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(RRN) Local Millage Issues Decided Tuesday In UP Communities
Voters in several Upper Peninsula communities decided millage requests during Tuesday's elections. Schoolcraft County voters approved a renewal of a millage to run the Manistique Schools and Public Library. Dickinson County voters said "no" to a tax increase to fund Michigan State University Extension's 4-H programs....

(RRN) Every Upper Peninsula County Rejects Proposal One
Voters in all 15 Upper Peninsula counties overwhelmingly voted "no" on Proposal One Tuesday. According to the Michigan Secretary of State, there were 57,289 votes cast in the U.P. Of that total, there were 48,235 "no" votes, and just 9,054 "yes" votes. That translates to 84-point-2 percent voting no, and just 15-point-8 percent voting yes...

(RRN) Sen. Casperson Disappointed With Failure Of Proposal 1
Upper Peninsula State Senator Tom Casperson is disappointed with Tuesday's vote that rejected Proposal One. That's the proposal that would have raised the state's sales and use taxes to raise money for road repairs, as well as more money for schools and local governments. Casperson says that he's most disappointed by the "lost opportunity" to finally...

(RRN) Proposal One Soundly Rejected; Gov. Snyder Responds
Proposal One, which would have raised the state's sales and use taxes from six percent to seven percent, was soundly rejected by Michigan voters on Tuesday. According to numbers from the Michigan Secretary of State, the "no" votes were ahead of the "yes" side, 78 percent to 22 percent. There were still votes being counted in some parts of the state late Tuesday...

(RRN) Two Gladstone City Commissioners Lose Seats In Recall
Two members of the Gladstone City Commission have been recalled in Tuesday's city election. Newcomers Joe Thompson and Steve Viau got the most votes in the recall election, with 655 and 600 respectively. Commissioners Hugo Mattonen and Joe Maki received 367 and 339 votes, respectively. Delta County Clerk Nancy Kolich says that once the...

(RRN) Vacant Home Damaged By Fire On Escanaba's North Side
A home was damaged by fire Monday night on Escanaba's north side. Escanaba Public Safety officers were called to the 200 block of North 12th Street at just after 10:00 last night and saw flames shooting from the top of the home. Firefighters noticed flames spreading up the outside of the home and into the attic, so they...

(RRN) Schoolcraft County Partially Lifting Road Restrictions
The Schoolcraft County Road Commission will partially lift seasonal weight restrictions starting on Wednesday. Restrictions will remain on County Roads 431, 440, 441, 445, 448, 450, and 456. County Road 454 remains closed. As of next Monday, there will only be restrictions on County Roads 445, 450, and 456…with 454 still closed...

(RRN) Manistique's Erickson Nominated For Teacher Of Year
A teacher at Manistique's St. Francis deSales Catholic School has been nominated for the Patricia Behring National Teacher of the Year award. Don Erickson teaches history at St. Francis deSales, and his nomination was announced by "National History Day". That's a non-profit group based in Maryland. Erickson is one of...

(RRN) Marquette County Sheriff Sergeant Wins National Award
Sergeant James Herrington of the Marquette County Sheriff's Department has won a national award. He was named the National Correctional Supervisor of the Year by the American Jail Association. Herrington received the award at the national conference in North Carolina. As part of winning the award, the national association...

(RRN) Voters To Decide Proposal One, Local Issues On Tuesday
Tuesday is Election Day across Michigan. The biggest issue on the ballot is Proposal One, which would raise the state's sales tax by one percent as part of a plan to put more money into Michigan road improvements. It would also raise more money for schools and local governments. And it would restore the Earned Income Tax Credit for...

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