Upper Peninsula

The Advance’s best stories of 2019 you may have missed

BY: - December 30, 2019

Quotable of the Year: “One of the great drawbacks of being in Congress is that I must receive insulting letters from weak-minded jackasses like yourself. Will you please take two running jumps and go to hell.” — Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-Dearborn) in a 1957 letter  Susan J. Demas graphic In the last days […]

Report: County officials line up to support Line 5

BY: - September 12, 2019

Enbridge’s controversial Line 5 oil pipeline is gaining support with the Michigan Association of Counties and county commissioners, according to a new report by the nonprofit Michigan Campaign Finance Network (MCFN). The Canadian oil company sponsored a conference for the Michigan Association of Counties (MAC), according to an investigative report from MCFN, a Lansing-based organization […]

Why Is Gogebic County an island of blue in a sea of red in the U.P.?

BY: - September 8, 2019

Gogebic County is a small, rural county of 15,342 people located in the southwestern corner of the Upper Peninsula.  Among the things you’ll find there is Copper Peak in Ironwood — the only ski flying hill in the Western Hemisphere — vestiges of Michigan’s iron industry, and, perhaps, a cougar, as the Michigan Department of […]