U.P. – A novel by R.A. Riekki

U.P. – A novel by R.A. Riekki

This post was contributed by Ron Riekki regarding his new novel, U.P. which is available now. You can learn more about Ron on his website at rariekki.webs.com Travers, make it more 2000s than 1950s, more Quentin Tarantino than Otto Preminger. Imagine Trainspotting set in Ishpeming, but instead of … Read more

Poll Results:  What do you prefer on your pasty?

Poll Results: What do you prefer on your pasty?

According to our poll result 62% of people prefer eating their pasty with ketchup. Personally I think this has been one of my favorite poll questions on Yooper Steez. If you’re new to our poll questions you can check out the poll archive. As for myself, I prefer naked pasties, no condiments for … Read more

Final Four Basketball Floor, Made in the Upper Peninsula

Final Four Basketball Floor, Made in the Upper Peninsula

During her weekly radio address Governor Jennifer Granholm made this statement. I was planning to write up a small piece myself, but Governor Granholm already did a much better job than I could have. It’s incredible how many unique products come out of the Upper Peninsula. This is Governor … Read more

In the News:  Upper Peninsula Featured in the New York Times

In the News: Upper Peninsula Featured in the New York Times

Tom Thulen for The New York Times Last fall I mentioned how the Marquette County Fair was featured in the New York times. This time around the New York Times has featured a photo story in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. The article is titled, “Snowshoes and S’Mores; Camping in the … Read more

Winter Carnival 2008 First Place: Phi Kappa Tau

Winter Carnival 2008 First Place: Phi Kappa Tau

Phi Kappa Tau takes 1st place in the Fraternity Division of the 2008 Winter Carnival ice statues at Michigan Tech University. Their statue titled, “Van Helsing Calms Hysteria in Transylvania,” showed precise detail in a number of features. It would be incredible to spend some time seeing what … Read more

Catching Back Up With Yooper Steez

Catching Back Up With Yooper Steez

Photo courtesy of Ryan Cordell Yooper Steez has been a bit stagnant in the first two weeks of 2009, at least on the front end. I wanted to post a quick update to everyone that I have been working hard on some back-end stuff (this means things like SQL, PHP, SEO, etc. Sounds exciting doesn’t it?) to … Read more

LSSU Announces their 2009 List of Banished Words

LSSU Announces their 2009 List of Banished Words

Rabe started one of the greatest public relations campaigns in history. And it is right here in the Upper Peninsula, at Lake Superior State University.** During 1971 many people still believed that Lake Superior State University (LSSU) was a branch of Michigan Tech University (and is was, just a … Read more

Tom Izzo, a 'groovy' Yooper

Tom Izzo, a 'groovy' Yooper

of the college basketball section. I thought this would be a good of time as any to post an entry about arguably the most famous and successful Yooper. I am, however, a bit biased. After spending five years at Michigan State it was hard not to see Izzo climb up on my list of most famous Yoopers of … Read more