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
Breaking News: Shark Photographed in Lake Superior

Breaking News: Shark Photographed in Lake Superior

Earlier this morning a shark was photographed swimming in Lake Superior near McCarty’s Cove in Marquette. Larry Beckwith contacted Yooper Steez to give us an exclusive first look at the photos he captured. I was at McCarty’s Cove early this morning to get some photos of the dawn sunlight on the Mar... Read more

Population and Geography of the Upper Peninsula

Population and Geography of the Upper Peninsula

320,000 People Approximately 3% of the Michigan Approximately 0.1% of the United States Population density of 19 people/sq. mile 10 Largest Cities Marquette (~19,661 people) Sault Ste. Marie (16,542) Escanaba (13,140) Menominee (9,131) Iron Mountain (8,154) Houghton (7,134) Ishpeming (6,... Read more

Weldy Olson: Yooper, Spartan, Olympic Gold Medalist

Weldy Olson: Yooper, Spartan, Olympic Gold Medalist

Recently, we were fortunate to catch up with Weldy Olson, a Marquette native who was a member of the USA gold medal winning team at the 1960 Winter Olympics. Before we share a little more about Weldy (gotta love that nickname!), let’s take a brief look at some hockey history in the Upper Peninsula. ... Read more

2nd Annual Marquette Downtown Showdown

2nd Annual Marquette Downtown Showdown

Saturday kicked off the 2nd annual Marquette Downtown Showdown rail jam. Snowboarders and skiers threw it down once again at the end of Washington Street. From young kids to seasoned veterans, these boys and girls had to be kicked off the hill before they gave up on their best slides, jibs, and what... Read more

2014 U.P. 200, Midnight Run, and Jackpine 30 Dogsled Races

2014 U.P. 200, Midnight Run, and Jackpine 30 Dogsled Races

If you were in or around Marquette County this weekend you likely saw some mushers, dog sleds, and a whole lot of cute dogs! The weekend was full of dog sled racing. The U.P. 200 The longest of the three, the historic U.P. 200 stretches 240 miles. The annual races leaves from Marquette, making a rou... Read more

Into the Fog by Justin Armstrong

Into the Fog by Justin Armstrong

We just caught wind of this awesome montage from Justin Armstrong. These clips were shot in fall of 2013 in and around the shores of Marquette including Presque Isle, Blackrocks, and Sugarloaf Mountain. You can see more of Justin’s work on his Facebook Page.... Read more

Cold Rolled: Marquette Michigan's Snow Bike Route

Cold Rolled: Marquette Michigan's Snow Bike Route

It’s time for a new mountain bike, one fitted for snow and ice. Marquette has been on a number of lists for best outdoors town in America. Everyone is familiar with the vast options for kayaking, skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, and the list goes on. There is now an upcoming group of snow bike... Read more

History of the Miner's Cup, the Annual MTU/NMU Football Game

History of the Miner's Cup, the Annual MTU/NMU Football Game

Since 2002 Northern Michigan University and Michigan Tech University have battled for the Miner’s Cup Trophy, awarded to the annual winner of the historic Upper Peninsula football rivalry. Michigan Tech won the inaugural Miner’s Cup in 2002 and currently holds an 9-3 record over Northern Michigan. T... Read more

11 Photos: Why the Upper Peninsula is the Cooler Peninsula

11 Photos: Why the Upper Peninsula is the Cooler Peninsula

The Upper Peninsula is the cooler peninsula. It cannot be argued, it is embedded in the factual temperatures recorded by the National Weather Service for more than one hundred years. So we all know it’s literal, but is it figurative? Of course we’re a little biased at Yooper Steez, but we’d love to ... Read more

Marquette Timelapse in HDR

Marquette Timelapse in HDR

20,432 images rendered into the 6,810 final images! That’s just crazy. The video was put together by Jason Hulet Photography, be sure to give him some love on his Facebook Page for his hard work.... Read more