Marquette County

Population:64,634 (1st)
Pop. Density:35.49 people/sq. mile (3rd)
Land Area:1,821 sq. miles (1st)
Water Area:1,604 sq. miles (4th)
County Seat:Marquette
Towns:Marquette, Arnold, Big Bay, Champion, Gwinn, Harvey, Ishpeming, Little Lake, Michigamme, Negaunee, Palmer, Republic, Skandia
Know your Upper Peninsula Highways

Know your Upper Peninsula Highways

The Upper Peninsula is full of unique roadways offering scenic views. Some sections are straight as an arrow (lookin’ at you Seney Stretch), one is the longest state highway in Michigan, another is the only state highway in the United States not to allow cars (I’m sure you can guess which). It’s als... Read more

Yoopers who Played Major League Baseball

Yoopers who Played Major League Baseball

Throughout the history of Major League Baseball, there haven’t been many players who grew up in the Upper Peninsula. However, there have been fourteen MLB players born or raised in the Upper Peninsula, and that’s pretty impressive! Especially considering how short summers can be. As you can see four... Read more

Michigan Tech Beats Rival Northern for 2018 WCHA Tournament Title

Michigan Tech Beats Rival Northern for 2018 WCHA Tournament Title

Marquette was buzzing on Saturday. The sun was shining, the temperature was pushing fifty degrees, it was Saint Patrick’s Day (no snowstorms, however), and a town full of anticipation for the WCHA Championship between the Michigan Tech Huskies and Northern Michigan Wildcats. It was the most an... Read more

Everything You Need to Know About Area Code 906

Everything You Need to Know About Area Code 906

Just in case you didn’t know, 906 is the only area code for the entire Upper Peninsula of Michigan. In addition, 906 is the largest area code in Michigan. On March 19th, 1961, area code 906 was created as a split from what was then area code 616. Currently, according to Wikipedia, the area code is n... Read more

Fish Fryday #1: Portside Inn, Marquette

Fish Fryday #1: Portside Inn, Marquette

Today we introduce a new feature, Fish Frydays. On a not-quite-weekly but more-than-monthly schedule, we will patronize a new fish fry location in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Naturally, these outings will take place on Friday evening, with a review posted the following Monday. The goal is simple, tr... Read more

U.P. 200 Dog Sled Race Begins

U.P. 200 Dog Sled Race Begins

Today marks the 19th annual running of the U.P. 200 Dog Sled Race. The 2008 race will beginning in Marquette at 7:10 pm Friday evening. The Midnight Run begins in Gwinn at 6:00 pm. The race continues over the weekend with several viewing spots for spectators. Mushers will head to Grand Marais before... Read more

A Thunderstorm in Marquette

A Thunderstorm in Marquette

Last night was without doubt one of the greatest storms we’ll have this summer. As I say in my apartment in Marquette the rain kept pouring down while lightning and thunder came and went for several hours. Eventually the rain stopped by the lightning was still constantly lighting up the sky in the d... Read more

Outdoor Life Ranks Marquette 2nd Best Outdoor Town

Outdoor Life Ranks Marquette 2nd Best Outdoor Town

Last year Outdoor Life ranked the City of Marquette as the 7th best town in the United States. This year Outdoor Life ranked Marquette as their 2nd best town in the United States to experience the great outdoors. “Another repeat Top-10 finisher from last year, Marquette jumped five spots from numbe... Read more

"Something About a Pasty"

"Something About a Pasty"

After walking up Sugarloaf Mountain to enjoy the sunset, I had built up an appetite. Where else to go for dinner than to Jean Kay’s for a pasty. Before feasting, I thought to myself, “Why not make a hyperlapse video of this?” The entire pasty took 11 minutes and 37 seconds to eat, or about 37 second... Read more