February 8, 2023

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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

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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 >>

Treat Your Shelf

June 18, 2022

We asked bookshops around the North for some of their top sellers and up-and-comers (aka new books primed to be future favorites) that address the themes of this week’s issue: Pride and diversity. Consider this your green light to stock up in the store or put your library card to wo... Read More >>

Connecting the Community

June 18, 2022

Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation—in partnership with Traverse Connect, Rotary Charities of Traverse City, and Networks Northwest—announced the launch of the Grand Traverse Regional Project Dashboard this past week. The dashboard’s purpose: to make grassroots ... Read More >>

Community Events Focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

June 18, 2022

Juneteenth Celebrations
Depending on what day of the week you read this issue of the Express, you may be able to catch Northern Michigan E3’s Juneteenth events on June 18 and 19. Juneteenth is a federal holiday that honors the end of slavery in th... Read More >>

Nominate a Rising Star for 40Under40

June 11, 2022

Do you know a millennial or Gen Zer who’s making their mark on the northern Michigan business scene? The Traverse City Business News, sister publication to Northern Express, is now accepting applications for the 2022 40Under40. Individuals in Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Benzie, and Ka... Read More >>

MBA Program Headed to Traverse City

June 4, 2022

The Upper Peninsula is getting a bit closer to home now that Michigan Tech has announced its launch of a hybrid version of TechMBA®—the university’s Master of Business Administration program—in Traverse City. Last year, MTU began the process of building out its Grand... Read More >>

Trout Time

June 4, 2022

The Charlevoix Area Trout Tournament kicks off with a captains’ meeting on Thursday, June 9, before a weekend of fishing fun. The fun comes with more than bragging rights—each of the tournament’s five divisions offers a $1,000 prize and trophy for first place, as well as... Read More >>

Gaylord Relief Efforts

May 28, 2022

A devastating tornado struck Gaylord last week, killing two people, causing dozens of injuries, and destroying multiple homes and businesses. In the wake of this tragedy, organizations and businesses in the region have mobilized to start recovery efforts. Here are a few we have seen so fa... Read More >>

A Fresh Perspective

May 21, 2022

If you think you’ve seen it all above the bridge, think again. Even some of the Upper Peninsula’s most visited sites get a new look when you see them from a different angle. From trains to rafts to steam-powered hoists, we found five unique ways to help you don those rose-colo... Read More >>

Could Camp Grayling Grow?

May 14, 2022

The Michigan National Guard military training complex at Camp Grayling could be getting bigger. Twice as big, in fact. The 148,000-acre camp is looking to make the move to 320,000 acres by requesting access to land managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Camp Grayling is ... Read More >>

Now Hiring! Up North Jobs

May 14, 2022

Welcome to our Spring 2022 “Now Hiring” section sponsored by Hagerty! Here you’ll find more than 90 jobs now open across northern Michigan, some seasonal, some part-time, some full-time.

Explore away!

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