(RRN) Escanaba Not Happy With MEDC 'Urgent Need' Grant Award
Thirty-two northern Michigan communities were recently awarded state grants from a special $6 million fund that reimburses them for some of the expenses related to last winter's deep freeze. But Escanaba City Manager Jim O'Toole is not happy with his community's award of just under $12,000 to fix broken pipes, water and...


(RRN) High Winds Cancel Walleye Tourney For Third Day Sunday
The Bassmaster Elite Series Angler of the Year bass fishing tournament was cancelled for a third straight day Sunday in the Bays deNoc. North winds of 25 miles per hour and small craft advisories forced tournament officials to call off competition Sunday morning. It was the first time in the tour's history...


(RRN) Powerball Jackpot Rises To $225M; Others Also Rise
The Powerball lottery jackpot is getting huge. Nobody had all of the numbers in Saturday night's drawing, so the jackpot for this Wednesday's drawing is 225-million dollars. Saturday's numbers were 22, 23, 30, 37 and 39. And the Power Ball number was 16. Meanwhile, the Mega Millions game also had no winner...


(RRN) Lake Superior State Makes Changes To Tuition Structure
Lake Superior State University says it will charge the same tuition rate for any student from the United States or Canada, becoming Michigan's first university to charge "one rate" for all students. The L-S-S-U Board of Trustees approved the change on Friday, and it will take effect with the Fall 2015 semester. Lake...


(RRN) Downtown Escanaba Building Suffers Minor Fire Damage
Fire broke out at the top of a building in downtown Escanaba Friday night. Escanaba Public Safety officers were called to 1101 Ludington Street at about 8:30 in the evening. When crews got there, they could see smoke and flames coming from the roof of the building. Officers say that it appears that there was some work...


(RRN) Woman Killed, Girl Hurt In Houghton County Stabbing
One woman is dead and one young girl is injured after being stabbed early Friday morning. Local Three News reports that at about 3:30 A.M. on Friday, the Houghton County Sheriff's Department responded to a stabbing complaint in Hubbell, Torch Lake Township. The 48 year old woman was pronounced dead at the...


(RRN) Au Sable Day To Be Celebrated Saturday In Grand Marais
The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is celebrating the Au Sable Lighthouse this weekend. The lighthouse has been there for 140 years, shining its light onto Lake Superior. Saturday is "Au Sable Day" where you can get up close and personal with this piece of maritime history. Free tours will be offered...


(RRN) Delta County Public Health Offering Flu Shot Clinic
The Public Health Department in Delta County plans a "drive thru" flu shot clinic on Saturday. Dr. Terry Frankovich is the Medical Director for the Health Department. She says that no appointment is needed. But she says that people are asked to come in a staggared format. If the first letter of your name starts with...


(RRN) Michigan Harvest Gathering Food Drive Gets Under Way
Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson kicked off the annual "Michigan Harvest Gathering" food drive on Wednesday. At a Lansing ceremony, Johnson said that last year's food drive was successful. She says that you can donate nonperishable food items…or cash…at any Secretary of State branch office between now and...


(RRN) Manistique, Big Bay Exploring 'Shared' Superintendent
The Manistique and Big Bay be Noc Schools are exploring the possibility of sharing a superintendent. Manistique's current superintendent, Kathy McDonough, says the the two districts already share a business manager and they have a co-op football program. And Big Bay students take technical classes at Manistique...


(RRN) Delta County Sheriff Warns Of Electric Telephone Scam
The sheriff in Delta County is warning of a rash of telephone scams where the caller threatens to cut off your electricity unless you make an immediate payment. Sheriff Gary Ballweg says that the latest incident came at an Escanaba motel, where the owner was called by a person claiming to be a local electrical contractor...


(RRN) Houghton County Man Found Guilty Of Murdering Wife
Nima Nassiri was found guilty of second degree murder Wednesday in Houghton County. He's the 35-year-old Dollar Bay man who was accused of severely beating his wife, Senaz. She died a few days after the beating. Her organs were donated to seven people after she died. The couple had moved to the...


(RRN) Marquette Police Report Two Accidents On McClellan Ave
A woman was hurt in a roll-over accident Tuesday night in Marquette. Marquette Police say the accident happened at about 7:30 at night on South McClellan Avenue near Grant Street. For some reason, the 53-year-old Marquette woman rolled her Jeep onto its roof. She was trapped inside the vehicle and...


(RRN) Western U.P. Teenager Found Safe In Ironwood Twp Hotel
A girl who was reported missing on Monday in the western U-P was found Wednesday safe and sound. Local Three News reports that 16-year-old Jordyn Mazanec of Bessemer was found at an Ironwood Township Hotel with her 19 year old boyfriend, Matthew Reder Wednesday morning. Gogebic County Sheriff's Deputies say the...


(RRN) STICKER SHOCK: Road Agency Deals With Salt Price Hikes
The price of road salt is up 46-percent this fall compared to last year. County road commissions, as well as the Michigan Department of Transportation, will have to pay at least $66 per ton for salt, compared with just $45 per ton last year. So, how will road agencies clear the ice this winter? Dan Weingarten is with the state...


(RRN) LSSU President: Strengthen Ties In U.P., NE Wisconsin
Lake Superior State University celebrated the 25th anniversary of its partnership with Bay College on Tuesday. L-S-S-U President Tom Pleger attended a ceremony in Escanaba yesterday and said that his university is looking to strengthen the collaboration even more, and to increase Lake State's impact on...


(RRN) Marquette School Board Raties Contract With Teachers
Teachers in the Upper Peninsula's largest school district have a new contract. The Marquette School Board voted 5-to-2 at a special meeting to ratify the contract, with Board President Rich Rossway and member Brian Cherry voting "no". Teachers ratified the deal last week by a vote of 132-to-12. It is a three-year...


(RRN) Cliffs Natural Resources Studying New Power Plant
Cliffs Natural Resources is exploring the possibility of building its own power plant to provide energy to its Marquette County mines. Cliffs spokeswoman Jennifer Huetter says that the company will work with Invenergy Thermal Development to look at a possible electricity and heating facility, and hope to make a...


(RRN) Hiawatha National Forest Taking Comments On Road Plans
The Hiawatha National Forest is still taking your opinions on the new road study. The Hiawatha has some two thousand miles of roads throughout the forest, and the study looks at how some roads that are not being maintained right now should be dealt with. Forest officials say that resources for road maintenance have been...


(RRN) Portion of Gladstone's Delta Avenue Closed On Tuesday
A portion of Gladstone's main street will be closed the next two days. Delta Avenue will be blocked off between South First Street and Oak Street so crews can install new water and sewer mains. A detour to Saunders Point…or to the city's water plant…will be set up using Michigan Avenue, around the DPW building...


(RRN) Motorcyclist Hurt After Hitting Two Deer In Manistique
A man was hurt Sunday when he hit not one, but two, deer in Schoolcraft County. Michigan State Police say the 55-year-old man from Cooks was driving his motorcycle eastbound on US-2 at 9:30 Sunday morning near Manistique, when two deer ran into his path. He could not avoid either animal and collided with...


(RRN) DNR Conservation Officers Get New Training On Poaching
Michigan DNR conservation officers are getting trained on using science to help to solve deer poaching cases. DNR Lieutenant Wade Hamilton in Traverse City says that a partnership with Michigan State University to do on-line training courses to give conservation officers new tools to figure out when a deer may have been killed….


(RRN) Bay College, Lake Superior State Celebrate 25 Years
Bay College and Lake Superior State University are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the partnership that has seen LSSU offer degree programs in Escanaba. Heidi Baumgartner heads up Lake State's Escanaba Regional Center. She says that more than six hundred people have graduated from the Center over the years...


(RRN) BassMaster Anglers Arrive In Delta County For Tourney
The Bassmaster Elite Series fishing tournament is set to start on Thursday in the Bays deNoc, but many of the anglers have already arrived in Delta County ahead of the championship event. One of them is Randy Howell, who won the Bassmaster "Classic" tournament earlier this year. He says that anglers will be...


(RRN) Minnesota Couple Canoeing 2,000 Miles To Oppose Mines
A couple from Minnesota that is canoeing and sailing some two thousand miles will be here in the Upper Peninsula the next two days. Dave and Amy Freeman live near the Boundry Waters Wilderness Area in northern Minnesota…and they are concerned about sulfide mines that are being proposed there, as well as...


(RRN) Michigan's Three Lottery Games Have Jackpots Roll Over
There were no winners in Michigan's main lottery games over the weekend. The Mega Millions jackpot will be worth at least 62-million dollars Tuesday night, while Powerball's top prize will be 171-million dollars on Wednesday. There was one Powerball ticket sold in Michigan over the weekend worth 30-thousand...


(RRN) Manistique Residents Urged To Keep Eye Out For Wolf
Manistique residents were told to be on the lookout for a grey wolf over the weekend. Manistique Public Safety Director Ken Golat says the wolf was spotted on Friday at about 3:30 in the afternoon near the boardwalk in the city's marina area. Anyone who sees the wolf in city limits is urged to call 9-1-1 immediately. The sighting...


(RRN) Negaunee Man Charged In Numerous Vehicle Break-Ins
Negaunee Police have arrested a man in connection with last weekend's car break-ins in the city. Police arrested 24-year-old Bryan Craycraft on charges of possession of a financial transaction device. Police say that Craycraft tried to use the victim's debit card to get money out of a bank account…


(RRN) Manistique Public Safety Warns Of Increase In Scams
Manistique Public Safety is warning of an increase in telephone scams in Schoolcraft County. Public Safety Director Ken Golat says that the callers usually have a foreign accent, and they try to get you to give them information about your bank accounts. They say that you have won money, or a big prize, and...


(RRN) Snyder Signs Tax Changes To Help Michigan Businesses
Legislation is now on the books that clarifies the original intent of the Michigan Business Tax. Governor Snyder says that clarifying the original 2007 law is common sense. He says it eliminates a loophole created by a 1970 statute that would have given some out-of-state companies a far lower...


(RRN) Former Escanaba Mayor Evans Sentenced For Embezzlement
Former Escanaba Mayor Leo Evans was sentenced for embezzlement Thursday in Delta County Circuit Court. He'll spend one year in jail and five years on probation. He'll also need to repay the Escanaba Eagles Club almost 101-thousand dollars. And Evans was ordered not to enter a casino by Judge Stephen...


(RRN) Northern Michigan Communities To Share In Freeze Grant
Some 32 local governments in the Upper Peninsula and northern lower Michigan will be sharing seven-point-million dollars in state disaster aid. Governor Rick Snyder made the announcement Thursday. The money is to help with infrastructure damage done by last winter's deep freeze. The grants range from several...


(RRN) 1899 Shipwreck Found In Lake Superior Off Grand Marais
The remains of a ship that sank 115 years ago while on its way to the Keweenaw Peninsula have been discovered. Researchers from the Great Lakes Shipwreck Society located the remains of the Nelson in 200-feet of water off Grand Marais. The Nelson was being towed by another vessel when a violent ice storm hit in...


(RRN) Michigan Gets Federal Grant To Deal With Bat Disease
The Michigan D-N-R is getting a federal grant of just over 52-thousand dollars to work on white nose syndrome. That's a fungul disease that's killing bats in five Michigan Counties--three of them in the U-P. The U-P counties affected are Dickinson, Keweenaw and Mackinac. The disease was first spotted...


(RRN) Some Michigan School Districts Have Budget Deficits
Forty-eight school districts and public school academies in Michigan ended the 2013 Fiscal Year with a deficit, according to the Michigan Department of Education. That number was 52, but two districts were dissolved, one consolidated with another district and one charter academy was closed. There are two problem districts in the U-P...


(RRN) Apartment Catches Fire in Gwinn; No Injuries Reported
A duplex caught fire in Gwinn on Wednesday. The Forsyth Township Fire Department responded to a two unit duplex on fire at about 3:00 Wednesday afternoon on North Oak Street. When crews got there, a room in an upstairs apartment was on fire. Firefighters looked inside both apartments and found...


(RRN) Better Business Bureau Warns Of School Supply Scam
The Better Business Bureau serving Eastern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula is warning of a school supply scam. Community Relations Director Lisa Dilg says schools are complaining about getting bills for workbooks from "Scholastic School Supply", but the schools say they never did business with....


(RRN) Snyder Orders Michigan Flags Lowered Thursday For 9/11
Governor Rick Snyder has ordered all Michigan flags lowered to half-staff on Thursday in honor of Patriot Day. It's to remember those who were effected by the terrorist attacks that happened on September 11, 2001. Snyder says that we need to keep the victims and their families in our thoughts and prayers...


(RRN) M-DOT Looking For 'Road Watchers' In Upper Peninsula
The Michigan Department of Transportation is looking for volunteer U-P road watchers. They're looking for reports on winter driving conditions up here, with special emphasis on the U-S and M-designated highways. They're hoping the program will improve winter road maintenance. Interested? Go to www.michigan.gov/roadwatchers for more information.


(RRN) Iron Mountain Police Investigating Dognapping Incident
Iron Mountain police are looking for a would-be dog-napper. Officers got a call from a west side Iron Mountain resident at about eight Tuesday night. The caller said that some drove up and took their dog. When the dog's owner gave chase, the animal was released. Police say they're looking for an older...


(RRN) Houghton County Decides Against New Airport Terminal
A proposal to do a feasibility study to determine if the Houghton County Airport needs a new terminal will not proceed, at least not for now. The County Board has declined to approve funding for the request. Discussions about a major revamp or replacement of the terminal have been going on for more than a decade. There was...


(RRN) Bessemer Man Arrested After Seven-Hour Police Standoff
A 38-year old Bessemer man is behind bars after a nearly seven-hour standoff with police early Wednesday. The Gogebic County Sheriff's Department says deputies went to a home in Bessemer around 10:40 p.m. Tuesday night after receiving a call of gunshots. The Gogebic/Iron Area SWAT Team was called to...


(RRN) Hiawatha National Forest Collects 6,400 Pounds Of Food
Staff from the Hiawatha National Forest recently donated more than 6,416 pounds of food to area food banks through US Department of Agriculture’s “Feds Feed Families” Campaign. Employees from district offices in St. Ignace, Munising, Rapid River, Manistique and the Supervisor’s Office in Gladstone, all took part...


(RRN) Marquette School Teachers Ratify New Contract Deal
Marquette's teachers have ratified a new contract with the school district. Teachers held a vote Monday night and the result was announced Tuesday by union officials. The school board is expected to approve the contract as well when it meets on September 22nd.....


(RRN) Marquette Hosting Business Leaders Event On Wednesday
The head of Business Leaders for Michigan will be in Marquette Wednesday. Doug Rothwell is being brought to town by the Lake Superior Community Partnership. Rothwell will make a presentation at noon at the Holiday Inn. Business Leaders for Michigan, consists representatives of the state's top job providers...


(RRN) Seney Wildlife Refuge May Expand Hunting Opportunities
There could soon be more hunting opportunities in the Seney National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge says it is proposing new areas and seasons for deer and black bear and other species. The new rules would take effect with the start of Michigan's 2015 hunting seasons. They've posted four possible plans...


(RRN) Michigan Tech Student Injured After Fall Over Cliff
A Michigan Tech University student is in serious condition after falling 150 feet from a cliff Sunday in the Copper Country. Sheriff's deputies say 18-year-old Michael Gobelli of Winnetka, Illinois was rock climbing with friends in Keweenaw County's Allouez Township when the accident happened. He's currently in Marquette General Hospital....


(RRN) Bay College Hosts Class on Dreams; Ebert Movie Series
If you've ever wondered what those dreams mean, Bay College has a class for you. Exploring Your Dreams will be held for six Wednesday nights in a row starting September 24th. It runs from 6:30 to 9:30 each night. Tuition and books cost around 140 dollars and you can find out more at...


(RRN) Northern Wisconsin Man, Wife Injured In ATV Crash
One person is dead and another hospitalized following an A-T-V rollover Sunday in Marinette County, Wisconsin, according to our partners at Local Three News. Police say 52-year-old Michael Hotter of Pulaski apparently drove too fast through a water hole and he and his wife were tossed off the machine. There's...


(RRN) Marquette City Commission To Discuss New Hospital Site
We now know where the proposed new Marquette General Hospital may be located. The Marquette City Commission will hold a special meeting Monday to consider Duke Lifepoint's proposal to use the old Roundhouse Property. That's vacant land between Baraga Avenue and Washington Street. Duke Lifepoint wants to buy...


(RRN) Law Enforcement Officers Running For Special Olympics
Law enforcement officers from across Michigan are helping to raise money for Special Olympics. They are running a 750-mile long relay from Copper Harbor in the Copper Country to the Detroit suburb of Sterling Heights. The "Torch Run Central Route" began on Saturday and will end next Saturday, with the pledges...


(RRN) Delta County Sheriff's K-9 Dog 'Benny' Is Retiring
Benny is retiring. Who is "Benny"? He is the K-9 dog who's been working alongside Delta County Sheriffs Deputies for the last ten years. But Undersheriff Phil Griebel says that Benny's hearing and agility are starting to fail, and it is effecting the dog's performance...


(RRN) Two People Hurt In Weekend Accident In Alger County
A two-car crash Saturday afternoon near Trenary sent two people to the hospital. State Police say it happened on U-S 41 near M-67. Troopers say 68-year-old Gary LaCombe of Zionsville, Indiana had slowed to turn into a driveway when his car was rear-ended by one driven by 86-year-old Eugene Holmquist...


(RRN) Cloverland To Host Meeting About Presque Isle Decision
Cloverland Electric Co-op will hold three public meetings to talk about the impact a recent ruling by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will have on U-P power rates. Earlier this summer, the feds ruled that Marquette's Presque Isle Power Plant must remain open despite having lost one of its main....


(RRN) Marinette County Restaurant Burns Down; No Injuries
A restaurant burned down Friday morning in Marinette County. Shaffer's Restaurant in the Town of Stephenson caught fire at about 5:30 in the morning. A sheriff's deputy was on routine patrol and noticed smoke coming from the south side of the building. Five fire departments battled that blaze for hours, but were unable...


(RRN) Heavy Rains Cause Massive U.P. Flooding (WITH PHOTOS)
Thunderstorms dumped heavy rain on the south-central Upper Peninsula Thursday, causing many streets to flood. In Escanaba, major streets like US-2-and-41, Ludington Street, and First Avenue North looked like lakes after more than two inches of rain fell in less than an hour. The City of Escanaba...


(RRN) Antlerless Deer Results Posted; Some Leftovers In U.P.
If you applied for an antlerless deer hunting license for this fall, you can now go on-line to see if you were chosen for one. The Michigan D-N-R posted the drawing results on Thursday. Here in the Upper Peninsula, the number of doe permits was severely decreased because of the harsh winter we had recently. There...


(RRN) Wolf Hunt Proposals Only Two Initiatives On MI Ballot
Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson says that there will be just two proposals on the state's November ballot. And both of them won't likely mean much. Proposal One would establish a wolf hunting season in the state. Proposal Two would allow the Natural Resources Commission to establish hunting seasons...


(RRN) Escanaba Man Charged With Murder In Stabbing Incident
An Escanaba man faces life in prison after the fatal stabbing of a woman Wednesday morning on Escanaba's north side. 36-year-old Kallay Batchelor was arraigned Thursday in 94th District Court. He is being held without bond in the Delta County Jail on an open murder...

(RRN) Catholic Diocese Doles Out 'Legacy of Faith' Grants
The Marquette Catholic Diocese has doled out its Legacy of Faith grants for 2014. A total of 179-thousand dollars was doled out, with the vast majority of it going to the Upper Peninsula's nine Catholic schools (including the St. Francis deSales School here in Manistique). The nine schools shared in 103-thousand dollars...


(RRN) Two Injured In Iron County Construction Zone Accident
Two people were hurt in a traffic crash in an Iron County construction zone on Tuesday. Iron County Sheriffs Deputies say the accident happened on US-2 about five miles south of Crystal Falls. A vehicle was stopped at the start of the work zone when another vehicle hit it. Then the first vehicle then...


(RRN) Woman Dead, Suspect Arrested For Murder In Escanaba
A woman was killed during a stabbing incident early Wednesday morning in Escanaba. Public Safety Captain Jamie Segorski says that officers were called at 4:20 a.m. to 206 Stephenson Avenue on the city's north side. Officers say that there had been an assault, and...


(RRN) M-DOT: Road Construction Projects Continue Across U.P.
Labor Day may signal the end of summer for most of us, but the Upper Peninsula's summer road construction season continues. M-DOT spokesman Dan Weingarten did have some good news, though: M-149 near Manistique re-opened just before the holiday weekend, as a project at Dufour Creek that started in July was....


(RRN) U.P. Veterans, Military Members To Receive Free Food
Upper Peninsula veterans and active military members can get free food Wednesday at the V-A Medical Center in Iron Mountain. The Seventh Day Adventist Food Pantry in Escanaba, the Patriot Guard riders, and the group "Feeding America" have filled two semi trucks full of 30,000 pounds of food. Brad Nelson is at the VA...


(RRN) Firewood Permits Available In Hiawatha National Forest
The Hiawatha National Forest says permits are available for you to get some firewood out of the forest this fall. But you can't use them to chop down live trees. Forest officials say that these permits only allow you to cut up dead trees or those that have fallen to the forest floor. These cutting permits…also known...


(RRN) Two Luce County Lakes To Be Restocked With Brook Trout
Two Upper Peninsula lakes will be restocked with brook trout next month. The Michigan D-N-R says it will be working in Bullhead Lake and Dillingham Lake, both of which are in Luce County. These are what the agency calls "lake reclamation" efforts. They've been stocking brook trout in the five-acre Bullhead Lake since...


(RRN) Marquette To Host Michigan Municipal League Conference
The City of Marquette will be hosting the Michigan Municipal League's annual convention this fall. More than 500 city, township, and county leaders from across the state will be at the four-day event. The convention is held every year to give local leaders the chance to talk about issues effecting them, such as...


(RRN) United Way Report Suggests Many In Michigan Struggling
The Michigan Association of United Ways released a report on Sunday that talks about the economic challenges that the average family faces in our state. It was a research project that involved some 60 local United Way chapters, as well as those in five other states. The report does NOT look at homes where people...


(RRN) Hiawatha Forest: 'Dragging' Illegal For Bear Hunters
The bear hunting season is right around the corner, and the folks at the Hiawatha National Forest have some reminders about hunting on forest land. The biggest reminder is that the "dragging" of forest service roads and trails is illegal. Hunters sometimes will sometimes "smooth out" the road service to...


(RRN) Wear Orange To Fight Hunger In Michigan This Month
September is "Hunger Action Month" in Michigan. The Food Bank Council of Michigan is trying to raise awareness of the problem of hunger as we head toward another winter. The US Agriculture Department says that just under 17-percent of Michigan's population struggles with hunger, including 500-thousand...


(RRN) Ishpeming To Host U.P.'s Biggest Labor Day Celebration
The Upper Peninsula's biggest hotbed of labor union activity is still Marquette County, and on Monday, the Marquette-Alger Community Labor Council puts on its annual Labor Day event. Mike Thibault is the president of the newly-formed Upper Peninsula Regional Labor Federation, which will officially take over running...


(RRN) Marquette County Township Celebrates 150th Birthday
It's not as long as the Mackinac Bridge, but a bridge in the western Marquette County community of Humboldt will be the site of a Labor Day event on Monday. Humboldt Township is celebrating its 150th year, as well as the first year of its new fire department. Everyone is invited to the bridge walk over the Humboldt Pond...


(RRN) Thousands Expected In Straits For Mackinac Bridge Walk
Thousands of people are in the Straits of Mackinac for the annual Labor Day bridge walk. It is the only day of the year where pedestrians are allowed on the five-mile-long Mackinac Bridge. Governor Rick Snyder and Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley are in town to lead the walk. Also, more than 300 runners...


(RRN) Wis. Man Wins Cabela's Walleye Tournament In Escanaba
A Wisconsin man won the championship of the Cabella's National Walleye Tournament this weekend in the Bays deNoc. Keith Kavajecz of Kaukauna had the most pounds of fish in both days of the tournament to take home the trophy...and the top prize money...


(RRN) Governor Offers Labor Day Thoughts; Biden Visits Mich.
Governor Snyder offered his thoughts on the Labor Day holiday, which was created to salute the American worker. He said that Michigan is rich with talent, in every corner of the state. The governor says that Michigan workers are the driving force behind the state's comeback from rough economic times. He praised Michigan...


(RRN) Benishek Begins 'Doctor's Call' Visits Across District
Upper Peninsula Congressman Dan Benishek has kicked off what he's calling "Doctor Dan's House Calls". He plans to visit with women, seniors, and families over the next couple of months throughout northern Michigan. His first was on Saturday in Traverse City, when he met with the Women's Coalition. His campaign has...


(RRN) Marquette Business Damaged By Hit-And-Run Driver
Somebody crashed their vehicle into a downtown Marquette business early Saturday morning, and then took off. Marquette Police say the vehicle hit the Second Skin Shop in the 100 Block of North Third Street, and then left the scene. The accident happened at about 2:30 in the morning, and the business suffered...


(RRN) Rapid River Man Sentenced To Prison For Lewd Activity
The Delta County man who exposed himself at several neighborhood parks has been sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court. 29-year-old Thomas LaVigne of Rapid River was given 18-months to 7-and-a-half years behind bars on one count of gross indecency. He was also sentenced to between 18-months and...


(RRN) U.P. Steam & Gas Engine Association Show Under Way
It's a Labor Day weekend tradition in Delta County: the U-P Steam and Gas Engine Association's show at the U-P State Fairgrounds. You can see farm equipment that was used many decades ago. There will be a large flea market and gun and knife show, and the village will be open with all of its old-time shops…


(RRN) Sale Of Upper Peninsula Power Company Made Official
The sale of the Upper Peninsula Power Company has been completed. It was announced back in January that UPPCO would be sold to Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Partners, and since then, the sale has been given all of the government regulatory approvals that were needed. What does this mean for...


(RRN) Dickinson County Fair Continues This Weekend In Norway
The Dickinson County Fair is under way in Norway. The annual event runs through Monday. In the grandstand Friday night, it's the USA Demolition Derby's State Line Challenge…starting at 8:00. Also, it's the 32nd year for the Youth Live Stock Auction. Show time starts at noon Friday and the auction itself...


(RRN) Michigan Attorney General Monitoring Holiday Gas Price
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says that his department is keeping an eye on gas prices this holiday weekend to make sure that you're not being gouged at the pump. Schuette warned gas station owners that it is illegal to take part in price fixing or price gouging just because it is a holiday...


(RRN) M-DOT Clears Road Projects; Some Still Remain In U.P.
The state transportation department is suspending work on a vast majority of road projects for the holiday weekend, but a few here in the Upper Peninsula will still slow you down a bit. In Schoolcraft County, you will find one lane open in each direction on US-2 between Thompson and the Delta County Line…but speeds are...


(RRN) State Police Ready For Labor Day Weekend Travel Rush
The last big travel period of the summer starts Friday night across the Upper Peninsula. And Michigan State Police say they'll have extra patrols out, looking for speeders, drunk drivers, and people not wearing their seatbelts. During last year's Labor Day holiday travel period, ten people died in traffic crashes across...


(RRN) Mich. House Passes Wolf-Hunting Bill (WITH REACTION)
The Michigan House on Wednesday passed legislation aimed at allowing wolf hunts to continue in the Upper Peninsula. Technically, the sportsman-initiated bill puts the Natural Resources Commission in charge of designating which species can be hunted in Michigan. But it was clearly designed to block two proposals...


(RRN) Marquette Teachers Reach Tentative Contract Agreement
A contract agreement has been reached with teachers in the Marquette Area Public Schools. The tentative deal was announced Wednesday afternoon after a bargaining session that lasted several hours. If approved by the rank and file and the Marquette school board, the deal would mark the end...


(RRN) Michigan High Court Approves Delta County's Court Plan
The Michigan Supreme Court on Wednesday approved Delta County's "concurrent jurisdiction plan" within its court system. Delta County Circuit Court Judge Stephen Davis says it puts into writing what has been done informally for decades…like one of the county's three judges filling in for the other when....


(RRN) Ishpeming Man Accused Of Embezzleing From Union Fund
An Ishpeming man has been arrested on embezzlement charges. Marquette Police say they picked up 49-year-old Steven Harvala and charged him with stealing between one-and-20 thousand dollars from a Local Union Training Fund. This crime is a five-year felony, and/or fines and restitution. Harvala was released...


(RRN) More Than Two Dozen Communities Ask For Disaster Help
There's lots of interest from northern Michigan communities in a state grant program to reimburse them for expenses incurred due to the harsh winter. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation has six million dollars available, and the deadline to apply was last Friday. The MEDC says that in all, 29 communities and four...


(RRN) O'Toole: Escanaba Has Busy Road Construction Season
It's been a busy summer for road projects in the City of Escanaba. Escanaba City Manager Jim O'Toole says that seven major projects have been done so far, with the rebuilding of Sheridan Road on the city's north side being the biggest. That route carries a lot of truck...


(RRN) Michigan House To Vote On Wolf Hunting Bill Wednesday
The Michigan House votes Wednesday on a proposal that would allow the Natural Resources Commission to decide which species can be hunted in the state. It's a move directly aimed at continuing wolf hunts in Michigan, and to make moot a pair of November ballot proposals that would outlaw wolf hunting in...


(RRN) Delta County Readies For Cabella's Walleye Tournament
You will see a lot of boats around Delta County the next few days. That's because the Cabella's National Walleye Tour will be making a stop in the Bays deNoc. Many anglers have already arrived to do some pre-fishing. Tournament registration starts at 2:00 Thursday afternoon at the Terrace Bay Inn. Tournament...


(RRN) Marquette Diocese Finishing Work On Chapel For Baraga
Construction on a new chapel to display the remains of the Upper Peninsula's first Catholic Bishop is almost complete. Local Three News reports that a fundraising effort has so far raised a half-million dollars for the expansion of Marquette's Saint Peter Cathedral. The new addition will be a more suitable spot...


(RRN) Marquette Schools To Hold Open House With No Teachers
The Marquette Area Public Schools are getting ready for the start of the fall semester, and Wednesday night, there will be Open Houses held to get students…and parents…prepared for another year. But the Marquette teachers say they won't be there because of a longstanding contract dispute. Superintendent Bill Saunders says...


(RRN) Charges Laid After Motorcycle Crashes Into Gwinn Bar
The man who was driving a motorcycle that crashed into a bar in Gwinn has been charged in the death of his passenger. Forsyth Township Police say that William Toyra Junior was arrested and arraigned on a charge of Operating While Intoxicated Causing Death. Officers say he was driving on M-35 in Gwinn at just...


(RRN) Protests Planned As House Sets To Vote On Wolf Hunt
The Michigan House is scheduled to vote Wednesday on legislation that would effectively allow for more wolf hunts in the state. And animal rights groups plan to protest in Lansing as the vote is taken. Technically, the bill…pushed by sportsmen groups…allows the Natural Resources Commission to designate...


(RRN) Mackinac Bridge Offering Special Tour In 'Net Contest
The state transportation department and the Mackinac Bridge Authority are holding a contest where the winner gets a behind-the-scenes tour to the top of the bridge. They want you to send them your memories of the bridge…like maybe a family gathering you had there when you were a kid, for example...


(RRN) New School Year Starts Monday at Northern, Bay College
Classes begin Monday at Bay College and Northern Michigan University. At Northern, the university will host its Fall Fest Monday…a chance for students to get information from local businesses, volunteer agencies, and student organizations. This will be held on the University Center lawn from 11:00 until...


(RRN) McBroom: Road Funding Overhaul Not Happening This Year
Governor Rick Snyder is holding out hope that a major breakthrough will happen on road funding yet this year. But state representative Ed McBroom doesn't think it will happen. The Dickinson County Republican says that there were so many negative things that happened between members of the House and Senate...


(RRN) Florence County Sheriff Reports Two Telephone Scams
The Florence County Sheriff is reporting two phone scams. In the first scam, a woman told police that a man with a Middle Eastern accent called and said that he was from the I-R-S. He told the woman that she did not file her taxes properly and that she owed back taxes. If she didn't pay these taxes, she would...


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