(RRN) Escanaba Scouts Help Plant Trees In Park For Arbor Day
Friday was Arbor Day, a day set aside to remember the importance of trees in our lives. In Escanaba, the city held uts annual Arbor Day ceremony in Ludington Park. Local Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Cub Scouts helped to plant three new trees inside the park. City workers helped....

(RRN) Sen. Peters Wants National Forest Program Reauthorized
U.S. Senator Gary Peters on Friday joined a bipartisan group of Senators urging Senate leaders to work to reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools program for Fiscal Year 2016. SRS helps pay for schools, roads, forest health projects and emergency response services in rural counties that include national forest...

(RRN) Gladstone Public Safety Arrests Three On Meth Charges
Three people have been arrested in Gladstone on meth-related charges. Gladstone Public Safety says the arrests come after several meth dump sites were found not only in the city, but also in other parts of Delta County. In these incidents, processed drugs and drug components were found. 34-year-old...

(RRN) Iron Mountain Man Charged With Domestic Violence
Felony Strangulation and misdemeanor Domestic Violence charges have been filed in Dickinson County against an Iron Mountain man. Local Three News reports that the Iron Mountain Police Department arrested 30-year-old Joshua James D'Amico after an investigation on Thursday. The Dickinson County...

(RRN) Body Of Missing Man Found In Northern Marquette County
The search for a missing Upper Peninsula veteran has come to a sad end. Michigan State Police say that the body of 33-year-old Joseph Waisanen was found in a wooded area of Powell Township in northern Marquette County early Friday morning. A camper came across his body after going for a hike, and called...

(RRN) Radio Results Network Buys Marquette Eagle Radio Group
The Radio Results Network is getting larger. It was announced today that the company is purchasing the Eagle Radio Group, which includes Eagle 107.3 in Escanaba, 94-point-9 The Bay in Marquette, Yooper Country 96-point-7 in Marquette, and 100-point-3 the Point, also in Marquette. AMC Partners LLC...

(RRN) Superior Health Foundation Doles Out $82K In Grants
The Superior Health Foundation awarded more than $82,200 in health-centered grant funding at its Spring Grants Celebration on Thursday evening at the Holiday Inn in Marquette. The Awards Celebration was sponsored by 44 North. The Superior Health Foundation, a conversion foundation formed...

(RRN) DNR Says Upper Peninsula Wolf Population Stays Steady
Michigan Department of Natural Resources wildlife division officials said Thursday the size of the state’s wolf population has not changed significantly since the last survey was conducted in 2014. DNR wildlife researchers estimate there was a minimum of 618 wolves in the Upper Peninsula this winter. The 2014 minimum...

(RRN) McBroom FOIA Legislation Gets House Committee Hearing
A hearing was held in Lansing yesterday to discuss legislation that tries to make state government more transparent. It was introduced by Upper Peninsula State Representative Ed McBroom, who is the chairman of the House Oversight and Ethics Committee. His latest attempt at this legislation...

(RRN) Adopt-A-Highway Pick-Ups Begin Saturday Across U.P.
Volunteers will spread out alongside Upper Peninsula highways this weekend and next to pick up trash left behind by inconsiderate people. The annual Adopt A highway program is under way again, with groups volunteering to pick up garbage alongside highways…and in exchange, they get a...

(RRN) Sen. Casperson 'Legal Fee' Bills Pass Senate Committee
Legislation that would end the unfair advantage that state agencies have in court and administrative hearings took another step forward Thursday. The state's leading small business organization, the National Federation of Independent Business, urged the Senate Committee on Elections and...

(RRN) Heart Association Supports High School CPR Legislation
The American Heart Association testified at a House Education Committee hearing Thursday in support of a bill that would ensure all Michigan students learn the life-saving skill of CPR before graduation. “Families and healthcare professionals across the state are eager for lawmakers to take action on t

(RRN) Schuette Pleased With Fed Decision On Oil In Pipeline
On April 15, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette called on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to deny Plain LPG from running oil through the 98-year-old pipeline running under the St. Clair River. On Thursday, he issued the following statement on Plains LPG withdrawing their request to transport petroleum..

(RRN) New Detroit Red Wings Arena To Be Named Little Caesars
The new home of the Detroit Red Wings will be known as Little Caesars Arena. The announcement was made Thursday but a price tag for the naming rights was not released. Little Caesars was founded by Mike Ilitch and his wife Marian who own the Red Wings, the Detroit Tigers and have major...

(RRN) Name of Iron River House Fire Victim Made Public
We now know the name of the woman who died in a house fire earlier this week in Iron River. She’s 59-year-old Jean Maki. The Iron River Police Department released her name on Thursday. Police Chief Laura Frizo says that the fire broke out at the home on Ice Lake Road early Tuesday morning...

(RRN) Meeting Thursday In Manistique On M-94 Reconstruction
A major road project will begin next Monday in Manistique, as more than a mile of M-94 will be completely rebuilt from US-2 to Chippewa Avenue. At the same time, the city will be doing storm sewer replacements, sidewalks, and other improvements in the area. M-DOT Spokesman Dan Weingarten says they have....

(RRN) UPPCO Warns Of New Scams Targeting Business Customers
The Upper Peninsula Power Company is urging its commercial customers to be aware of scammers posing as representatives of another utility who may call and threaten service disconnection for allegedly being past due on accounts unless a call is made to a certain number in order to provide payment arrangements. Any...

(RRN) Dianda's Airplane, Office Building Amendments Defeated
State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) saw his amendments to sell airplanes in the Michigan Department of Transportation’s fleet and prohibit legislators from having their offices in the same building as a lobbying firm defeated today by House Republicans. Dianda offered the amendments to the...

(RRN) Escanaba Public Safety Names LaMarche As New Director
The City of Escanaba has named a new Public Safety Director. Lieutenant Robert LaMarche will now be in charge of the city’s police and firefighting operations, effective June 3rd. That’s when current Public Safety Director Ken Vanderlinden retires. LaMarche has worked at Escanaba Public Safety for 18...

(RRN) Delta Conservation District Hosts Land Management Mtg.
The Delta Conservation District is offering a workshop Thursday evening on game species management techniques. Conservation District Director Rory Mattson tells the Radio Results Network that they’ll discuss ways to increase the deer population on your forested land, and how to do that by using different timber...

(RRN) Bar Heavily Destroyed By Fire In Florence County, Wis.
A bar was heavily damaged by fire early Wednesday across the border in Florence County, Wisconsin. Sheriff Jeff Rickaby says the blaze broke out at just before 1:30 in the morning at the Rumors On The Curve Bar, which is located on US-2 in Florence Township. Fire crews got there quickly, and they needed help...

(RRN) Iron River House Fire Claims Life Of 59-Year-Old Woman
A woman died in a house fire in Iron River early Tuesday morning. The Iron River Police Department says it was called about the fire at just before 4:00 in the morning Ice Lake Road. The West Iron County Fire Department arrived to fight the blaze, and realized that someone was inside the home. Firefighters pulled a...

(RRN) Four Upper Peninsula Cities Named As 'Tree City USA'
The National Arbor Day Foundation has named 122 Michigan communities as "Tree City USA". Four of them are here in the Upper Peninsula: Escanaba, Gladstone, Marquette, and Sault Ste. Marie. Marquette has been a Tree City USA for 35 straight years. Escanaba has had that designation for the past 16 years. Escanaba...

(RRN) Benishek Praises Passage Of Great Lakes Legislation
Legislation cosponsored by Upper Peninsula Congressman Dan Benishek, H.R. 223, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act, was passed in the House by voice vote on Tuesday. The bill would authorize funding for the GLRI at $300 million annually until 2020. Benishek was an original cosponsor of the bipartisan initiative....

(RRN) DNR Says Outlook Is Good For Saturday's Trout Opener
Michigan Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologists anticipate good conditions for Saturday’s trout season opener across the Upper Peninsula. The inland trout season for Type I and II streams and Type A and D lakes, opens the last Saturday in April and closes Sept. 30. Daily bag limit is five...

(RRN) Michigan Senators Pushing Federal Assistance For Flint
Michigan U.S. Senator Gary Peters says he's pleased with the bipartisan agreement being crafted in Washington to help the people of Flint in the Water Resources Development Act. Federal assistance is included in a measure that's under consideration in the Senate Environment and Public Works...

(RRN) Bay College 'Student Success' Art Winners Announced
The winners have been announced for Bay College's Student Art Exhibition. The purchase prize winners from the "Celebrating Student Success" program include Jesse Goudreau, for his sculpture "Surrounded by Wolves"...Kendra Campbell for her ceramic sculpture "Warp"...Jessica Gill for a graphic design...

(RRN) U.P. High School Robotics Teams Ready For World Finals
Three Upper Peninsula FIRST Robotics teams are headed to the World Finals in Saint Louis Missouri. The Escanaba, Gladstone, and Calumet teams will join hundreds of teams from across the country…and some from other countries as well. Tyler Krause is with the Gladstone “BraveBots” team. This is his third year...

(RRN) Rep. McBroom Calls For Accountability At Flint Hearing
A special House-Senate committee on the Flint Water Emergency held another hearing on the water crisis on Monday, hearing from, amongst others, Keith Creigh, the interim director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Committee member, Upper Peninsula state representative Ed McBroom, told the Radio...

(RRN) Governor Snyder Attends Trade Fair In Hanover, Germany
Governor Rick Snyder began his investment mission in Europe Monday by participating in opening day of Hannover Messe, the world’s largest industrial technology trade fair taking place this week in Hannover, Germany. Snyder is leading a week-long investment mission in Europe focusing on strengthening trade relationships...

(RRN) Delta County Jail Meeting Tuesday Ahead Of May 3 Vote
With one week to go before Delta County voters are asked to approve a bond proposal for a new county jail, county leaders are spending a lot of time answering questions about the proposal. County Prosecutor Phil Strom says they’ve visited veterans groups and had meetings out in the townships…and Monday night, they....

(RRN) Lakeview Arena In Final Round For Hockeyville USA 2016
Marquette’s Lakeview Arena is now a finalist for the chance to be named “Hockeyville USA 2016”. Marquette is up against the Rushmore Thunderdome in Rapid City, South Dakota, for the grand prize…which is 150-thousand dollars to make arena upgrades, but also…to host an NHL Pre-Season game this fall...

(RRN) DNR Releases New Wildfire Map For Mushroom Pickers
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources provides an online interactive map that highlights the state’s 2015 wildfires and prescribed burns – each more than 10 acres in size – to help mushroom hunters in their quest for morels. “Morel mushrooms are often found in locations where large fires occurred...

(RRN) Two Arrested On Drugs Charges In Weekend Traffic Stop
Two men were arrested on drugs charges during a weekend traffic stop in Marquette County. Michigan State Police troopers made the traffic stop on M-35 in Forsyth Township at about 2:45 Sunday morning and during the investigation, troopers seized money and several different types of illegal narcotics. The suspects were...

(RRN) Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Important To Economy
A new National Park Service report shows that 723,179 visitors to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in 2015 spent $30,643,600 in communities near the park. That spending supported 436 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $31,189,300. “Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore welcomes...

(RRN) Negaunee To Host Event To Remember Workplace Victims
Working families will gather in Negaunee this Thursday to host a Workers Memorial Day vigil honoring workers who have been injured or died on the job. “Everyone who works for a living has a right to a safe workplace,” said Rich Helgren, President of the Marquette Alger Community Labor Council. “That’s why Workers...

(RRN) Teen Opens Fire At Northern Wisconsin High School Prom
Officials in northern Wisconsin say the teen suspected of opening fire outside a high school prom Saturday night has died after being shot by police. Police say 18-year-old Jakob Wagner was pronounced dead about two hours after he shot two students with a rifle as they left the building. The victims did not suffer life-threatening...

(RRN) M-DOT, Manistique Planning Summer Road Project On M-94
The Michigan Department of Transportation and the City of Manistique have scheduled a public information meeting for this summer's project to reconstruct 1.3 miles of M-94 in Manistique. During this open house-style meeting, MDOT, city and contractor staff will be available to answer questions and plans will be available for...

(RRN) Bay College Hosting Talk On Sustainable Gardening
Bay College’s Math Science Division presents a special talk by biology and environmental science instructor Brian Black on sustainable gardening. The free presentation will be at 4PM next Thursday in room 122 of the Math Science Building. The presentation can be seen live via iTV at 3PM central time in...

(RRN) State Offers Consumers Help With Insurance Questions
The Department of Insurance and Financial Services stands ready to assist Michigan consumers with their insurance and financial services questions. Last month, DIFS Office of Consumer Services assisted 8,353 consumers across the state and helped recover over $1.7 million. “We strive to create and maintain active relationships...

(RRN) More Testing Work For Portage Lift Bridge In Keweenaw
More tests of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge have been scheduled for the week starting Monday as part of ongoing maintenance work. The testing will likely result in brief delays for motorists. M-DOT Spokesman Dan Weingarten says they are about a week behind on the project because of recent snowfall on the bridge. The contractor...

(RRN) Debt Is Dumb: Michigan Celebrates 'Money Smart Week'
To celebrate Money Smart Week, the Department of Insurance and Financial Services is partnering with community groups and organizations to provide free educational seminars all over the state. The seminars are designed to help consumers make informed decisions about their personal finances. “Money Smart...

(RRN) M-DOT Begins Work On Ishpeming Roundabout On Monday
The Michigan Department of Transportation is constructing a modern roundabout at the intersection of US-41/M-28 and Second Street in Ishpeming and resurfacing US-41/M-28 from Third Street to Malton Road. In addition to this project, the City of Ishpeming will also be constructing a roundabout connecting Second and Third...

(RRN) Packer Hall of Famer Honors Kingsford High Student
The U.S. Army and Pro Football Hall of Fame paid a visit to Kingsford High School Friday to recognize senior student Ben Moreau as a U.S Army-Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence finalist. "It's a humbling experience, for sure," Moreau told Local Three News. "I mean, seeing all the people that they recognize...

(RRN) Governor Leaves Saturday For European Trade Mission
Governor Rick Snyder is leading an investment mission to Europe, focusing on strengthening trade relationships and attracting job-creating business investments. Snyder will depart for Germany on Saturday where he will meet with German government and company leaders before traveling to Switzerland...

(RRN) Menominee County Lifting Some Restrictions On Monday
The first of the seasonal weight restrictions placed on Upper Peninsula roads are being lifted Monday...in Menominee County. The Road Commission says that as of 7:00 Central time Monday morning, those restrictions will be lifted in the southern part of the county…from the City of Menominee north...

(RRN) Visitor Restrictions Lifted At U.P. Health System
Visitor restrictions that had been in place since early March have been lifted at UP Health System-Marquette and UP Health System-Bell. The visitor restrictions were due to the high numbers of respiratory illness and influenza in the area. According to UPHS, the worst of the influenza...

(RRN) Nominations Being Accepted For U.P. Service Awards
In recognition of the significant contributions of volunteers across the Upper Peninsula, Great Lakes Center for Youth Development announces the launch of the eighth annual U.P. Service Awards. Nominations will be accepted through June 1. “Volunteers play a key role in meeting critical needs...

(RRN) Michigan Senator Takes Aim At Corporate Tax Loopholes
U.S. Senator Gary Peters on Friday announced that he has cosponsored legislation aimed at further curbing loopholes used by corporations to avoid paying taxes by moving their headquarters overseas. The Stop Corporate Inversions Act will reduce business practices known as “inversions,” a practice...

(RRN) State Police Suspend Search For Missing U.P. Veteran
Michigan State Police have suspended the air and ground search for 33-year-old Joseph Waisanen. The Army veteran has been missing for more than a month. Local Three News reports that Waisanen's truck was found Sunday in the Huron Mountains near 40 Foot Falls in northern Marquette County. Search crews from...

(RRN) UPSET Detectives Investigate Meth Sites In Delta Co.
Detectives from UPSET responded Thursday to a meth lab dump site located on 48th Street in Escanaba. Escanaba Public Safety responded to the scene and secured the area until certified meth responders from UPSET arrived on scene. In total, 5 buckets of hazardous waste was removed from the scene. UPSET detectives...

(RRN) M-DOT Opening Upper Peninsula Roadside Parks Monday
All roadside parks run by the Michigan Department of Transportation in the Upper Peninsula are scheduled to open on Monday. M-DOT maintains 32 roadside parks in the U.P. They usually close in late October and reopen in mid- to late April. Now, the parks will be opening…in fact, the one along US-2 between Escanaba...

(RRN) Rep. Dianda Upset At Audit On Unemployment Agency
State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) said the results from the Michigan Auditor General Doug Ringler’s audit of the state Unemployment Insurance Agency are appalling and that the agency must be held accountable for its negligence. “Nearly 90 percent of calls from unemployed Michiganders went unanswered is...

(RRN) Bay deNoc Master Gardening Conference Planned Saturday
Spring is here (we think…), and so it’s time to think about gardening. The annual Bay de Noc Master Gardening conference is being held Saturday in Escanaba to help folks polish their green thumbs. There’s classes on everything from gardening in shaded areas to different fruit tree varieties to sustainable gardening to lawn care...

(RRN) Kivela Pleased With 'Dark Store Tax Issue' Legislation
State Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette) thanked Republican state Rep. David Maturen (R-Vicksburg) for introducing House Bill 5578, which would require the Michigan Tax Tribunal to make its own independent determination when issuing a decision in a dark store case. Maturen led a workgroup on the dark store issue...

(RRN) Governor Promises More Resources For CTE Education
Michigan’s K-12 districts are doing an outstanding job preparing our state’s young people for the careers of today and tomorrow, but there is more we can do to help give educators the tools they need to ensure students are graduating with relevant, in-demand skills, said Steve Arwood, director of the Michigan Talent and Economic...

(RRN) Missing Copper Country Man Found Dead In Calumet Twp.
The search for a missing Copper Country man has come to a sad end. Thirty-five-year-old Joseph Kopp hadn’t been seen since April 4th after hew walked away from the Westside Group Home in Calumet. Well, Michigan State Police say that Kopp's body was found near the Swedetown Ski Trails in Calumet Township...

(RRN) Report: Schoolcraft County Air Has Too Much Ozone
If you live in Schoolcraft County, you were subjected to high levels of ozone last year, and that’s why your county has been given an “F” grade for air quality on a new report out this morning by the American Lung Association. Spokesman Ken Fletcher says the county had 16 days with an “Orange level”…or elevated....

(RRN) Two Men Charged With Assault In Marquette Restaurant
Two men have been arrested on aggravated assault charges after an incident back in January at Coco's Restaurant in Marquette. Marquette City Police told Local Three News that the victim was either shoved or pulled to the ground…and then kicked in the head by numerous suspects. Leon Hall and...

(RRN) Two Women Tried To Smuggle Drugs Into Houghton Co Jail
Two women were arrested Wednesday morning after they tried to smuggle drugs to an inmate inside the Houghton County Jail. Houghton County Sheriff’s Deputies say the two are charged with the delivery and manufacture of a controlled substance…which is a seven-year felony…as well as furnishing...

(RRN) Bay College Already Taking Registrations For Fall
It’s time to think about… fall?? Yes, fall registration is now open at Bay College. Students can also register for Summer 1 and Summer 2 classes. “It’s never too early for students to plan for the next semester,” says Executive Dean of Student Services Travis Blume. “Classes fill up quickly, and students often need...

(RRN) Attorney General Files Charges In Flint Water Crisis
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette Wednesday announced that he filed a total of 13 felony charges and 5 misdemeanor charges against two state officials and one city official as a result of their actions in the Flint water contamination crisis currently gripping the city. Charges were filed Wednesday morning...

(RRN) Michigan Repeat Drunk Driver Law Seems To Be Working
A new research report evaluating Michigan’s program to prevent repeat drunk driving by chronic offenders through the use of ignition interlocks concludes that the devices, when used in conjunction with a Sobriety Court program, contribute to significantly better success rates among participants. Offenders...

(RRN) Elderly Woman Dies In Marinette County House Fire
There’s been a fatal house fire in Marinette County. The Pembine and Amberg Fire Departments were called to a home on County Road “Z” in the Town of Beecher at just before 11:00 Tuesday morning. When crews got there, they worked to put out the flames…and when they looked around, they found the remains....

(RRN) Tribe Asks Governor To Reconsider Negaunee Twp. Casino
The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is not giving up on plans to build a casino and entertainment complex at the former Marquette County Airport site in Negaunee Township. The K-B-I-C is asking Governor Rick Snyder to reconsider his stance on the issue. Snyder in the past has flatly rejected the tribe’s attempt to build...

(RRN) Michigan Senators Want Swift Study Of Straits Pipeline
U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow Tuesday sent a letter to the State of Michigan urging the Michigan Petroleum Pipeline Task Force to swiftly complete a full and independent risk analysis and alternatives assessment of Line 5 following a recent University of Michigan study modeling the disastrous effects...

(RRN) Pure Michigan Campaign Credited For Boost In Tourism
The Pure Michigan campaign continues to generate a strong impact for the state’s economy according to data released Tuesday at the 2016 Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism. In 2015, 4.6 million trips were made to Michigan as a result of exposure to the Pure Michigan campaign according to a new report by...

(RRN) Governor Signs Bills To Help Michigan Cigar Sellers
Retailers of premium cigars in Michigan will continue to have a more level playing field with online and out-of-state vendors under legislation signed Tuesday by Governor Rick Snyder. “This bill helps ensure Michiganders are buying products from Michigan businesses, ultimately helping to support our continued economic...

(RRN) Gladstone Public Safety Makes Two Break-In Arrests
Gladstone Public Safety officers have made two arrests after a three-month investigation into several breaking & enterings of businesses and larcenies from vehicles throughout the city. Kathryn Ann Sjogren of Gladstone has been arraigned in 94th District Court on the following charges: -2 counts of Uttering...

(RRN) Michigan Education Trust Holding Event In Escanaba
The Michigan Department of Treasury’s Section 529 college savings plans, Michigan Education Trust (MET) and Michigan Education Savings Program (MESP) are hosting a “Community Enrollment” events on: Wednesday, April 20 from 3:00 – 8:00 pm at the Catherine Bonifas Civic Center, Club Room located at 22..

(RRN) Bay College Honors Peer Educators From Both Campuses
Bay College’s Academic Support Department held its annual Peer Educator Appreciation Night which honored the efforts and triumphs of over 50 peer educators, including SI leaders, group study facilitators, peer mentors, and peer tutors. The evening included remarks by Dr. Laura Coleman (Bay’s President)....

(RRN) Two File For 109th House Seat; Allen For Congressional
With the filing deadline just hours away, two more local residents have filed their nominating petitions to run for the Michigan House of Representatives. Republican Kevin Pfister of Manistique and Democrat Sara Cambensy of Marquette have both filed to run for the 109th district house seat, which currently held by Marquette Democrat...

(RRN) Governor Accepts Challenge: Drinks Flint Tap Water
Governor Rick Snyder on Monday spent time visiting a home that has recently tested high for lead levels through the state’s sentinel site testing program. While there he spoke with the resident about their water, the use of filters and drank filtered water with them to help show the water is safe. “I completely understand why...

(RRN) Suspects In Escanaba Hatchet Attack Incident Arraigned
The suspects in a weekend hatchet attack in downtown Escanaba have been formally charged. 19-year-old Timothy Lee Heitz of Kansas has been charged with one count of Assault with Intent to Murder and one count of Carrying/Concealing a Weapon. Both charges are felonies and the Assault with Intent to Murder charge...

(RRN) Escanaba Hatchet Attack Victim Released From Hospital
A man who was hit with a hatchet after an incident over the weekend in downtown Escanaba has been released from the hospital, and the man who allegedly hit the victim has been charged with attempted murder. Escanaba Public Safety says it received a 911 call at 2:20 in the morning Saturday that a man was screaming...

(RRN) Hiawatha National Forest: Hunting Blinds Need To Go
Spring is coming to the north woods, and as the snow melts we know that many of you will be out exploring the Forest. If you are a hunter who set up a blind on National Forest lands last fall, Hiawatha National Forest reminds you that according to State of Michigan hunting regulations, your blind was to have been..
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(RRN) 'Take Vet Fishing' Event Set In Gladstone In July
Take a Vet Fishing in partnership with the Bays de Noc Convention and Visitors Bureau are pleased to announce on July 17, 2016, the “A Day of Giving Back” fishing program will make their first visit to Michigan in the city of Gladstone. This event is meant to celebrate the sacrifices made by our nation’s..
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(RRN) Marquette Lakeview Arena In Hockeyville USA Final Four
Marquette’s Lakeview Arena has moved to the second round of voting to become Kraft Hockeyville USA for 2016. The arena received enough on-line votes last week to move from the top ten into the final four, has now qualified for at least $25,000 to make upgrades to the facility. Marquette is still in the running for the grand prize...

(RRN) M-DOT Lifting Weight Restrictions Monday Morning
The Michigan Department of Transportation is lifting all of the seasonal weight restrictions on state trunklines as of Monday morning. These are the highways that have the “I”, “US”, and “M” lettering…like I-75, US-41, and M-35. There are still weight restrictions in effect, however, on the county roads systems in all 15 Upper....

(RRN) Man Badly Injured In Escanaba Assault; 2 Men Arrested
A man was hospitalized and two others were jailed after an incident early Saturday in Escanaba. Escanaba Public Safety says it responded to the 1200 block of First Avenue South at just after 2:00 Saturday morning, and found a man suffering from what they describe as "apparent and remarkable injuries". The victim...

(RRN) Bay College Hosting Program On Phragmites Thursday
Bay College’s Math Science Division presents a special colloquia by Adrienne Bozic from the Michigan Nature Association titled “Phrightful Phragmites: Invasive Species vs. Coastal Wetlands.” The free presentation will be at 4PM on Thursday April 21 in room 122 of the Math Science Building. The presentation can be seen live via...

(RRN) Testing Planned For Portage Lift Bridge In Keweenaw
More tests of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge have been scheduled for the week of April 18 as part of ongoing maintenance work. The testing will likely result in brief delays for motorists. The contractor for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be performing test lifts of the bridge span, requiring brief closures...

(RRN) Veterans Open House Scheduled For May 9th In Munising
The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center will host a Veteran Town Hall and Listening Session in Munising, at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 9th. The town hall will be held at the American Legion Post #131 located at 610 W. Munising Avenue in Munising and is open to all Veterans and their families and friends. Leaders from the VA...

(RRN) Michigan DNR Firefighters Have Stressful Occupation
Experts tell us that stress is a killer. Yet, the small handful of pilots who fly missions for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources said they wouldn’t trade their high-pressure occupations for anything. Soaring above the smoke and flames of raging wildfires, searching for moose, elk and wolves or aiding investigating...

(RRN) Michigan Given High Marks For Financial Transparency
Michigan’s efforts to make its spending more transparent have been recognized, as the state received an A+ in the U.S. Public Interest Research Group’s “Following the Money 2016: How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data” report. “Transparency and accountability in government...

(RRN) Computers Seized In International Fraud Investigation
The Marquette County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating fraudulent credit card purchases involving Hewlett Packard computers. Two separate search warrants were obtained through 96th District Court in Marquette for a seizure of two pallets of desktop computers, monitors and laptops with a value of $25,000...

(RRN) Legislative Effort Under Way To Fix 'Dark Store' Issue
A new effort to craft a legislative fix to the so-called “Dark Store” issue is under way in Lansing. That’s the issue where big box stores like Menards and Loews use a loophole to appeal their tax assessments to the Michigan Tax Tribunal…arguing that their property should be taxed as if the building was empty. State rep....

(RRN) Cabella's Walleye Tournament Coming To Delta County
The Cabella’s National Team Championship walleye tournament is coming back to Delta County. The tournament in the Bays deNoc will be held May 19th, 20th, and 21st. The last time the event was held here was in 2011. The tournament is expected to bring an economic boost to the Escanaba-Gladstone...

(RRN) Man Arrested After Home Invasion In Chocolay Township
A Marquette County man was arrested Friday morning on home invasion charges. Michigan State Police say a 911 call was received at 5:15 in the morning from a resident in a home along US-41 South. The resident said that someone was in the house, and when police arrived, the man was still there...

(RRN) Michigan AG Urges Feds To Block St. Clair Pipelines
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of State opposing Plains LPG Services, LP request for a Presidential Permit to allow it to transport crude oil through two 98-year old pipelines on the bottom of the St. Clair River between Michigan and Ontario, Canada. “As Attorney...

(RRN) Marquette Police Investigating Several Graffiti Cases
Someone is having a lot of fun spray painting graffiti in Marquette, but police aren't laughing. The vandalism was reported overnight Thursday into Friday morning in several locations in the city. Marquette City Police are asking for the public's help in the case. If you have information, call Marquette Police at 228-0400...
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(RRN) State Health Department Warns Travelers Of Zika Virus
With many residents traveling and warmer months approaching across the United States, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is reminding travelers to protect themselves from Zika virus. Zika virus disease is spread to people primarily through the bite of infected Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus...

(RRN) UPSET Makes Drug Bust In Marquette Longyear Apartments
Detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team conducted a narcotics investigation that led to the search of a residence located on the 1700 block of Longyear Avenue in the City of Marquette. As a result of the search, detectives seized cocaine, ecstasy, illegal prescription pills and over $900 in....

(RRN) State Rep. Dianda Opposes New Michigan Senate Building
State Representative Scott Dianda introduced House Bill 5575 Thursday that would prohibit the Michigan House of Representatives and the Michigan Senate from entering into contracts similar to the one the Senate entered when it signed a contract to move Senate offices into the Capitol View Building in Lansing....

(RRN) Volunteers To Clean Escanaba's Shoreline Saturday AM
Escanaba’s Ludington Park is the place for many groups to hold spring and summer events…or for people to just go for a jog or to walk their dogs. The beach is busy too, once the temperatures warm up. The City of Escanaba is getting people together now to clean up some of the trash in these areas. Escanaba Recreation....

(RRN) Free Science Presentation Friday At Shiras Planetarium
The Shiras Planetarium at Marquette Senior High School is inviting you to come Friday night and point your eyes upward. The “Celebrate the Sky” event is a chance for you to see all of the heavenly bodies in the universe, with the help of the Marquette Astronomical Society’s telescopes. The event is part of Michigan...

(RRN) Lake Superior State Biology Students To Show Projects
Lake Superior State University biological science students will share their projects during a spring senior research symposium to be held on campus Saturday morning in the Crawford Hall of Science. Twenty-three biology, conservation, and fisheries and wildlife majors are presenting the results of their senior thesis research....

(RRN) Houghton County Man Hurt In Alcohol-Related Accident
A Houghton County man was hurt Thursday in what police describe as an alcohol-related accident. Sheriffs Deputies say the accident happened at about 4:30 in the morning on M-203 when 51-year-old Michael Hosking...who lives nearby...went off the highway, ran through an embankment, rolled over, and...

(RRN) DNR Looking For Volunteers For ORV Education Program
The Michigan D-N-R is recruiting instructors for its off-road vehicle safety education program. A three-day teacher academy will be held in Escanaba May 20th through the 22nd at the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds. The D-N-R is looking for people who love the sport of O-R-V riding, and who also knows all the rules...

(RRN) Man Arrested After Iron Mountain Marijuana Bust
An arrest has been made in connection with the discovery of a marijuana grow operation in Iron Mountain. Iron Mountain Police say that 24 year-old Edward Reid has been arrested on charges of delivery, manufacture, and possession of marijuana. The first charge carries a maximum four-year prison sentence...

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