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Yoopers who Played Major League Baseball

Yoopers who Played Major League Baseball

Throughout the history of Major League Baseball, there haven’t been many players who grew up in the Upper Peninsula. However, there have been fourteen MLB players born or raised in the Upper Peninsula, and that’s pretty impressive! Especially considering how short summers can be. As you can see four... Read more

Celebrating 100 Years of Hockey at the Calumet Colosseum

Celebrating 100 Years of Hockey at the Calumet Colosseum

There are few rivalries in sports that date back as far as the Calumet Wolverines and Portage Lake Pioneers. The claim has been made that it’s the oldest rivalry in hockey, and we’re sticking to that belief. That rivalry is so old that it existed before there was a place to play hockey indoors. Loca... Read more

100 Years Ago, The Italian Hall Disaster

100 Years Ago, The Italian Hall Disaster

This post was contributed by Lucy Hough, a freelance writer from Marquette. She’s also a master’s student at NMU. You can follow her on Twitter at @yes_lucy. Photo courtesy of Michigan Tech archives. From an early age, we learn that to needlessly yell “Fire!” in a public space is dangerous, and, mo... Read more

FinnFest USA 2013 Begins Today

FinnFest USA 2013 Begins Today

There are a lot of reasons why the FinnFest USA 2013 organizing committee started planning three years ago. The 5-day event which takes place in the Copper Country from June 19-23 is more than just a fun celebration. It’s a cultural phenomenon, it’s a lifeline and it’s coming home, for some. That’s ... 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 compet... Read more

Calumet Copper Kings Win 6th State Championship

Calumet Copper Kings Win 6th State Championship

With 56 shots on goal the score was still 0-0 between Calumet and Flint Powers in the state championship hockey game. Finally, on the 57th shot of the game, just four minutes into overtime when Logan Rastello scored the championship winning goal, giving the Calumet Copper Kings their 6th state hocke... Read more