More Reasons to Like the Upper Peninsula

They have their own state fair and poet

You have to admire the Upper Peninsula’s get-it-done attitude, even on civic matters. For instance, in 2009 the state stopped funding the state fair in the Upper Peninsula, so they organized their own. The fair just concluded its fourth year last weekend.

Another group didn’t even ask the state for permission before naming a poet laureate, unlike those who wanted to run an official poet through the state legislative process.

The state already performs a lot of roles. It’s nice to see civil society in the Upper Peninsula adopt some of those roles that are not legitimate functions of government.