For Immediate Release                                                                                
Aug. 18, 2014         

Contact: Marty Fittante

LANSING, Mich.— Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, (center-right) is flanked by Gov. Rick Snyder and Steve Parks, Delta County prosecutor, (right) whose 11 year effort got the word “Yooper” included in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, which defined the term as “a native or resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan —used as a nickname.”  Emily Brewster, the associate editor of Merriam-Webster, (left) was on hand for the presentation, and got an opportunity afterwards to travel to see some of the iconic treasurers that make the Upper Peninsula someplace truly special.

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