Governor Snyder Welcomes President's Visit

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder is welcoming the Democratic president's visit to Marquette.

Snyder said in a statement Thursday that President Barack Obama is right to highlight efforts to expand high-speed wireless internet services in Michigan's Upper Peninsula through Northern Michigan University's WiMAX network.

The president is visiting Marquette Thursday to promote his plan to make high-speed internet access available to nearly all Americans.

Snyder welcomes the president's visit and says he looks forward to Obama "sharing this Upper Peninsula success story" across America.

The new governor was not joining Obama in Marquette. U.S. Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan accompanied the president on the flight from Washington, D.C.

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  • by Yooper 2 Location: Sault Ste. Marie on Feb 14, 2011 at 03:16 AM
    Actually we don't rank that highly, he just felt bad for us for living in such a remote location and not having the resources that everyone else has. My group of Conservatives went the Marquette last Thursday to protest his visit.
  • by Yooper92 Location: Neguanee on Feb 10, 2011 at 11:37 AM
    Really had to search to find anything on the president's visit to Marquette. Thanks for promoting Michigan and the U.P. I'm glad we rank so highly to get all this coverage.
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