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(RRN) Man Charged With Arson, Murder In Marquette County
Nearly six months after a Marquette County house fire led to the death of a woman, an arrest has been made in the case. Local Three News reports that 45 year-old Steven Zintman has been charged with felony murder and first degree arson in connection to the fire that happened May 4th at 609 Valkyrie Street at...

(RRN) Peters Would Oppose UP Electric Rate Hikes If Elected
The Democrat who's running for the U.S. Senate campaigned in the Upper Peninsula on Monday, and said that if he's elected, he will work to avoid the large utility rate increases that are scheduled to take place this winter in the region. Suburban Detroit Congressman Gary Peters campaigned in Escanaba and Marquette, and...

(RRN) U.P. Health Officials Offer Reassurance On Ebola Virus
More reassurance is being offered for Peninsula residents concerned about a possible Ebola outbreak here. The deadly disease has killed about four thousand people this fall, with nearly all of them occurring in West Africa nations. Doctor Terry Frankovich is the medical director for public health departments in ten...

(RRN) Fish/Wildlife Service Fighting Lamphrey In Ford River
The U-S Fish and Wildlife Service plans to take its battle against sea lamphrey to the Ford River over the next ten days. Technicians will be dumping chemicals in the river…as well as to offshore areas near the river in Delta, Marquette, Menominee and Dickinson Counties…in an effort to kill the lamphrey larvae...

(RRN) Fire Forces Evacuation Of Engineered Machine Products
Fire disrupted the morning routine for employees at Escanaba's Engineered Machine Products on Monday. The facility was evacuated shortly after 9 a.m. when a heating unit caught fire on the second level of the building. "When we got here, there was heavy smoke coming out of....

(RRN) K-Mart Store In Iron Mountain Closing January 18th
The K-Mart store in Iron Mountain will be closing its doors. According to a post on the "my Kmart" corporate message board, a community relations specialist confirmed that the Iron Mountain store will be closing on January 18th. It is one of a number of stores being closed across the country as K-Mart tries to...

(RRN) Casperson Wants Changes In Michigan Jail Food Systems
Upper Peninsula State Senator Tom Casperson says that he regrets his vote for a Michigan corrections budget that included the privitization of the state's prison food system. And he says that the Snyder Administration should consider cancelling its contract with the private vendor Aramark, Inc., which has been riddled with charges of...

(RRN) M-DOT Trying New Energy-Efficent Bulbs In St. Ignace
We've all been told that it's time to switch from the old electric bulbs to the new LED lights, which cost more, but save energy long-term. The Michigan Department of Transportation is taking that advice, and is switching to LED lights on some freeways. M-DOT spokesman Dan Weingarten says they are making the switch...

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