Historian Russell Magnaghi gives a fascinating overview of the history of buffalo in the Upper Peninsula.

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Stormy Kromer’s New CEO, Upper Peninsula Slogan, Transparency in Public Organizations, UP University Board Openings, and Finnish Delegation

Stormy Kromer’s New CEO, Upper Peninsula Slogan, Transparency in Public Organizations, UP University Board Openings, and Finnish Delegation. Read this week’s Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors by David Haynes.

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Talking to Gina Thorsen, Stormy Kromer President and Co-Owner

In the latest episode of the Rural Insights Podcast, David Haynes sits down with Gina Thorsen, President and Co-Owner of Stormy Kromer, one of the most well-known and successful UP brands and manufacturers.

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Rural Voices: Don Wotruba

In the latest Rural Voices column, Upper Peninsula Native Don Wotruba gives an account of how his small-town upbringing in Carney-Nadeau provided a valuable foundation that has served him well in the years since he left the UP.

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Gender and Factory Work in the Upper Peninsula – Part Two

In Part Two of this two-part series, Dr. Russell Magnaghi explores gender and employment jobs during the industrial development of the Upper Peninsula’s mining regions: the Marquette, Menominee, and Gogebic Iron Ranges, as well as the Copper Country.

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Discussing the New Office of Rural Development with Gary McDowell

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Research

Earned Income Tax Credit: Max Steele’s Analysis

Rural areas have several demographic components that lend themselves to having a…

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Recent Population Changes in the U.P. Amidst the Pandemic

The population dynamics of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are well documented. Its population,…

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Boom and Bust: Calumet and Keweenaw National Historical Park 30 Years On

Many communities throughout the Upper Peninsula have developed their sense of place…

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Diversity is something that members of America’s armed forces inadvertently come to…

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Housing Rental Cost Dynamics in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Housing prices in the US have been increasing at an average rate…

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