Jeff Finger Autographed Yooper Steez T-shirt Giveaway!

Jeff Finger Autographed Yooper Steez T-shirt Giveaway!

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

Poll Results: What is your favorite Yooper color scheme?

Poll Results: What is your favorite Yooper color scheme?

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

Is this the Most Ridiculous 'Yooper' Definition Ever?

Is this the Most Ridiculous 'Yooper' Definition Ever?

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

Unicyclers Set to Ride 100 Miles to Raise Money for Leukemia Treatment

Unicyclers Set to Ride 100 Miles to Raise Money for Leukemia Treatment

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

Poll Results:  What's Your Favorite Upper Peninsula Town Name?

Poll Results: What's Your Favorite Upper Peninsula Town Name?

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

Painter Linda Schierkolk, Inspired by the Upper Peninsula

Painter Linda Schierkolk, Inspired by the Upper Peninsula

Sand Point (for sale at The Falling Rock Cafe, Munising) 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 forests, quaint towns, historical cities, and the gorgeous four … Read more

Marquette Ranked #1 by CNN Money for Best Commute

Marquette Ranked #1 by CNN Money for Best Commute

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 … Read more

Hilltop Sweetroll #2 Sweet Treat in State of Michigan

Hilltop Sweetroll #2 Sweet Treat in State of Michigan

Recently the Detroit News readers listed their favorite sweet treat stops in the state of Michigan. An Upper Peninsula favorite made the list at #2. In Baraga county it’s one of the biggest staples known… The Hilltop Sweetroll It’s bigger than a baby’s head… You can find these enormous rolls of … Read more

Yooper Steez Round-Up: Notes, Updates, and More for July 2008

Yooper Steez Round-Up: Notes, Updates, and More for July 2008

Yooper Steez is now fully restocked Thank you both customers and readers who have been patient with us. It took longer than we expected to get restocked with shirts. But we’re back in full throttle. Order yours today or sign up for a chance to win a free shirt. We currently have red, blue, green, … Read more