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Food & More–Reindeer In The UP Not Just For Tourism

An effort is underway from the Finnish American Heritage Center to begin the farming of reindeer in the UP which could lead to commercial farming of the animal.  Over the weekend, a presentation was given at the annual Heikinpäivä celebration regarding the history of reindeer farming from a Finnish reindeer …

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Michigan Tech Mushers Finish First Sled Dog Race

The Mushing Club at Michigan Tech has finished its first sled dog race in Minnesota.  Two mushers from the club entered the John Beargrease, the longest sled dog race in the lower 48, over the weekend to face the 20 below temperatures. The Beargrease, which was named after John Beargrease …

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Calumet Visitor Center Reopening This Weekend

Now that the partial government shutdown is over, the Isle Royale National Park and the Keweenaw National Historical Park offices are open again. Also opening is the Calumet Visitor Center, which will resume its winter hours of operation starting this weekend.  The center will be open from 11am to 4pm …

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Missing NMU Student Found Dead

A student from Northern Michigan University was found dead Sunday after he went missing on Thursday. The Marquette County Sheriff’s Department said the body of 25-year-old Guiancarlo Estupigan was found by volunteers assisting the Marquette County Search and Rescue Team about 2,300 feet south of County Road 510 and the …

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