U.P. http://wkar.org en UP rite of spring involves a submerged pick-up http://wkar.org/post/rite-spring-involves-submerged-pick <p><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Arial;color:#333333;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Escanaba Michigan’s “icebreaker contest” is becoming a rite of Spring in the Upper Peninsula community. Organizers haul a stripped down pickup truck out onto the frozen surface of Little Bay De Noc and the wagering begins. When will the ice give way? When will this stripped-down Ford be sent to the bottom? Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:44:29 +0000 Mark Bashore 52924 at http://wkar.org UP rite of spring involves a submerged pick-up 'The Way North' a budding Upper Peninsula literary tradition http://wkar.org/post/way-north-budding-upper-peninsula-literary-tradition <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-24b7dd9e-9c17-bb9d-f0f1-9b879a3a5b13"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is not known for it’s great literary figures, but a new anthology is trying to change that.&nbsp;</span></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/way-north" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Way North: Collected Uppe Tue, 20 Aug 2013 14:54:01 +0000 Current State 41032 at http://wkar.org