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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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Have you seen my bus?

by Larry Chabot A Greyhound bus sat idling in front of the old Clifton Hotel, at the corner of Front and Bluff in Marquette, its driver having ducked into the hotel on this snowy December night in 1955. Along came a curious citizen, with a bent for mischief, thinking: “This is too good to pass […]

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Photo by Joseph Zyble

Something’s brewing near Chocolay River

by Joe Zyble The Chocolay River Brewery has been in business for one year now, and business is good. A few years ago, Tim Soucy, owner of the Bayou Restaurant and Bar in Harvey, thought the addition of a brewery would be great for the restaurant. “I love craft beer, and I thought it would […]

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