Congrats to all the Michigan Olympians

Congrats to all the Michigan Olympians

Tonight after someone mentioned all of the guys named Ryan (six of them total) on the USA Olympic hockey team it reminded me of when the team was announced and I was impressed that there were five guys on the roster that were born in Michigan. So it inspired me tonight to do some research on all … Read more

The 9 most popular posts of 2009

The 9 most popular posts of 2009

Photo by The Photom on Flickr Why the Upper Peninsula is Not Part of Wisconsin Learning more about the Upper Peninsula’s history has been quite helpful. I couldn’t be happier about this post being the most popular post of 2009. What was particularly cool is that this same topic ended up being … Read more

Marquette team shoots movie for national film challenge

Marquette team shoots movie for national film challenge

Squatch Watch– Written, Shot and Edited in 72 hours as part of the 2009 National Film Challenge. The required elements were: Genre: Mocumentary; Character: Mark Shapiro- Unemployed; Prop: Book of Matches; Line of Dialog: This is like Deja vu all over again. The Making of “Squatch Watch” This post … Read more

The genesis of the Kuparisaari Triathlon

The genesis of the Kuparisaari Triathlon

Bob Haase and his wife, Jan, started the Copperman Triathlon in Copper Harbor in 1992 and have since passed along these duties to other organizations. He decided to do his first triathlon at the age of 31 after watching the Ironman (Hawaii) on TV. His most memorable race is the Bud Light USTS … Read more

North American Snowmobile Championships! (circa 1960)

North American Snowmobile Championships! (circa 1960)

Since I was recently taking a look at Michigan historical film clips, you’ll definitely want to take a look at this one. MUNISING, MICHIGAN, early part of 1960’s Munising Michigan, Elm Avenue, Weiland’s Grill, the original Alger County Courthouse….all of it is here in this exciting compilation of … Read more

President Obama Learns What A Yooper Is

President Obama Learns What A Yooper Is

Yooper Steez doesn’t involve itself in politics often, but once in a while the President of the United States decides to come at least within a short drive of the Upper Peninsula. On Thursday, June 11, President Obama didn’t quite make it to the Upper Peninsula. He made it as far as Green Bay … Read more

Why the Upper Peninsula is Not Part of Wisconsin

Why the Upper Peninsula is Not Part of Wisconsin

Outside of the Midwest, The Upper Peninsula seems to a mystery to much of the U.S. population, and surprisingly, even to some of those in the Midwest. It’s quite common to think that the Upper Peninsula is part of Canada and sometimes textbooks don’t know what state the Upper Peninsula is in. More … Read more

Poll Results:  How many Great Lakes have you swam in?

Poll Results: How many Great Lakes have you swam in?

I left it off the graph, but there were two people who said they have never swam in any of the Great Lakes. If you know anyone who never has, you need to make sure that they swim in one of the Great Lakes this summer! Which of the Great Lakes have you swam in? Now that we know how many of the Great … Read more

Outdoor Life Ranks Marquette 7th Best Town in U.S. for Hunters and Anglers

Outdoor Life Ranks Marquette 7th Best Town in U.S. for Hunters and Anglers

In their April 2008 issue Outdoor Life ranked the top 200 towns in the United States for Hunters and Fishermen to call home. Out of the 200 ranked towns, the Upper Peninsula’s very own Marquette cracked the top ten, ranked 7th in the nation. They labeled it “The undisputed capital of the U.P.” (but … Read more