Our CULTURE category dives into the truly unique people and happenings of the Upper Peninsula.

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Farming? Yes!

Dr. Russell Magnaghi’s latest article explores the rich history of farming in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, highlighting its significance from Native American agriculture to modern-day farming practices, and celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Michigan State University Research and Extension Center at Chatham.

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Going Northbound: Filmmakers Investing in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Iron Mountain natives Seth and Nathan Anderson developed the web series Northbound in their hometown with producer Jason Hagen, adapting from their original film concept due to Michigan’s film incentives and digital industry shifts. The series, which premiered in 2015, has highlighted local talent and production, contributing to efforts like the Multimedia Jobs Act to boost Michigan’s creative economy.

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A Brief Overview of the Changing Housing Market in Poland

Dr. Weronika Kusek’s latest article examines Poland’s evolving housing market, which has seen significant price increases and shifts from communist-era housing to modern developments.

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Yankee Influence in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

In his latest article, Dr. Russell Magnaghi details the extensive history of migration and settlement in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, focusing on the significant influence of New Englanders and New Yorkers from the colonial period through the 19th century.

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The Upper Peninsula of Wisconsin?

Dr. Russell Magnaghi’s latest article details the historical complexities and disputes that led to the attachment of the Upper Peninsula to the state of Michigan, instead of Wisconsin.

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