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(RRN) Northern Michigan University Hires Its New President
Northern Michigan University has a new president. Fritz Erickson was appointed to the position Tuesday by a unanimous vote of the N-M-U Board of Trustees. Erickson comes to Marquette from Ferris State University, where he is the provost and vice president for academic affairs. Erickson has also worked at...


(RRN) Cannon Files Petitions For Potential Race vs Benishek
The deadline passed Tuesday for people to file their petitions to run for public office this August. And Jerry Cannon turned in his petitions on that final day. Cannon is the Democrat who is running for the U.S. House seat that is currently held by Dan Benishek. Cannon turned in more than 1,600 signatures to...


(RRN) National Trappers Expo Comes To Escanaba In Late July
The National Trappers Association plans to being its Trapping and Outdoor Expo to the Upper Peninsula this summer. The group says that the event will be held at the UP State Fairgrounds in Escanaba July 24th through the 27th. They plan ten buildings full of vendors, offering not only trapping supplies, but other...


(RRN) Schools Given Option In Making Up Winter Weather Days
There could be some wiggle room for school districts in the state that went over their allotted number of snow days. Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation saying that as long as a district provides one-thousand-98 hours of instruction, the students only need to be in the classroom for 174-days. This is just for...


(RRN) Wildfire Prevention Week As Snow Melts Across U.P.
There's still snow on the ground in parts of the Upper Peninsula, but the Michigan DNR is concerned about wildfires. This week is Wildfire Prevention Week in Michigan. The DNR's Resource Protection Manager, Paul Kollmeyer, says that one in three wildfires are causing by people burning debris without taking...


(RRN) Electrical Line Tech Program Gets 32 New Graduates
The Midwest Skills Development Center in Marquette has graduated its latest class from the Electrical Line Technician program. There were 32 students in the class, and they completed a one-year training program that taught them how to install, maintain, and operate electrical systems. Line Tech Instructor...


(RRN) Congressman Benishek On 'Health Care Listening Tour'
Congressman Dan Benishek will visit three more hospitals Tuesday and Wednesday as part of what he's calling a "Health Care Listening Tour". Benishek has already visited hospitals in the western and Central U-P, talking with people about the affects of the Affordable Care Act…or "ObamaCare". Benishek says...


(RRN) Adopt-A-Highway Clean-Up Planned This Weekend In U.P.
Volunteers will spend the next two weekends walking alongside Upper Peninsula highways, picking up garbage left behind by inconsiderate people. The Adopt-A-Highway is in its 24th year, and the state transportation department says that this year's program is off to a late start due to the long winter. As many as...


(RRN) Two U.P. Secretary Of State Offices Closed This Week
Two Upper Peninsula Secretary of State branch offices are closed this week because of remodeling. The offices in Iron River and Newberry won't re-open until April 28th. Both offices will see new carpeting and a new "customer-friendly" counter design…and better lighting in the parking lots. People in those...


(RRN) Wolf Management Council Meets Tuesday In St. Ignace
If you're interested in Michigan's wolf population, you may want to travel to Saint Ignace Tuesday for a meeting of the state's Wolf Management Advisory Council. This panel includes people from conservation, agriculture and hunting groups…tribal governments and groups the advocate for animal rights. They will...


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