— TRAVERSE CITY — One attendee at last year's Northwestern Michigan College Barbecue showed more interest in gathering signatures for his petition than eating buffalo burgers.
The man stood near the serving line and asked others to sign a petition that protested Gov. Rick Snyder's deal with Canada to build a second bridge over the Detroit River.
"He wasn't the only one," said Vicki Cook, NMC's vice president for finance and administration. "There's a problem with many petitioners at the barbecue because it happens during those big election times. We want them to voice their opinions, but we want to designate a space for those types of activities."
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