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JCPenney Abandons Michigan’s Upper Peninsula By Closing All Locations

It will be a long drive for any resident of Michigan's Upper Peninsula for any Yooper who enjoyed shopping at JCPenney. The chain's March 2017 list of 138 store closures includes every location in the UP.

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What Was This Former Military Base In The Upper Peninsula Used For?

This former Michigan Military base has a shape that makes you think of UFO's and secret airplane's. What was this base used for? 

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One Of The Hidden Vacation Gems In Michigan

This year our vacation goals are to make worthy road trips to some of the coolest places in Michigan.  We've been to South Haven and other places along the shore...

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Is This a Ghost Ship on Lake Superior near Marquette? [VIDEO]

A video uploaded to YouTube recently has the internet wondering about the phenomenon of ghost ships. The recording comes from Lake Superior, just off-shore from Marquette in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

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Eerie Dead Zone Discovered Along Stretch of North Country Trail in Michigan

The North Country Trail stretches from New York to North Dakota and gives hikers access to some of the most scenic views the northern tier of states have to offer including Michigan's Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore near Munising. It's near there that one hiker encountered an eerie 'dead zone' along the trail.

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Have You Ever Been to Michigan’s ‘Other’ State Fair? A Look at the UP State Fair in Escanaba

Michigan was once home to two official State Fairs, one in Detroit and another in Escanaba. Following budget troubles downstate, the Upper Peninsula State Fair proclaims itself as 'Michigan's ONLY State Fair.' So what's it like? Here's a look at the UP State Fair.

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Strange Place Names and Things You’ll Find In Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Have you ever traveled Michigan, particularity the Upper Peninsula, and seen an unusual sign or banner? Maybe even something that made you stop and take a second look?

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This Michigan City Has Some of the Nation’s Most Unpredictable Weather

Storms that seem to come from nowhere and temperatures that are nowhere near what they were forecast to be - that describes life in this Michigan city, home to some of the least predictable weather in the country.

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Sault Ste. Marie’s Exceedingly Dully Named ‘Island Number 2′ Gets New Moniker

There are several small islands in the St Mary River between Sault St Marie on the Upper Peninsula's mainland and Sugar Island. And they carry the most unimaginative names possible: Island Number 1, Island Number 2, Island Number 3 and Island Number 4. Island Number 2 is being given a new name.

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Upper Peninsula City Named in Top 10 Small Towns near National Parks

In honor of the National Park Service turning 100, Smithsonian Magazine counted down the best small town near National Parks and the Gateway to Isle Royale, Houghton, Michigan made the Top 10.

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