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Residents meet with reps' in Wakefield


July 1, 2019

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U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, left, R-Watersmeet, and State Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Hancock, talk with around 35 people who turned up for a Sunday meet and greet at the Wakefield VFW Post 9084.


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WAKEFIELD - There were some serious questions from around 35 residents of the western Upper Peninsula who gathered at the Wakefield VFW Post 9084 for a meet and greet event with three area legislators.

U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet; state Sen. Ed. McBroom, R-Vulcan, and state Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Hancock, spoke briefly and fielded questions and comments for around two hours. All three said there is no substitute to meeting face-to-face with constituents as the best way to gauge needs and concerns.

"Sometimes it's a very, very direct p...

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