(RRN) Casperson Alarmed With Fed Decision On Long-Eared Bat
It could end our way of life as we know it. That's what U-P State Senator Tom Casperson says of Wednesday's decision to put the long-eared bat on the federal threatened species list. Casperson says this decision could be "our spotted owl." The designation of that bird as an endangered species devastated the logging industry out west...

(RRN) Feds Plan To Place Long-Eared Bat On Threatened List
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday that it is listing the northern long-eared bat as a threatened species with an interim 4(d) rule under the Endangered Species Act. The Michigan DNR supports the rule because it allows states to conserve and protect the bat while continuing normal forest management activities and routine right-of-way maintenance...

(RRN) Escanaba Public Safety Warns Of New Phone, E-Mail Scam
Another phone scam is circulating around the Escanaba area. Public Safety says people are getting calls from someone claiming to be from the bank, investigating fraudulent activity. The person getting the call is asked to confirm details of his or her account--which, of course, will give them access to your money. Bottom line: don't...

(RRN) Upper Peninsula Company Makes Floor For NCAA Final 4
When Michigan State takes the floor Saturday against Duke in the Final Four, it will be on a court made a short distance from Spartan coach Tom Izzo’s hometown. Connor Sport Court International is based in the Iron County town of Amasa. It built the court for the finals of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium...

(RRN) McBroom Working To Reform State Auto Insurance System
Upper Peninsula state representative Ed McBroom says he's going to try again to do something about high auto insurance premiums that we all have to pay in Michigan. McBroom (R-Norway) says that one of the issues he gets the most feedback on is the state's no fault auto insurance system. He says that people are sick of paying...

(RRN) Lt. Governor, Supreme Court Justice Visit Marquette
Richard Bernstein is legally blind, but he's achieved success in his career and is now sitting on the Michigan Supreme Court. He and Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley were in Marquette on Tuesday for the "Michigan Hidden Talent Tour", highlighting the accomplishments of people with disabilities. Bernstein told Local Three News...

(RRN) Keweenaw County Prosecutor Suspended For Negligence
It appears Keweenaw County will soon need a new prosecutor. The Michigan Attorney Discipline Board has suspended Donna Jaaskelainen's law license for six months and fined her two thousand dollars. The A-D-B says it took the action because Jaaskelainen was negligent in handling three cases. The cases were all...

(RRN) Mackinac Island Ferry Season Begins With Limited Sked
A sign of spring in the Straits of Mackinac. Arnold Lines' Mighty Huron made it to the Mackinac Island passenger dock Tuesday to officially kick off the sailing season. Arnold says it has reduced ticket prices for the hardy souls who want to take the Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island Ride as spring gets underway....

(RRN) U.P. Fishermen Need New Licenses Starting Wednesday
The DNR says a new fishing season begins on Wednesday across Michigan. Anglers have five options to choose from when making their purchases. All fishing licenses are good for all species. A base license is not required when just purchasing a fishing license. Michigan's fishing licenses bring revenue into the state that is invested...

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