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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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No Significant Change in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Wolf Population

Last week, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources wildlife division announced the size of the state’s wolf population has not changed significantly since the last survey was conducted in 2014.

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Historic Photo Shows Mackinac Bridge During Construction

Today the Mackinac Bridge spans the straits that separate Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas and is one of the state's best known and most enduring symbols. This photo shows what the bridge looked like when construction was just getting underway.

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A New Legislation Would Get Rid Of Daylight Savings Time in Michigan

On Sunday we officially fell back in an hour due to daylight savings time. Whether you see this as a good thing or bad thing, a legislator in Michigan thinks there is "no rational basis" to daylight savings...

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Yooper’s Officially Added to the Dictionary, But There’s a Problem

It's official! My people are finally recognized by the dictionary!

Back in March I gleefully announced that the folks that make the dictionary finally decided to add the word "Yooper".

Now, "Yooper" and 149 other words and phrases are part of the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary.

But, it also includes a blooper. And, of course, it's associated with the word "Yooper".

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‘Yooper’ Added to Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Finally! After all of these years, my people are finally recognized as existing by the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Monday, after 10 years of campaigning, the word "Yooper" was added to the dictionary.

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A Great Compilation Of Photos Of The Night Sky In The UP [Video]

I'm originally from the UP. It sucks because I'm not able to go back home and visit as much as I'd like to. My family all being there is, of course, my favorite part of the UP, but my second favorite part is highlighted in this video. The thing that you never notice when you live in the city is that you can never see all of the stars. There's too much light here, and it drowns out a lot of the smaller, dimmer stars. In the UP, you don't get that light pollution, so on clear nights, you get to see scenes like these.

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