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The Central Upper Peninsula’s Native Americans – Part Three

Check out Part Three of Russell Magnaghi’s series on Native Americans in Michigan’s Central Upper Peninsula.

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Absentee Ballot Requests Show Increased Voter Participation for 2020 Election

Research by NMU student Max Steele on absentee ballot requests in six Upper Peninsula counties for the November 2020 election show that voter participation is higher than the previous two presidential elections.

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A Reminder to VOTE, Michigan Absentee Ballots Rolling In, & Gov. Whitmer Boards Have Strong UP University Representation

A reminder to VOTE, Michigan absentee ballots keep rolling in, how to amend your ballot, UP residents on state boards and commissions, and Governor Whitmer’s cabinet and key policy team has strong UP, NMU, and LSSU representation.

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The Central Upper Peninsula’s Native Americans – Part Two

Check out Part Two of Russell Magnaghi’s series on Native Americans in Michigan’s Central Upper Peninsula.

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Rural Forest Markers Act is a Bipartisan Win-Win for Rural Landowners and the Environment

Rural Insights contributor Tom Watkins shares his thoughts on the bipartisan “Rural Forest Markets Act” bill, which authorizes the USDA to offer loan or bond guarantees of up to $150 million to open emerging markets for carbon mitigation, among other things, to rural forest owners.

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Dark Stores Loophole and Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan Capital Building and Guns, and McBroom As Senate Majority Leader?

Dark stores loophole and the City of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan Capital Building and guns, and McBroom as Senate Majority Leader in 2021? Read this and more in this week’s Rural Whispers, Noise and Rumors by David Haynes.

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The Central Upper Peninsula’s Native Americans – Part One

Check out Part One of Russell Magnaghi’s series on Native Americans in Michigan’s Central Upper Peninsula.

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October Celebration of Dickinson County Manufacturing

“Each year, the first Friday in October is celebrated nationally as Manufacturing Day (MFG Day). Over the past several years, a group of stakeholders in Dickinson County have come together to raise awareness of manufacturing by hosting a MFG Day event. This year the group is celebrating manufacturing throughout October in a new, virtual way.”

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Marquette Site of Assault on Governor, UP Board of Trustees Openings, University COVID Numbers, and Absentee Ballot Update

Marquette Site of Assault on Governor, UP Board of Trustees Openings, University COVID Numbers, and Absentee Ballot Update. Read this and more in this week’s edition of Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors by David Haynes.

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CRC: Proposal 2 Adds Constitutional Protections to Electronic Data and Communications

The non-partisan Citizens Research Council of Michigan recently released a memorandum on Ballot Proposal 20-1, an amendment to the Michigan Constitution that would “add electronic data and electronic communications to the existing protections against unreasonable government search and seizure.”

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