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Eight years ago we set out to improve Michigan through unbiased, nonprofit journalism. We are still here and still adding reporters thanks in large part to our members. If you appreciate our nonpartisan approach, please become a Bridge Club member. We have five members-only events this fall around the state, including a MSU vs. Michigan football tailgate in Ann Arbor on November 16. Join us!
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.