.com

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

Iron River hospital joins Aspirus

Hospital chains seem to be expanding across the Upper Peninsula in recent years, with Duke Lifepoint buying up central U.P. hospitals, and Aspirus adding western U.P. hospitals to its system. The latest to join Aspirus is Northstar, in Iron River.

Excerpt: NORTHSTAR Health System (NHS) leaders today announced that it will join the Aspirus health system. Effective July 1, 2014, NHS will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aspirus, which is based in Wausau, Wis. Aspirus has offered to retain all current NHS staff members.

The whole story is available here.

Source: WSAW

U.P. drive listed among best road trips

Driving through the U.P. is a favorite pastime for locals and visitors alike, for a good reason--it's some of the prettiest driving you'll do. A recent list of great American road trips confirms it, by putting part of the U.P. on the list.

Excerpt: The Great American Road Trip is a national rite of passage, says Jamie Jensen, author of Road Trip USA (Avalon, $29.99), a comprehensive guide in its sixth edition. 

"Before you vote, you should be required to drive across the country and see the variety of people and places," he declares. 

The whole list is online here.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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

Manufacturer plans to move its facilities to Menominee

Menominee manufacturer Anchor-Coupling will be consolidating its Illinois facilities back home with its U.P. location, according to recent news coverage. 

Excerpt: The Dixon and Sterling areas will lose about 170 full-time jobs over the next year when a manufacturer moves its facilities to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

The Anchor-Coupling plants are owned by Caterpillar: the parent company is moving the jobs as it consolidates more of its operations. 

The whole story is online here.

Source: Northern Public Radio

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

Wakefield athlete gets Special Olympics crown

Special Olympics of Michigan recently held its summer games, and a Upper Peninsula athlete was chosen as the Queen of the event.

Excerpt:  Included in the celebration was the annual crowning of the King and Queen. Craig Graus of Whitecloud was crowned as King of the State Summer Games with Brittany Sordahl of Wakefield winning the honor of Queen.

The whole story is online here.

Source: ABC 10

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
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