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Chatting with Duane DuRay, Airport Manager at Sawyer International Airport

In the latest episode of the Rural Insights Podcast, David Haynes sits down with Duane DuRay, Airport Manager for Sawyer International Airport–the Upper Peninsula’s largest airport.

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CRC: Growing City Tax Rates Approach Rate Limits

The Citizens Research Council recently released a report that examines how municipal property tax rates have changed from 2004 to 2020. In this article, the Michigan CRC explores the extent to which local governments have approached and surpassed tax rate limits.

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Looking Back: Talking to Gina Thorsen, Stormy Kromer President and Co-Owner

Occasionally we will be republishing transcripts of Rural Insights Podcast episodes we’ve done in the past. Here is a conversation we had with Gina Thorsen, President and Co-Owner of Stormy Kromer, originally published May 17, 2022. If you missed this episode when it was posted originally, you’ll want to check this out!

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Intern Programs Give Students a Preview of Living and Working in the Dickinson Area

Each summer, the Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance partners with local employers to host an intern social for young adults that are temporarily calling the Dickinson area home while getting real-world working experience.

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Population Decline is Not Inevitable: Evidence from the Northlands

Michael and John Broadway explore how some areas in northern Wisconsin and Minnesota have experienced population increases when most rural areas have continued to see population decreases for much of the last century, and what this means for the Upper Peninsula and economic leaders looking to reverse the out-migration in the UP.

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