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51st State? Yoopers Are Talking Up Secession From Michigan Again

Detroit Free Press  |  Posted: 05/06/2012 10:06 am Updated: 05/06/2012 10:07 am

Detroit Free Press:

Would it be called the State of Northern Michigan? How about the State of Superior?

Michigan's Upper Peninsula is going to need a new name if it secedes to become the 51st state.

And that's exactly what they're talking about up in Marquette County, where the issue was raised at the last Marquette County Board of Commissioners meeting and quickly spread via several U.P. media outlets.

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Filed by Kate Abbey-Lambertz  |