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(RRN) City of Escanaba Ready To 'Rock The Dock' On Friday
There will be lots to go Friday in Escanaba's Marina area as the city brings back "Rock the Dock". Escanaba City Manager Jim O'Toole says that the holiday weekend kick-off has something for everyone. "It's whole purpose is just to bring people together and have fun," O'Toole said. "There are a lot of children's activities. The Fishing Club has...

(RRN) Gladstone Celebrates Fourth of July In Van Cleve Park
Final preparations are under way for the annual Fourth of July celebration in the City of Gladstone. It's the largest undertaking of the year for the city, as well as several service groups who volunteer throughout the event. The Beer and Wine Sampling event will beld in Van Cleve Park Friday night from 6:30 until 9:30, with the....

(RRN) Michigan DNR Promotes Three U.P. Conservation Officers
The Michigan D-N-R has promoted three Upper Peninsula conservation officers to fill vacant sergeant's positions in the region. The promotions of Grant Emery, Michael Hammill and Jerrold Fitzgibbon in the U.P. were among a total of eight officers statewide. Emery is a former Manistique Public Safety officer and has been with the D-N-R...

(RRN) Manistique Ready For Three Days Of Fun Holiday Events
The City of Manistique is preparing for three days of fun to celebrate Independence Day. The annual Kiddie Parade is set for 6:00 Friday night, with games to follow. The Independence Day parade starts at 12:30 on Saturady, featuring music by the Manistique High School Band, the Cadet Corps Band, and the Floyd Brothers...

(RRN) Gas Prices Jump; Don't Blame Local Gas Station Owners
Gas prices are up, jumping by as much as 20 cents a gallon at many stations in the Upper Penisnula. GasBuddy.com's Patrick DeHaan in Grand Rapids says it's the economy in Greece, not the holiday weekend, that's to blame. DeHaan says wholesale gas prices, which is what the stations pay, has been fluctuating, mostly...

(RRN) Michigan Senate Passes Plan To Raise Gas Tax For Roads
The Michigan House and Senate will begin work this summer in an attempt to reach a compromise on funding road repairs. Senate Republican Floor Leader Mike Kowall says a nine bill package approved by the upper chamber shows it's committed to a solution. The Senate voted Wednesday to phase in a 15-cent per-gallon increase on...

(RRN) Police Arrest Five Drug Suspects In Dickinson County
Five people have been arrested on drugs charges in Dickinson County, following a several-month-long investigation by the "Kind" Drug Enforcement Team. 40-year-old Heather Schoen of Kingsford was charged with two counts of delivering a controlled substance, and maintaining a drug house. 21-year-old Matthew Neumann of Kingsford was...

(RRN) Kallay Batchelor Is Sentenced To Life Without Parole
Life in prison without the possibility of parole. That's the sentence that was handed down Wednesday afternoon for Kallay Batchelor. He's the Escanaba man who was convicted of stabbing and killing his wife, Heather, last September in her Stephenson Avenue home. Batchelor was convicted by a Delta County Jury after...

(RRN) LSSU Students Help Endangered Birds In Alger County
Lake Superior State University students are helping to preserve a small piping plover population in Alger County. The students have banded and weighed the endangered bird and collected some down for genetic analysis. They have been monitoring three nests of piping plovers near Grand Marais since May. A crew from the Great Lakes Piping...

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