An Interview with Joe Pera

An Interview with Joe Pera

There is a new show on Adult Swim titled, Joe Pera Talks With You. It came to my attention that the show is set in the Upper Peninsula. In the first episode, Joe Pera Shows Your Iron, Joe dutifully talks the viewers through the history of iron mining in the Upper Peninsula and shows the impact it ha... Read more

The Longest Day in the Most Upper of Peninsulas

The Longest Day in the Most Upper of Peninsulas

Ah, summer in the Upper Peninsula, I love it. Visitors from all over the country people the downtown, the food trucks are a lot easier to find (thanks, Dia De Los Tacos), and the days seem to last forever. Neighborhood kids come home during the summer when the street lights start to glow and that co... Read more

Sisu Strong: A Campaign for Copper Country 2018 Flood Relief

Sisu Strong: A Campaign for Copper Country 2018 Flood Relief

On June 17th, a historic weather event caused extensive damage in areas of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. Several roads, businesses, and homes were lost or damaged. To all of those in the Keweenaw whose lives have been affected by this devastating storm - we may be strangers to you but we want you t... Read more

The Big Boy Graveyard: Rediscovered 7 Years Later

The Big Boy Graveyard: Rediscovered 7 Years Later

Many of you have read my previous post of the old post regarding the “Legend of the Big Boy Graveyard”. Since, it has been one of our most popular journal entries, resulting in a lot of search traffic and people trying to find the statues. But we wont’ be giving out any locations here. First o... Read more

The Culture of Cult Art Series: An Interview with Mike Forester

The Culture of Cult Art Series: An Interview with Mike Forester

Culture of Cult kicks off for the seventh time this Thursday, May 3rd. As with every edition of the show, this is the happening event of the week in the heart of Marquette. The pop-up art exhibit kicks off at 7PM at Ore Dock Brewing Company. Are you new to Culture of Cult? Here’s the rundown&h... Read more

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

Myth of the St. Patrick's Day Snowstorm

Myth of the St. Patrick's Day Snowstorm

St. Patrick’s Day Snowstorm: Fact or Myth? Without doubt, across the Upper Peninsula today there are people talking about the legend of the St. Patrick’s Day snowstorm. Though sometimes a couple weeks early or late, many Yoopers insist that the St. Patrick’s Day snowstorm is an annual occurrence. W... Read more

March 16 is Saint Urho's Day

March 16 is Saint Urho's Day

What do grasshoppers, grapes, and Finns have to do with one another? Many decades ago a Finnish-American in Minnesota, named Richard Mattson, was working at Ketola’s Department Store in Virginia, Minnesota. It was here that a piece of Finnish-American folklore found its beginnings. Richard&rs... Read more