Bergman Presents 2018 Budget To Delta County Board

Delta County Administrator Ryan Bergman presented the county’s 2018 budget to the County Board of Commissioners Tuesday night.

He tells the Radio Results Network that the budget includes no cuts, and is heavily weighted toward criminal justice spending.

“When you don’t have a lot of assets, you try to prioritize what you have, to your core functions,” Bergman told RRN News. “The core function of the county government is its criminal justice system.

 

State Senator Talks Opioid Crisis During Escanaba Visit

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A downstate lawmaker is in Escanaba to take in the Upper Peninsula State Fair…and to talk about the problem of opioid abuse in Michigan.

State Senator Tonya Schuitmaker (R-Allegan) represents southwest Lower Michigan, and was a member of the governor’s task force on the issue of drug abuse and addiction.

She has proposed legislation that would crack down on the availability of prescription drugs.

“We have the Michigan Automated Prescription System,

 

Michigan Senators Comment On Trump NAFTA Plans

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released a statement on the beginning of talks between the United States, Canada, and Mexico to renegotiate NAFTA:

“Given NAFTA’s importance to our workers, businesses, farmers, and our economy in Michigan, a modernization is long overdue.  As talks begin this week, it is critical that the Trump Administration focus on stronger trade enforcement, combating currency manipulation, enacting strong and effective labor and environmental rules, and updating provisions related to the new technology economy. 

 

Governor Tours Old Orphanage Building In Marquette

Governor Rick Snyder is touting the restoration of the former Holy Family Orphanage, a vacant and blighted presence in downtown Marquette since 1981 that will be transformed as the new $16 million Grandview Marquette affordable rental housing complex by late fall 2017, as a “national model of excellence” for historic preservation and providing high-quality affordable family housing in the heart of one of the Upper Peninsula’s most vibrant cities.

“The Grandview Marquette is on the path to becoming a fantastic new affordable rental housing apartment building for local residents to call home,” Gov.

 

Inmate Kills Himself Inside Chippewa County Jail

An inmate committed suicide inside the Chippewa County Jail late Monday night.

Chippewa County Sheriff’s Deputies say that 24-year-old Thomas Captain of Sault Ste. Marie was found dead inside the jail at about 10:15 Monday night.

Captain was awaiting trial on armed robbery, kidnapping, and unlawful imprisonment charges. The Michigan State Police has joined the investigation, and the results will be reviewed by the Chippewa County Prosecutor when it’s done.

 

Senator Peters Wraps Up Second Day Of U.P. Trip

U.S. Senator Gary Peters began the second day of his #RideMI Motorcycle Tour with a tour of CertainTeed in L’Anse. CertainTeed manufactures versatile ceiling tiles featuring a range of sizes, textures, edge details and acoustic ratings for a variety of applications. It is the largest manufacturer in Baraga County, employing roughly 150 Michiganders.

“Manufacturing is in Michigan’s DNA and it plays a critical role in boosting local economies and creating good-paying jobs,” said Senator Peters. 

 

Cliffs Reverts To Its Original Name: Cleveland-Cliffs

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. announced Wednesday that it has re-named the Company to its historical name Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. Under the name Cleveland-Cliffs, the Company has been for many decades an important part of the North American iron and steel industry.

The name change is part of the celebration of the 170 th anniversary of the Company, and is effective immediately. The Company’s NYSE stock ticker symbol “CLF” will remain the same.

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DNR Offering Curriculum Help To Michigan Teachers

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources offers free educational opportunities to help educators looking for a fun way to integrate the state’s unique flora and fauna into their curriculum, while still meeting required educational standards.

To date, over 5,000 ninth- through 12th-grade students have been exposed to natural resources in the classroom with Elk University – Educating Tomorrow’s Wildlife Managers.

Elk University is designed to fit into teachers’ busy semester while meeting educational standards and touching on Michigan history,

 

Powerball Jackpot Worth $430 Million On Wednesday

The Powerball jackpot is up to an estimated $430 million for Wednesday’s drawing – making it the 9th largest Powerball jackpot up for grabs in game history. The cash option is $273.4 million.

This is the third time in 2017 that an advertised Powerball jackpot has gone above the $400 million mark.

  • February 22, 2017 – $435.3 million won in Indiana
  • June 10, 2017 – $447.8 million won in California
  • August 16,

 

Chocolay Raptor Center Releasing Two Birds Wednesday

The Chocolay Raptor Center will release two rehabilitated American Kestrels back to the wild on Wednesday at Gentz’s Homestead Golf Course in Beaver Grove. American Kestrels are the smallest falcons in North America. These two birds, a male and a female, were brought to the Chocolay Raptor Center as tiny chicks, still in pin feathers.

Officials say they weren’t even sure what species they were until they started sprouting their flight feathers. For the last week they have been demonstrating their ample flight abilities,
 

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