Escanaba

Jay Bierlein cutting a log into lengths.
It's finally time to keep your ice shack warm in the U.P.

The top UP Second Wave stories of 2015


Creative economy

The state of the creative economy in Michigan


OST Security Practice Manager Scott Montgomery
Bugsy Sailor, a super Yooper in his own right.
Director Edd Benda and crew working on "Superior."

Movie tells coming-of-age story set in the U.P.


Katie Armstrong stands in front of a red maple clump marked to cut as part of a hardwood thinning.
VIP seating is the trend in movie theaters lately.

Willow Creek Cinema in Escanaba plans remodel


Rapid River scrimmages Superior Central early in the 2015 8-man football season.

The boys of fall more often number eight these days


A plate at the Mikulich General Store and Deli in Traunik.

Small store serves up good barbecue


Scott Robbins stands among Michigan maples.

The Surprising Second Life of a Michigan Tree


Plaidurday is celebrated on the first Friday of October.

Plaidurday will be celebrated Oct. 2


Stefanie Stauffer and Ryan Padgett are urban farmers in Ann Arbor.

The secret(s) to sustainable urban farms


A portabella mushroom burger is one of the menu items at Andy's Diner in Escanaba.

Andy's Diner opens in Escanaba


Michigan is covered in maple trees, yet few are used in syrup production.

Michigan farms keep eye on demand for natural maple syrup


Teach For America Detroit's Danielle Stringer, Peter Grace, Kammy Webb and Latoya Asaya.

Why teacher diversity matters in Michigan


Welding is among the needed skilled trades jobs.
Sarah LeSage

What We've Lost: The community impact of invasive species


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