Complete History of the MTU/NMU Hockey Rivalry

Complete History of the MTU/NMU Hockey Rivalry

Since 1979, there have been 174 hockey games played between Michigan Tech University and Northern Michigan University, making it one of the most storied rivalries in college hockey. For much of their history, Tech and Northern were in different conferences. Tech has long been in the Western … Read more

Upper Peninsula Women Every Michigander Should Know

Upper Peninsula Women Every Michigander Should Know

Today is International Women’s Day, which is always a good opportunity to thank your mom (love you, Mom!), but, as she and many others have taught me, women do more than mother – and we should all be grateful to the scientists, athletes, writers, and all around-game changers who haven’t been given … Read more

Happy Valentine's Day from U.P. Supply Co.

Happy Valentine's Day from U.P. Supply Co.

We love the Upper Peninsula. We love the Great Lakes. We love Yoopers. And we love Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day doesn’t need to be full of roses and romance and the pressure of the perfect gift. We think it should be fun and lighthearted for everyone to enjoy, especially if … Read more

An (almost) Complete History of Michigan–Ok, Mostly the Upper Peninsula

An (almost) Complete History of Michigan–Ok, Mostly the Upper Peninsula

Today is Michigan’s 186th birthday! To celebrate we’re giving a bit of history lesson. We hope you’ll learn as much we did putting this together. We’ve compiled highlights from every year since Michigan’s admittance into statehood in 1837. But as we know, this just a small piece of Michigan’s … Read more

MODIS, Satellites, and the Frozen Great Lakes

MODIS, Satellites, and the Frozen Great Lakes

Do you ever wonder where all these awesome satellite images of the frozen Great Lakes come from and where to access them? With Lake Superior and the Great Lakes set to reach record levels of ice cover this winter, there has been an abundance of satellite images passed around on news and social … 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 … Read more

2019 UPSCo. Year in Review

2019 UPSCo. Year in Review

Another year is in the books at U.P. Supply Co. and 2019 was such an incredible year that it has taken us nearly a month to get our Year in Review published. For a team of three, we were able to accomplish a lot this year, many things we could not have dreamed UP in our own imaginations. It was … Read more

Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in the Upper Peninsula

Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in the Upper Peninsula

All of the events below have been provided by michiganfireworks.com which has done an awesome job of gathering information on all the fireworks shows across Michigan. There are over 25 fireworks shows scheduled in the Upper Peninsula over the 4th of July and throughout the summer. We sorted them by … Read more

“Back in the Winter of Ooone Nine”

“Back in the Winter of Ooone Nine”

We recently posted to Facebook that someone needs to rewrite Bryan Adams’ “Summer of ‘69” as “Winter of ‘19”. Our good pal Scott Reddinger (of Y is for Yooper and Chat It U.P. Podcast fame) really pulled though. Why the winter of 2019? To date it has been … Read more

2018 UPSCo. Year in Review

2018 UPSCo. Year in Review

Hardly one year ago we opened the doors to the U.P. Supply Co. storefront for the first time, that was December 11th of 2018. In our first year of the brick and mortar world we couldn’t be more pleased. We’ve met countless folks who we found common connections with, shared Upper … Read more