(RRN) Northern Michigan University Campus Now Smoke-Free
Northern Michigan University is officially smoke-free. Starting Friday, all tobacco products are banned from the Marquette campus--including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars and smokeless tobacco. The rule covers both university property and university-owned vehicles. Bay de Noc Community College's Escanaba and Iron Mountain...


(RRN) 'Wellness' Triathlon Set For Saturday in Luce County
They'll be running, biking and swimming for wellness Saturday in Luce County. The eighth annual Tri-Lakes Triathlon starts with registration at eight in the morning at Erickson Center Park in Curtis. The triathlon starts at 9:30…with a five-K run-walk only kicking off at 9:35. The event is sponsored by Helen Newberry Joy Hospital and the Curtis Area Chamber of Commerce.


(RRN) Marquette County's Lundin Mine To Start Operating
Marquette County's Eagle Mine should begin producing ore by the end of the year. In its second quarter statement issued Wednesday, Lundin Mining says there are 500 people working at the site, including employees contractors. Work at the Humboldt Mill processing facility is nearly done as well....


(RRN) Negaunee Man Trapped In Car When Utility Pole Falls
Some scary moments for a 65-year-old Negaunee man Thursday afternoon. The Marquette County Sheriff says the as-yet unidentified driver ran his car off North Road, hitting a utility pole. The pole snapped in half and the power lines fell onto the car. The driver stayed inside until power crews...


(RRN) Manistique Stabbing Update; Stabbing Reported In Sault
A 58-year-old Manistique man could spend the rest of his life in prison after allegedly slitting the throat of a 31-year-old Manistique woman. Thomas Becks is charged with attempted murder in the stabbing of Theresa Gorney. The incident happened late Monday night, and Becks was arrested early Tuesday. He was...


(RRN) Three Arrested For Stealing From Iron Mountain Garage
Three men were caught red-handed stealing items from a garage in Iron Mountain early Wednesday. Police there say a neighbor reported the break-in on West D Street. The police arrived a few moments later and took all three off to the Dickinson County Jail. No names have yet been released...


(RRN) Construction Delayed For LSSU South Hall Renovations
A busier than normal construction season has meant a delay in renovations to Lake Superior State University's South Hall. Sherry Brooks is L-S-S-U's vice president of finance. She says that bids that came in this summer for the 12-million-dollar project were--quoting now--"not complete...


(RRN) Manistique Man Accused Of Slitting Woman's Throat
Police in Manistique are investigating an attempted murder. Manistique Public Safety Director Ken Golat says they got a call at just before midnight Monday night saying that a woman had a severe wound to her throat. The 31-year-old victim had gone to the home on Michigan Avenue to ask for help. Public...


(RRN) Woman Wanted In California Arrested In Iron Mountain
A woman with outstanding warrants in California was arrested this week in Iron Mountain. Iron Mountain Police say that 33-year-old Shannon Flores was wanted for fraudulent activities in California. A patrol officer spotted her in the parking lot of a local business and took her into custody...


(RRN) Portion of Grand Sable Dunes Closed At Pictured Rocks
A portion of the Grand Sable Dunes is being closed within the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Pictured Rocks Superintendent Mike Pflaum says that the northeast section of the dunes is falling into Lake Superior because of erosion. He says it is not safe to be in that area, and so...


(RRN) Rep. Benishek Calls VA Reform Bill 'Good First Step'
A House-Senate Conference Committee has approved a compromise piece of legislation aimed at reforming the Veterans Administration. The move came after reports of veterans dying while waiting for treatment at V-A hospitals. Upper Peninsula Congressman Dan Benishek says the legislation...


(RRN) Break-In Reported at Iron Mountain's Chippewa Club
Somebody broke into the Chippewa Club in Iron Mountain late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. Iron Mountain Police say they got the call at about 6:45 in the morning and a Michigan State Police evidence technician was called to help with the investigation. Anyone with information...


(RRN) Former Escanaba Mayor Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement
The former mayor of Escanaba has pled guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from the Escanaba Eagles Club. Leo Evans appeared in Delta County Circuit Court Monday morning and pled guilty to the embezzlement of more than 50-thousand dollars and less than 100-thousand…a 15-year felony. In exchange...


(RRN) North Escanaba Home Damaged By Fire; Nobody Injured
A home was damaged by fire Monday in Escanaba. Public Safety officers were called to a home at 10-10 Stephenson Avenue on the city's north side at just after 11:30 in the morning. When crews got there, they noticed smoke coming from several different areas of the home. They found that...


(RRN) Hungry Bears Force Alger County Roadside Park To Close
A roadside park is being temporarily closed in Alger County. M-DOT says that the "Deer Lake" roadside park along M-28 is being shut down because of problem bears in the area. Michigan D-N-R will be working to trap and relocate those black bears that have been raiding garbage cans in the park...


(RRN) Peregrine Falcon Nesting At Top of Portage Lift Bridge
The Portage Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock has gone to the birds. Some baby peregrine falcons are living in special nest boxes at the top of that bridge. The boxes were installed there two years ago when M-DOT officials noticed the birds were hanging around. The peregrine falcon is an endangered species...


(RRN) Michigan DNR Wants Public Comment On Forest Management
The Michigan D-N-R wants your opinion on how the state's forest lands should be managed. Specifically, those "high conservation value areas" that may contain rare or sensitive natural communities. The public comment period is required for the state to keep its certification under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative...


(RRN) Three-Week Strike Ends At Alger-Delta Electric Co-Op
A three-week long strike against Alger Delta Cooperative Electric is over. Company officials Friday announced a new agreement with members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The agreement followed a marathon bargaining session that started Thursday and ran into the...


(RRN) Authorities Release Name In Marinette County Shooting
The Marinette County sheriff has identified the Green Bay man who apparently killed himself after firing at two cars along a rural highway there. He's 43-year-old Robb DeGroot…and Sheriff Jerry Sauve says he had been dealing with depression and has become "quite agitated recently...


(RRN) Man Gets Five Years For Threats In Child Custody Case
A 32-year-old former Garden man who promised to start what he called "World War Three" over a child custody dispute is headed to prison. Jason Paul Arnold will spend five years behind bars. Arnold was arrested back in April after he bought a high-powered rifle and five boxes of ammunition. Police think he was ready...


(RRN) Eastern U.P. Man Indicted On Child Sex Abuse Charges
A 61-year-old former Kincheloe man has been charged with 12 counts of sexual abuse of a minor. U-S Attorney Patrick Miles announced the grand jury indictment Friday against Tommy Alan Cain. Miles says Cain engaged in sex acts with a minor over a four-year period starting in 1997 on lands...


(RRN) Maggots Found in Potatoes At Alger County Prison
The Michigan Department of Corrections is confirming maggots have been found in a third prison. This time, they were found in potatoes at the Alger Correctional Facility in Munising. The rotten potatoes were not in the kitchen, and were still in a pallet on a loading dock. State Corrections Department spokesman...

(RRN) Shooting, High-Speed Chase in Marinette County; 1 Dead
A 35-year-old Green Bay man is dead following shootings and a police chase Thursday in Marinette County, Wisconsin. Sheriff Jerry Sauve says it started at about three in the afternoon when the suspect fired on a car travelling along U-S 141 near Wausaukee. The victims kept the shooter's...


(RRN) Proposal To Raise Minimum Wage Won't Be On Fall Ballot
A proposal to raise Michigan's minimum wage to 10-10 an hour will not be on the fall ballot. The State Board of Canvassers ruled Thursday that the measure fell about 39-hundred signatures short of what was needed to get the issue before the voters. The Secretary of State's office ruled earlier that...


(RRN) U.P. Unemployment Rate Slightly Fell To 8.3% in June
The Upper Peninsula's unemployment rate dropped slightly in June as compared to May. State officials said Thursday that June's eight-point-three percent jobless rate was down two tenths of a percent from the previous month…and well below the ten percent in June of last year. For Michigan as a whole...


(RRN) State Panel Approves Pro-Wolf Hunt Ballot Proposal
A measure that effectively overturns two anti-wolf hunting referenda on the November ballot was approved Thursday by the State Board of Canvassers. The Board ruled that a pro-hunting group had turned in enough signatures to get their proposal before the legislature. That proposal would allow the legislature...


(RRN) Cloverland Co-Op Customers Warned Of New Phone Scam
Someone is trying to scam customers of Cloverland Electric Co-op. Company Communications Manager Todd Chapman says it popped up Thursday afternoon. Several business owners say they got a call demanding payment using a Green Dot money card--and threatening disconnection if the payment...


(RRN) Pictured Rocks Brings In Lots of Cash To U.P. Economy
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is bringing a lot of dollars into the U-P. That was the word Thursday from the National Park Service. Superintendent Mike Pflaum pegs the economic benefit of the park at 23-point-five million dollars. He also says the park supports more than 300 jobs. Pflaum says...


(RRN) Michigan AG Demands Pipeline Upgrades In Mackinac
State Attorney General Bill Schuette wants some upgrades to two oil pipelines that run across the Straits of Mackinac. Schuette sent a formal notice to pipeline owner Enbridge Energy yesterday demanding that additional anchors be installed. Schuette says the company is in violation of an agreement with...


(RRN) Some State Diaster Cash Approved; Casperson Wants More
There's six million dollars in grants available to help communities that suffered infrastructure damage during this harsh winter. Deb Stewart is the director of Community Incentive Programs at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. She says that the money from the "Deep Freeze" fund can be used to repair sewer...


(RRN) National Trappers Convention To Bring Thousands To UP
The population of Escanaba is growing by the thousands this week as the National Trappers Association holds its 55th annual national convention at the U-P State Fairgrounds. The president of the U-P Trappers Association, Roy Dahlgren, says this is a huge event for anyone involved in the outdoors. He says that...


(RRN) Air Might Get Stinky In Some Gladstone Neighborhoods
Gladstone residents may notice a foul odor at times over the next couple of weeks. The Gladstone Wastewater Department will be removing the cover from its "secondary digester" at the water plant. It will be repaired and coated starting today and running for about two weeks. City officials say that...


(RRN) Benishek Says Court Rulings Means ObamaCare Is Flawed
Two federal courts gave conflicting decisions Tuesday on whether subsidies under the Affordable Care Act can be used for people getting health insurance off of federal exchanges. A Circuit Court in Washington D-C said that subsidies could only be used for the purchase of health care from state exchanges. A court in...


(RRN) Police Find 13-year-old Delta County Runaway Unharmed
The Delta County Sheriff's Department has found a 13-year-old girl who hadn't been seen for more than 24 hours. Deputies reported on Monday that Abigail Master was considered to be a runway, technically listed as a "missing/endangered female". She was last seen at about 6:00 Sunday...


(RRN) State Police Look For Information In Munising Shooting
Michigan State Police are asking for your help in determining exactly what happened last week when a Munising Police officer shot and killed a Munising man. Timothy Mitchell was killed after a reported domestic violence incident and high-speed chase from Christmas to Wetmore. Gladstone State Police...


(RRN) Police Release Name of Delta County Drowning Victim
Michigan State Police on Monday released the name of the man who drowned in Little Bay deNoc over the weekend. He's 48-year-old Micheal Waeghe of Gladstone. Troopers say that Waeghe was kayaking with a friend early in the morning when he went missing. His body was later found by search and...


(RRN) Elderly Man Accused In Stabbing Sentenced To 8 Months
The Delta County man accused of stabbing his son during an incident last spring was sentenced Monday in Delta County Circuit Court. Seventy-three year-old Thomas Hanley was sentenced to eight months in jail, with credit for 121 days already served. He was NOT convicted of stabbing his son during that incident...


(RRN) Upper Peninsula Lawmakers Holding Town Hall Meetings
The entire U-P delegation to Lansing will meet with constituents at a series of town hall meetings starting Monday. That's right…Democrats and Republicans will be in the same room. The U-P House delegation is evenly divided--two Democrats (John Kivela, Scott Dianda) and two Republicans (Ed McBroom...


(RRN) Mackinaw City Appolgizes For Billing Accident Victim
An error is blamed for issuing a 500-dollar bill to the man who died in a traffic accident on I-75 in northern Michigan last month. The Mackinaw City Fire Department sent the request for payment to Carl Little for work to remove his body from the car after the crash. Little's stepdaughter Rebecca Beck put a picture...


(RRN) Delta County Man, 48, Drowns In Little Bay deNoc
A Delta County man drowned over the weekend in Little Bay deNoc. Michigan State Police say that the 48-year-old man was kayaking with a friend late Friday when he went missing. Several police agencies helped to look for him, including the Delta County Search and Rescue Team and...


(RRN) Copper Country Man Injured In Weekend Traffic Accident
A pedestrian was hit by a car in the Copper Country over the weekend. Michigan State Police say the incident happened on Friday on M-26 near Henwood Road in Calumet Township. A 30-year-old Calumet man was walking along M-26 when he was hit by a car driven by a 21-year-old Lake Linden woman. The...


(RRN) Benishek Opposes Plan To Close Kingsford Mail Facility
Congressman Dan Benishek is urging the U-S Postmaster General to reconsider closing the central mail processing center in Kingsford. The Postal Service says it will shutter the Kingsford facility and move its operations to Green Bay. Benishek said the shutdown will hurt the U-P economy, but...


(RRN) Car, Two Semis Involved In Marinette County Accident
Sheriff's deputies in Marinette County, Wisconsin think a drunk driver may be responsible for a crash involving a car and two semis. It happened early Thursday on U-S 141 north of Amberg. Deputies say a car driven by 26-year-old Andrew Kunna of Menasha crossed the highway centerline into...


(RRN) Off-Road Races At Bark River International Raceway
It's Off-Road racing Weekend in Bark River. It's the second set of races there this summer…this weekend's races are the big ones…the ones that have been held there for the past 39 years. Our T.J. Ryan will have live updates from the races all weekend long right here on the Radio Results Network. Racing...


(RRN) Walk/Run For Brain Tumor Research Saturday In Escanaba
An event to raise money for brain tumor research will be held Saturday in Escanaba. The "Walk in the Park" 5-K event is being held for a tenth straight year, raising money for the Superior Health Foundation's Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center in Marquette. So far, 52-thousand dollars have been raised in the nine years...


(RRN) Hiawatha Music Festival Set This Weekend In Marquette
It's a full weekend of music in Marquette this weekend as the Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival runs for the 36th straight year in Tourist Park. Susan Devine is the Festival Director. She says that there will be various types of music played throughout the weekend, from cajun to blues to Finnish music. It all kicks...


(RRN) Rep. Benishek Presses FEMA For UP Disaster Assistance
Upper Peninsula Congressman Dan Benishek is pushing for disaster help for the region to pay for infrastructure repairs after the harsh winter caused many pipes, sewers, and water mains to break. Governor Rick Snyder has declared a state of emergency in Delta, Marquette, and several other....


(RRN) DNR Says 19 Million Fish Planted In Michigan Lakes
State D-N-R officials say that more than 19-million fish wee stocked in lakes across Michigan this spring. And a huge number of those fish were produced at the Thompson State Fish Hatchery near Manistique. That hatchery stocked 7-point-78 million walleye fry, yearling steelhead and brown trout, and...


(RRN) Michigan State Police Warn Seniors Of Sweepstakes Scam
Another scam to tell you about this morning. Michigan State Police say seniors in the Copper Country are being targeted by a Sweepstakes Scam. In this one, an official-looking letter comes in the mail and it includes a check congratulating the winner. The check is useless, but you are told to contact...


(RRN) Marinette County Man Hurt After Running From Police
A man was arrested in Marinette County yesterday after a stolen car investigation turned into a foot pursuit. Sheriffs Deputies say they saw a vehicle that looked like one reported stolen in Calumet County Wisconsin. The deputy was already on the way to the county jail with a prisoner, so he radioed ahead...


(RRN) Escanaba Public Safety Finds Suspicious Pick-Up Truck
Escanaba Public Safety has found a vehicle that the department thought might have had something to do with last week's armed robbery of the People's Drug Store. Officers were looking for a dark green extended cap Chevy pick-up with a loud exhaust and a rear bumper that was folded upward. Police now say...


(RRN) Local Health Department Warns Of Tainted Tattoo Inks
Tattoo providers listen up: there is a recall being issued by the Food and Drug Administration for tattoo inks and needles put out by White and Blue Lion of California. The kits are sold through amazon.com. Kerry Ott at the Luce, Mackinac, Alger and Schoolcraft District Health Department says these inks and needles...


(RRN) Four Rescued During Lake Michigamme Boating Incident
Four people had to be rescued on Lake Michigamme when their boat sank Sunday afternoon. Marquette County Sheriffs Deputies say the incident happened at about 3:00 in the afternoon near Brown's Bay. The four men were fishing when they heard a crack at the back of the 16-foot boat. The transom and motor broke apart...


(RRN) Munising Man Killed By Police After High-Speed Chase
A 47 year old Munising man is dead after an altercation Monday evening that included a police chase through Alger County. Timothy Mitchell was shot and killed by a Munising Police Officer after a domestic violence case in Christmas led to a high-speed chase. Early reports had said shots were fired between the suspect...


(RRN) Very Few Antlerless Deer Hunting Licenses Issued In UP
The Michigan DNR says that you can apply for anterless deer hunting licenses now, but there aren't many in the Upper Peninsula to go around. There are no doe permits at all being issued for public lands anywhere in the Upper Peninsula, and there are just 7,000 being issued on private land in three units...


(RRN) Walleye Planting Program Finishes In Wisconsin Lakes
If you like fishing for walleye, you will be very happy after the Wisconsin Walleye Initiative wraps up. Governor Scott Walker and state fisheries officials say the number of lakes stocked with larger walleye will increase seven-fold in the next two years. The program is expected to produce up to 800-thousand...


(RRN) Veterans Administration Plans Mental Health Summit
The Veterans Administration is planning a Mental Health Summit later this month in Iron Mountain. This is part of a national initiative to improve mental health care for veterans. The conference will bring together health care professionals, veterans advocates, and others with a stake in providing quality...


(RRN) Battle Against Sea Lamphrey Comes To Delta County
The U-S Fish and Wildlife Service plans to send a team to Delta County this week to see how bad the sea lamphrey problem is in three local rivers. The assessment crew will work off shore on the Ogontz, Rapid, and Sturegon Rivers to estimate how many sea lamphrey are living in those waters. The information gathered...


(RRN) Marquette Police Car Involved In Weekend Traffic Crash
A Marquette Police squad car was involved in a traffic crash late Saturday night. The accident happened at just after 11:30 at night at the intersection of North Fourth Street and West Hewitt Avenue. The police car was southbound on Fourth while the other car was going east on Hewitt when the...


(RRN) McBroom, Casperson Defend Changes To Merit Curriculum
Two Upper Peninsula lawmakers are speaking out about the opposition to their legislation that made changes to the Michigan Merit Curriculum. State representative Ed McBroom and State Senator Tom Casperson both take exception to comments made by some educators in Lower Michigan, as well as an editorial in the Detroit News...


(RRN) Road Project Begins Monday On US-2 Near Manistique
A new road project is scheduled to begin Monday on US-2 in Schoolcraft County. The Michigan Department of Transportation plans to repair 4.1 miles of the highway from the Delta County line to the intersection of M-149 in Thompson. The project includes rebuilding and resurfacing the road, and officials say...


(RRN) Woman Charged With Drunk Driving In Construction Zone
The woman who allegedly hit a construction worker while driving drunk has been formally charged with two felonies in Dickinson County. 34-year-old Andrea Drawski of Quinnesec was arraigned in 95th District Court Friday morning. She is charged with Operating While Intoxicated causing serious injury...


(RRN) Two Arrested On Home Invasion Charges In Marquette
Two people were arrested Friday morning after a home invasion incident in Marquette. Marquete Police say they got the call at about 6:45 in the morning that two people had broken into a home. A short time later, officers found a vehicle and two people matching the description of the suspects....


(RRN) Argument Leads To Fight, Stabbing In Copper Country
An argument got out of hand in the Copper Country early Friday morning, leading to one man being stabbed and another being jailed. Michigan State Police say the incident happened at a home on Hecla Street in Calumet at around 2:00 in the morning. Troopers say that the two men were drinking...


(RRN) Mackinac Bridge Tolls Not Going Up For Two More Years
The Mackinac Bridge Authority has decided NOT to raise tolls for two more years. Officials say that improved financial projections and aggressive maintenance work this year have lowered the need for more toll revenue through at least 2016. The Authority that runs the operations for the...


(RRN) Escanaba Police Seek Information In Drug Store Robbery
The investigation continues into Wednesday's armed robbery of the People's Drug Store. There is now a 10-thousand dollar reward being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person involved. They're looking for a white man in his early 20's, about 5-foot-10...

(RRN) Construction Worker Hit By Drunk Driver In Iron Mtn.
There was a traffic accident in a construction zone in Dickinson County on Thursday. Michigan State Police say the accident happened on US-2 near Third Street in Breitung Township at about 9:40 in the morning. A state trooper was there and saw the construction worker get hit by the vehicle. Police say the...


(RRN) Suspects Identified After Rash Of Break-Ins In Powers
Numerous cars, garages, and motor homes were broken into in the Powers-Spalding area early Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Menominee County Sheriff Kenny Marks says that cell phones, money, stereos, clothes, and electronic devices were stolen in the incidents. Through their investigation...


(RRN) Gov. Snyder Celebrates Milestone In Medicaid Expansion
Governor Rick Snyder says that the state's "Healthy Michigan Plan" has reached a milestone. The legislation that expanded Medicaid in Michigan had a goal of 322-thousand enrollees. Snyder says that as of June 10th, just over 323-thousand people had signed up for the health insurance plans....


(RRN) US-41 To Become Interstate 41 In Wisconsin; Not In UP
The signs are changing along U.S. Highway 41 in the Milwaukee area. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is putting up the new signs for Interstate 41 in advance of Congress approving the highway's designation. The section of US-41 that will become I-41 runs 175 miles from the Illinois...


(RRN) State of Michigan Selling Land In Schoolcraft County
The State of Michigan is selling 19 parcels of land in 11 counties. These are properties that mostly were acquired by tax reversion, but the state also bought some of the parcels and no longer needs them. One of the parcels up for auction is in Schoolcraft County. It is three and a half acres...


(RRN) Man Tries To Rob Escanaba Drug Store; Police Searching
Multiple police agencies were on the scene of an armed robbery at the People's Drug Store in downtown Escanaba on Wednesday. Escanaba Public Safety officers blocked off the 1200 Block of Ludington Street. Police teams were seen in front of the store with their guns pulled...


(RRN) Michigan DNR Needs Volunteers For Pocket Park At Fair
The Upper Peninsula State Fair is still a month away, but the Michigan D-N-R is starting to sign up people who would like to volunteer in the Pocket Park during Fair Week. Volunteers are needed to help kids learn to fish at the pond there, as well as teach them how to shoot a pellet gun or use a...


(RRN) Northern Swimmers Transverse Straits Of Mackinac Again
For the second straight year, five members of the Northern Michigan University swimming and diving team swam the five miles of the Straits of Mackinac on Sunday. The five swimmers that competed the excursion were seniors Megan Crowder, Tara Dowling, Dakota Sechena, and Pam Johnson…along with junior Sam...


(RRN) M-DOT Plans Meeting In Manistique About US-2 Project
A meeting will be held in Manistique next week to give information on proposed changes to US-2 in the city. The state transportation department plans to convert a portion of the highway from four lanes to three. The area in question is from just west of Cedar Street to just west of Chippewa...


(RRN) Michigan To Recieve $1.1 Million For Outdoors Projects
Michigan will receive more than one million dollars from the federal government to run outdoor recreation and conservation projects across the state. The 1-point-12 million dollars comes from the Land and Water Conservation Fund under the U-S Interior Department. Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow...


(RRN) UPDATE: Names Released In Delta County Fatal Accident
Delta County Sheriff's Deputies have released more information on the fatal traffic crash that happened Monday afternoon on US 2-and-41. Deputies say that a pick-up truck driven by 83-year-old Edward Paquin of Spaulding crossed the center line and hit a motor home, driven by 69-year-old Arnold....


(RRN) Fatal Traffic Accident Closes US-2 in Delta County
A Menominee County man is dead following a traffic crash that has had US-2 closed all afternoon long. Delta County Sheriff Gary Ballweg says that a mobile home pulling a boat collided with a pick-up truck at the US-2 intersection with County Road 414, also known as the "Hyde Cut-Across"...


(RRN) Escanaba Flooded During Thunderstorms (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Much of the City of Escanaba was under water Sunday night after heavy thunderstorms rolled through the city on several occassions. The first batch of rain rolled through Sunday morning, and then, in the afternoon, an intense downpour. And then at around 7 p.m., more heavy...


(RRN) Vehicles Vandalized In Westwood Mall Parking Lot
Someone is vandalizing people's cars in the Westwood Mall parking lot. Marquette County Sheriffs Deputies say that the incidents happened at between noon and 3:30 Saturday afternoon in the northwest area of the lot behind the Younker's Department store. All of the damaged vehicles belonged...


(RRN) Manistique Fireworks Display Postponed Until Next Sat.
The weather was dry Saturday night in Manistique, but the city's Independence Day fireworks show did not go off as planned. High winds forced city officials to call off the fireworks display at the Harbor. The show has been rescheduled for this Saturday night at 10:00, as part of FolkFest....


(RRN) Marquette Indpendence Day Fireworks Cut Short By Fire
The Marquette Fourth of July Fireworks were a bust Friday night. The chairman of the Fireworks Committee, Tom Baldini, says he's disappointed that a problem forced the show to be cut way short…lasting only roughly 20 minutes. The fireworks show was put on by Great Lakes Fireworks. According to the company's...

(RRN) Escanaba City Council Holding Two Special Meetings
The Escanaba City Council will hold two special meetings this week. The first will be held Monday at noon for councilmen to get a pension liability update, and to discuss boards and commissions. The second is a joint meeting between the City Council and the city's Electrical Advisory Committee. That meeting will have...


(RRN) Two Hurt In Motorcycle/Car Crash In Marinette County
Two people were hurt in a traffic accident in Marinette County Wisconsin on the Fourth of July. Sheriffs Deputies say the accident happened at about noon on Friday on US-141 in the Town of Beaver. A 19-year-old man from Coleman turned his car into the path of a motorcycle driven by a 52-year-old man from...


(RRN) Electric Workers Go On Strike At Alger-Delta Co-op
Unionized employees at the Alger-Delta Electric Co-operative went on strike Thursday. The members of the IBEW Local 876 walked off the job after working for several years without a new contract. "We had a meeting about a week and a half ago and laid a couple of proposals in front of the union," Alger-Delta President...


(RRN) Fire Damages Home In Ishpeming; No Injuries Reported
A home was damaged by fire in Ishpeming on Wednesday. Ishpeming Volunteer Fire Chief Edward Anderson says that the call came in at 145 New York Street at right around noon. When crews got there, they found a room in the basement had been on fire. A water pipe broke, which actually put...


(RRN) M-DOT Halts Work On Many, But Not All, Road Projects
The state transportation department is trying to make holiday traffic move a bit more smoothly this weekend by suspending work on many of its construction projects. They will move the orange barrels to the side of the road on 110 of the 145 projects across the state, starting at 3:00 Thursday afternoon. Work will begin again...


(RRN) Governor Vetoes Bill That Eliminates Forestry Registry
Governor Rick Snyder on Wednesday vetoed legislation that would have dissolved the State Foresters Registry. Snyder's own office of Regulatory Reform has recommended doing away with the registry, but the governor says that it needs to be reformed…not eliminated. Michigan has more than four million...


(RRN) Marquette General Hospital CEO Vows To Improve Care
The Chief Executive Officer of Marquette General Hospital spoke before the Marquette County Board Tuesday night to address a wide range of issues about the hospital. One of the main issues is a perception amongst some in the community that the quality of care has slipped at MGH, and that staffing levels...


(RRN) Major Drug Conference Set For September In Marquette
A large drug conference is coming to the Upper Peninsula this fall. Michigan Senator Carl Levin's office is organizing the Meth and Opiod Drug Education Summit, set for September 16th in Marquette. Liz Reed is with Levin's Upper Peninsula office in Escanaba. She says that national experts are coming. There will...


(RRN) Domestic Violence Agency Has New Executive Director
The agency that helps abused women in Delta, Schoolcraft, and Menominee Counties has a new executive director. Mollie Larsen took over less than two weeks ago at Tri-County Safe Harbor. She says that her goal is to make sure that women know that there is help available when they are facing abusive...


(RRN) State Agriculture Officials Inspecting 100K Gas Pumps
When you fill up your gas tank, how do you know that you're actually getting the amount of gas that the pump says that you're getting? Well, the Michigan Department of Agriculture is sending inspectors around the state this week top test the pumps to make sure that you're not being ripped off…even...


(RRN) Some Road Weight Restrictions Remain As June Arrives
We've now gone into the month of June, and there are still some Upper Peninsula counties with weight restrictions in place on their roads. Restrictions are still being enforced in Baraga, Houghton, Ontonagon and Keweenaw Counties. The Marquette County Road Commission is removing its restrictions as...


(RRN) Marinette County, Wis., Man Arrested On Drugs Charges
A Marinette County man has been arrested on drugs charges. Sheriffs Deputies say that a 29-year-old man was picked up in the Town of Pound on several charges: manufacturing marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and keeping a drug house. Deputes say that they...


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