Upper Peninsula

Are hospitals near me ready for coronavirus? Here are 9 different scenarios.

BY: , , and - March 25, 2020

This story is from our partners at ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Though the U.S. health care system is projected to be overwhelmed by an influx of patients infected with the novel coronavirus, the pressure on hospitals will […]

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 […]