(RRN) Gladstone Looking At Millage Levy Rates For New Budget
The City of Gladstone is facing budget pressures just like many communities in the Upper Peninsula. City Manager Darla Falcon has proposed a budget that is balanced, but it is balanced based on levying 15 mills in property taxes. The Radio Results Network reports that Falcon’s budget includes 1-point-8236...

(RRN) Ishpeming Man Charged With Maintaining Meth Lab
A man has been arrested and arraigned in Ishpeming, in connection with a meth bust that happened back on May 6th in the city. Police say that 33-year-old Joshua Vorase of Ishpeming was arraigned Monday in 96th District Court… charged with one count of operating/maintaining a laboratory involving meth inside a garage...

(RRN) Uppertunities Business Conference Wednesday At Casino
The Delta County Chamber of Commerce is offering a conference on Wednesday at the Island Resort and Casino to help businesses take full advantage of the summer tourism season. 'Uppertunities' will include presentations on social media, customer service and succession planning. Vickie Micheau is the Executive...

(RRN) State Offers Listings For High School Grad Job-Seekers
As thousands of students prepare to graduate from high school and college, the Michigan Talent Investment Agency reminds them that information about careers and in-demand skills is available at their fingertips. “Whether you’re entering the workforce or pursuing additional education after graduation, it’s...

(RRN) Investigation Continues Into Body Found In Lk Superior
More information now on last week’s discovery of a body in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The U-S Park Service says that an investigation has been launched in coordination with the Alger County Medical Examiner, Marquette General Hospital, and a downstate police department. They’re still trying to identify...

(RRN) M-DOT Holding Meetings Every Wednesday In Newberry
The Michigan Department of Transportation, the Village of Newberry and contractor Bacco Construction are holding weekly project meetings on the M-123 reconstruction project in Newberry every Wednesday at 1 p.m. at MDOT’s Newberry Transportation Service Center. While the meetings are primarily for conducting...

(RRN) Bay College Recognizes Its 2016 Outstanding Graduates
Bay College is pleased to announce its 2016 Outstanding Graduate Award Winners, honored at its recent Awards Dinner. The graduates were selected by their educators for their academic excellence, leadership and community service. Each was sponsored by a local business and the Bay College Foundation. The 2016...

(RRN) Lane Closures This Week On Escanaba's Ludington Street
Traffic will be slowed on a portion of a major Escanaba road this week. The 400 and 500 blocks of Ludington Street in the downtown area will be down to two lanes from the current four starting today. That’s because there will be upgrades down to the nearby sanitary sewer lift station. During this week...

(RRN) Red Flag Warning In Effect Monday Across Entire U.P.
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the entire Upper Peninsula. It’s in effect until 8:00 Monday night. That means conditions are so dry and the winds will be so high that wildfires are a danger everywhere in the U-P. Robin Turner is the Meteorologist In Charge at the National Weather Service in...

(RRN) Wisconsin Pair Wins Cabela's Tournament On Bays deNoc
A team of anglers from Wisconsin has won the 2016 Cabela's National Team Walleye Championship in the Bays deNoc. Adam Adler of Oconto Falls and Ryan Dempsey of Oneida won the $25,000 cash and $70,000 boat by having 15 fish, weighing 65 pounds. Another Wisconsin pair, Derek Navis of Brandon and Korey Sprengel...

(RRN) Holy Name Catholic School Offering Summer Academy
Now that summer vacation is nearly here for students, it's time for parents to consider what their children will do to fill their summer days. Holy Name Catholic School is inviting parents to register their kids for Summer Academy again this summer. “The Final Frontier... Space" is this year’s theme for Holy Name's Summer...

(RRN) Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Looks For Volunteers
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore’s 2016 “Adopt-a-Trail, Adopt-a-Campsite and Adopt-a-Beach” orientation and training session will be held Saturday, May 28 from 9 am to 10 am. It will be held at Miners Castle, located approximately 6.5 miles east of Munising on H-58, then north on Miners Castle Road 5 miles...

(RRN) SUV Destroyed By Fire Friday Afternoon In Gladstone
Fire destroyed an S-U-V in Gladstone Friday afternoon. Public Safety and volunteers were called out to the 400 block os South 10th Street just after one o’clock. They managed to put out the fire in the G-M-C envoy owned by Joanna Delaney of Kipling, but the vehicle is considered a total loss. Officers suspect an engine...

(RRN) Auction Helps Michigan's Child Abuse Trust Fund
State efforts to protect children from abuse received a $470,000 boost from the Children’s Trust Fund Pam Posthumus Signature Auction Event. More than 650 people attended the event at the Lansing Center and helped children by bidding on items such as an African safari, tickets to concerts by Beyonce at Ford Field...

(RRN) Hiawatha National Forest Worried About Fires Across UP
As we move into the weekend, fire danger remains very high throughout the Upper Peninsula, and is extreme in some locations. Fire officials at the U.S. Forest Service urge residents and visitors to be cautious with the use of fire while enjoying the outdoors in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. “We’re still extremely dry...

(RRN) Carll Given 4-15 Years For Death Of Bark River Man
Dalton Carll fought through tears as he apologized to the family of John Miron at Carll's sentencing hearing on Friday in Escanaba. Local Three News reports that the Alger County man was sentenced to between four and 15 years behind bars for the June, 2015, accident that claimed the life of Miron...

(RRN) Upper Peninsula Peace Officers Memorial Held At NMU
As part of National Police Week, officers from across the U.P. gathered for the Upper Peninsula Peace Officers Memorial Service Friday in Marquette. Local Three News reports that the day started with an officers' motorcade, traveling to the Superior Dome. The event included officers from across the U.P., Wisconsin and Ontario....

(RRN) UPPCO Posting Updated Hydroelectric Dam Info On-Line
Upper Peninsula Power Company recommends recreational enthusiasts looking for operational information on the Bond Falls Hydroelectric Developments to use the utility’s website instead of the toll-free phone number that has been discontinued as part of UPPCO’s transition. To access UPPCO’s hydroelectric....

(RRN) UPSET Arrests Four People In Delta, Menominee Counties
Four people are under arrest after meth busts from in Delta and Marquette counties, according to our partners at Local Three News. The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team says Mindi Smith of Gladstone and Jason Brazeau of Escanaba were arrested Thursday. The two face various charges, including....

(RRN) Five People Given Prison Time For Heroin Operation
Five people are headed to federal prison for running an operation that brought heroin from Detroit into the Upper Peninsula. The sentencings were announced Friday by the U-S Attorney’s office in Grand Rapids. A 39-year-old Detroit man…Lamarol Abram…will spend nearly 15 years behind bars. Three of the others are...

(RRN) Ohio Anglers Lead After First Day At Cabela's Tourney
A team from Ohio is in first place after the opening day of the Cabela’s National Team Walleye Championships on the Bays deNoc. Mike Defibaugh and John Stalling caught the maximum five fish Thursday, weighing 24-pounds-and-11 ounces. The top local team on the board is Don Alimenti and Steve Martin of Escanaba....

(RRN) McBroom Government Transparency Bill Passes Committee
A Michigan House committee passed legislation today 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. The legislation would make the Governor’s office and the Legislature...

(RRN) Benishek Votes In Favor Of VA Spending Bill Increase
Congressman Dan Benishek voted on Thursday for H.R. 4974, The FY 2017 Military Construction and Veteran Affairs Appropriations Act. This bill provides funding for the Veterans Administration and veterans benefits. It also funds the programs that train and equip our military personnel, that help maintain base...

(RRN) Cabela's Team Walleye Tournament Returns To Bays deNoc
The Cabela’s National Team Championship has returned to the walleye-rich waters of Lake Michigan’s Big and Little Bays de Noc out of Escanaba and Gladstone. Widely regarded as the walleye world’s premier grassroots championship, the Cabela’s NTC is comprised of teams that qualified through...

(RRN) Secretary of State Cross Mackinac Bridge On Motorcycle
With the Straits of Mackinac rolling beneath her and a group of fellow riders behind her, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson on Thursday rode a Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 across the five-mile asphalt, concrete and steel spans of the Mackinac Bridge to highlight the critical need for motorists and motorcyclists...

(RRN) Pictured Rocks Rangers Investigating Discovery Of Body
On the afternoon of Monday, May 16, fishermen reported a body floating in Lake Superior in Murray Bay near Grand Island. The body was transported to Marquette for an autopsy, which was conducted on the morning of Wednesday, May 18. The National Park Service is investigating the possibility that the body...

(RRN) Drivers Urged To Be Careful During 40th Big Bay Relay
The 40th Annual Big Bay Relay is set to take off on Saturday. Race will start at 8:00 a.m. at Kaufman Sports Complex in Marquette and run up County Road 550 to the Thunder Bay Inn. New this year, the race will end at the Historic Thunder Bay Inn for the racer barbecue. The race's biggest...

(RRN) Three Seats Open On Bay College Board of Trustees
Three seats will be open on the Bay College Board of Trustees this November, and people interested in running for one of the seats can submit nominating petitions to the Delta County Clerk, now through July 26th. The seats held by Joy Hopkins and Tom Englund are on the ballot November 8th, and they...

(RRN) Fifth Annual Drug Awareness Conference Held At Casino
The Upper Peninsula Drug Awareness Conference was held Wednesay at the Island Resort and Casino. It was designed to bring together social workers, medical and treatment professionals…and law enforcement…to talk about drug issues. One topic of discussion was finding new ways to help people who are struggling...

(RRN) Snyder Says Jobless Numbers Prove Michigan's Comeback
Governor Rick Snyder Wednesday issued the following statement after the announcement that the state has added 461,900 private-sector jobs since December 2010. The state’s unemployment rate in April remained below the national average at 4.8%. “Today marks another positive chapter for the story of Michigan’s...

(RRN) Another IRS Scam Targeting Upper Peninsula Residents
Tax Day may be behind us, but another IRS scam is making its rounds across the Upper Peninsula yet again. Michigan State Police posts in Saint Ignace and Calumet report that there are people posing as IRS agents, trying to rip you off. State police say they’ve been getting calls from residents about scammers...

(RRN) Manistique Farmer's Market Opens Its Seventh Season
We know for sure that spring has sprung in Manistique now that the Farmers Market has opened for the season. It’s the seventh year for the market, which offers fresh produce…and other locally-made products…at reasonable prices. The Market is held every Wednesday from 4:00 until 6:00 at Little Bear West...

(RRN) Alternative Energy Workshop Set Saturday In Escanaba
An Alternative Energy Workshop will be held in Escanaba this Saturday, and there’s still room if you would like to attend. It’s put on by the Unitarian Universalist Bay deNoc Fellowship, along with Thrivent Financial. It will be held at the M-TEC Center at Bay College from 9 until 4 on Saturday. It will feature...

(RRN) U.P. Woman Sentenced For Ripping Off Liquor Companies
An Upper Peninsula woman has been sentenced to probation and house arrest after allegedly using phony receipts for beer and liquor purchases to claim rebates from the manufacturers. U-S Attorney Patrick Miles filed federal mail fraud charges against 59-year-old Carol Rae Vitton of Ironwood. Police were...

(RRN) Hiawatha 'Clarifies' Information On 1980 Oil Release
Forest Service officials released a statement on Tuesday clarifying information about a 5-barrel oil release which occurred around 1980 along an Enbridge pipeline across Hiawatha National Forest. “First and foremost, our priority continues to be protection of the resource and public safety and health,” stated Cid Morgan...

(RRN) Kivela Bill On Deer Carcuses Passes Michigan House
The Michigan House of Representatives approved State Representative John Kivela’s (D-Marquette) bill, House Bill 5146, Tuesday to increase the penalties for illegally bringing a deer carcass into Michigan from another state that is known to have deer that have tested positive for chronic wasting disease. "I thank my...

(RRN) Governor Signs Bill On Driver's License Suspensions
Circuit courts now have the ability to determine eligibility of individuals seeking restricted driving privileges under legislation signed Tuesday by Governor Rick Snyder. “This bill increases accountability in regard to issuing restricted licenses when appropriate, which will help keep motorists safety in the forefront of such...

(RRN) Sault Tribe Health Educators Speak At Nt'l Conventions
Sault Tribe Community Health Educators Colin Welker and Tyler LaPlaunt gained national attention recently for their successful initiatives to improve the health of youth in the Upper Peninsula. Welker and LaPlaunt were each selected as panelists to speak about their successful community health initiatives at two...

(RRN) Senators Want Tougher Standards For Mackinac Pipeline
Michigan’s U.S. Senators want more oversight of the oil and gas pipelines that run under the Great Lakes, including the Line Five pipeline that runs under the Straits and Mackinac and throughout the Upper Peninsula. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters on Tuesday sent a letter to Department of Transportation...

(RRN) State Faces Budget Deficit As Tax Collections Slow
The state faces a 460-million dollar budget deficit for the next fiscal year. The House/Senate Revenue Estimating Cobference was held in Lansing Tuesday, and the consensus was that tax revenues are not coming in as fast as officials had thought. And Medicaid caseloads are greater than were anticipated...

(RRN) Escanaba School Board Hears $954K Budget-Cutting Plans
It was a standing room only crowd at Monday night’s Escanaba School Board meeting. In fact, the room so full that some people were sitting on the floor. All to hear Superintendent Michelle LeMire’s plan to cut 954-thousand dollars from next year’s budget. It was a three-hour long...

(RRN) Woman Arraigned In Disappearance Of Iron River Man
An Iron River woman has been arraigned on saveral charges in connection with the disappearance of an Iron River man. Local Three News reposrts that Kelly Cochran arrived at the Iron County Jail late Monday afternoon. She was arraigned in District Court in front of Judge C. Joseph Schwedler. She plead not guilty to the...

(RRN) Downtown Marquette Bank Evacuated After Gas Leaks
A downtown Marquette bank branch was evacuated on Monday after employees smelled what they thought was a natural gas odor. Local Three News reports that a crew from the Marquette Fire Department assisted in evacuating about a couple dozen employees and customers from the lobby and mortgage departments...

(RRN) UP Health System-Mqt Hires New Chief Medical Officer
UP Health System – Marquette chief executive officer W. Trent Crable announced that Wael Khouli, MD, MBA, has been appointed to serve as Chief Medical Officer for UP Health System - Marquette, effective May 17. Dr. Khouli comes to Marquette from HealthEast Care System in St. Paul, Minnesota..
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(RRN) Range Bank To Help Marquette Trails Festival In June
Range Bank is pleased to announce the title sponsorship of the 2016 Marquette Trails Festival which will be held June 24-26 at Marquette Mountain. This donation marks the second year that Range Bank has been the title sponsor of the event which raises money to support the Noquemanon Trail Network where...

(RRN) Local Barbershop Chorus Takes First Place In Contest
The Remnants Barbershop Chorus took first place Saturday in the Packerland Division’s Spring Chorus Contest! 31 members of the chorus took part in the contest, held in Manitowoc Wisconsin. Under the direction of Ed Boehm, the men sang I Didn’t Want to Fall, and Sweet Adeline. “I am so proud of these guys”, Boehm...

(RRN) Casperson Calls Obama Bathroom Order 'Inappropriate'
President Obama announced on Friday that all of our schools need to allow transgendered students to use the bathroom of their choice, or they will lose federal financial support. That has Upper Peninsula State Senator Tom Casperson hopping mad. The Escanaba Republican tells the Radio Results Network that it is...

(RRN) Escanaba School Board To Hear Budget-Cutting Proposal
Money…or lack thereof…will be a big topic of discussion at the Escanaba School Board meeting Monday night. Superintendent Michelle LeMire will present a plan to balance the school district’s budget. As a part of that, there’s a proposal that would make cuts to the athletic department. The plan would eliminate all ninth grade....

(RRN) Effort To Help Fishery Continues; Walleye Season Opens
One look on the Bays deNoc Sunday morning saw lots of boats out for the opening of the state’s walleye fishing season. The local fishery is considered one of the best in the world, and walleye fishing is a big economic boost to the Delta and Schoolcraft county area. Tom Polkey with the Bays deNoc chapter of the....

(RRN) Several Upper Peninsula Road Projects Begin On Monday
Another week sees the start of more M-DOT road projects. In Iron River, they will begin rebuilding more than two miles of non-motorized pathways along US-2…from Gibbs City Road to Ninth Avenue. This project will slow you down at times with lane closures through the end of June. In the eastern U-P, if you’ll be...

(RRN) Three Pictured Rocks N'tl Lakeshore Rangers Win Awards
The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore has announced awards for three park Law Enforcement officers. Matthew Davis and Shaun Hughes recently received the Department of Interior's VALOR award, the highest award given to agency officers for risking their lives to save others. Bill Smith recently received the Midwest....

(RRN) Bills Introduced To Protect Domestic Violence Victims
State Representatives Tom Barrett (R-Potterville) and Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) introduced legislation this week to allow victims of domestic abuse to legally separate their cell phone plan from an abuser. “Having to purchase a new cell phone and obtaining a new phone number are unnecessary...

(RRN) Lake Superior Leadership Academy Announces Graduates
The Lake Superior Leadership Academy has announced the graduation of this year’s Academy class. The LSLA ia a project of the Lake Superior Community Partnership. It is a community leadership and professional development program geared toward educating emerging and potential leaders about the inner workings...

(RRN) Iron Mountain's Baraga Catholic School Holding Raffle
For a chance to win thousands of dollars, people don't have to buy a lottery ticket. They can purchase raffle tickets from Bishop Baraga Catholic School and support this Diocesan Catholic School at the same time. The Friends of Bishop Baraga Catholic School Raffle is a new way to offer year-round support to this Iron...

(RRN) Travel Michigan Promoting Lakes During Summer Ads
Michigan offers America’s perfect summer destination – with long days, comfortable temperatures and endless possibilities to experience the Pure Michigan Lake Effect. Building on the national cable advertising campaign that has been running since March, Travel Michigan has launched its regional warm weather advertising...

(RRN) Governor Wants More Coordination Between M-DOT, Locals
Governor Rick Snyder called for increased collaboration between the Michigan Department of Transportation, local governments and utility companies when he issued an executive directive on statewide infrastructure projects. “Modernizing Michigan’s aging infrastructure requires significant investment, and we can...

(RRN) Body Of Fisherman Missing Since November Found In EUP
The body of a man missing for more than six months has been found in the eastern Upper Peninsula. The Chippewa County Sheriff's Department says that William Menzel of downstate Merrill was found Thursday on the shores of Lake George near Sault Ste. Marie. Deputies say that his family and friends were...

(RRN) Four People Arrested In Ishpeming After Armed Standoff
The Marquette Police Department assisted the Ishpeming Police Department in arresting 28-year-old Kirk Michael Schultz of Ishpeming on an arrest warrant for Armed Robbery in connection with an incident that occurred March 12 in the 500 block of North Fourth Street in Marquette. An investigation by....

(RRN) Schuette Releases Document On Mackinac Line 5 Pipeline
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette Friday published documents provided to the State of Michigan by Enbridge Energy, LLC regarding the Line 5 pipelines running beneath the Straits of Mackinac. The documents were provided following a letter from Schuette requesting Enbridge provide additional....

(RRN) Open House Scheduled Saturday At Manistique Paper Mill
There’ll be an open house on Saturday at the Manistique Paper Mill. The event runs from Noon to five Saturday afternoon. The mill was recently bought by Stan Zellar of Manistique, who plans to reopen it in June. It will be called U-P Paper L-L-C and will operate with about 90 employees....

(RRN) Woman Being Brought Back To U.P. On Murder Charges
The only suspect arrested in connection with the death of a U.P. man is on the way back to Michigan. Local Three News reports that 33-year-old Kelly Cochran was arrested a week ago in Kentucky and is charged in the disappearance of Christopher Regan. She's charged with a variety of crimes, including homicide...

(RRN) M-DOT Begins Two Road Resurfacing Projects Monday
M-DOT will begin work on two more projects on Monday. Both of them are resurfacing jobs that will take until September to complete. One of the projects is on US-41 in the Trenary area…eleven miles of the highway will be resurfaced between the Alger/Delta County line and the Alger/Marquette County line...

(RRN) Bay College Honors Crawford As Distinguished Alumna
The Bay College Alumni Association has chosen Caren Crawford as Distinguished Alumna for 2016. A Delta County native, Crawford received an Associate in Arts in Business Administration from Bay de Noc Community College in 1995. She transferred to Central Michigan University, where she received a Bachelor’s....

(RRN) Michigan's Invasive Species Annual Report Released
Combating invasive species is complex and expensive, but these efforts are exceptionally important in protecting Michigan’s woods, water and outdoor recreation opportunities. Michigan’s Invasive Species Program Annual Report for 2015, just released, provides an overview of state- and grant-funded projects and....

(RRN) Upper Peninsula Entrepreneurs Invited To June Seminar
Entrepreneurs throughout the Upper Peninsula are encouraged to attend a free seminar to learn more about available options for raising capital and many other issues important to the success of their new business. The June 23 seminar at Northern Michigan University will feature presentations by some of the state’s....

(RRN) State Of Michigan Will Pay For Flint's Flushed Water
The state will pay for water used by Flint residents this month to help encourage people to flush the pipes in an effort to restore water quality in the city faster, Gov. Rick Snyder announced Thursday. “The state will cover 100 percent of the cost of water people use in May to help offset the extra usage for flushing...

(RRN) Casperson Legislation Would Limit DNR Land Ownership
Upper Peninsula State Senator Tom Casperson is proposing a pair of bills that would put limits on the amount of land that the state D-N-R can own. His Natural Resources Committee took testimony Wednesday on Senate Bills 39 and 40. Casperson says it’s all about allowing local people to have more control, and to....

(RRN) DNR Auctioning Off 26 Parcels; One In Marquette County
A sealed-bid auction of 26 properties managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources began Tuesday at www.michigan.gov/landforsale and will run through Tuesday, June 7. Available parcels are located in Cheboygan, Clare, Gladwin, Kalkaska, Marquette, Midland, Muskegon, Newaygo, Roscommon...

(RRN) Dianda Testifies In Favor Of Western U.P. Camp Owners
The House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee heard testimony Wednesday from state Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) on his resolution, House Resolution 153, calling on the federal government to take action on hunting camp leases. Dianda is calling on the federal government to renew hunting camp....

(RRN) NMU On-Line Master's Program Named In Nation's Top 30
Northern Michigan University has one of the nation’s most affordable online master’s degree programs in public administration for 2016, according to gradschoolhub.com. It ranks 11th in the “Top 30” list compiled by the site. Editors selected programs from accredited universities and colleges based on graduate tuition and....

(RRN) 60-Mile-long High Speed Chase In Houghton, Ontonagon
There was a very long high-speed chase reported Wednesday in the western U.P. Local Three News reports that a state police trooper attempted to stop a motorcycle for speeding on the Houghton Canal Road. The suspect fled from the trooper at a high rate of speed. Initially, the chase went south on M-26 and did a...

(RRN) More Than 500 Arrested In State Drunk-Driving Campaign
aw enforcement officers arrested 563 motorists for drunk driving during the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown March 16-April 4. Of those arrested, 102 were charged under the state’s high blood alcohol law with a BAC of .17 or higher. “Long before a driver feels drunk or even acts drunk, the skills and abilities...

(RRN) Casperson Attends State School Board Meeting On LGBT
The Michigan Board of Education held its meeting Tuesday in Lansing, and people came from all over the state to give their opinions on the Department of Education’s proposed guidelines on transgendered students. The guidelines would allow students who want to change their gender…and use the “other” gender’s....

(RRN) Kivela's Bill Cracking Down On Meth Heads To Governor
State Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette) Tuesday thanked his colleagues in both the Senate and House for sending a bipartisan package of bills to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk that would further aid in the efforts to combat meth addiction in Michigan. The bills address the problem of people who attempt...

(RRN) Bay College Switches To 4-Day Work Week To Save Money
Bay College has implemented one of its budget-cutting moves by switching to four-day work weeks this summer. As of this past Monday, Bay College employees are working Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 in the morning until 5:30 in the afternoon. They will not be working on Fridays. The hope is that the college...

(RRN) Casperson Committee To Hold Hearing On DNR Land Bills
The Michigan Senate Natural Resources Committee will hold hearings Wednesday on two bills that look to reform the Michigan D-N-R’s land management policies. Senate Bills 39 and 40 were sponsored by Upper Peninsula State Senator Tom Casperson. He says the goal is to have more local control of how much...

(RRN) UP Health System Donates To YMCA LiveStrong Programs
UP Health System–Marquette has made an $8,000 donation to the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. The program is designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals. Participants work with YMCA staff trained in supportive cancer care. Dr. Philip Lowry, Medical Director of...

(RRN) Governor Signs Bill Targeting Destruction Of Signs
Higher penalties are now in place for the intentional destruction or removal of traffic control devices under legislation signed Tuesday by Governor Rick Snyder. “The safety of all motorists is critically important, and this bill helps to deter vandalism to traffic control devices by increasing the penalties for...

(RRN) Mackinac Bridge Gearing Up For Spring/Summer Tourism
Just like in your yard at home in northern Michigan, springtime at the Mackinac Bridge means the beginning of outdoor maintenance that doesn't involve a snow shovel. Mackinac Bridge Authority maintenance crews start removing snowplows from the front of their trucks (leaving a few on in case of....

(RRN) MI Senate Passes Bill To Lower Price Of Cancer Drugs
Cancer patients across Michigan today found renewed hope as members of the state Senate approved Senator Goeff Hansen’s bill to lower the cost of certain chemotherapy drugs. Senate Bill 625 received overwhelming bipartisan support, passing 36-1, and now moves to the state House for consideration. The bill...

(RRN) Unemployment Insurance Agency Holding Worker Seminars
To help its customers better understand the unemployment insurance system, Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency is hosting free Unemployed Worker Seminars at locations around the state. Participants will have the opportunity to learn some of the ins and outs of the claims process, how...

(RRN) Wildfire Danger Is Very High Across U.P. On Tuesday
The entire Upper Peninsula is under a Fire Weather Watch for the day on Tuesday. Keith Cooley at the National Weather Service in Negaunee Township tells the Radio Results Network that the weather we’re having may be nice for things like picnics and baseball games, but things are so dry that there’s concern for wildfires...

(RRN) Saint Francis Hospital Named Amongst Top 100 Hospitals
OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group was recently named one of iVantage Health Analytics’ Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States. OSF St. Francis scored in the top 100 of Critical Access Hospitals on iVantage’s Hospital Strength INDEX®. The INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive...

(RRN) MADD Wants Ignition Lock Legislation Passed In Lansing
Mothers Against Drunk Driving learned that drunk driving deaths in Michigan are increasing at an alarming rate. According to Michigan’s Office of Highway Safety Planning, 303 people were killed in drunk driving crashes in 2015 — a 28 percent increase over the 236 lives lost in 2014. “This new information illustrates why....

(RRN) Lottery Ticket Unclaimed; $390K Put In School Aid Fund
A $25,000 a year for life Lucky For Life winning ticket expired Monday and the cash value of the prize – $390,000 – went to the state School Aid Fund. The ticket, which expired at 4:45 p.m., was sold at Motor City Liquor, located at 2313 Gratiot Avenue in Detroit. The winning ticket matched the five white balls drawn...

(RRN) City of Escanaba Asking For Help Against Trash Dumping
Quit dumping trash in our town. That’s the word from Escanaba Recreation Director Kim Peterson, who says that city crews just cleaned up certain areas of town from the winter, and now, there’s trash being dumped everywhere. Most of the garbage is being dumped in the city's ski trail area on the northwest side...

(RRN) Michigan Fatal Traffic Accidents Increase In 2015
More people are dying on Michigan roadways, according to information from the Michigan State Police Criminal Justice Information Center. Michigan traffic deaths had been going down in recent years, but last year, there were 963 people killed on state roadways. That compares with 876 fatalities in 2014. Michael...

(RRN) St. Francis Hospital Nurses Have New Three-Year Deal
Nurses at Escanaba’s Saint Francis Hospital have said “yes” to a new, three-year contract. It does include a pay increase, according to Sara Kofsky. She is the local chairwoman for the Michigan Nurses Association, which represented the OSF nurses in the negotiations. Kofsky says that the new...

(RRN) M-DOT Holding Meetings To Discuss Future Road Projects
The Michigan Department of Transportation is looking ahead…way ahead…when it comes to planning the future of the state’s roads and bridges. They’ve routinely put out five-year plans to guide road projects, but they’re also putting together a plan that looks all the way out to the year 2040. M-DOT spokesman Dan Weiungarten...

(RRN) Iron Mountain VA Center Hosting Wellness Event May 19
The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center will be hosting Walking the Recovery Road, a wellness event that focuses on recovering and maintaining health in a holistic manner, which incorporates wellness of mind, body and spirit. It will be held on Thursday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the tent next to the northwest parking...

(RRN) Marquette Symphony Orchestra Begins 20th Anniversary
At the Marquette Symphony Orchestra’s concer on Saturday, orchestra president Caralee Swanberg announced the orchestra’s Twentieth Anniversary Season. The orchestra was born in 1996, when a group of musicians and music lovers began to discuss possibilities. This group became the founding Board of Trustees...

(RRN) U.P. Health System Offering Free Cancer Screenings
Free cancer screenings are being offered in Marquette and Escanaba by U-P Health System this spring. The first will be held at the Peninsula Medical Center in Marquette on May 14th, and the second will be held at Doctor’s Park in Escanaba on June 4th. In both cases, the screenings will be offered between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m...

(RRN) State Civil Rights Commission Coming To U.P. This Week
Experienced civil rights specialists with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights will be in Escanaba and Marquette this week to meet with local residents, answer questions on civil rights issues, and connect residents to information and resources. The first informational ‘Meet & Greet’ will be held in Escanaba on...

(RRN) Bay College Student's Artwork Opens Monday In Iron Mtn
Bay College West in Iron Mountain will be featuring an exhibition of student Karen Burrell’s artwork, starting on Monday. Her work will be on display in Bay West’s Upper Commons through June 20th. The public is invited to view this exhibit of portraits of strangers and friends. As an aspiring artist, Burrell has made...

(RRN) Western U.P. Lawmaker Honored By Forestry Industry
State Representative Scott Dianda says that he is honored to be given the Legislator of the Year Award by the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association. “Michigan’s forests are important to the Upper Peninsula’s economy and culture, and I know that actions taken in Lansing can have great impact on both the timber...

(RRN) Ishpeming Police, UPSET Bust Meth Lab On Ridge Street
Ishpeming Police and the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team busted a meth lab Friday morning. They went to a home in the 700 block of East Ridge Street at about 10:00 and found several "one pot" meth labs, HCL generators, and other meth components in the garage. UPSET officers...

(RRN) Governor Signs Changes To Personal Property Tax Laws
Businesses with eligible manufacturing personal property will have an easier time complying with changes to Michigan’s personal property tax laws approved by voters in 2014, under legislation signed Friday by Governor Rick Snyder. “We are always looking for ways to improve efficiencies for tax....

(RRN) Calley Praises Upper Peninsula Economic Development
Upper Peninsula economic development and employment successes were among those celebrated by state leaders at the Michigan Works! Impact Awards recently. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley joined local lawmakers and statewide talent development officials in recognizing UPWARD Talent Council Michigan Works...

(RRN) DNR Says Fishing Seasons In UP Getting Into High Gear
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers to get ready for the fishing seasons that open next Sunday, May 15, in the Upper Peninsula. Seasons for walleye, northern pike and muskellunge for all U.P. waters including the Great Lakes, inland waters and St. Marys River open May 15. Anglers...

(RRN) US-2 Construction Project In Dickinson County Delayed
Reconstruction of the US-2/US-141 south junction near Quinnesec in Dickinson County will not take place this year. The Michigan Department of Transportation had planned to start work this month, but has opted to renegotiate with a property owner and has determined it would not be appropriate to move forward...

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