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(RRN) Marquette County Wildfire Contained; 80 Acres Charred
That wildfire near Republic was finally contained over the weekend. And the DNR says the mop-up efforts are going well. The blaze that broke out last Thursday charred 80 acres in Marquette County's Humboldt Township before it was 100 percent contained on Saturday....

(RRN) Eastern UP Man Gets 15 Years For Sexually Abusing Girl
A 62-year-old former Kincheloe resident has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl. Timothy Alan Cain was indicted by a federal grand jury last year and pled guilty this past February, according to U-S Attorney Patrick Miles. The feds got involved in the case because...

(RRN) VA Starts Healthy Living Workshops Tuesday In Iron Mtn
"Weekly Healthy Living" workshops for local vets get underway Tuesday at the V-A Medical Center in Iron Mountain. No reservations are required for the sessions that run from eleven to noon Central time each Tuesday. A complete calendar of the weekly topics can be found....

(RRN) Construction in Gladstone, Sault Ste. Marie On Monday
Fourth Avenue North in Gladstone will be closed between eighth and ninth streets starting Monday and running through August 14th. The city will be installing a storm sewer in the area. Meanwhile, the I-75 business spur in the Soo will be closed starting at eight Monday night for emergency water main repairs. M-DOT expects the roadway to reopen on Tuesday.

(RRN) Governor Orders Flags Lowered Monday For Late Senator
Governor Rick Snyder ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the state Capitol complex to be lowered to half-staff on Monday in honor of former state Sen. Harry Gast, who passed away last Thursday. “Sen. Gast reminds us all of the value of public service,” Snyder said. “He had a long and respected tenure at the local and state levels...

(RRN) Hit A Deer On A Wisconsin Road? Now, You Can Keep It
It's now a bit easier to keep that deer you just hit with your car in Wisconsin. A policy change means drivers who hit a deer, and want to keep it, now just have to let police know about the accident. The old rules, which ended last week, required drivers to get a special tag from the police. The new rules are meant to make...

(RRN) MSU Survey Asks: Are You Better Off Than Last Year?
A new study by Michigan State University shows most in the state believe they're better off than a year ago, but the recovery from the Great Recession isn't yet widespread. The university's latest State of the State Survey found 56-point-five percent feel they're better off than a year ago, just over 22-percent say they're financial situation...

(RRN) Language For Three Possible Ballot Proposals Approved
Petitions will be circulated across Michigan for three more ballot proposals. The Board of State Canvassers has approved the ballot language for initiatives to increase the corporate income tax, mandating companies give employees paid sick leave and allow voters to cast ballots by mail. The tax proposal would increase the corporate...

(RRN) Michigan To Upgrade Voting Equipment In Every Precinct
The state is beginning to replace outdated voting equipment. Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson says her office has started the process to upgrade the system used in all 48-hundred precincts, noting it is over a decade old. Johnson says the equipment has "served us well," but is starting to show its age. Proposals are now...

(RRN) Michigan DNR Reports Progress On Republic Twp Wildfire
The Michigan D-N-R reported Friday that a wildfire near Republic in western Marquette County was 95 percent contained. The 70-acre blaze dubbed the "County Road 601" fire was first spotted about 1:00 Thursday afternoon. It's about four miles northeast of Republic in an area that had been logged last winter. Incident commander...

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