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

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 … 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. … 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. … Read more

Highlights from the 2018 Trenary Outhouse Classic

Highlights from the 2018 Trenary Outhouse Classic

For the last two weeks, people across the world have tuned into the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. We have marveled at their incredible accomplishments, cried together over their adversity and comebacks, and screamed in joy as we share their excitement. On Saturday, while the world was … Read more

Every 2018 Winter Olympian with Michigan Connections

Every 2018 Winter Olympian with Michigan Connections

There are 2,920 athletes from 92 countries participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Of those, 242 athletes are representing the United States of America across fifteen sports. Thirteen of those athletes were either born in Michigan or went to university in Michigan. … 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

Vintage Upper Peninsula Postcards

Vintage Upper Peninsula Postcards

A couple weekends ago, my friend Sara and I, fellow nostalgia addicts and antique aficionados, spent hours at Lambs’ Gate, an antique store in Old Town, Lansing. We spent more than an hour hunched over a large crate propped up to waist-level that was full of old postcards. We marveled over the … Read more

'Oh. Great. Lakes.' A Conversation with Illustrator Sara Lautman

'Oh. Great. Lakes.' A Conversation with Illustrator Sara Lautman

A longtime friend and customer of UPSCo brought to our attention the following comic that was included in New Yorker magazine. We chuckled, for quite some time. Have a look yourself. View this post on Instagram gr8 lakes in this week's @newyorkermag A post shared by Sara Lautman … 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