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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 The Vault Hotel opened in Houghton in 2019.

Vault Marquette project set to begin construction


Upper Peninsula lighthouses get improvement funding


Feature Story ironwoodminersmural

Ironwood and other rural towns embrace placemaking


Feature Story The museum is part of a park, already popular with cross-country skiers.

Erwin Township museum connects past to future


Feature Story copperpeakramp

Copper Peak jumps to the future


TNC completes land acquisition in Keweenaw


U.P. post office renamed for trailblazing representative


Longform Jack Deo at his Superior View Studio.

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


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

Now showing ... former theaters repurposed


Feature Story respectmarquettekayaking

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


Feature Story View of the Sturgeon River Gorge from the top of Silver Mountain.

Almost heaven: Silver Mountain