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Art In The Alley

Munising continues enriching downtown with public art projects MUNISING – Several murals depicting the Munising area are being installed in two alleys and along Superior Street near Madigan’s Ace Hardware and Hiawatha Telephone Company in Munising. The themes of the murals focus on recreation and nature, as well as the history of Munising and communications. […]

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TALL TIMBER

Estivant Pines, the U.P.’s giant, ancient witnesses to history By Deborah Frontiera The tiny seedling near the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula didn’t know it, but it began to grow between Columbus’ third and fourth voyages to the Caribbean. This seedling struggled for light and life on the forest floor, but it beat the odds […]

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FESTIVAL

Harborfest is a fun-filled, end-of-summer celebration News Release The members of the Marquette West Rotary Club invite locals and visitors alike to join them for this year’s HarborFest to be held at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette August 22-24, 2019. HarborFest has been sponsored for almost 40 years by the Marquette West Rotary Club. […]

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PORKIES FEST

Annual music festival returns to Porcupine Mountains State Park News Release The 15th Annual Porcupine Music Festival will be held Friday through Sunday, Aug. 23-25, at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park’s winter recreation area (ski hill) in Ontonagon County. Festival-goers will enjoy three days of music performed by headline acts along with a host of […]

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HISTORY LIVES

Keweenaw Heritage Center reaches quarter-century LOOKOUT POINT • By Lee Arten The Keweenaw Heritage Center at St. Anne’s will celebrate its 25th Anniversary with special events all this summer.  The facility, which serves as a museum, educational facility, and a venue for musical performances, meetings, weddings, receptions, and other gatherings, is located at 25725 Scott St. in […]

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MOUNTAIN HIGH

State’s largest park boasts lakes, trails, waterfalls, amazing views LOOKOUT POINT • By Deborah Frontiera With 60,000 acres, 35,000 of that in old growth forest, the Porcupine Mountains State Wilderness area in Ontonagon County is Michigan’s largest state park! Estab-lished in 1945, it contains lakes, rivers, waterfalls, numerous streams, 90 miles of hiking trails and […]

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SUSTAINING FUN

Copper Harbor’s Keweenaw Adventure Company celebrating 25 years LOOKOUT POINT by Joseph Zyble The Keweenaw Adventure Company in Copper Harbor is celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer season. The business, which had started as a sea kayak and sled dog outfitter, changed dramatically when Sam Raymond purchased it in 1999. He dropped the sled dog […]

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MUDJEKEWIS

Land Fred Rydholm worked to acquire and protect gifted to care of Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve LOOKOUT POINT • By Elizabeth Fust Mudjekewis is a word derived from the Anishinaabe-mowin for first born, and its origin ties it to creation tradition. This is the name that the Rydholm’s chose for their land in the Yellow Dog Plains […]

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HEAVENLY HIKING (2019)

Exploring the Keweenaw’s Bare Bluffs and Montreal Falls Story by Debrorah Frontiera Last summer, I reported on some wonderful hiking trails in the Sturgeon River Gorge. This year, I’d like to take you almost to the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula to Bare Bluffs and Montreal Falls. The two trails are fairly close to each […]

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On the road with Jilly the Cow

Story and photos by Larry Chabot At the intersection of Meeske Avenue and West Ridge Street in Marquette, summer crowds are enjoying ice cream treats in the huge shadow of Jilly, a nine-foot-tall fiberglass Guernsey dairy cow weighing more than 500 lbs. Jilly stands silent guard as kids dart under her stomach, rub her face, […]

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CLIMACTIC CHALLENGE

Organization promoting bipartisan solutions to climate issues By Ron Carnell As continued spikes in average surface temperatures and surging ocean acidity produce increased physical evidence of climate change, it’s now more difficult than ever to ignore (or dismiss) what is perhaps the most daunting global environmental challenge of the 21st century. Yet too many of […]

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TEXT LIMITS

Book banning occurs more frequently and more recently than many realize     Story and photos by Ann Dallman “Books light the fire—whether it’s a book that’s already written or an empty journal that needs to be filled in,” said the esteemed author Meg Wolitzer, known for The Wife, The Ten-Year Nap, The Uncoupling, The […]

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FAMILY HISTORY

Woman enjoys celebrating her Ojibwa heritage; will speak on culture, collection   By Larry Chabot When Judy Conrad, like millions of other Americans, launched a genealogy search to fill out her family tree, she learned that other family members were also searching, and that she was looking in the wrong place for her Native American […]

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CTE

Career Technical Education raising student career outlooks     By Joseph Zyble Area business and trades professionals are volunteering and collaborating to greatly improve career opportunities for high school students who may not have the access to or interest in pursuing a traditional college degree to begin a career. This group, called the CTE Committee, […]

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CURLING

Olympic winter sport has taken hold in the Copper Country   By Deborah Frontiera If you’ve never heard of the sport of curling, you are not alone, but the sport dates back to 16th century Scotland, where it was played on frozen lakes and ponds using channel stones. Scottish immigrants brought the game to Canada […]

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