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Tourism Numbers in the UP, NMU Olympic Training Center Sends Athletes to Olympic Games, Annual UP Truck Show, and Short-Term Rental Regulations

Tourist Visits to the UP, NMU Olympic Training Center Sends Athletes to Olympic Games, Annual UP Truck Show, Short-Term Rental Regulations, and more. Check out this week’s edition of Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors by David Haynes!

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Locally-Produced Beer a Growing Industry in the UP

Locally-produced beer is a growing industry in the Upper Peninsula, and despite an overall decline in the consumption of beer, microbreweries and brewpubs in the UP have found success in part by tying regional identity and community to their product.

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Veteran Food Cards, UP Citizens Appointed to Boards, HIPPA Law and Vaccination Privacy, Mandating Masks in UP Schools, Digital Media in the UP

Veteran Food Cards, UP Citizens Appointed to Boards, HIPPA Law and Vaccination Privacy, Mandating Masks in UP Schools, Things You Are Required to do in America, and Digital Media in the UP. Read all the latest in this week’s Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors by David Haynes!

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The UP’s Farming Revival

Most people would consider the Upper Peninsula largely unsuitable for agriculture; its short growing season, poor soils, extreme weather and small market make farming a challenge. However, as Michael Broadway details, there has been a reversal in the decline of farms in the UP over the last 30 years.

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Child Care Tax Credits in Mail, Rocket Launch Opposition in Big Bay, Affording Basic Necessities in Michigan and the UP, National Service, and Drug Deaths in America

Child Care Tax Credits in Mail, Rocket Launch Opposition in Big Bay, Affording Basic Necessities in Michigan and in the UP, National Service, and Drug Deaths in America. Read this week’s edition of Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors by David Haynes.

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An Overview of Childcare Costs and Solutions

Rural Insights student researcher Max Steele recently published a new report detailing the costs of childcare in the United States and an overview of some of the main initiatives in place to help ease the burden of high childcare costs for Americans.

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A Belated Happy Fourth, Upcoming Articles, UP in The Atlantic Magazine, American Rescue Plan, and Thoughts on American Culture/Democracy

A Belated Happy Fourth, Upcoming Articles, UP in The Atlantic Magazine, American Rescue Plan, and Thoughts on American Culture/Democracy. Read this week’s edition of Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors by David Haynes.

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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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Sasawin Safe Haven Helps Ensure Pets’ Safety for People Escaping Domestic Violence in Marquette, Alger Counties

Imagine how it would feel to have to choose between your pet’s safety and your own. In Marquette and Alger Counties, the Sasawin Safe Haven program of the Women’s Center makes the choice between personal and pet safety unnecessary for people escaping domestic violence, writes Sasawin Safe Haven volunteer Maggie Morgan.

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New Report: Hidden Homelessness in the Upper Peninsula

Rural Insights student researcher Max Steele recently published a new report on hidden homelessness in the Upper Peninsula–a problem that varies county-by-county and is a bigger issue than it often appears to be on the surface.

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