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Alaska storm brings frigid weather to swath of US

...Monday evening, with accumulations of close to a foot in parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin and up to 2 feet in the upper peninsula of Michigan, forecasters said.The storm peaked Friday with sustained winds of 70 mph and gusts up to 96 mph on...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-10/alaska-storm-brings-frigid-weather-swat
State
Empire Editorial: Eaglecrest a bracket buster

...head-to-head tomorrow against Mount Bohemia, Mich., in Final Four action.Mount Bohemia, located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, was named by MSN.com as "One of the top ten undiscovered ski resorts in the world." Once again Eaglecrest looks...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-12-01/empire-editorial-eaglecreast-bracket-
Opinion
Board allows blind musher in Iditarod

...Snowmass, Colo. Scdoris must qualify this winter under the same conditions in two qualifying events in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, which she said she has entered. She also plans to train in Alaska this winter. While Scdoris has competed in stage...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092103/spo_iditarod.shtml
Sports
Book awards tailored for outdoor adventure

...prize for the children's book category. Whelan is a Michigan native who lives in a Thoreau-like setting in the Upper Peninsula. A small lake is the centerpiece of her 260 acres, which have been preserved by conservation easement. "Jam...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011104/out_outbook.shtml
Outdoors
Blind radio broadcaster preaches to rural villages

...traveling and what surprised me is that in Ohio there are several Christian radio stations, but if you go north to the Upper Peninsula or Vermont, that's not the case," he said. "I felt the desire to get involved in a place where they're not...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102009/sta_506845595.shtml
House rejects bid to slash rural airline subsidies

...modest, but can reach hundreds of dollars each way on a round-trip ticket from places like Ironwood in Michigan's Upper Peninsula or several towns in Montana.The changes enacted earlier require that subsidized routes must average at least 10...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-06-28/house-rejects-bid-slash-rural-airline-s
State
Iditarod sets special meeting to decide about blind musher

...race, which starts March 6 at Anchorage. She has also signed up for the Seney 300 training run, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, an event that allows trail interpreters. The Seney also is an Iditarod qualifying event, but only as long as entrants...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/073103/spo_iditarod.shtml
Sports
Shepherd of the Valley welcomes new pastor in first service today

...who served as interim pastor during their pastoral search. Stage-Harvey most recently served congregations in the upper peninsula of Michigan. She is originally from Columbus, Ohio, and attended seminary there at Trinity Lutheran Seminary...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011809/nei_378660001.shtml
Where Soldiers Come From

Now Playing Synopsis: Filmmaker Heather Courtney follows three friends as they go from teenagers with few prospects to military veterans in this documentary. Matt Beaudoin, Dominic Fredianelli, and Cole Smith have known each other since they were kids growing up in Hancock, a small town in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Hancock is in an economic slump that's made it difficult to find work and none of the guys can afford college on their own, so not long after graduating from high school, they sign up for the National Guard in hopes of earning money for school. Just as they expected, the three young men are promptly called up for military service, and Where Soldiers Come From follows them as they receive their basic training and are sent to Afghanistan, patrolling roadways looking for improvised explosive devices. The film charts their evolving attitudes about the war and American foreign policy as they see how it works up close, as well as their sometimes tense relationships with their families, who aren't certain the young men will ever come home. Director Courtney also documents the soldiers' return to civilian life and the differences their years in uniform have made. Where Soldiers Come From won the Jury Prize for Best Documentary Editing at the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Where Soldiers Come From

Now Playing Synopsis: Filmmaker Heather Courtney follows three friends as they go from teenagers with few prospects to military veterans in this documentary. Matt Beaudoin, Dominic Fredianelli, and Cole Smith have known each other since they were kids growing up in Hancock, a small town in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Hancock is in an economic slump that's made it difficult to find work and none of the guys can afford college on their own, so not long after graduating from high school, they sign up for the National Guard in hopes of earning money for school. Just as they expected, the three young men are promptly called up for military service, and Where Soldiers Come From follows them as they receive their basic training and are sent to Afghanistan, patrolling roadways looking for improvised explosive devices. The film charts their evolving attitudes about the war and American foreign policy as they see how it works up close, as well as their sometimes tense relationships with their families, who aren't certain the young men will ever come home. Director Courtney also documents the soldiers' return to civilian life and the differences their years in uniform have made. Where Soldiers Come From won the Jury Prize for Best Documentary Editing at the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

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