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(RRN) Maggots Found in Potatoes At Alger County Prison
The Michigan Department of Corrections is confirming maggots have been found in a third prison. This time, they were found in potatoes at the Alger Correctional Facility in Munising. The rotten potatoes were not in the kitchen, and were still in a pallet on a loading dock. State Corrections Department spokesman...

(RRN) Shooting, High-Speed Chase in Marinette County; 1 Dead
A 35-year-old Green Bay man is dead following shootings and a police chase Thursday in Marinette County, Wisconsin. Sheriff Jerry Sauve says it started at about three in the afternoon when the suspect fired on a car travelling along U-S 141 near Wausaukee. The victims kept the shooter's...


(RRN) Proposal To Raise Minimum Wage Won't Be On Fall Ballot
A proposal to raise Michigan's minimum wage to 10-10 an hour will not be on the fall ballot. The State Board of Canvassers ruled Thursday that the measure fell about 39-hundred signatures short of what was needed to get the issue before the voters. The Secretary of State's office ruled earlier that...


(RRN) U.P. Unemployment Rate Slightly Fell To 8.3% in June
The Upper Peninsula's unemployment rate dropped slightly in June as compared to May. State officials said Thursday that June's eight-point-three percent jobless rate was down two tenths of a percent from the previous month…and well below the ten percent in June of last year. For Michigan as a whole...


(RRN) State Panel Approves Pro-Wolf Hunt Ballot Proposal
A measure that effectively overturns two anti-wolf hunting referenda on the November ballot was approved Thursday by the State Board of Canvassers. The Board ruled that a pro-hunting group had turned in enough signatures to get their proposal before the legislature. That proposal would allow the legislature...


(RRN) Cloverland Co-Op Customers Warned Of New Phone Scam
Someone is trying to scam customers of Cloverland Electric Co-op. Company Communications Manager Todd Chapman says it popped up Thursday afternoon. Several business owners say they got a call demanding payment using a Green Dot money card--and threatening disconnection if the payment...


(RRN) Pictured Rocks Brings In Lots of Cash To U.P. Economy
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is bringing a lot of dollars into the U-P. That was the word Thursday from the National Park Service. Superintendent Mike Pflaum pegs the economic benefit of the park at 23-point-five million dollars. He also says the park supports more than 300 jobs. Pflaum says...


(RRN) Michigan AG Demands Pipeline Upgrades In Mackinac
State Attorney General Bill Schuette wants some upgrades to two oil pipelines that run across the Straits of Mackinac. Schuette sent a formal notice to pipeline owner Enbridge Energy yesterday demanding that additional anchors be installed. Schuette says the company is in violation of an agreement with...


(RRN) Some State Diaster Cash Approved; Casperson Wants More
There's six million dollars in grants available to help communities that suffered infrastructure damage during this harsh winter. Deb Stewart is the director of Community Incentive Programs at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. She says that the money from the "Deep Freeze" fund can be used to repair sewer...


(RRN) National Trappers Convention To Bring Thousands To UP
The population of Escanaba is growing by the thousands this week as the National Trappers Association holds its 55th annual national convention at the U-P State Fairgrounds. The president of the U-P Trappers Association, Roy Dahlgren, says this is a huge event for anyone involved in the outdoors. He says that...


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