December 5, 2023

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50 Voices of the North

Oct. 28, 2023

What makes northern Michigan special? Why do folks move here…or stay here to put down roots in the community? What might our future look like in the next decade, for better or for worse?

These are the questions we asked 50 people from across the region. We talked to retiree... Read More >>

Your Fall Restaurant Guide: Six Spots to Stop for a Bite in Northern Michigan

Sept. 16, 2023

The weather may be cooling down, but the culinary scene in northern Michigan is heating up. This summer, we explored six new restaurants, two of which started life as food trucks and built such a following that they expanded into brick and mortar; two others that offered updated concepts ... Read More >>

Now Hiring! 70+ Open Jobs in Northern Michigan

Sept. 9, 2023

Welcome to our Fall 2023 “Now Hiring” section sponsored by Munson Healthcare! Here you’ll find 70+ jobs now open across northern Michigan, some seasonal, some part-time, some full-time. Explore away!

Open Jobs at Munson Healthcare

Where to Eat This Summer: 8 Restaurants to Try in NoMi

July 22, 2023

Italian-inspired cuisine. Classic Irish fare. Spanish tapas. Authentic sushi. Asian-French fusion baked goods. Small plates packed with local flavors. Texas-style BBQ. Polish favorites.

We’re traveling around the world and across northern Michigan with these eight restaurant... Read More >>

A River Towns Special: Welcome to Manistee, Cheboygan, and Roscommon

July 1, 2023

By Alexandra Dailey, Sarahbeth Ramsey, and Rachel Pasche

While crystal blue lakes and bays draw people to northern Michigan, some of the wildest, purest waters you’ll find flow in our rivers. And the towns you’ll find alongside these waterways hold just as muc... Read More >>

Summer 2023 Race Calendar

June 10, 2023

It’s off to the races for summer 2023 as we run headlong into a season packed with athletic feats. Marathons? Check. Triathlons? Check. Open water swims? Check. Just about everything you can do with a paddle, a bike, or a pair of running shoes? Check.

Below, you'll find doze...

Now Hiring! 90+ Job Listings from Across Northern Michigan

May 13, 2023

Welcome to our Spring 2023 “Now Hiring” section sponsored by Munson Healthcare! Here you’ll find nearly 100 jobs now open across northern Michigan, some seasonal, some part-time, some full-time. Explore away!

Open Jobs at Munson Hea...

Welcome to the Table: Seven Restaurants to Visit this Spring

May 6, 2023

With winter in the rearview, it’s time to start daydreaming about dining on patios, enjoying a glass of wine by the fire pit, and getting the first tastes of the spring harvest on local menus. During the colder months, these restaurants offered a respite from the chill and the snow,... Read More >>

Northern Express Fascinating People of 2023

March 4, 2023

Activists and artists. Beekeepers and bird-watchers. Chefs and coaches. Welcome to the 10th anniversary of the Northern Express Fascinating People issue! Here, you’ll find 20 inspiring individuals whose jobs and passion projects have not only taken them all over northern Mi... Read More >>

Where to Eat This Winter

Feb. 11, 2023

We’ve spent the last few months crisscrossing northern Michigan to find cool new restaurants, beloved local watering holes, and can’t-miss dishes that make our mouths water. While the menus may have shifted to cold-weather fare and the patio tables have been tucked away until ... Read More >>

Who Is Coming North?

Jan. 14, 2023

Coming off a couple of unusual winter travel seasons, many travelers and businesses across northern Michigan are hoping for a return to normalcy during the months before spring break. While our region isn’t as hot a destination in the winter as in summer—we mean that literally... Read More >>

Our Top 10 Stories from 2022

Dec. 24, 2022

Want to know which stories the most Northern Express readers clicked on this past year? We present to you the Top 10 of 2022.

1. Spectator: A Letter from 2050

Flavors of the Season, NoMi Edition

Nov. 19, 2022

There’s nothing more satisfying than making a list, checking it twice, and getting all your gifts purchased and wrapped before December hits. Actually, we can do you one better: Taste the Local Difference has done all the list work for you.

If you haven’t heard of Tast...

The Golden Age of Media

Nov. 5, 2022

There will soon be almost 60 million Americans over the age of 65, and for the first time, media and music are telling daring, vernacular, and joyful stories for people in their retirement years. Reflecting the full and vibrant experiences of aging, this list might help you relate, laugh,... Read More >>

Meet the Candidates

Oct. 29, 2022

In an election cycle, it’s easy to get caught up in attack ads and yard sign wars and stump speech fatigue. We lose sight of why folks are running in the first place and how they plan to serve us, the people and their voters. That’s why we asked each Democrat and Republican ca... Read More >>

Pumpkin. Spice. Everything. (Except lattes)

Oct. 22, 2022

There’s no shame in loving a PSL this time of year. But if you’d rather get your pumpkin spice fix from a local shop than a chain, then NoMi is the place. We rounded up six creative and delicious takes on this season’s No. 1 flavor for every cinnamony, nutmegy, pumpkiny ... Read More >>

The Winter Luxe List

Oct. 15, 2022

1. Lakeshore Diamond Wave Pendant from Miner’s North
The hunt for the perfect holiday gift is over. Miner’s North of Traverse City has a stunning collection called Lakeshore Diamonds, meant to remind us of the shimmer of Lake Michigan on the sunniest of d... Read More >>

Where to Eat (and Drink!) This Fall

Sept. 17, 2022

Now that was a summer of good eating. We made the most of getting outside, exploring the dishes of tried-and-true gems and brand-new hotspots all with a dash of al fresco sunshine. Though the leaves will soon be changing—and the menus too—there’s still time to f... Read More >>

Now Hiring! Fall 2022 Jobs

Sept. 10, 2022

Welcome to our Fall 2022 “Now Hiring” section, sponsored by Hagerty! Here you’ll find more than 70 jobs open across northern Michigan, some seasonal, some part-time, some full-time.

Featured Positions

Hagerty

Back to School with the Educators

Aug. 27, 2022

Well, folks, that’s a wrap on summer vacation. Only a few days separate us from the start of the school year, a time when all of us get a bit nostalgic for No. 2 pencils and square pieces of pizza. So we asked education leaders in northern Michigan if they were to do it all again&md... Read More >>