Archive for Tag Archives: ' Upper Peninsula'
Nearly half of Michigan’s counties reported more deaths than births in the most recent state statistics – a grim trend that has its epicenter in Northern Michigan. In 2011, 35 of our 83 counties experienced natural [...]
By Ron Riekki Novelist Jim Harrison once observed that the farther north you travel in Michigan, the worse the food gets. Of course, some Yoopers think the opposite. One must remember Harrison is far from being [...]
Just months after Right to Work was enacted in Michigan, Michigan Education Association local units are looking to depart the mothership. MEA leaders say local units have left – and returned — before. But critics of the [...]
By Ron Riekki I’ve lived in Mount Pleasant, Oshtemo, Forest Park, Rogers Park, and worked in Chicago, Detroit, Kalamazoo, Oak Park and Mackinac Island. I’m probably forgetting some places. Nomadic, I’ve stomped around the Midwest, circling [...]
State lawmakers and Gov. Rick Snyder are poised to approve a new tax structure on metallic mining operations that could spur development of new mines — like the controversial Eagle Mine near Marquette — across the [...]
The fish jumped, twice, each landing shattering the glassy calm of the lake into thousands of brightly colored shards of light. To the north, where the ground is high and rocky, the maples are blazing red [...]