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Feature Story This vacant building will be redeveloped as Marquette's cultural center.

Creating a cultural hub in Marquette


Feature Story This vacant building will be redeveloped as Marquette's cultural center.

Creating a cultural hub in Marquette


Feature Story harborspringstrail

Trails 'with spectacular views' in the works in Emmet County


Feature Story The Vault Hotel opened in Houghton in 2019.

Vault Marquette project set to begin construction


Feature Story The Vault Hotel opened in Houghton in 2019.

Vault Marquette project set to begin construction


Development News Agricultural property in Washtenaw County, representative of the type of properties that will be covered by the document being prepared under the grant.
Feature Story The Highway 2 Community Drive-in Theater is the last drive-in theater in the Upper Peninsula.

Community rallies to keep nostalgic Manistique drive-in open


Feature Story Idealmarquee

Revitalized theater adds spark to downtown Clare


Feature Story The Highway 2 Community Drive-in Theater is the last drive-in theater in the Upper Peninsula.

Community rallies to keep nostalgic Manistique drive-in open


Feature Story nisubakery

Nisu Bakery & Cafe brings Finnish flair to Hancock


Development News Gil Starks, Gilbert and Kay Starks Family Trust
Development News "Our board and our community recognize the significant cultural heritage farms bring to Park Township," says Park Township Manager Howard Fink.