July is the Favorite Month in the Upper Peninsula

July is the Favorite Month in the Upper Peninsula

After asking “What is your favorite month in the Upper Peninsula?” it turns out that two months are tied for the least favorite months in the Upper Peninsula: April and December. We launched this poll several weeks ago (check out our latest poll) and it took a long time before anyone listed April as … Read more

An Invitation to Andrew Heller Challenging 2 of His Yooper Stereotypes

An Invitation to Andrew Heller Challenging 2 of His Yooper Stereotypes

Andrew Heller, Yooper Steez is inviting you to the Upper Peninsula for a round of golf. Sorry, we won’t cover your gas expenses, but we will surely hook you up with a free Upper Peninsula t-shirt. You see, Mr. Heller recently wrote an article on his blog at mlive.com for The Flint Journal. The … Read more

Carl Torola of Calumet to Compete in Scripps National Spelling Bee

Carl Torola of Calumet to Compete in Scripps National Spelling Bee

. The competition will be held at the Grand Hyatt Washington hotel in Washington, D.C. Each year the Upper Peninsula sends one student to the National Spelling Bee who wins the annual Upper Peninsula Community Education Association Spelling Bee Finals. This year’s Upper Peninsula spelling bee … Read more

How Many Trips do you Make Across the Mackinac Bridge in a Year?

How Many Trips do you Make Across the Mackinac Bridge in a Year?

Naturally, there is going to be a bell curve on this graph. Those who live in Ironwood aren’t going to make nearly as many trips across the bridge as those living in St. Ignace or Sault Ste Marie. Though it looks like most people average between 2 to 5 round trips across the bridge in a year. If … Read more

Connecting Yoopers Across the Globe: 12 Yooper Facebook Groups to Join

Connecting Yoopers Across the Globe: 12 Yooper Facebook Groups to Join

At Yooper Steez we love the latest in the world wide web, including social networking. We’re also hoping to reach Yoopers across the globe. After merging those two ideas we thought it’d be great to give you an awesome list of Yooper related Facebook Groups. Though these are far from all the groups, … Read more

Stephen King Mentions 'Yooper' in Latest Novel, Duma Key

Stephen King Mentions 'Yooper' in Latest Novel, Duma Key

Stephen King released his latest book, Duma Key, this past January. In addition to publishing another best-seller that topped the New York Times Bestseller List, there is another important note that every Yooper should be aware of. On page 456 of the total 606 pages, Stephen King uses the word … Read more

Upper Peninsula's Biggest YouTube Celebrity

Upper Peninsula's Biggest YouTube Celebrity

Annette Summersett hits 100,000+ views on YouTube for her tribute to Brett Favre. Getting 100,000 views on YouTube is no easy task. So until proven otherwise, Annette seems to be the biggest YouTube celebrity to come from the Upper Peninsula. Annette… good work! If you’re out there somewhere come … Read more

Mont Ripley Slush Pit 2008

Mont Ripley Slush Pit 2008

It’s not about getting to the other side. It’s about getting as many people wet as possible A human walrus? The judges may have been biast The water was 33 degrees What’s your favorite photo? ... Read more

Earliest Easter in Century Could Mean Snow!

Earliest Easter in Century Could Mean Snow!

St. Patrick’s Day was only a couple days ago, so if easter seems a little early this year, you’re right. March 23rd, 2008 is the earliest Easter on the Gregorian calendar since 1913, and there won’t be another Easter this early in our entire lives. The next time Easter will be this early isn’t … Read more

Marquette Redmen Win Co-Championship in Longest Game in History

Marquette Redmen Win Co-Championship in Longest Game in History

8 OT hockey game sees no losers and breaks record for longest game in michigan high school hockey history The Marquette Redmen and Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Eagles played in the second longest game in United States high school hockey history. After playing 8 overtimes in the Division 1 state … Read more