IRON MOUNTAIN MI- The streets of Iron Mountain, Michigan are filled with panic as news of Wisconsin gathering troops along the border reached the city. Empty shelves that once held toilet paper line the isles at the local Walmart.
Once a part of The Wisconsin Territory, Michigan acquired the UP as a result of the Toledo War. Ohioans and Michiganders fought over a 468-square-mile strip of land — called the Toledo Strip — that each state believed was its land. In response the federal government stepped in and gave the Upper Peninsula to Michigan and in return granted Great Lake access to Ohio. This move has left a bad taste in many Wisconsinites mouths who claim they have ancestral roots in the territory.
Gov. Evers assured citizens that “these are merely training exercises” and people have “nothing to worry about”.