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Angola billboards poke fun at Michigan

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MICHIGAN BILLBOARD NORTHBOUND 1 69
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ANGOLA, Ind. (WOOD) - An Indiana business owner has something to say about Michigan's coronavirus-related restrictions, and he's making sure his point of view is big enough for everyone to see.

Two digital billboards are greeting drivers heading in and out of Michigan on I-69, and they're not going unnoticed.

You'll find the billboards on both northbound and southbound I-69 south of the I-80/90 tollroad.

Steve Swick, the president and owner of the Swick Broadcasting Company said he and the company put up the signs to get people thinking about the Michigan stay-at-home order and other coronavirus related policies.

"This is me and my company. I did it just to do it. You know, I see being that we're also in the media business and broadcasting and what have you, and being this close to the proximity to the borders of Michigan, you know, we hear and see all the frustrations of Michiganers that are going through. And you know, it was just a, there was nothing political about it," Swick said.

The one for cars headed towards Michigan asks drives if they're sure they want to go to Michigan, while the southbound billboard welcomes Michiganders to a free to roam state.

It's just get people thinking and let them, you know, let them know that the great state of Indiana is getting, getting open for business and we welcome them to come down," Swick said.

Swich said no one paid his company to do this.

He's not sure how long his company will keep up the billboards.

As for Michigan, the state continues to slowly reopen.

On Tuesday, some retailers who have been closed for the last two months were finally allowed to let customers back inside their stores.

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