Lake Superior State University Raises Tuition, Housing

The Lake Superior State University Board of Trustees, meeting in special session Friday, set tuition and fees for the 2017-2018 academic year and approved a recommendation to negotiate a contract for an interim president.

The board set tuition at $5,616 per semester, a $203 or 3.75 percent increase over last year.

The rate includes a $1 per semester increase to the environmental fee, which covers, among other things, complimentary laundry facilities in campus living areas.

 

Wisconsin Governor Signs Police Dog Bill In Green Bay

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed Assembly Bill 58 into law Friday at the Green Bay Police Department. The bill changes procedures for law enforcement dogs if they bite a person.

Assembly Bill 58 – changes the requirements for law enforcement dogs that have bitten a person. Under current law, if a dog has bitten a person, they must be quarantined unless they bit the person while performing law enforcement duties and are immunized against rabies.

 

China’s Ruixin Liu Leads After First Round At Sweetgrass

2017 Symetra Tour rookie Ruixin Liu fired a career-best round of 7-under par 65 on Friday in the first round of the seventh annual Island Resort Championship at the Sweetgrass Golf Club in Harris.

Liu was very stoic all day, but when her ball found the cup on the last hole, she practically skipped off the course, proclaiming, “It feels like magic.”

Magic indeed, as Liu went through a stretch of six birdies in seven holes in her first outing at Sweetgrass.

 

Children’s Fishing Day Set Saturday At Seney Refuge

Join us for Children’s Fishing Day – Catch the Excitement! Saturday, June 24th, 2017, the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in cooperation with the Seney Natural History Association, invites you to participate in the 28th Annual Children’s Fishing Day.

On the day of the event young anglers are required to register at the Visitor Center before fishing. Fish entries will be accepted between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Visitor Center.

 

Hiawatha Forest Reminds Visitors Of Fireworks Ban

The Fourth of July is one of America’s great landmark holidays, celebrating our nation’s independence. It is also a great time to enjoy nearby forests and grasslands. However, it is vitally important that all users are aware that possessing, igniting, discharging or using any kind of fireworks is prohibited on National Forest System (NFS) lands.

“Setting off fireworks in a national forest is not only illegal, it is also a hazardous activity that can lead to injury and wildfires,”

 

Gov. Snyder Says Overseas Trade Mission Successful

Governor Rick Snyder on Friday said his investment trip has been productive in deepening relationships and making the case that Michigan is the best place for international businesses to expand, invest and create jobs.

Snyder’s delegation completed their investment mission to the International Paris Air Show this week with a stop in Germany and Italy.

Joined by Michigan economic development leaders, Snyder spent the final day of the weeklong trip in Cadorago,

 

Ishpeming Police Search For Liquor Thief With No Teeth

The Ishpeming Police Department needs help in identifying a male suspect who attempted to steal a bottle of liquor at Jubilee Foods Wednesday night, according to Local Three News. The suspect was seen on surveillance video putting a bottle of liquor in the front of his pants, and leaving the store without paying for it.

Employees attempted to stop the suspect, but he ran from the store, crossed US-41, and ran into the woods. The suspect has been described as a white male,
 

U.P. History Conference Begins Friday In Caspian, Iron River

The Historical Society of Michigan announces that its 68th annual Upper Peninsula History Conference will be held in Iron River and Caspian, Mich., on June 23-25, 2017.

The Upper Peninsula History Conference pays particular attention to U.P. history topics and themes and moves to a different location in the Upper Peninsula each year to also explore that area’s heritage. The conference is sponsored by Meijer Inc. and is hosted by the Iron County Historical Society &

 

Escanaba Mayor Says More Sewage Being Sent Into Bay

The City of Escanaba is sending more sewage into Little Bay deNoc because of the nearly constant rain in the community. Mayor Marc Tall tells the Radio Results Network that the only other choice is for the sewage to “back up into basements”.

The Escanaba Wastewater Department announced earlier this week that 300,000 gallons of sewage was sent a mile offshore into Little Bay deNoc on Sunday.

Tall didn’t have a specific number for the amount of “effluent” that has been sent into the bay since the Sunday discharge,

 

Beer, wine Group Pleased With Crackdown On Out-of-State Products

The Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association today applauded the Michigan Senate for overwhelmingly approving House Bill 4557, which would increase the penalties for illegally shipping wine or beer into Michigan and bring those penalties in line with illegally shipping spirits into the state.

The legislation, which now awaits Gov. Rick Snyder’s signature after passing the House in May, makes illegally shipping large amounts of wine or beer into the state punishable by a fine ranging from $500 to $5,000,