Recent Articles

Farming? Yes!

Dr. Russell Magnaghi’s latest article explores the rich history of farming in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, highlighting its significance from Native American agriculture to modern-day farming practices, and celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Michigan State University Research and Extension Center at Chatham.

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US President Trivia, News for Finns and Friends, Old Hospital Property Construction, UP Senator’s Push for Transparency, and Proposed Hotel Tax Amendments

US President Trivia, News for Finns and Friends, Old Hospital Property Construction, UP Senator’s Push for Transparency, and Proposed Hotel Tax Amendments. Read this week’s Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors from David Haynes.

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Addressing Rural Challenges: A Conversation with Scott Erbisch

In the latest episode of the Rural Insights Podcast, seasoned public administrator Scott Erbisch joins David Haynes to discuss the unique challenges faced by rural areas in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

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Hematites Win, State Population Growth, Opportunity for Rural Voice on MI Supreme Court, Toll Roads, Funds for the UP Approved, and HS Training Opportunity

Hematites Win, State Population Growth, Opportunity for Rural Voice on MI Supreme Court, Toll Roads, Funds for the UP Approved, and HS Training Opportunity. Read this week’s Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors by David Haynes.

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Solar Energy at the Former Groveland Mine Site: A Conversation with Lois Ellis & Elise Matz

In the latest episode of the Rural Insights Podcast, David Haynes sits down with Lois Ellis, Executive Director of the Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance, and Elise Matz, Vice President of Circle Power Renewables, to discuss the transformative solar energy project at the former Groveland Mine site in Dickinson County.

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Congratulations to LSSU, Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency Gives Grant, Weed Funds to Flow, & From the World Around Us

Congratulations to LSSU, Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency Gives Grant, Weed Funds to Flow, & From the World Around Us. Read this week’s Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors by David Haynes.

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Michigan Taxation Reader Survey, New LSSU President, UP Hospital to Close, Reminder for Veterans in Your Community, Tax Credit Checks, Student Loan Help, & Increase in High School Graduates

Michigan Taxation Reader Survey, New LSSU President, UP Hospital to Close, Reminder for Veterans in Your Community, Tax Credit Checks, Student Loan Help, & Increase in High School Graduates. Read this week’s Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors by David Haynes.

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Global Service from Upper Peninsula Roots: Talking to Karen Ogle About Her Foreign Service Career

In the latest episode of the Rural Insights Podcast, David Haynes sits down with Karen Ogle, a Marquette native who has carved out a distinguished career in the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Service.

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‘UPVETS Served’ Program Provides Recreational Events and Connection to UP Veterans and Their Families

Learn about the UPVETS Served program created by SAIL and how it benefits local veterans and their families.

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Western UP Copper Mine Complexities, UP Voter Information, Legal Service Dates for UP Vets, UP Leader Appointed, & Opioid Counseling to be Available

Western UP Copper Mine Complexities, UP Voter Information, Legal Service Dates for UP Vets, UP Leader Appointed, & Opioid Counseling to be Available. Read this week’s Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors by David Haynes.

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