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A multi-talented horse spreads joy across Michigan

Clifford is quite accomplished. He’s an abstract painter, a dancer and the subject of a published biography, and goes on statewide tours to spread the message of empathy. He also has four hooves and a tail. Clifford , also known as “Clifford […]

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Class in Upper Peninsula school sparks students’ interest in powering the world

MARQUETTE — Doug Elliott’s class at Ishpeming’s Westwood High School goes way beyond the focus of many a shop class: making wooden birdhouses, shelves and such. Elliott’s students get into computer numerical control and sensors. Entitled “Survival in an Electrical World,” the […]

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U.P. landowners give mixed reviews on land cap

In the wake of the decision by the Legislature and Gov. Rick Snyder to cap land purchases by the Department of Natural Resources, Bridge contributor Christie Bleck interviewed some residents of the Upper Peninsula — where state ownership of land is quite […]

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Michigan firm has bright idea to make camping a sunny experience

Dustin Denkins has fueled his interest in renewable energy into a successful company that makes portable generators. Except he doesn’t use fuel. In 2010, Denkins created Suburb Solar, Inc., which he operates out of his solar-powered, off-the-grid home in Cooks, a small […]

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Web helps Upper Peninsula stores bolster hometown success

No one would mistake Marquette’s Front Street for the Magnificent Mile in Chicago. There’s only so much foot traffic retailers are going to see in this city of 21,000 on the southern shore of Lake Superior. Two Marquette retailers, though, have found […]

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U.P. escapes property value fall

The Upper Peninsula stands above the rest of Michigan on the map — and above the rest of the state when it comes to property value trends. From 2007-11, nine of the top 10 counties seeing a percentage increase in property value […]

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