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Why Isn’t The UP Part Of Wisconsin?

Geographically, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is only connected to the Lower Peninsula by a bridge. With Wisconsin, it shares more than 200 miles of border. So why isn’t the UP part of Wisconsin? It's a question on many people's minds and WHYsconsin’s most-asked question.

This story is part of Wisconsin Life and WPR's WHYsconsin project. What have you always wondered about Wisconsin, its people or its culture that you want WHYsconsin to look into? You ask the questions, and we find the answers!

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