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Happy Holidays from Rural Insights

Rural Insights will be taking a break for the holidays and return on January 4th. We’re wishing our readers Happy Holidays and a most successful, happy New Year in 2021.

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Shigaite: A Rare Gem Discovered in the U.P.

The U.P. has unique bragging rights in the world of geology, as it is one of the few places in the world where this very rare crystal has been found.

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Michigan Presidential Electors Vote Today, High Voter Turnout, and Ideas to Fix America, Michigan, and the U.P.

Michigan Presidential Electors to vote today in Lansing, high voter turnout in the November election both statewide and in the Upper Peninsula, and ideas to fix America, Michigan, and the Upper Peninsula. Check out this week’s edition of Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors by David Haynes.

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A ‘Thank You’ to Local Election Workers, a UP Mystery Resolved, New Article Perspectives, and More 2021 UP Issue Recommendations

A ‘thank you’ to UP local election officials and volunteers, a UP mystery has been resolved, perspectives on articles we publish, and more lame duck and 2021 public policy UP issue recommendations. Read about it in this week’s Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors by David Haynes.

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Iron Mountain VA Medical Center Opens $12M Addition to its Community Living Center

Iron Mountain’s Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center has opened a $12M addition to its Community Living Center, adding 12,300 square feet to the center and renovating nearly 4,000 square feet of the existing facility.

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Michigan Lockdown and UP Impact, Legislative Issue Suggestions, Generational Changes in Local Government, 109th Seat, and Moose Car Licking

Michigan lockdown and its U.P. impact, legislative issue suggestions, generational changes in local government, 109th seat in 2022, and Canada’s prohibition on moose car licking. Read this week’s Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors by David Haynes.

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Euro-American Commercial Fishing in the Eastern Upper Peninsula – Part Two

Check out Part Two of Upper Peninsula historian Russell Magnaghi’s report on early Euro-American commercial fishing in the Eastern Upper Peninsula.

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Fall Freshman Enrollment Down, COVID Cases Up, Marijuana Edibles in the UP, and Veterans Launching Ventures Course

Fall freshman enrollment is down, COVID cases are up, marijuana edibles in the UP, and details on new Veterans Launching Ventures course. Read about it in this week’s Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors by David Haynes.

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Euro-American Commercial Fishing in the Eastern Upper Peninsula – Part One

Check out Part One of Upper Peninsula historian Russell Magnaghi’s report on early Euro-American commercial fishing in the Eastern Upper Peninsula.

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NMU Educational Access Network Has Big Impact on Rural Education

Eric Smith, the Director of Broadcast and Audio-Visual Services for Northern Michigan University, talks about the Educational Access Network and how it has positively impacted education in rural areas.

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