DETROIT (AP) — The Upper Peninsula town of Grand Marais is leading a nationwide contest and could be in line to win $40,000.
The Detroit Free Press reports the community of 300 perched on Lake Superior is in first place in Internet votes among 8,100 U.S. communities competing in the We Hear You America contest by Reader's Digest.
Two other Michigan communities — Albion and St. Johns — are in the top five as the Feb. 7 deadline approaches.
Grand Marais had logged more than 725,000 mouse-clicked votes by Tuesday morning.
Town leaders say they recruited supporters via e-mail from across the nation, Europe and South America to vote for the town's cause of fixing a breakwater to stop erosion in the harbor.