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Population and Geography of the Upper Peninsula

Population and Geography of the Upper Peninsula

320,000 People Approximately 3% of the Michigan Approximately 0.1% of the United States Population density of 19 people/sq. mile 10 Largest Cities Marquette (~19,661 people) Sault Ste. Marie (16,542) Escanaba (13,140) Menominee (9,131) Iron Mountain (8,154) Houghton (7,134) Ishpeming (6,... Read more

History of the Miner's Cup, the Annual MTU/NMU Football Game

History of the Miner's Cup, the Annual MTU/NMU Football Game

Since 2002 Northern Michigan University and Michigan Tech University have battled for the Miner’s Cup Trophy, awarded to the annual winner of the historic Upper Peninsula football rivalry. Michigan Tech won the inaugural Miner’s Cup in 2002 and currently holds an 9-3 record over Northern Michigan. T... 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

Celebrating the Houghton & Hancock Bridgefest

Celebrating the Houghton & Hancock Bridgefest

This weekend is the annual Bridgefest in Houghton and Hancock. We thought there would be no better way to celebrate than sharing 13 (after all it is Friday the 13th) stunning photos of the historic Portage Canal Lift Bridge joining the cities of Houghton and Hancock. Enjoy. Photo by Moron958 Photo... Read more

Bridgefest 2008 this Weekend in Houghton & Hancock

Bridgefest 2008 this Weekend in Houghton & Hancock

Houghton and Hancock will host their annual Bridgefest Festival this weekend, June 13 – 15th. This weekend the Houghton Waterfront, Hancock Waterfront, and Ray Kestner Waterfront Park will be the busiest weekend of the year as locals and tourists fill the parks to participate in the activities. Here... Read more

Yooper, Jeff Finger, Faces the Red Wings in Stanley Cup Playoffs

Yooper, Jeff Finger, Faces the Red Wings in Stanley Cup Playoffs

On the night that my beloved Red Wings could sweep the Colorado Avalanche, the last thing that I want to do is feature a post that’s all about a player on the Avalanche. Hockey has an enormous presence in the Upper Peninsula, from youth hockey, to adult leagues, and NCAA National Hockey Championship... 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 techni... Read more

2008 Mont Ripley Hot Dog Snocomp

2008 Mont Ripley Hot Dog Snocomp

The sun never stopped shining, the temperature was around 35 degrees, and it was the perfect day for a snowboard and ski slopestyle showdown. Rhythm Skate Shop in downtown Houghton offered some free gear to the best performers of the day. Mont Ripley offered some grilled hot dogs. And some of the be... Read more