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Diplomatic Paths: From Marquette to the World with Robert Hilton

In the latest episode of the Rural Insights Podcast, David Haynes sits down with Robert Hilton, Foreign Policy Advisor to the Chief of Staff of the Army and a Marquette native with a storied international career.

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Climate Change and Migration: Could Marquette County Become a Climate Haven?

The effects of climate change continue to dominate this summer’s headlines with record breaking heat…

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Michigan Public Policy Survey: UP Local Government Leaders Most Likely to Report Housing Shortages

The Michigan Public Policy Survey recently published a UP-focused piece on housing shortages, based on data from their September 2023 survey.

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The Upper Peninsula of Wisconsin?

Dr. Russell Magnaghi’s latest article details the historical complexities and disputes that led to the attachment of the Upper Peninsula to the state of Michigan, instead of Wisconsin.

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Exploring the Latest Census Bureau Estimates of UP Population Change from 2020 to 2022

The latest article by Michael and John Broadway explores the complex demographic changes happening in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and looks at the effects of population decline and growth on the region’s economy and environment.

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