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Hans Ahlstrom speaks with Rosalie Sanara Petrouske, one of the authors included in the anothology 'And Here: 100 Years of Upper Peninsula Writing, 1917-2017.' She reads her poem "Before Leaving" from the anthology and also talks about her own book, What We Keep, from which she reads "Walking with My Unborn Daughter."

She'll be appearing at the Munising Public Library today at 1pm, then she'll be at the Falling Rock Cafe and Bookstore in Munising at 3pm, and tonight at 6pm she'll be at the Negaunee City Library in Negaunee.

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Civil-rights attorney Dana Nessel will run for state Attorney General.

Two years ago, Nessel stood in a small park in Ann Arbor to celebrate the same sex marriage decision of the US Supreme Court. Nessel was an attorney for the Michigan couple in the case.

Nessel returned to that same park to announce her candidacy for state Attorney General Tuesday.

PESHTIGO, WI (AP)--   A Wisconsin man came perilously close to death after accidentally shooting a nail into his chest.

Doug Bergeson tells WBAY-TV that he was working on a house he's building near Peshtigo in June when his nail gun accidentally fired, sending a nail into his chest.

Bergeson says "it didn't really hurt," and he thought the nail just nicked him. Then he saw that only about an inch of 3½ inch nail was sticking out of his chest.

DETROIT, MI (AP)--   The Michigan appeals court has turned down an appeal in a dispute over public aid for private schools. 

A judge last month put a freeze on $2.5 million for fire drills, inspections and other state requirements at private schools. The money was approved by lawmakers in 2016, but critics say it violates the Michigan Constitution.

The appeals court on Monday said it found no grounds to get involved immediately.

MARQUETTE, MI--   District 26 Senator Tonya Schuitmaker (R) is visiting each of Michigan's 15 universities this summer, and she stopped by the Public Radio 90 studios to talk to news director Nicole 

Walton about higher education funding, opioid abuse prevention, and her future plans. 

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Gov. Rick Snyder has created a state council to better coordinate Michigan's fight against the opioid epidemic. 

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley will lead the council that was established by Snyder's executive order Tuesday.

The formation of the Council on Opioid and Prescription Drug Enforcement was recommended by a prescription drug and opioid abuse task force in 2015. It will address, develop and maintain relationships among local, state and federal agencies that enforce drug laws and regulations.

MANISTIQUE, MI--   A farm in Manistique is recalling eggs that may be contaminated with Salmonella.

WLUC-TV says LaBar Poultry Farm issued the recall when environmental sampling as part of a foodborne illness outbreak detected Salmonella Enteritidis at the farm.

The affected eggs are in one-dozen cartons labeled with LaBar Poultry Farm and either August 30, 2017 or September 30, 2017. They were sold to restaurants, grocery stores, and directly to consumers in Alger, Delta, Dickinson, Luce, Mackinac, Marquette, Menominee, and Schoolcraft counties.

MUNISING, MI--   Michigan Governor Rick Snyder continued to make good use of his time in the Upper Peninsula Tuesday morning by spending part of it on Lake Superior. 

Snyder highlighted U.P. tourism opportunities by kayaking around Grand Island. He was accompanied by members of Travel Michigan—the state’s official tourism promotion office.

Snyder also participated in a roundtable discussion of Careers in Technical Education at Westwood High School. The governor is a big proponent of CTE programs.

AUTRAIN TOWNSHIP, MI--   Michigan State Police have released the name of a man who drowned Sunday in a boating accident in AuTrain Township. 

Troopers from the Munising detachment say Robert Louis, 59, of downstate Lake Orion drowned when the 19-foot wooden boat he and six others were in tipped over. Louis tried to swim for the boat and wasn’t seen again.

The others were rescued by a group in a pontoon boat in the area. The pontoon went back to where the accident occurred but couldn’t find Louis.

The Alger County Dive Team recovered his body Monday around 3 p.m.

Cliffs Natural Resources reverts to former name

Aug 15, 2017

CLEVELAND, OH--   Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. has announced 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 170th anniversary of the Company, and is effective immediately. The Company’s NYSE stock ticker symbol “CLF” will remain the same.

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