Jesse Wiederhold

Jesse graduated from Northern Michigan University in 2020 with a bachelor's degree in English writing. He joins Visit Keweenaw from WLUC TV6 in Negaunee where he worked for a year as a digital anchor and another year earlier as the Houghton/Hancock area reporter.

Jesse is connected to Upper Michigan and especially loves the Keweenaw. He frequently hikes spots like Bare Bluff and Hungarian Falls, but prefers sitting on a warm, sandy Keweenaw beach in the summer. He listens mostly to midwest emo bands and pop music. Jesse enjoys going out with friends and is a houseplant expert who grows rare plants. Jesse is the media contact for Visit Keweenaw and is always ready to help.

Where and how to sauna in the Keweenaw

A relaxing and freeing tradition dating back 2,000+ years, Sauna culture still burns strong in the Keweenaw. The Finnish do it best, their Sisu culture is known for inventing sauna documented in writing as early as 1112. Finnish saunas are known for reaching up to 170+ degrees with a nice steam…

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Missing in the Keweenaw | The Kinross Incident

On the cold evening of November 23, 1953, a fighter jet disappeared without a trace over the icy waters of Lake Superior. The jet was on a mission to intercept an unidentified aircraft near the Keweenaw from Kinross. Within moments of nearing the target, the interceptor seemed to vanish. Neither the…

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