(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) Upper Peninsula Celebrates Independence Day Holiday
The Upper Peninsula joined the rest of the country in celebrating the Fourth of July on Friday. Many communities held fireworks displays Friday night, while parades were held earlier in the day in Gladstone, Marquette, and Iron Mountain. With the Fourth falling on a Friday, some...


(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) Two Manistique Residents Charged With Felony Arson
Two Manistique residents are charged with arson after a fire destroyed a home in the city three weeks ago. Manistique Public Safety Director Ken Golat says that the owner of the home…36-year-old Karen MacDonald…and 18-year-old Christopher Krummich…are charged with two felony...


(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) Women Injured In Accidents In Negaunee, Iron Mountain
An elderly woman was hurt in a rollover accident Tuesday on US-41 in Negaunee Township. Michigan State Police say the accident happened at about 11 in the morning when 87-year-old Patricia Sager of Negaunee lost control of her sedan, crossed the median, hit a guardrail, and flipped over. Sager was in serious...


(RRN) Michigan Already Searching For State Christmas Tree
The State of Michigan is already thinking about the Christmas holidays. The state is now taking nominations for the 2014 Michigan Christmas Tree, which will be put onto the lawn of the State Capitol this November. The Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association is working with the state....


(RRN) Escanaba Man Wins Michigan's Senior Volunteer Award
An Escanaba man has won the governor's Senior Volunteer of the Year award. Bud Irving was honored at the statewide banquet Monday night in Lansing. This award honors a senior citizen who has taken action to make her or his community a better place to live. Irving was praised for his work with veterans...


(RRN) Law Enforcement Kicks Anti-Drunk Driving Campaign
With the Independence day holiday just around the corner, law enforcement agencies around Michigan are ready to step up their anti-drunk driving campaigns. And the theme is a little different this year. Escanaba Public Safety Captain Jamie Segorski says that it is an "All-Star" theme, with events being held Tuesday...


(RRN) Gov. Snyder Signs Two Casperson Evironmental Bills
Governor Rick Snyder signed two bills Monday that were sponsored by Upper Peninsula state senator Tom Casperson. Senate Bill 444 changes the permitting process for people who have lakefront or riverfront property and spend their own time and resources to get rid of invasive plants...


(RRN) Bear, Elk Hunt License Drawing Results Posted On-Line
If you applied for a bear or elk hunting license, you can now go on-line and see if you were selected in the drawings. The Michigan D-N-R has posted the results at michigan dot gov slash hunt drawings. There are more than 78-hundred bear hunting licenses for this fall's bear seasons, and 100 elk licenses were issued in...


(RRN) Michigan Lawmakers Split On Court Contraception Ruling
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that some private companies with religious objections do not have to provide prescription contraceptive coverage to employees. The 5-4 decision deals a blow to the birth control mandate in the healthcare reform law. The Hobby Lobby company sued to challenge the mandate...


(RRN) One Ticket Matches Numbers To Win Mega Millions Game
One ticket matched all of the numbers in this weekend's Mega Millions lottery game, and is worth 33-million dollars. Unfortunately for us, that winning ticket was sold in Texas. One ticket sold here in Michigan was worth 5-thousand dollars, however. The Powerball jackpot rolled over, so 90-million dollars will be...


(RRN) Popular Delta County Boat Launch Closing For Repairs
A popular boat launch will be closed for a couple of weeks this summer in Delta County. The Michigan DNR says that the Kipling Boating Access Site near Gladstone will be closing on Monday July 14th, as crews do channel dredging there. A new concrete ramp will also be installed as part of the project, which is...


(RRN) Governor's Service Awards To Be Awarded Monday
Forty people and organizations are finalists for the Governor's Service Awards, including a few from here in the Upper Peninsula. All will be represented at a ceremony tonight in Lansing, where the winners will be picked. In the Senior Volunteer of the Year category, two U-P residents are amongst the five finalists...


(RRN) Western U.P. Man Sentenced On Home Invasion Charges
An Upper Peninsula man has been sentenced to between 12 and 30 years behind bars after a string of home invasions and breaking and enterings in the western U-P. The Gogebic County Circuit Court judge handed down the sentence for 32-year-old Anthony Adams of Ramsay, Michigan...


(RRN) KI Sawyer Man Arrested After Drugs, Guns Found In Home
A 31-year-old Sawyer man was arrested following a raid at a home there on Thursday. Police are not identifying the suspect, but say charges against him include being a felon in possession of a firearm and receiving and concealing stolen property. Detectives with the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement...


(RRN) Horses From Across Midwest Coming To Escanaba For Show
There's a big horse show set for this weekend in Escanaba. The Upper Peninsula Quarter Horse Association is holding its annual Summer Fest at the U.P. State Fairgrounds. Organizer Janelle Rymer says there are more than 100 stalls already rented, and everyone is welcome to come see the horses, starting Saturday...


(RRN) Union Presses For Road Funds; Escanaba Demands Action
A group of unionized construction workers rallied at the state capitol Thursday, demanding that a plan to fix Michigan's roads and bridges be passed immediately. The "Michigan Laborers"…part of the Laborers' International Union of North America…has been travelling from town to town, using a broken-down school bus...


(RRN) Norway Man Accused Of Stealing From Iron Mtn. Wal-Mart
A Norway man has been arrested on charges that he stole items from the Wal-Mart store in Iron Mountain. 24-year-old Steven Gerow has been arrested on three counts of retail fraud, and is labeled as a habitual offender because he already has two prior felony convictions. Iron Mountain Police say they...


(RRN) M-DOT Fixes Small Sink Hole On US-2 In Mackinac County
That lane of highway in Mackinac County that was closed because of a sinkhole this week has re-opened. The state transportation department says that repairs have been made to the westbound lane of US-2 in the town of Brevort, which had been closed since Monday. M-DOT says that the sinkhole was...


(RRN) Construction Of New Soo Bridge Toll Plaza On Schedule
An update now on the massive construction project at the International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie. The 8-point-9 million dollar project to build a new toll plaza began on June 4th, and officials say things are moving smoothly so far. International Bridge Authority General Manager Phil Becker says...


(RRN) Governor Signs Bill Authorizing Pure Michigan Trails
Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation Thursday that establishes the "Pure Michigan Trail Network". The six-bill package gives the D-N-R Director the authority to designate a portion of a trail as a "Pure Michigan" trail, and authorizes programs where people can volunteer to do trail upkeep and maintenance...


(RRN) Dickinson County Woman Charged With Embezzlement
A Dickinson County woman has been arrested on embezzlement charges. Iron Mountain Police say they were notified by the First National Bank and Trust North Side Branch two weeks ago that more than ten thousand dollars was missing. Police investigated, and arrested 67-year-old Josephine...


(RRN) Mother, Son Rescued From Wilderness In Western U.P.
A mother and her eleven-year-old son are safe after getting lost in the wilderness of the Porcupine Mountains State Park. Michigan State Police Sargent Russ Larson says that the two went missing at about 8:30 Tuesday night, and were found by a K-9 unit at about 8:30 Wednesday morning. He says...


(RRN) Moody's: Merger With New Page, Verso Is Now Unlikely
Verso Paper and NewPage are in the process of merging into one. But a major credit rating agency says that it might not happen. Moody's Investor Service has downgraded Verso's bond ratings, and has readjusted Verso's "probability of default" rating. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel newspaper quotes...


(RRN) Marquette Police Say Chocolay Officer Caused Accident
Marquette Police say that a four-vehicle accident on US-41 last Friday night was caused by a Chocolay Township Police officer. Marquette Police Captain Blake Rieboldt says that after reviewing the incident, they've concluded that Chocolay Officer Anthony Carrick did not yield to oncoming...


(RRN) Niagara Celebrates Its 100th Birthday With Party
The City of Niagara is celebrating its 100th birthday this weekend. There is a giant carnival, which actually opened Wednesday night, featuring games for both kids and adults. The Opening Ceremony for the centennial celebration is set for 2:00 Thursday afternoon at Heights Park, which is behind Niagara...


(RRN) Governor To Sign Bills To Loosen HS Grad Requirements
Legislation that makes changes to the Michigan Merit Curriculum will be signed into law on Wednesday by Governor Rick Snyder. The legislation, sponsored by State Rep. Ed McBroom (R-Norway) allows flexibility for students to take vocational and technical classes in place of some science and math classes. For example, the...


(RRN) Young Victim In Delta County ATV Accident Identified
Delta County Sheriffs Deputies have released more information on the ATV crash that killed a youngster Sunday near Gladstone. The boy who was killed has been identified as 12-year-old Wesley Rein of Brampton. He was a passenger on an ATV that was hit by a semi truck on M-35 near 26th Lane...


(RRN) Sweetgrass Golf Course Hosts Tourney After Long Winter
The long winter took its toll on golf courses across the Upper Peninsula…even at the Sweetgrass Golf Course, which will host the LPGA Symetra Tour golf tournament this weekend. Golf Course Director Dave Douglass says that the long winter caused problems, especially when we had rain in December that...


(RRN) Northern Michigan University Adds To Retirement Plans
Northern Michigan University's Board of Trustees held a special meeting Tuesday to make changes to the university' Early Retirement Incentive Program. The university had put three million dollars in the pot back in May, but University President David Haynes says that there were more...


(RRN) Multiple Drug Arrests Reported Across Upper Peninsula
The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team arrested six people on drugs charges Monday in four different U.P. counties. A 22-year-old Grand Marais man was arrested on marijuana charges and is now in the Schoolcraft County Jail. A 63-year-old Ishpeming man was arrested on...


(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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