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National Student Loan Forgiveness, Finland, Russia, and the Upper Peninsula, and NMU Holocaust Exhibit

National Student Loan Forgiveness, Finland, Russia, and the Upper Peninsula, and NMU’s Holocaust Exhibit. Read this week’s Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors by David Haynes.

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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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UP Cybersecurity Institute Symposium, Marquette Women in Ore to Shore Top 10, NMU Sells Property, and New Beaumier Center Website

UP Cybersecurity Institute Symposium, Marquette Women in Ore to Shore Top 10, NMU Sells Property, and New Beaumier Center Website. Read this week’s Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors by David Haynes.

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UP Nonprofit Conference, New Local Government Tax Report, Last Week’s Primary Elections, Veteran Burn Pit Legislation, and Veteran Student Loan Forgiveness

UP Nonprofit Conference, New Local Government Tax Report, Last Week’s Primary Elections, Veteran Burn Pit Legislation, and Veteran Student Loan Forgiveness. Read this week’s Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors by David Haynes.

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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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The U.P.’s Own Extraterrestrial: The Iron River Meteorite

The release of the first photos from the James Webb Telescope in July were historic in the grandest sense of the word, but did you know that the U.P. has its own outer space wonder?

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Remember the 988 Crisis Help Line, UP and Statewide Primary Day, New K-12 Parent Advisory Council, Michigan Minimum Wage Increase

Remember the 988 Crisis Help Line, UP and Statewide Primary Day, New K-12 Parent Advisory Council, and Michigan Minimum Wage Increase. Read this week’s Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors by David Haynes.

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New Suicide and Crisis Hotline, Nursing Education Clarification, Free Art Classes for Veterans, and a University President’s Cello Shipments

New Suicide and Crisis Hotline, Nursing Education Clarification, Free Art Classes for Veterans, and a University President’s Cello Shipments. Read this week’s Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors by David Haynes.

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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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