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OZ-CANABA

Bay college holding special events, including stage production, for 80th anniversary of cinematic classic By Ann Dallman Some might find it challenging to stage a celebration centered on the 80th anniversary of the release of the film The Wizard of Oz, but not Bay College in Escanaba. Along with screening the cinematic classic, the college […]

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FROSTBITTEN CONVENTION

The remarkable, improbable way the U.P. became part of the State of Michigan By Mark Ruge The history of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula’s is filled with unexpected twists and turns. But no part of its story is more remarkable than the way the U.P. became part of the State of Michigan despite the objections of many […]

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STRANGER THINGS

Creature conference enjoyed record attendance By Ann Dallman The Mothman, Bigfoot, Thunderbirds and water monsters all landed at the Pullman House in Menominee in early June. Truthfully, stories of these encounters “landed” as tales of these often frightening encounters were shared by noted authors and experts of the paranormal. Menominee might seem an unlikely location […]

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AGAINST THE WIND

Sailing adventures are part of effort to preserve Great Lakes By Gregg Bruff What happens when you sign up for a 350-mile sailing adventure and there is no wind? And what if the 76-foot schooner and crew of 10 need to transit to Duluth in a week? I learned the answers to these questions and […]

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BALAGARD COMETH

Festival will focus on viking-age Finland By Deborah Frontiera Were some Finns also Vikings? Balagard festival organizer, Toby Dawson, says, “Come to the Balagard Festival on the Hancock Green right next to the Finnish-American Heritage Center on Oct. 5, 2019, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and find out.” “Balagard” is an Old Norse word […]

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ROCKET RANGE

The U.P. was, and continues to be, a player in space By Elizabeth Fust The remote wilderness of the Upper Peninsula has always lent itself to exploration and discovery. One of the more intrepid explorations to occur in the U.P. is barely noted in history books, but the effort is commemorated by a marble slab […]

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CAREER CLIMB

Students invited to explore multitude of jobs, hands-on By Joseph Zyble More than a thousand high school students from throughout the U.P. are expected to attend the 2019 Upper Peninsula Professional Trades Career Days, which will be held in late September at the Marquette County Fairgrounds. The event is designed to give students an opportunity […]

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BOOK BONDING

Readers invited to explore works of two authors By Lynn Domina The One Book One Community program in Marquette has partnered with like-minded volunteers in Munising to become the Two Books Two Communities program. Over ten years ago, a group of volunteers organized the One Book, One Community planning committee. Members of the committee select […]

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LIVING HISTORY

Ft. Wilkins celebrating 175 years By Deborah K. Frontiera Douglas Houghton’s geological survey work reporting the presence of copper in the Keweenaw in 1841 began the first mineral boom in the United States. So many prospectors came to Copper Harbor to file claims for land that the government built Fort Wilkins in 1844 to serve […]

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FORE SCORE

10 tips for attempting to conquer ‘the game of kings’ By Ann Dallman Ah, golf: the game of kings and of business deals. Or as Bobby Jones once famously said, “Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots—but […]

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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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