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Yooper Hits The Big Time

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Lansing, MI (WLNS) - The word "Yooper" is well-known in Michigan. Now the word is going worldwide.

Beginning next month that word will be officially added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. 

The nickname has been used for years to describe residents of Michigan's Upper Peninsula but has never been recognized by the dictionary.

The addition is the result of a 12-year letter writing campaign by an Escanaba man.

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