December 5, 2014 | Ron Riekki
The Upper Peninsula in winter looks like a Currier and Ives print. And what’s for dinner on the big day? How about some venison?
October 31, 2014 | Ron Riekki
Actor Stephen Wiig talked his way from Negaunee into Metallica’s road crew, and from there he hasn’t really looked back.
September 26, 2014 | Ron Riekki
Alcohol – and, increasingly, drugs – are deeply ingrained in over-the-bridge culture. And like everywhere, they are behind the area’s crime statistics.
August 15, 2014 | Ron Riekki
Why do so many films made in the state shoot in the southern regions? People, equipment and inadequate promotion.
July 11, 2014 | Ron Riekki
Today, fireworks and patriotism are complicated things for many. Then, they were part and parcel of the best day of summer.
May 30, 2014 | Ron Riekki
If you grew up in Michigan, you might have a place like Teal Lake. Lucky you.
April 18, 2014 | Ron Riekki
Ellen Airgood is one recent Upper Peninsula novelist whose work has traveled beyond the state. But she still hasn’t quit her day job.
March 14, 2014 | Ron Riekki
Does the Upper Peninsula have abysmal health statistics because of geography, behavior, poverty or something else? Likely all of the above.
February 7, 2014 | Ron Riekki
How does a kid from Negaunee become a card-carrying union brother of George Clooney? Practice, practice, practice.