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(RRN) Governor Signs Order To Create New Literacy Commission
Governor Rick Snyder Wednesday signed an executive order creating the PreK-12 Literacy Commission to provide policy recommendations and reports on the state’s progress in becoming a national leader in literacy. “Literacy is a key component to student development and achievement,” Snyder said...

(RRN) Cloverland Co-Op Pleased With Presque Isle Rulings
Cloverland Electric Cooperative says it’s pleased with the latest development in the Presque Isle Power Plant controversy. A federal administrative law judge has recommended a 17-million-dollar cut in what U-P electric customers must pay to keep the Marquette plant open. Cloverland C-E-O Dan Dasho...

(RRN) U.P. Congressional Candidates Take Shots At Each Other
The three Republican candidates for Congress in the First District are taking potshots at each other with the primary less than a week away. State Senator Tom Casperson says an ad claiming that Jack Bergman is a political outsider is not true. Casperson charges Bergman was a Washington lobbyist...

(RRN) Snyder Appoints Hupy To Great Lakes Water Authority
Governor Rick Snyder on Tuesday announced the appointment of Craig Hupy of Ypsilanti to the Great Lakes Water Authority. “Craig has a tremendous amount of professional experience and will bring great insight to this authority,” Snyder said. Hupy is the public services area administrator for...

(RRN) Judge Issues Proposal On Presque Isle Plant's SSR Cost
The administrative law judge presiding over the case at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that is examining costs to keep the Presque Isle Power Plant (PIPP) in Marquette running has issued a proposal for decision (PFD) that agrees with Michigan that the owner of the PIPP...
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(RRN) Escanaba Students Won't Pay Extracurricular Fee In '16
Escanaba School Superintendent Michele LeMire announced Tuesday that student-athletes will not have to pay an activity fee this fall after all. She says that the Eskymo Fan Club has approved spending up to $50,000 to help the athletic department meet its expenses for the 2016-17 school year. The...

(RRN) Escanaba Salvation Army Appeals For Food Donations
The Salvation Army in Escanaba has nearly emptied its Food Pantry as a result of the heavy demand during the summer. Those turning to The Salvation Army needing food assistance during June and July have nearly depleted the Pantry’s supplies. Major Ralph Hansen, Corps Officer for The Salvation...

(RRN) Small Fire Reported At Downtown Marquette Eatery
Fire underneath a baking oven caused a small amount of damage at Baby Cakes Muffins in Marquette Monday. Firefighters were called out at about 12:30 in the afternoon, and found flames coming from some hardwood flooring directly below the baking ovens. The fire was quickly put out, they say, and...

(RRN) Escanaba Police Say Human Trafficking Rumors Are Wrong
Yet another example today of why you need to take what you see on social media with a huge grain of salt. Escanaba Public Safety says posts about an attempted abduction in the city are way overblown. Officers say they are investigating reports of an older man following someone at two local businesses...

(RRN) Deregulation Blamed For Presque Isle Plant Situation
A Lansing-based lobbying group says deregulation is to blame for U-P residents being forced to pay to keep Marquette’s Presque Isle Power Plant open. Citizens for Michigan’s Energy Future says the 60-million tab is just the tip of the iceberg. The Lower Peninsula will also see federal surcharges...

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