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The Connor Sport Court mill is located in Amasa, Michigan. Maple basketball courts played on  under bright lights in big cities come from this rural spot in the Upper Peninsula. (photo courtesy   Nick Jensen/Floline Media)
Jay Bierlein cutting a log into lengths.
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It's finally time to keep your ice shack warm in the U.P.

The top UP Second Wave stories of 2015


Dental care is needed in the U.P.

Aspen Dental comes to Marquette


Creative economy

The state of the creative economy in Michigan


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.


Sometimes, a little help is all that's needed.

Help Me Ronda LLC launches new service


Big Brothers Big Sisters participants carve pumpkins at Eastwood Nursing Home in Negaunee.
Katie Armstrong stands in front of a red maple clump marked to cut as part of a hardwood thinning.
Brian Cabell at his home office.

Retired newsman takes on interesting stories with popular blog


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

The boys of fall more often number eight these days


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


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


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