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|BC-MI--Outdoors-Women, MI - The Courier-ExpressGoogle News / 9 h. 26 min. ago more|
BC-MI--Outdoors-Women, MIThe Courier-ExpressRegistration is open for Michigan's annual "Becoming an Outdoors Woman" program, which runs from Feb. 23-25 in Marquette County. The state Department of Natural Resources has sponsored the program for 16 years. It provides an opportunity to improve ...and more »
|Artists needed for 'official' art award - UPMatters.comGoogle News / 13 h. 40 min. ago more|
UPMatters.comArtists needed for 'official' art awardUPMatters.comThe City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center (MACC) is seeking proposals from area artists for the design and fabrication of the 22nd Annual Art Awards. The Awards are the most prestigious honor conferred by the City on an individual artist, arts ...and more »
|MI Marquette MI Zone Forecast - Argus PressGoogle News / 16 h. 50 min. ago more|
MI Marquette MI Zone ForecastArgus PressMI Marquette MI Zone Forecast. Story · Comments. ShareShare; Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font size. Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017 4:41 am | Updated: 4:47 am, Sat Dec 16, 2017. MI Marquette MI Zone ...and more »
|DNR closes section of snowmobile trail in Marquette County for bridge repairMarquette News / 22 h. 18 min. ago more|
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has closed a bridge along Trail No. 8 in Marquette County for repairs, shutting down a section of the main east-west snowmobile connector route in the Upper Peninsula.
|Marquette County addresses domestic violence with "Blueprint for Safety" - WNMU-FMGoogle News / 4 d. 8 h. 4 min. ago more|
WNMU-FMMarquette County addresses domestic violence with "Blueprint for Safety"WNMU-FMWiese says since then, partner agencies have been reviewing and changing their policies to accommodate a more victim-focused approach. The Blueprint was researched and launched in four urban areas of the country. Wiese says as far as he knows ...and more »
|Study: Climate may shape personalitiesMarquette News / 5 d. 12 h. 39 min. ago more|
Take two children with similar backgrounds. Both kids are boys. They're raised in families with the same socio-economic status.
|Woman dies after car leaves road, overturns in Pere Marquette River - MLive.comGoogle News / 8 d. 9 h. 3 min. ago more|
MLive.comWoman dies after car leaves road, overturns in Pere Marquette RiverMLive.comLAKE TOWNSHIP, MI -- A woman died Thursday, Dec. 7, in Lake County after her vehicle left the roadway and flipped over in the Pere Marquette River. Police said Kathleen Gulch, 76, was unconscious when she was pulled from the river. She was pronounced ...and more »
|Where to find fudge, a Christmas party and Santa? Mackinac Island, of courseMarquette News / 16 d. 8 h. 8 min. ago more|
It's a slice of Americana, and it happens every year at one of Michigan's most iconic vacation spots. The Christmas Bazaar on Mackinac Island takes place the first weekend of December where vacation homeowners and summer enthusiasts come back for the weekend.
|UPDATE: Younkers parent company confirms store closing - UPMatters.comGoogle News / 18 d. 6 h. 24 min. ago more|
UPMatters.comUPDATE: Younkers parent company confirms store closingUPMatters.comMILWAUKEE, WI (November 28, 2017) –The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (OTCQX: BONT), today announced it will close its Younkers at the Westwood Mall in Marquette, Michigan early next year when its lease expires January 31, 2018. The store will be open for ...UPDATE: Younkers store at Westwood Mall to closeUpperMichigansSource.comYounkers Store Closing: Bon-Ton Store to Shut Down in Michigan, Impacting 68 EmployeesJohn Whitefoot's America Closedall 68 news articles »
|Tax plan protest - Marquette Mining JournalGoogle News / 18 d. 6 h. 54 min. ago more|
Marquette Mining JournalTax plan protestMarquette Mining JournalSeveral protestors in Marquette said they've voiced their concerns with Jack Bergman, Michigan's 1st District congressman, but they're not being listened to. “So many of my friends and neighbors have contacted our elected officials saying we don't have ...
|Our personalities are shaped by the climate we grew up in, new study saysMarquette News / 19 d. 4 h. 12 min. ago more|
Take two children with similar backgrounds. Both kids are boys. They're raised in families with the same socio-economic status.
|MDOT plans meeting to discuss 2019 Marquette Township roundabout projectMarquette News / 19 d. 6 h. 7 min. ago more|
WHAT: The Michigan Department of Transportation , along with Marquette Township and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources , is inviting the public to a meeting to discuss the planned 2019 US-41 reconstruction and roundabout project, which also proposes to include a multi-use trail and tunnel in Marquette Township. There will be a short presentation at 5 p.m. followed by a question-and-answer period.
|Body found floating in Lake Superior identified - MLive.comGoogle News / 25 d. 3 h. 10 min. ago more|
MLive.comBody found floating in Lake Superior identifiedMLive.comMichigan State Police divers from its Marine Services Team earlier this month helped with attempts to recover the bodies of Robert Anderson and Sarah Hall, who were swept into Lake Superior in October. MLive file photo. Comment. 0 shares. By Tanda ...Body found in Lake Superior identifiedUpperMichigansSource.comBody recovered from Lake Superior confirmed as Black Rocks victimWNMU-FMall 5 news articles »
|Body found floating in Lake Superior near Marquette - MLive.comGoogle News / 28 d. 11 h. 29 min. ago more|
MLive.comBody found floating in Lake Superior near MarquetteMLive.comMARQUETTE, MI - Authorities are working to identify the body of a man pulled from Lake Superior in Marquette on Friday. Police were alerted to the body just after 9 a.m. on Nov. 17, according to WLUC. It was spotted in the water near the Lower Harbor ...Body found near Lower Harbor ID'd as maleMarquette Mining JournalBody found in Marquette's Lower HarborWNMU-FMall 4 news articles »
|UPDATE: Body found in the water by Hampton Inn Marquette - UpperMichigansSource.comGoogle News / 29 d. 8 h. 26 min. ago more|
UpperMichigansSource.comUPDATE: Body found in the water by Hampton Inn MarquetteUpperMichigansSource.com"So while we do the best we can at times it's just, you know, unfortunate," said Marquette City Police Detective Captain Michael Kohler. After the call came in just after 9am Marquette City Police, Marquette County Sheriff and the Marquette Fire ...UPDATE: Body found in Lake Superior near Hampton Inn in MarquetteUPMatters.comall 2 news articles »
|Semi-truck collision in NegauneeABC 10 / 32 d. 2 h. 26 min. ago more|
NEGAUNEE –A semi-truck travelling westbound on US-41 collided with a white, Chevy pickup truck in Negaunee at around noon, November 14th. The pickup was closely following the semi-truck and when they approached the intersection of US-41 and Baldwin Avenue the two vehicles crashed. No injuries were reported. The accident is currently under investigation.The post Semi-truck collision in Negaunee appeared first on ABC 10/CW 5.
|Looking for forever homesABC 10 / 32 d. 2 h. 51 min. ago more|
MARQUETTE — It’s National Adoption Month and in the U.P there is a high rate of adoption cases which means a large need for adoption and foster parents. Children are placed in foster care or up for adoption after parental rights are terminated. Child and Family Services in Marquette say they are working with 15-16 of these adoption cases in the U.P. This means that with some paperwork and training these children could find their forever homes. “Usually people invite their friends and family to the hearing. It’s a great feeling when they get to add another member to their family. No matter if it’s a baby or a teenager. I think it’s awesome to see a teenager adopted,” said Courtney Pelto, Adoption Worker for Child and Family Services. If you are thinking of being a foster parent is it does not cost money. For those looking to adopt please do, as many children are looking for a loving home. For more information look to the Child and Family Services website. The post Looking for forever homes appeared first on ABC 10/CW 5.
|State, Snyder and Bergman call out Enbridge over Line 5 concernsABC 10 / 32 d. 3 h. 12 min. ago more|
LANSING — The State of Michigan has officially called on Enbridge Energy Partners to give the Pipeline Safety Advisory Board a full accounting of the status of Line 5. Earlier this week, Enbridge released that additional coating gaps were discovered during the company’s most recent inspection of the pipelines. Governor Rick Snyder said the announcement was “deeply concerning” and that it is “vitally important that the company immediately becomes much more transparent about the condition of Line 5.” His full statement reads “Enbridge’s announcement today about Line 5 is deeply concerning. While it does not indicate any imminent danger for the Great Lakes, this causes significant concern for the long term. I am no longer satisfied with the operational activities and public information tactics that have become status quo for Enbridge. It is vitally important that Enbridge immediately become much more transparent about the condition of Line 5 and their activities to ensure protection of the Great Lakes.” Congressman Jack Bergman, who is a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, said he fully support’s Snyder’s efforts to hold Enbridge accountable. “Today I spoke with Governor Snyder about the recent information pertaining to the damaged protective coating on Pipeline 5 in the Straits of Mackinac. For well over a year now I have been calling for full transparency from Enbridge on the safety of this pipeline, and it is very disturbing to learn they have known about the damage to the protective coating since 2014. While this does not pose an immediate threat to the safety of the line, I am troubled that Enbridge would willingly hide this from the public,” the Congressman said in a statement. Below is more information regarding the state’s release, with information about public meetings about the pipeline. The State of Michigan today called on Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. to give the Pipeline Safety Advisory Board (PSAB) a full accounting of the status of the Line 5 pipeline in light of new information released today by Enbridge that additional coating gaps were discovered during the company’s most recent inspection of the dual pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac. Enbridge must give the presentation at the PSAB’s meeting Dec. 11 in Lansing about all the findings it has made about the pipeline’s condition, that of its protective coating and anchors, and the results of its video inspections, automated in-line tests, and recent hydrostat and biota testing. The new information comes after the State requested inspections of each of the anchor locations following initial reports of coating gaps. Those inspections have been completed at 48 of 128 locations, and a majority of those 48 areas have gaps, Enbridge told the state today. “This is very troubling and points out exactly why the state has been vigilant about getting information from Enbridge,” said Heidi Grether, Director of the Department of Environmental Quality and co-chair of the PSAB. “It is essential that we get adequate and accurate information from Enbridge to allow the State to continue our pursuit of protecting the Great Lakes.” Besides ordering the presentation, the State said it will bring on additional technical expertise to evaluate the information Enbridge is to provide about the condition of the pipeline that was built in 1953. A 4.5-mile section of the line from Superior, Wisconsin, to Sarnia, Ontario, runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac within an easement issued in 1953 by the State of Michigan. “A year ago, Enbridge said there were no coating gaps in the Straits pipeline. Now, there are dozens. When will we know the full accounting of what Enbridge knows about Line 5?” said Valerie Brader, executive director of the Michigan Agency for Energy and co-chair of the PSAB. “I sincerely hope there are no more surprises when Enbridge gives their presentation to the Pipeline Safety Advisory Board in December. We and the people of Michigan deserve nothing less, and the State will be bringing on additional experts to examine Enbridge’s information and challenge it where necessary.” The latest Enbridge information comes just a week before the State is to release on Nov. 20 the final version of the Line 5 Alternatives Analysis report. Developed by independent contractor Dynamic Risk, the report studies what options are available for transporting the 540,000 barrels a day of light crude oil and natural gas liquids that run through Line 5. Public feedback sessions in December Three public feedback sessions have been scheduled after the Alternatives Analysis release: Wednesday, Dec. 6, in Taylor, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Heinz C. Prechter Educational and Performing Arts Center, Wayne County Community College District, Downriver Campus, 21000 Northline Road. Tuesday, Dec. 12, in St. Ignace, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Little Bear Arena & Community Center, 275 Marquette St. Wednesday, Dec. 13, in Traverse City, beginning at 6 p.m., West Bay Beach Holiday Inn Resort, Leelanau Banquet Rooms, 615 E. Front St. The report will be posted on the signing up for its listserv.The post State, Snyder and Bergman call out Enbridge over Line 5 concerns appeared first on ABC 10/CW 5.
|Locals working for Diabetes Prevention and AwarenessABC 10 / 32 d. 4 h. 5 min. ago more|
NEGAUNEE — It’s National Diabetes Awareness Month and local programs are working to prevent Type 2 Diabetes by taking several measures, of fruits and vegetables. 100,000 people in the U.P. are living with Prediabetes and 90% of them don’t know they have it. Studies have shown that groups such as the one that meets every month in Negaunee’s Senior Center, work at preventing Type 2 Diabetes. “This program is just evidence based. We know it works and this group of ladies that I’ve been working with we have 18 total and they have lost over 180 lbs. over the last six months,” said Anne Constance, Director of the U.P. Diabetes Network. These ladies in this particular program have lost their weight by being more conscious of what they eat, such as eating more fruits and vegetables and less carbohydrates. “I myself never eat two of any bread, potatoes, pasta, or rice. I’ll choose one for the day and that’s all I’ll have. Some days I won’t have any at all but those are all high in calories and they add up and I am just very conscious of that, ” commented Phyllis James, Prediabetes Program participant. They also cut back or cut off eating fast food which is high in calories. “Another thing I’ve noticed is a lot of fast food places have calorie counts now and I noticed one place had a $5 meal that was fourteen, fourteen or fifteen, hundred calories, and that is more than I allow myself in a day,” added James. The program has shown great success as these women have lost the necessary 5-7 % of their body weight to prevent diabetes, with some more accomplishments as well. “That’s pretty amazing you know. That some of them are going off their medications. Some have gone to their doctor and know they no longer have Prediabetes. They have lowered their blood sugar. Our oldest participant is 82-years-old and she is just adorable. She has lost that 7% or more of her body weight and was able to start walking again, ” said Constance. “I’m at about fifteen percent. I am very happy with myself, yes,” mentioned James. Some people don’t realize anything is wrong until it’s too late, so preventative measures are crucial if you may be overweight. “Well, I think one thing about type two diabetes and even Prediabetes is that you feel fine and don’t realize anything is going on with your body, but the way we live in the U.S. and in the U.P. puts us on the path to developing some really serious health issues whether it be diabetes, some types of cancers, heart disease, kidney failure, dementia, osteoporosis. They all have a lifestyle choice involved with them,” stated Constance. “Well, I would encourage anyone who is overweight to join this group,” expressed James. The post Locals working for Diabetes Prevention and Awareness appeared first on ABC 10/CW 5.
|GINCC Holiday Punch Cards are backABC 10 / 32 d. 4 h. 57 min. ago more|
ISHPEMING — Saving those receipts this holiday season may win you a prize if you’re shopping with local businesses. The Greater Ishpeming–Negaunee Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring their Holiday Punch Cards to reward customers for shopping local. Any purchase community members have made at a chamber member business is eligible, as long as you bring the receipts to the GINCC. Each $50 spent will enter people into a drawing for one of several prizes. There is a limit, however. “If you make one purchase that is more than $500, we’re just going to count the $500,” said Kelsey Reyes GINCC Executive Director. “So, say you go and purchase a car at Fox Negaunee and it’s $24,000, we’re only going to count $500 of that just to prevent you from getting an insane amount of entries.” Donations to organizations that are members, such as UPAWS or the Ishpeming Area Historical Society, can count toward entries as well, as long as some sort of receipt is obtained. The Holiday Punch Card is free for everyone. All purchases made between November 1st and December 20th are valid for entry, as long as they are brought to the Chamber office by 5:00 p.m. on December 20th. Winners will be drawn the morning of December 21st. For more information on the Holiday Punch Cards, click HERE. To see a list of participating businesses, click HERE.The post GINCC Holiday Punch Cards are back appeared first on ABC 10/CW 5.
|ABC 10 Rockin’ Refuel NFL Challenge – Week 11ABC 10 / 32 d. 9 h. 13 min. ago more|
The ABC 10 Rockin’ Refuel Challenge pits Sports Director Sam Ali against the viewers to see who can pick the most games correctly in any given NFL week. Each week, those get a higher score than Sam will be entered in a weekly drawing to win a case of Shamrock Farms Rockin’ Refuel Protein Drinks, which can be picked up at Adventure Centre in Marquette at the Crossroads. Here are Sam’s picks for Week 11: Tennessee at Pittsburgh Jacksonville at Cleveland Tampa Bay at Miami Baltimore at Green Bay Detroit at Chicago Los Angeles Chargers at Minnesota Arizona at Houston Kansas City at New York Giants Washington at New Orleans Buffalo at Los Angeles Chargers Cincinnati at Denver New England at Oakland Philadelphia at Dallas Atlanta at Seattle To enter, send your picks to email@example.com. Please include your full name, city of residence and telephone number. You must 18 years or older to participate, and you must live within 60 miles of our ABC 10 station in Ishpeming. One entry per contestant per week. Good luck and thanks for watching ABC 10! ABC 10 ROCKIN’ REFUEL NFL CHALLENGE OFFICIAL RULES Lake Superior Community Broadcasting, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliated companies (the “Company”), will conduct the contest substantially as described in these rules, and by participating, each participant agrees as follows: Description of Contest/Participation – Dates of Contest: September 1, 2017 through the end of the regular 2017 NFL season. – How to Enter: In person at a participating sponsor. Each contestant is allowed one entry per week. – How to Play: Fill out the entry form with your picks to win the upcoming weekend’s NFL games. A weekly winner will be selected from among those entries that made more correct picks than our staff members that week (qualifiers). The weekly winner will receive a 12-pack case of Rockin’ Refuel Protein Drinks, and will become eligible to win our grand prize at the end of the season. If all entries have the same amount or less correct picks than the designated staff picks, there will be no winner for that week. Odds of eligibility for those who advance to the grand prize round start at 1:17, though odds may become better as the season progresses. -Prizes: The weekly winner will receive a 12-pack case of Rockin’ Refuel Protein Drinks. If a winner is disqualified, the Company reserves the right to determine an alternate winner or not to award that winner’s prize, in its sole discretion. Prizes of equal value might be substituted. -Golden Pick: If any contestant achieves a perfect sheet with all games correct, they will automatically become that week’s winner and there will be no drawing, even if our staff members that week are also perfect. If there are multiple perfect sheets, all of them will be declared that week’s winner and the final odds of those who advance to the grand prize may become higher than 1:17. – Claiming Prizes: Prizes must be picked up by the winner in person at the Adventure Centre in Marquette at the Crossroads within 14 days after prize is awarded, except for qualifier prizes which will only be awarded up till noon Wednesday following the announcement of the next week’s picks. The winner must provide valid government-issued photo identification, provide their complete address, date of birth and phone number, and sign a prize release form to claim a prize. If a winner wishes some else to pick up the prize on their behalf, they must notify the Company in advance. Entrants who are determined to have falsified entry forms in any way will be disqualified. -Eligibility and Limitations: All contestants must be 18 years of age on or before the date of the first game of the current NFL week, whose residence is within 60 miles of the WBUP/WBKP studios. This is a “Major Contest” (prize valued at more than $100), and participants are not eligible to win if they have won a “major contest” on any of our stations within the past 13 months. Contestants may have won “minor contests” within that time, and still be eligible. Employees of the Company, this contest’s participating sponsors and their advertising agencies, employees of other radio or television stations, former employees who worked for Lake Superior Community Broadcasting within the past two years, and members of the immediate family of any such persons are not eligible to participate and win. The term “immediate family” includes spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws,” or by current or past marriage(s), remarriage(s), adoption, co-habitation or other family extension, and any other persons residing at the same household whether or not related. Prize Delivery Disclaimer. Participants should turn entry blanks in at the participating sponsor’s location by noon of the Thursday preceding the weekend for which games are being predicted. Lake Superior Community Broadcasting is not responsible for entries that may be lost or misplaced by the participating sponsor. Houghton Community Broadcasting disclaims all liability for any delays, mis-delivery, loss, or failure in the delivery of any item. Entries must be handwritten. No photocopies or mechanical reproductions of entry forms is permitted. Publicity. By participating, all participants and winner(s) grant the Company exclusive permission to use their names, characters, photographs, voices, and likenesses in connection with promotion of this and other contests and waive any claims to royalty, right, or remuneration for such use. Release. By participating, each participant and winner waives any and all claims of liability against the Company, its employees and agents, for any personal injury or loss which may occur from the conduct of, or participation in, the contest, or from the use of any prize. Taxes. Any valuation of the prize(s) stated above is based on available information provided to the Company, and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes. Each winner must provide the Company with valid identification and a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded. Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash. Any person winning over $100 in prizes from the Station and over $600 in accumulative prizes from the Station and/or Company will receive an IRS form 1099 at the end of the calendar year and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS. Decisions. The Company reserves the right to disqualify any participant or winner and may refuse to award any prize to a person who is ineligible or has violated any rule, gained unfair advantage in participating in the contest, or obtained winner status using fraudulent means. Further, the Company will resolve any disputes or ambiguities concerning the rule and the Company’s decisions concerning such disputes shall be final. All decisions will be made by the Company and are final. The Company may waive any of these rules in its sole discretion. Miscellaneous. Each winner must submit proof of eligibility and sign the Company’s release form to claim the prize. No purchase necessary to participate or win. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend upon skill, plus the number of participants each week. The Company may substitute prizes of equivalent value, amend the rules or discontinue the contest at any time as announced on the station. The Company disclaims any responsibility to notify participants of any aspect related to the conduct of this contest. Written copies of these rules are available during normal business hours at the business offices of the station and by mail upon written request with a stamped, self-addressed return envelope. Compliance with Law. The conduct of this contest is governed by the applicable laws of the United States of America, which take precedence over any rule to the contrary herein. Station shall follow the applicable laws for conducting contests, including notice to the state attorney general or consumer affairs office, posting of a prize bond, furnishing lists of winners, running specific on-air disclaimers, providing specific written information about the contest, etc. as required by local and state law. The post ABC 10 Rockin’ Refuel NFL Challenge – Week 11 appeared first on ABC 10/CW 5.
|City Commission elects new MayorABC 10 / 32 d. 19 h. 52 min. ago more|
MARQUETTE — On Monday night, the Marquette City Commission held their annual organizational meeting, with a few important items of business on the agenda. Newly-elected Commissioner Fred Stonehouse was sworn in with re-elected Commissioners Tom Baldini and Peter Frazier. Commissioner Tom Baldini was elected Mayor of the City of Marquette, alongside Dave Campana, who will act as Mayor Pro-Tem. They also began setting their meeting schedule for the following year. Former Commissioner, Sara Cambensy, who was recently elected to the 109th District State Representative seat, formally resigned, and the newly elected Mayor had some kind words for her. “We wish her the best, and we are confident that her experience on this commission, with our challenging issues and the role of local government in our society, has given her practical experience in the needs and challenges of local government,” said newly elected Mayor, Tom Baldini. The commission will decide what to do with Cambensy’s vacant seat within 60 days – whether that be appointing a commissioner, or holding another special election.The post City Commission elects new Mayor appeared first on ABC 10/CW 5.
|Upper Peninsula Weather Forecast 11/13ABC 10 / 33 d. 0 h. 35 min. ago more|
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|One arrested on OWI charge following accidentABC 10 / 33 d. 0 h. 55 min. ago more|
IRON RIVER TOWNSHIP — Iron County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a personal injury crash this afternoon on US-2. Iron County Central Dispatch received a call of a two vehicle crash near the intersection of US-2 and Gibbs City Road in Iron River Township. A Watersmeet woman driving a Ford Fusion was travelling westbound on US-2 when it was struck by a Ford F-250 driven by an Iron River man exiting his driveway. The jaws of life were called to extract the female driver. She was transported by Aspirus EMS to the Iron River Hospital and then was airlifted to Wausau Aspirus for treatment of her injuries. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash. The driver was arrested by deputies and lodged on suspected operating while intoxicated causing injury. Iron County deputies were assisted at the scene by Michigan State Troopers, the Iron River Police Department, Iron County Search and Rescue, West Iron Fire and Aspirus EMS. The post One arrested on OWI charge following accident appeared first on ABC 10/CW 5.
|Tiny Home living for YoopersABC 10 / 33 d. 2 h. 11 min. ago more|
MARQUETTE COUNTY — Compact style homes are all the rage now with people seeking smaller vacation homes in the U.P. as well as ways to save money on heating costs. Dickinson Homes in Iron Mountain started selling tiny homes several years ago and allows customers to customize their homes. We’ve talked to Paul Tengora, owner of the Marquette Design Group, in the past to see what is so hot about these homes. “Where it’s not on a foundation and it’s not movable. There’s also ones that are on a trailer with a hitch and you can pull that anywhere so you can go camping take it out to your hunting camp take it out to Texas in the winter. It’s just like a hitched up Winnebago,” said Paul Tengora, owner of Marquette Design Group. Statistics from The American Tiny House Association shows that most tiny homes are in vacation states such as Florida. Prices range for tiny homes depending on the designs, but one thing is for sure they are not meant for larger families. “I mean the houses aren’t obviously designed for a four person family. It’s either for an individual or an elderly couple,” he added. Perks of living in a tiny home will not just be for simplicity but for cost and efficiency as well. “…and the ease of living too you know. I think people are trying to un–clutter their lives. Again, lower their carbon–footprint you know and as far as material needs and wants,” he included. According to The Alliance to Save Energy their experimental tiny home, this was 140 sq-feet, saved from 40% heat loss and gained 60% percent in heat. Even if you can’t afford to buy a tiny home or you’re family is a bit too large for minimalist living there are other ways to save. For example, there is LED lighting, solar arrays, and cutting back on water waste. When designing a new home look to sky lights for some added heat. The post Tiny Home living for Yoopers appeared first on ABC 10/CW 5.