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
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
Out of the 600+ players in the NHL, there is only one who was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula, Jeff Finger. Born and raised in Houghton, Finger was selected in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.
And the winner is…..
Ben B. of Grand Haven And of course you’re still welcome to sign up for our RSS feed … Read more
The results are in…
Here in the Upper Peninsula we like certain things, and we like them a lot. We love pasties. We love referring to people below the bridge as “trolls”. We love Lake Superior. Turns out, we also love red and black plaid!
. Thanks to everyone who participated in the poll. It was a … Read more
Wow! I can’t believe me eyes. Not five minutes ago I was bumming around my apartment polishing off a bag of M&Ms while looking out the window facing Baraga Avenue here in Marquette. And there it was… a Google Maps street view car!
I’m sure you have all used Google Maps a number of times. I … Read more
Over the years every Yooper hears stereotypes, jokes, and definitions of the word “yooper” that we can all chuckle about, roll ours eyes at, or even confirm in rare instances.
At Yooper Steez we’re always looking for people using the word “yooper” online, in books, or anywhere else. Well, our latest … Read more
Between August 13th and August 17th three Upper Peninsula Unicyclers will hit the road riding their single-wheeled bikes from Houghton to Marquette (100 miles) to raise money for the leukemia treatments of two Upper Peninsula boys.
Jason Cattelino, Bob Evans, and Ben Bachran will be displaying … Read more
Christmas is the favorite name of Upper Peninsula towns according to Yooper Steez readers. It is always a favorite among locals and tourists.
In second and third place are Paradise and Gay respectively.
The Upper Peninsula is full of several other interesting names that are familiar elsewhere.. … Read more
**Sand Point** (for sale at [The Falling Rock Cafe, Munising](http://www.fallingrockcafe.com/ "Falling Rock Cafe")) The Upper Peninsula has got to be the most inspiring place for an artist like me. Think of it! Crashing waves, tranquil ponds, pastoral farm scenes, magnificent rocks, glorious … Read more
Marquette continues to be published as one of the top cities to live in among different categories. Earlier this year we reported that Outdoor Life ranked Marquette the 7th best town in the U.S. for hunters and fishers. Not bad.
This time around it’s CNN Money, and they have ranked Marquette the #1 … Read more