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Longform Jack Deo at his Superior View Studio.

Portrait of an artist: Preserving the U.P.'s past

“People will be using these images for the next century and beyond to understand what life was like in the U.P. during the 19th and early 20th century. His work, and collection, is an important repository of the ‘Yooper’ way-of-life,'" said Dan Truckey, director of NMU’s Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center.

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One couple's dream: Yooper Dogz

A couple opens an eatery in Menominee's Broadway District, realizing a long-held dream to create gourmet-style hot dogs.

Feature Story The new waiting area at the General Aviation Terminal at Chippewa County International Airport.

Soaring: New general aviation terminal opens at Chippewa County International Airport

“This project will ultimately strengthen the county’s competitive position and help build capacity that will generate economic opportunity for the region," says Chris Olson, president of the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation.

Longform The entrance to the urgent care area at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center.

Giving Back: VA receives national recognition

The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, the most rural VA facility in the country, earns national accolades for its services and staff.

Longform The interior of the former Delft Theater, now Delft Bistro.

Now showing ... former theaters repurposed

Once the heart of many downtowns, older movie theaters across Michigan are being turned into restaurants, distilleries and shops. 

Return North: Career fair hopes to lure workers to the U.P.

Annual career fair strives to attract alumni, former residents and anyone interested in living and working in the rural U.P.

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Negaunee plans street, lighting and other improvements

The Marquette County city continues its efforts to move its downtown forward with infrastructure improvements. 

Partner Content Participants enjoy BMCC's 13 Moons of Anishinaabe programming.

Bay Mills Community College SNAP-Ed programs inspire healthy living

Bay Mills Community College is working with the Bay Mills Indian Community to leverage Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education programming to create environments that inspire healthy living.

Longform Business and life partners Anne White and Scott Anderson.

All rise for ... The Honorable Distillery

Former engineers Anne White and Scott Anderson renovate an historic movie theater into Marquette's first craft distillery -- The Honorable Distillery.

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SOLD: Tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula

The Nature Conservancy of Michigan has stepped in to protect thousands of acres at the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula. “This purchase ensures everyone can enjoy and appreciate these iconic lands and waters forever and assures that sustainable management of its lush forests continues,” the Conservancy said. 

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Technology helps bridge the gap in mental health services in the U.P. and rural Michigan

Mental health providers are looking at the potential of telehealth -- meeting with patients by videoconference on computer or phone -- to increase access to mental health services, especially in rural areas where those services are limited.

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Ironwood rallies to find solutions to childcare shortage

A change in childcare operations prompts Ironwood to find more space in the community to meet the growing demand for childcare.

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Marquette aims for R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Travel Marquette launches campaign, Respect Marquette, to ensure visitors and locals alike respect the region's many recreational areas.

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Agritourism is flourishing at farms in the U.P and lower Michigan

Farms across rural Michigan are sprouting new activities -- corn mazes, haunted barns and more -- to attract new customers and grow their businesses.

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Ironwood's Miners Park combines history and recreation

Once the site of several mines, Ironwood's Miners Memorial Heritage Park is now home to a network of trails, inviting outdoors fun and history lessons in one setting.

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In Marquette, a new concept in childcare and education

Pediatric Therapy Team creates a partnership to provide developmental and educational childcare center on-site and open to the public.  

Longform A trail under construction in the Dickinson network.

Dickinson Trail Network brings new level of adventure to the U.P.

The trail network for hikers, bikers and winter sports enthusiasts continues to expand in Dickinson County, making the western Upper Peninsula county a mecca for eco tourists.

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Craft beer business continues to grow in U.P.

The number of breweries continues to grow in the U.P., appeasing locals and  travelers alike. 

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The U.P.'s fall hot spots lengthen tourist season

Residents north of the bridge didn't need a readers' poll to know the U.P. is second to none when fall colors explode. Writer Dianna Stampfler shares some hot spots for color and outdoor fun, underscoring how important fall tourism is in the U.P. 

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New program to train health care workers in the U.P.

Thanks to a federal grant, a new program aims to expand training and education to increase the pool of community health care workers and paramedics in the U.P.