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Dark Stores Loophole and Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan Capital Building and Guns, and McBroom As Senate Majority Leader?

Dark stores loophole and the City of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan Capital Building and guns, and McBroom as Senate Majority Leader in 2021? Read this and more in this week’s Rural Whispers, Noise and Rumors by David Haynes.

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The Central Upper Peninsula’s Native Americans – Part One

Check out Part One of Russell Magnaghi’s series on Native Americans in Michigan’s Central Upper Peninsula.

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October Celebration of Dickinson County Manufacturing

“Each year, the first Friday in October is celebrated nationally as Manufacturing Day (MFG Day). Over the past several years, a group of stakeholders in Dickinson County have come together to raise awareness of manufacturing by hosting a MFG Day event. This year the group is celebrating manufacturing throughout October in a new, virtual way.”

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Marquette Site of Assault on Governor, UP Board of Trustees Openings, University COVID Numbers, and Absentee Ballot Update

Marquette Site of Assault on Governor, UP Board of Trustees Openings, University COVID Numbers, and Absentee Ballot Update. Read this and more in this week’s edition of Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors by David Haynes.

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CRC: Proposal 2 Adds Constitutional Protections to Electronic Data and Communications

The non-partisan Citizens Research Council of Michigan recently released a memorandum on Ballot Proposal 20-1, an amendment to the Michigan Constitution that would “add electronic data and electronic communications to the existing protections against unreasonable government search and seizure.”

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CRC Overview of Proposal on Natural Resources Trust Fund

The non-partisan Citizens Research Council of Michigan recently released a memorandum on the implications of Ballot Proposal 20-1 dealing with the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund.

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More on UP Health Care System Owners, Broadband Availability in the UP, Taxes, Taxes and Taxes, and an Update on Dark Store Legislation

More on U.P. health care system owners, broadband availability in the U.P., Michigan taxes, and an update on Dark Store legislation in Michigan. Read about this and more in this week’s edition of Rural Whispers, Noise and Rumors.

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CRC: The COVID-19 Recession Imperils the State’s Cash Position

Check out The Citizens Research Council of Michigan’s analysis on how the COVID-19 recession affects the State of Michigan’s cash position on the short- and long-term.

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City of Marquette Sends Record Number of Absentee Ballots, Opening Satellite Voter Office

As we mark off the final days of September, I have a…

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Absentee Ballot Update, University COVID Containments, NMU Alumnus Quoted in NYT, and More

Absentee ballot update, MTU urging veterans to apply for jobs, food banks in the UP and food insecurity, UP universities and COVID containments, and Starbucks Emeritus Chairman and NMU alumnus quoted in New York Times. Check out this week’s Rural Whisper, Noise & Rumors.

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