Menominee

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
North Star Academy in Marquette, Michigan.

How charter schools have changed Michigan education


Bugsy Sailor, a super Yooper in his own right.
Katie Armstrong stands in front of a red maple clump marked to cut as part of a hardwood thinning.
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


Char's Cafe in Bruce Crossing.

Char's Cafe offers good eats in Bruce Crossing


Welding is among the needed skilled trades jobs.
Sarah LeSage

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


The 906 red ale from Upper Hand Brewery.

Upper Hand Brewery releases 906 Ale


Sunrise Fishing on Isle Royale.
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