Last October, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared the tenth month of the year as “College Month in Michigan.” Many employers in the UP need workers with a variety of skills and training, and increased focus is now being put on helping students obtain and find the right post-secondary education for their careers.
Tax Abatements and Incentives for UP Businesses, Marquette and Sault as Launch Sites, Minimum Wage Debate, Apollo Acquisitions, and UP University COVID Management
Tax abatements and tax incentives for UP businesses, Marquette and Sault Ste. Maire as launch sites, minimum wage debate and the UP economy, Apollo/Lifepoint make more acquisitions, and UP universities’ success with COVID-19 management. Read this week’s Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors by David Haynes!
President & CEO of Chippewa County War Memorial Hospital David Jahn gives an update on COVID-19 in Chippewa County. Despite seeing a surge a few weeks ago, the COVID-19 numbers have dropped drastically. One issue that remains is the need for more available COVID-19 vaccines in the Upper Peninsula.
February is the month in our nation when we intentionally celebrate and remember the stories of Black Americans. Erika Sauter, Director for the Iron County Historical & Museum Society, tells the story of Simmie Knox, a Black American artist with ties to Iron County, MI.
What’s it like being Director of Bands for the Upper Peninsula’s largest high school during a pandemic? In this issue of Rural Voices, Marquette Senior High School’s Dr. Matt Ludwig shares his experiences and insights on navigating the challenges to maintain a successful curriculum and educational experience for his students.
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