Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
9:22 am
Thu October 23, 2014

State Christmas tree comes from the UP, again

LANSING, MI (AP)--   A 63-foot blue spruce from Dickinson County has been chosen as this year's state Christmas tree. 

Michigan officials announced the selection Wednesday of the state's 29th Christmas tree. The spruce will be delivered to the state Capitol on November 1 from Kingsford.

The tree will be strung with an additional 4,000 lights this year to mark the 30th Silver Bells in the City holiday celebration. Officials say Capitol Avenue will be lit with an estimated 8,000 to 9,000 lights total.

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Arts & Culture
7:56 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Improvements made at Southern U.P. state park

Fayette Historic State Park
Credit Mike Forgrave / coppercountryexplorer.com

FAYETTE, MI (AP)--   Restoration work continues at Fayette Historic State Park in Delta County as the tourist season winds down. 

The park is located on the Garden Peninsula at the site of a 19th century industrial community and company town that operated from 1867 to 1891, when its furnaces generated more than 229,000 tons of pig iron. It was the state's second-largest producer of charcoal iron.

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Arts & Culture
11:31 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Music Man Jr in Marquette 10-17_18-14

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