(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...

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