(RRN) Federal Judge Rules That Grey Wolf Needs Protection
A federal judge is ordering a halt to gray wolf hunting in the Upper Peninsula, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, stating the animal still requires protection. The ruling on Friday overturns a 2011 decision that allowed hunting of the wolves for the first time in 40 years. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed federal protections from...

(RRN) Michigan Legislature Approves Road Funding Package
The Michigan Legislature early Friday morning approved a package of bills aimed at pumping more money into repairs and upgrades to the state's roads and bridges. The legislation dedicates all of the money collected on the state's gasoline tax to Michigan roads, and also raises the state's sales tax from 6% to 7% to make sure that schools...

(RRN) Escanaba Woman Re-Appointed To State Rehab Commission
Governor Rick Snyder on Friday announced the appointments of two downstate man and the re-appointment of an Escanaba woman to the Michigan Council For Rehabilitation Services. Carol Bergquist of Escanaba was one of three people already serving on the council to be re-appointed by the governor. Ed Benning and...

(RRN) Legislation Approved For Ontonagon County Ambulances
Bipartisan efforts by State Senator Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba), and State Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette) led to the legislation that will allow ambulance service to continue to be provided in the Western Upper Peninsula. House Bill 5842, sponsored by State Rep Peter Pettalia (R-Alpena), was sent to the governor on the last day...

(RRN) Lawmakers Work Overnight To Reach Road Funding Deal
Michigan lawmakers were up late Thursday night, dealing with proposals to pump more money into the state's crumbling infrastructure. The state house and senate were holding votes well past 2:00 a.m. on a plan that would ask Michigan voters to approve a one-percent...

(RRN) More Charges In Marinette County Burglary, Shootout
Two more people have been arrested in the burglaries that led to that shootout with sheriff's deputies in Marinette County, Wisconsin on Wednesday. The sheriff says Harley Whitmore and Kendra Kruger were involved with the two suspects arrested earlier. They're both in jail as well. Derrick and Christopher Whitmore...

(RRN) Manistique Man Charged With Slitting Woman's Throat
Thomas Becks Junior is headed to trial. The 58-year-old Manistique man is charged with slitting the throat of 31-year-old Theresa Gorney following an argument at her home last July 28th. Charges include attempted murder. Becks' trial is set to begin next April 27th in Schoolcraft County Circuit Court.

(RRN) Radio Results Network Sold To Wisconsin-Based Group
The Radio Results Network will soon have a new owner. Parent company Lakes Radio Wednesday announced the sale of the five stations and affiliated websites to the Wisconsin-based Armada Media Partners. The sale price was not disclosed. Armada Media Partners currently owns a five-station group in Menominee-Marinette…as well...

(RRN) DNR Investigating Moose Poaching In Baraga County
The D-N-R is looking for information on a bull moose poaching that happened in Baraga County. The moose carcass was discovered on Saturday, Dec. 13th. Based on evidence collected at the site, officers believe the moose was killed in late November in the Three Lakes area. Logging is occurring along the road and road hunting...

(RRN) U.P. Catholics Can Travel To See Pope In Philadelphia
U-P families will have an opportunity to see Pope Francis and participate in the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year. The Diocese of Marquette is organizing a pilgrimage to the September, 2015 event with the help of the Kinghts of Columbus. Bishop John Doerfler will be attending the event as well. If you're interested...

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