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A Tale of Two Counties: Houghton Sees Younger Population, Stronger Economy Than Marquette

Houghton and Marquette Counties are two major economic and population centers in the Upper Peninsula. Michael and John Broadway take a look at how the two have compared in recent years, and why proactive initiatives by Michigan Tech University and the MTEC Smartzone have contributed to Houghton County having a younger population and arguably stronger economy than that of Marquette.

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Pictured Rocks Tourism Levels Likely Unsustainable Unless Action Is Taken

Michael and John Broadway write about the potentially-bleak fate of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore’s future if the increasing strains from tourism are not adequately addressed.

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Norway Michigan: A Classic Community

What’s going on in Norway? In this piece we feature an interview with Norway City Manager Ray Anderson, and highlight the news and current happenings of interest in this classic Upper Peninsula community.

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Interview with U.P. State Representative Sara Cambensy

In the latest episode of the Rural Insights Podcast, David Haynes talks with Sara Cambensy, State Representative for Michigan’s 109th District. Rep. Cambensy talks about some issues affecting the U.P. that the legislature will be working on in the current legislative session, and how rural areas like the U.P. can achieve greater influence in Lansing.

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Discussion with Dickinson County Leaders Lois Ellis, Theresa Caylor, and David Holmes

In the latest episode of the Rural Insights Podcast, David Haynes talks with Dickinson County leaders Lois Ellis of the DAEDA, Theresa Caylor of Systems Control, and David Holmes of the Breitung Township School District about the work being done and progress being made between the area’s educational sector and the manufacturing employment base.

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