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CLIMBING ON UP—There plenty of opportunities to climb and be in the outdoors in the U.P., and none might be better than the opportunity to ice climb with this introduction class. Photo courtesy of Hannah Smith.

U.P. offers climbing opportunities year-round

Hannah Smith, Contributing Writer March 11, 2022

For most people, frozen waterfalls are something to gaze in glory and enjoy from the base of the falls. However, others will stand at the base with ice picks in their hands, crampons on their feet and...

beer fest dancers

Beer enthusiasts gather for return of U.P. Fall Festival

Maggie Duly, Social Media Editor September 15, 2021

The streets of Marquette flooded with beer enthusiasts on their yearly pilgrimage to Mattson Lower Harbor Park for the 12th Annual U.P. Fall Beer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 11. People from across the...

MOUNT BOHEMIA CLOSED FOR SEASON—Its not snowy anymore like the picture of a ski lift, and that means spring is coming soon. Mount Bohemia is now closed for the season, and will be welcoming new guests in the winter. Photo courtesy of Samantha Tschirhart.

Ski season at Mount Bohemia now closed, but future visits require experience

Dallas Wiertella March 23, 2021
As the skiing season comes to a close, we pack up our ski and snowboarding gear away and get ready for the warmer weather.
TALKING HISTORY—Filmmaker Michael Loukinen (center) takes questions from Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center Director and Curator Daniel Truckey and history Professor Emeritus Jon Saari.

Finnish American film reveals long-lost U.P. town

Jackie Jahfetson November 14, 2019

A film about a rural Finnish community tucked back in the woods of Baraga County, 82 miles west of Marquette, and a story of the rise and decay of dairy farming and logging sparked a crowd of historians,...

SIP SIP, AHH—Yoopers celebrate after Plaidurday Photo on Pete White Public Library steps at Ore Dock Brewing Co. during seasonal Six Pointer beer release. 
Photo courtesy of Rachel Haggerty

Brewing up, rocking out Plaidurday style

Rachel Haggerty October 10, 2019

A sea of plaid enthusiasts entered the Ore Dock Brewing Co. last weekend as it hosted the Plaidurday Photo After Party and the seasonal release of the Six Pointer beer.  Hundreds of people dressed...

Former NMU professor seen as one of U.P.’s top writers

Former NMU professor seen as one of U.P.’s top writers

Trinity Carey November 16, 2017

An Italian soldier escapes from a Prisoner of War camp in Michi- gan’s Upper Peninsula... The premise of “Wolf’s Mouth,” chosen for the 2017 NMU and Marquette County “One Book, One Community,”...

Cold War: Campus exhibit focuses on the U.P. during tense times

Cold War: Campus exhibit focuses on the U.P. during tense times

Isabela Ney November 2, 2017

The political climate mounted, families built fallout shelters and for decades life went on in the shadow of “The Bomb.” The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will have a grand opening event for its...


109th candidates call for clean campaign

Von Lanier October 19, 2017

The Marquette County Democratic Party issued a statement on Tuesday calling for a “clean campaign pledge” in the race for the 109th District. The message was one for both Democrats and Republicans,...

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