Upper Peninsula


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How the Revival of Michigan’s ‘Birds of Fire’ Shows We Can Save Endangered Species

From birds to butterflies to wolves, Michigan creatures once on the brink of extinction are coming back. Here's how.

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‘Era of Empowerment’: From a Lineage of Leaders, Chippewa Chairperson Steps Up in Michigan

Tribal chairperson Aaron Payment was once a high school dropout. Now, the White House has turned to his tribe as an example for how to foster education within Indigenous communities. 

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Once a ‘Middle Class Ticket,’ Mining’s Unsure Future Raises Questions for the UP

As natural deposits run low, Yoopers are still turning to their mining past for inspiration for what the region’s future could look like.

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‘Going Back in Time’: What Michigan’s Shipwrecks Reveal About the Great Lakes

Michigan is famous for its shipwrecks. But state officials don’t want to add any more boats to the below-water collection.

Indigenous people fish in northern Michigan.
‘Centuries-Old Practice:’ How the Line 5 Oil Pipeline Endangers the Heritage of Native Michiganders

It’s not a matter of if Line 5 will spill but when, worry Michiganders. And building a tunnel around it? That’s a false solution, they say. 

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Michigan Pandemic Travel Guide: A 2021 Roundup of Weekend Getaways

By the end of 2021, we all will want to hit the pause button. Here are 12 Michigan spots that’ll let you do just that. 

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‘Gorgeous Old Buildings’: How Michigan Is Saving Its History While Investing in Its Future

A downtown development project in Sault Ste. Marie is bringing back a historic building. That’s a trend throughout the state.