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

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