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IRONWOOD - The Michigan State University Gogebic County Extension office still has books left over from a $103,660 gift last year from a nonprofit southern California charity.

The Molina Foundation recapped the award this week after most of the books had already been distributed across the Upper Peninsula.

Erin Ross, of the MSU-Extension Bessemer office, said her small staff carried out distribution of the books at U.P.-wide events such as the Gogebic County Fair. She is MSU's youth coordinator for the U.P.

Called "Book Buddies Across Michigan," Ross...

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