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Find Your Inner Zen With These Serene Rock Balancing Videos from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

The sound of the peaceful waves of Lake Michigan lapping the shoreline and the tranquil beauty of these stacked rocks has a calming effect.

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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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No That’s Not Alaska – Dog Sleds Mush Students Around the Campus of Michigan Tech [VIDEO]

When you think of sleds pulled by a team of huskies through rough winter terrain, you undoubtedly think of the Iditarod race in Alaska. But sled dogs are also hard at work on the campus of Michigan Tech in Houghton, as this video proves.

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Power Plant Explosion In Michigan’s U.P. Creates Spectacular Light Display

A Power sub-station in Escanaba exploded leaving most in the area without power but with an amazing light show. 

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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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