“It’s more than trees and pasties. If I am staying true to my roots, it means we respect nature. We respect our neighbors as well as their opinions and we should be willing to do everything in our power to help others in need. I’m inspired by my community’s rich deep history, and driven to be a part of its future through many outlets. These are the qualities that have molded this Yooper into who I am today.”

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Veteran Homeless Numbers in Michigan Increase, Governor’s UP Cabinet Meeting, and Michigan’s Veterans in Congress

Veteran homeless numbers in Michigan increase, Governor’s UP cabinet meeting, and Michigan’s veterans in Congress–read this week’s Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors by David Haynes.

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MVTF Turns 75 and Celebrates by Addressing Veteran Food Insecurity

Jesse Sherman discusses the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund (MVTF) and its 75th year anniversary and commitment towards addressing veteran food insecurity, and also the current initiatives in Michigan and specific to the Upper Peninsula aimed at addressing this issue among veterans in our region.

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Paul Schloegel: What Being a Yooper Means to Me

“It’s more than trees and pasties. If I am staying true to my roots, it means we respect nature. We respect our neighbors as well as their opinions and we should be willing to do everything in our power to help others in need. I’m inspired by my community’s rich deep history, and driven to be a part of its future through many outlets. These are the qualities that have molded this Yooper into who I am today.”

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UP Leader Heads to Big DC Job, a Sault Star Remembered, Munising Paper Closes, New Service for Veterans, & New Generation of UP Leaders

A Bay Mills leader heads to big DC job, a Sault Saint Marie star remembered, the Munising newspaper shuts down, a Houghton bookstore closes, new service for Veterans available, and a new generation of Upper Peninsula leaders.

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Carrie Jacobs Bond was the “Mother of America” with U.P. Roots

One of the most famous women from the U.P. is Carrie Jacobs-Bond, deemed the “Mother of America” in 1921, and the first great female song composer in the United States. 

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UP Electric Co-Ops, Michigan Veteran Homelessness, UP Scholars, Lead Levels in UP City Water? And More…

Check out this week’s edition of Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors by David Haynes.

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Upper Peninsula Voting Data

The following data has been compiled by Isabelle Karl, a student researcher…

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Veteran Talent Utilization in State and Local Leadership

In this recent study, Dr. David Haynes and Jesse Sherman took a look at veteran representation among the leadership at the three public universities in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

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Rural America and the Veterans of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

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The Impact of Child Care in Rural Upper Peninsula and Compared to Three Urban Counties in Lower Michigan

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Veteran Data: Population by County with Age Considerations in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

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