(RRN) Bark River-Harris Schools Planning Classroom Expansion
While many Upper Peninsula school districts have struggled with declining enrollment in recent years, that has not been a problem in the Bark River-Harris Schools. Superintendent Jason Lockwood says that enrollment has been growing so fast that they're running out of room. And so the district is...

(RRN) More Portage Lift Bridge Closures Scheduled This Week
The massive maintenance project continues on the Portage Lift Bridge, which connects Houghton and Hancock in the Copper Country. There have been numerous late-night closures of varying lengths this winter, and there are some short ones scheduled for this week. New lift cables are being installed on the bridge this week...

(RRN) Escanaba FIRST Robotics Team Wins District Competition
The Escanaba High School FIRST Robotics team won the championship of the district qualifying event on Saturday at downstate Standish-Sterling High School. The "Robomos" earned a spot in this spring's state tournament with their performance on Saturday. Escanaba "Team 3602" joined...

(RRN) Community Action Agency Holds 'Walk For Warmth' Events
The Community Action Agency held its Walk for Warmth fundraiser Saturday in Escanaba, Manistique, and Menominee. It's to raise money to help people who are having problems paying their heating bills throughout these brutally cold U.P. winters. Kathy Pearson with Community Action says the program can't help everybody, but they...

(RRN) Travel Michigan Releasing Spring/Summer Travel Guide
It's still winter across the Upper Peninsula, but the Pure Michigan campaign is encouraging travelers to start thinking ahead to summer vacation. The 2015 Official Pure Michigan Travel Guide is now being printed. This free guide, available in both print and digital versions, highlights activities to enjoy across the state throughout....

(RRN) Michigan Appealing Federal Ruling On Grey Wolf Status
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources opn Friday filed an appeal of a December federal district court ruling that returned wolves in Michigan and Wisconsin to the federal endangered species list, and wolves in Minnesota to federal threatened species status. The appeal was filed by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette...

(RRN) Five Will Appear On Gladstone Recall Ballot On May 5th
Five people will appear on the May 5th ballot in Gladstone, where three members of the city commission are being targeted for a recall. The filing deadline passed on Thursday for people interested in running in the special election. The three targeted men: Hugo Mattonen, Joe Maki, and Dave Nemecheck automatically appear on...

(RRN) Escanaba's Basic Marine Fined $243K For Safety Issues
Escanaba's Basic Marine Shipyard has been fined 243-thousand dollars for 18 safety violations. Scott Allen at the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration says that the company has a repeated poor safety record, and does not care about the safety of workers. The OSHA Region Five office in Chicago conducted the...

(RRN) Man Arrested For Leading Troopers On High-Speed Chase
The man who allegedly led Michigan State Police troopers on a high speed chase Wednesday night was arraigned Thursday in Marquette County District Court. Troopers say that 44-year-old Craig Silta of Trenary was driving on US-41 in Skandia at about 8:40 Wednesday night when officers tried to pull him over for speeding. They...

(RRN) State Announces New Grants To Battle Invasive Species
The Michigan D-N-R on Thursday announced four million dollars in grants for projects to battle invasive species across the state. And many of the 20 projects are here in the Upper Peninsula. The Delta Conservation District was awarded 235-thousand dollars to fight phragmites in the county. The U-P Resources Conservation and...

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