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(RRN) U.P. Unemployment Rate Slightly Fell To 8.3% in June
The Upper Peninsula's unemployment rate dropped slightly in June as compared to May. State officials said Thursday that June's eight-point-three percent jobless rate was down two tenths of a percent from the previous month…and well below the ten percent in June of last year. For Michigan as a whole...


(RRN) State Panel Approves Pro-Wolf Hunt Ballot Proposal
A measure that effectively overturns two anti-wolf hunting referenda on the November ballot was approved Thursday by the State Board of Canvassers. The Board ruled that a pro-hunting group had turned in enough signatures to get their proposal before the legislature. That proposal would allow the legislature...


(RRN) Cloverland Co-Op Customers Warned Of New Phone Scam
Someone is trying to scam customers of Cloverland Electric Co-op. Company Communications Manager Todd Chapman says it popped up Thursday afternoon. Several business owners say they got a call demanding payment using a Green Dot money card--and threatening disconnection if the payment...


(RRN) Pictured Rocks Brings In Lots of Cash To U.P. Economy
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is bringing a lot of dollars into the U-P. That was the word Thursday from the National Park Service. Superintendent Mike Pflaum pegs the economic benefit of the park at 23-point-five million dollars. He also says the park supports more than 300 jobs. Pflaum says...


(RRN) Michigan AG Demands Pipeline Upgrades In Mackinac
State Attorney General Bill Schuette wants some upgrades to two oil pipelines that run across the Straits of Mackinac. Schuette sent a formal notice to pipeline owner Enbridge Energy yesterday demanding that additional anchors be installed. Schuette says the company is in violation of an agreement with...


(RRN) Some State Diaster Cash Approved; Casperson Wants More
There's six million dollars in grants available to help communities that suffered infrastructure damage during this harsh winter. Deb Stewart is the director of Community Incentive Programs at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. She says that the money from the "Deep Freeze" fund can be used to repair sewer...


(RRN) National Trappers Convention To Bring Thousands To UP
The population of Escanaba is growing by the thousands this week as the National Trappers Association holds its 55th annual national convention at the U-P State Fairgrounds. The president of the U-P Trappers Association, Roy Dahlgren, says this is a huge event for anyone involved in the outdoors. He says that...


(RRN) Air Might Get Stinky In Some Gladstone Neighborhoods
Gladstone residents may notice a foul odor at times over the next couple of weeks. The Gladstone Wastewater Department will be removing the cover from its "secondary digester" at the water plant. It will be repaired and coated starting today and running for about two weeks. City officials say that...


(RRN) Benishek Says Court Rulings Means ObamaCare Is Flawed
Two federal courts gave conflicting decisions Tuesday on whether subsidies under the Affordable Care Act can be used for people getting health insurance off of federal exchanges. A Circuit Court in Washington D-C said that subsidies could only be used for the purchase of health care from state exchanges. A court in...


(RRN) Police Find 13-year-old Delta County Runaway Unharmed
The Delta County Sheriff's Department has found a 13-year-old girl who hadn't been seen for more than 24 hours. Deputies reported on Monday that Abigail Master was considered to be a runway, technically listed as a "missing/endangered female". She was last seen at about 6:00 Sunday...


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