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The Kalkaska Village Council will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, to discuss the economic impact of Village President Jeff Sieting’s social media hate speech on area businesses. Sieting’s support of Trump and his calls for genocide against a religious faith are not the first time racist speech or actions came to […]

Recently, Up North Progressive visited the fine town of Kalkaska, Michigan, home of the really big fish – a welcome sign from childhood years signaling we were almost to Grandma’s house. The residents work hard to maintain a positive reputation as a community where people will want to visit as they travel up north. After […]

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#Breaking: Montana Congressman-Elect Greg Gianforte was just reported to the FBI for his financial ties to US-sanctioned Russian companies. pic.twitter.com/LqPNvkItZQ — Scott Dworkin (@funder) May 26, 2017 The Up North Progressive sure is.

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Last week’s vote on Trumpcare in the House reminded progressives there’s still lots of work to do restoring democracy in this country. While waiting for the Senate to finish going through the bill with their crack team of 13 old white guys, and your head’s reeling at the audacity of the pretender in thief in […]

Two years ago North Lake Correctional Facility in Baldwin, Michigan, opened its doors to receive out-of-state prisoners from Vermont and Washington State. On April 19, 2017, the prison filed notice with the State of Michigan it would permanently close on June 20, 2017, laying off 107 employees due to non-renewal of the client contract. Of […]

Last night the Osceola Township Planning Commission denied a request by Nestlé Waters North America to build a pumping station as part of their intention to double the amount of ground water they extract and sell as Ice Mountain Spring Water. Last fall, Nestlé began the process to double their output at the White Pine […]

In a bid to save his 2011 corporate tax cuts of $1.8 billion dollars from the Michigan state budget, today Governor Rick Snyder, in a rare visit to his office in Lansing, signed a bill requiring the state to accept bids from private contractors to operate the Michigan State Police beginning April 1, 2018. Michigan […]