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(RRN) State Stopping Work On Many Road Projects For Holiday
The state transportation department is suspending work on 101 of its 140 active road projects across the state for the next few days. M-DOT says the move is to keep traffic flowing as freely as possible during this holiday weekend. But six projects in the Upper Peninsula will still have barriers in your way. There's one lane closed in each...

(RRN) Police Have Extra Patrols For Memorial Holiday Weekend
Memorial Day travel period officially gets underway at 6:00 Friday night, and police say they will be ready with extra patrols. They will be looking for drunk drivers, speeders, and people not wearing their seatbelts. In fact, special "seat belt enforcement zones" will be set up on U-P highways to catch people who are not buckled...

(RRN) Wisconsin Utility Regulator Approves New Power Line
The Wisconsin Public Service Commission has given final approval of the American Transmission Company's "North Appleton to Morgan" transmission line project. The approval spells out the specifications and other conditions that ATC will have to follow in this project. This will include a new 345-kilovolt line that will run for 48 miles...

(RRN) Bay College Looking For New Trustees Board Member
Bay College is looking for a new board member. Margaret Noreus is stepping down on June 30th after 14 years on the Bay College Board of Trustees. She is leaving the board to focus more on her job as a financial adviser at Edward Jones. Noreus has been involved in many changes at the college, including the building of the...

(RRN) State DNR Worried About Wildfires On Holiday Weekend
With mild, sunny weather in the holiday weekend forecast, there's concern about wildfires across the Upper Peninsula. The Michigan DNR says that many people will be camping and hosting bonfires this weekend, and the agency is urging us to keep fire safety in mind. Never leave a fire unattended, and have plenty of water...

(RRN) Michigan Senators Concerned About Oil, Gas Pipelines
Michigan's two U-S Senators want more oversight of the oil and gas pipelines that run through the Straits of Mackinac, and throughout both the U-P and Lower Michigan. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are asking the White House to nominate a permanent administrator to lead the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials...

(RRN) Downtown Marquette Farmers Market Starts On Saturday
The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market officially opens for the season on Saturday. This is the 16th year for the Farmers Market, and it will include at least 49 vendors…including eight new ones. Besides fresh produce, you can shop for local artwork, baked goods, flowers, and live plants. The Farmer's Market will be held every...
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(RRN) Kallay Batchelor Found Guilty Of Murdering His Wife
An Escanaba man was found guilty of murder Wednesay in Delta County Circuit Court. Local Three News reports that the jury of eight men and five women deliberated for less than three hours before finding 37-year-old Kallay Batchelor guilty of first degree murder. He was accused of killing his wife at her home last September....

(RRN) Sea Lamphrey Control Effort Planned On Whitefish River
The U-S Fish and Wildlife Service is bringing its battle against sea lamphrey to the Whitefish River over the next week or so. Technicians will be dumping chemicals in the river…as well as to offshore areas near the river in Delta, and Alger Counties…in an effort to kill the lamphrey larvae that are burrowed into the lake...

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