December 4, 2016

U.P. Luge Club Competes On World Stage

Most Michiganders have had the experience of climbing a snowy hill with a plastic or wooden sled in tow, plopping down at the top and pushing off to feel the cold, stinging air. Regardless of the bumps or wipeouts that follow, most people laugh like … [Read more...]

Northern Michigan’s New Alpine Power Plant Is A Powerhouse

Wolverine Power Cooperative generates and transmits power to our rural substations so we can distribute it to you, our members. They help us ensure that your energy is affordable, reliable, clean and safe. We rely on Wolverine to make well-informed … [Read more...]

Mining for Gold in the U.P.

On the shores of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula, you can catch a glimpse of the world’s largest wooden dome, fittingly called Superior Dome. It’s certainly a site to see, but even more remarkable is what is happening inside. Along with hosting … [Read more...]

Art Wins Hearts of the Public Twice

Artists are often seen as “rule breakers”—bumping up against the norm and defining new and different ways of both viewing and doing things. Few artists have been called “rule makers,” but that’s exactly what husband and wife duo, Steve and Ann Loveless, … [Read more...]

Asparagus Reigns in Michigan

In the second week of June, Oceana County, also known as “The Asparagus Capital of the Nation,” gears up for its annual Asparagus Festival. Started in 1974, it’s the longest running asparagus festival in the country. It boasts all the events you’d expect—a … [Read more...]

Casting A Line With Kevin VanDam

When you’re talking to Kevin VanDam you don’t get the feeling you’re speaking with an internationally recognized angler and arguably the best bass fisherman in the past 20 years. You just feel like you’re talking to “Kevin”—the Kalamazoo guy who grew up on … [Read more...]

Sculptor Shares The World He Has Shaped

Highway M-28, east of Marquette, is a typical stretch of U.P. road—until you notice the startling, out-of-place objects emerging from the nearby woods. Some say the experience is like stumbling upon a north woods “Jurassic Park.” In truth, you have … [Read more...]

Art On Ice

When she was younger, Stephanie Miller wanted a career in education—art, to be exact. She never became an art teacher, but she most definitely became an artist and a teacher. For over 25 years, Miller has built her life around one of her true … [Read more...]

Keeping Soil Healthy: Gypsum’s Role In Agriculture And Electricity

We can grow more food, but we can’t grow more land. So, how do we protect our planet and get the most out of every acre? It starts with healthy soil. Soil is everything to a farmer. It houses the nutrients, minerals and water for crops to grow. Essential … [Read more...]

It Really Does Take A Village

In rural Guatemala, not far from the border with Mexico, is a tiny village called Buena Vista and it is just that—a “good view.” Set amongst the mountains, with peaks poking through the clouds—it’s a magical sight. At least during the day. At night, the … [Read more...]