(RRN) Negaunee Man Injured In Weekend SUV Roll-Over Accident
A Negaunee man was hurt over the weekend after he rolled his S-U-V on US-41. Michigan State Police say the accident happened at about 1:30 Saturday afternoon on the highway near Midway Drive, between Marquette and Negaunee. Troopers say that 52-year-old Lige Johnson drifted into the cement median, and when he tried...

(RRN) Congressman Benishek Opposes Obama Immigration Moves
Like most Republicans on Capitol Hill, Upper Peninsula Congressman Dan Benishek is not happy with President Obama's plan to allow up to five million illegal immigrants to stay in this country. Benishek says that for Obama to do this by executive order is the wrong move, and he called on the president to reconsider. Benishek says...

(RRN) Thanksgiving Dinner Will Cost Slightly More Than 2013
Lots of us are gathering supplies for the Thanksgiving feast, and we'll find a dinner for ten will cost just shy of 50 dollars this year. American Farm Bureau economist John Anderson says overall there were no major increases in their annual survey. Anderson says dairy-related items were up more than anything else, although still not...

(RRN) Utility Offers Christmas Decorating Safety Advice
With the holiday season almost in full swing, officials want you to be prepared and safe when putting up your decorations and lights. Tom Hoen with Xcel Energy says you should keep outside lights and ladders at least 10 feet away from electric wires. And, you don't want to overload your outlets. Hoen also advises turning off...

(RRN) Escanaba Begin Process Of Condemning Downtown Building
The Escanaba City Council took the first step Thursday night on what could lead to the forced demolition of a decades-old building in the city's downtown area. The council voted unanimously to hold a condemnation hearing on January 7th about the large building at 630 First Avenue South...

(RRN) Bay College Corrections Academy Training New Officers
There's a shortage of people who are trained as corrections officers to work in Michigan's prisons. At Bay College in Escanaba, President Laura Coleman says that a new program at the college provides the training that people need to get those well-paying jobs: an academy to train Yoopers to become corrections officers. "We...

(RRN) Heavy Snow, Cold Leads To Early Start Of Ski Season
The heavy snow and bitterly-cold temperatures means that the start of downhill ski season is not far away across the Upper Peninsula. Marquette Mountain General Manager Jessi Melchiori says they will open next Friday, November 28th. "We are so excited. we typically hope for November but it's not often that we are...

(RRN) Stabenow Announces Grant For U.P. Tele-Health Program
Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow announced a 217-thousand dollar grant for Traverse City's Munson Medical Center to expand health care services across northern Michigan. The money will be used to link people to Munson's specialists through a "telemedicine" system. Stabenow says that under the "telehealth"...

(RRN) Governor Appoints Two To Natural Resources Commission
Governor Rick Snyder has appointed a new member to the Michigan Natural Resources Commission, and has re-appointed another. The new member is Christine Crumbaugh from downstate St. Louis. She has been involved in Michigan Farm Bureau and the state's corn growers association. She replaces Munising's John Madigan...

(RRN) New Poll Suggests State Voters Oppose Wolf Hunting
A new poll suggests that 85 percent of voters say that Michigan citizens should not lose their right to vote on wildlife issues, and two-thirds of voters say that the state legislature and Natural Resources Commission should "heed the will of the people" on future wolf hunts. The poll was conducted by Lake Research Partners between...

(RRN) Michigan Tech University Police Report Sexual Assault
Michigan Tech University announced Wednesday night that a sexual assault had occurred on the Houghton campus this past weekend. MTU Public Safety and Police Services says that it was informed of the incident on its emergency tip line Wednesday afternoon. Police say that an MTU student was walking away from the library...

(RRN) Escanaba Woman Accused Of Stealing $135K From Veteran
An Escanaba woman was arrested Wednesday on embezzlement charges. Escanaba Public Safety Sargent Tony LaPlant says the 37-year-old woman stole more than 135-thousand dollars from a "vulnerable adult" who lives at Marquette's Jacobetti Home for Veterans. Wednesday's arrest came after a several-month-long investigation...

(RRN) Cause Of Escanaba House Fire Labeled As 'Undetermined'
Escanaba Public Safety has wrapped up its investigation into a house fire that happened on November 7th at 508 South Tenth Street. Public Safety Detective Darin Hunter says the cause of the fire remains "undetermined". "I know the point of origan was the bathroom on the first...

(RRN) M-DOT Adds 13 New Traffic Cams Alongside U.P. Highways
The state transportation department has set up more highway web cameras around the Upper Peninsula. M-DOT spokesman Dan Weingarten says these cameras will be helpful this winter as people wonder what the road conditions are in the region. M-DOT installed them last week...

(RRN) Hundreds Lose Electricity In Alger, Delta Counties
The lights went out for hundreds of homes in Alger and Delta Counties for about seven hours Wednesday morning. The Alger-Delta Co-op says there was a problem with the American Transmission Company's transmission system. The system "tripped out" at 1:15 in the morning, affecting Alger-Delta customers...

(RRN) Michigan DNR To Allow Supplemental Deer Feeding In UP
The Michigan D-N-R decided on Wednesday to allow the supplemental feeding of deer across the entire Upper Peninsula. That's because of the heavy snow that's already accumulated in many parts of the region, as well as the bitterly-cold temperatures that have already been felt here. The feeding will be allowed by permit...

(RRN) Hiawatha National Forest Approves Phone Cable Project
A proposal to run 2-point-37 miles of fiber optic cable through the Hiawatha National Forest has been approved. The Hiawatha Telephone Company of Munising asked for permission earlier this year to run the cable between Stevens Lake and Gooseneck Lake, roughly 15 miles northwest of Manistique. The...

(RRN) Sen. Casperson Explains Vote To Double State's Gas Tax
As chairman of the Michigan Senate Transportation Committee, Upper Peninsula state senator Tom Casperson knows the plight of Michigan's roads first-hand. They're falling apart, and people are angry. But people are also angry about his vote last week that would roughly double the gas tax over the next few years to pay for road...

(RRN) Community Rallies Around Escanaba Thanksgiving Dinner
Turkey and all the fixings are on the agenda for next Thursday's Escanaba Community Thanksgiving Dinner. But organizer Maggie Tall says it's more than just food…it's a time for someone who would otherwise be alone on Thanksgiving to come and enjoy some fellowship with others. It's the 34th year for this sit-down dinner, and Tall says...

(RRN) Grant Helps Gladstone Schools' Early-Literacy Program
The Hannahville Indian Community has donated $25,000 to the Gladstone Public Schools to run an early-literacy program to help young kids to develop their reading skills. Gladstone Schools Superintendent Jay Kulbertis says the program helps kids at both the Cameron and Jones Schools, from kindergarten-to-fourth grade. He says that without...

(RRN) Very Cold Temperatures Shatter Upper Peninsula Records
The daytime high temperatures are supposed to be in the 30's this time of year across the Upper Peninsula. But our temperatures haven't been close to the freezing mark in days, and the National Weather Service says they won't be any time soon. The Weather Service says that records have been shattered this week across...

(RRN) 'Operation Christmas Child' Begins In Upper Peninsula
An effort to collect toys to make a child's Christmas a little brighter is underway again. The group "Samaritan's Purse" runs the Operation Christmas Child campaign every November, with the help of many local churches. All you do is get a shoebox and fill it with toys, school supplies, and other goodies…and then drop them off...

(RRN) Michigan Lawmakers Protest U.P. Electric Rate Hikes
Legislation was introduced in Washington on Monday that's aimed at avoiding huge electric rate increases for Upper Peninsula residents and businesses. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Congressman Dan Benishek…and soon-to-be Senator…Congressman Gary Peters introduced what they’re calling the "Power" Act. It would require the...

(RRN) Delta County Sheriff Brings Project Lifesaver To Area
Project Lifesaver is coming to Delta County. Sheriff Ed Oswald says that it's an effort to find Alzheimer's patients or those with other forms of dementia when they wander away from home….and to find them earlier. Oswald says that patients wear bracelets that send out a radio signal. When someone goes missing, and the...

(RRN) Negaunee Woman Hurt In Monday Morning Accident On US41
A Negaunee woman was hurt Monday in a traffic crash that police believe may have been alcohol-related. Negaunee Police say the accident happened at about 10:00 in the morning when 43-year-old Christa Laforest tried to turn left off of US-41 onto Baldwin Avenue. She went into the path of a pick-up truck driven...

(RRN) Upper Peninsula Deer Season Off To 'Very Slow' Start
The first few days of the firearms deer hunting season have been a bust across the Upper Peninsula. DNR wildlife biologist Dusty Arsnoe in Escanaba says that we thank the harshness of the last two winters for the lack of deer that are being seen out in the woods. He says that across the Upper Peninsula, the deer harvest is down...

(RRN) Heavy Snow, Cold Temps Usher In Winter Tourism Season
This early blast of snow and cold temperatures has people across the Upper Peninsula shivering and digging out. Tom Nemecheck at the Upper Peninsula Travel and Recreation Association says it's also got his agency spreading the word about how great the U.P. is for winter vacations and sporting outings. So, what does Nemecheck think...

(RRN) UPPCO Offers Safety Advice For Deer Hunters At Camp
With the start of the firearms deer hunting season come some safety concerns from our utilities. Dave Forsberg is at the Upper Peninsula Power Company. He says that many hunters may be going to their camps now for the first time in months. Forsberg says that you should check your heating system…whether it be...

(RRN) Escanaba Making Plans For Christmas Celebrations
The City of Escanaba is gearing up for its annual Christmas celebration. And part of that celebration is the Christmas Parade, set for the night of Friday, December 5th, down Ludington Street. The theme this year is "Country Christmas" and there is still time to get your float entered for the event. You can get an entry form at...

(RRN) Escanaba Public Library Offers Fines For Food Program
An Upper Peninsula library has come up with a unique way of helping the community this holiday season. Escanaba Public Library Director Carolyn Stacey says that a program is being run this month which will allow people with overdue books to pay those fines in a different way. They can "settle up" the account by bringing in canned...

(RRN) Hunters Can Use Smartphones For 'Deer Check' Locations
The firearm deer hunting season is under way across the Upper Peninsula. And the Michigan DNR is hoping that you will sop by a deer check station after you shoot that buck, so that DNR staff can check your deer and collect important data...and so you can receive the 2014 cooperator patch. A deer head (antlers must still be attached)...

(RRN) Opening Day Means Big Business, Tradition Across U.P.
State economists are happy that the opening day of the firearms deer hunting season has arrived. And officials at Travel Michigan are also touting the 15-day-long season as one of November's big driving forces as the start of the winter tourism season begins.The most recent data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service indicate hunting...

(RRN) Michigan DNR Concerned For Deer As Snow Piles Up In UP
The Michigan DNR said Friday that it is considering allowing for supplemental feeding of deer in the southern U.P. this winter, and taking other steps to provide food for the deer population that has been hurt by two consecutive harsh winters. Supplemental feeding of deer is already allowed on private land in the northern U.P. counties along...

(RRN) Ishpeming Mayor Wants Recount After Losing Seat By 5
Ishpeming's mayor wants a recount. Local Three News reports that a formal request for a recount of the November 4 election results was submitted by Mike Tall on Friday. Tall's request to Marquette County for the recount was announced Friday by County Clerk Linda Talsma. Tall, Joseph Juidici and Justin Koski were in the running...

(RRN) City Of Escanaba Decides Not To Raise Electric Rates
The City of Escanaba is facing a steep price tag for its share in the costs to keep Marquette's Presque Isle Power Plant open. Escanaba Mayor Marc Tall says they've received a preliminary estimate as to what the city would have to pay due to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission decision to exempt Wisconsin customers from...

(RRN) Attorney General Opposes U.P. Electric Rate Increases
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is protesting proposed rate increases by two Upper Peninsula utilities. He has intervened in two cases before the Michigan Public Service Commission that would hike rates for customers of Wisconsin Public Service Corporation and the Northern States Power Company. Wisconsin Public...

(RRN) Hermansville Roads Get Upgrades As Wendricks Expands
A northern Menominee County business plans to expand, and is getting infrastructure help from the state to do it. Wendricks, Incorporated, makes wooden trusses in Hermansville. And it plans to build a new manufacturing facility there to make engineered wood panel products. The problem is, Vega Road and Old US-2 are...

(RRN) DNR Offers Safety Tips For Upper Michigan Deer Hunters
As we get ready to head into the woods for the start of the firearms deer season Saturday morning, the Michigan D-N-R is offering some safety advice for hunters. Lieutenant Andrew Turner is with the D-N-R's Law Enforcement Division. He says many of the tips are common sense. Like: treat every firearm as if it's loaded, always...

(RRN) Four-Vehicle Crash Causes Mess On US-41; Two Injured
It was quite a mess on US-41 in Marquette Township on Thursday as a four-car crash tied up traffic for a time. Michigan State Police say the accident happened at about 9:45 in the morning when 31-year-old Shawn Hodgins of Marquette lost control of his van on snowy roads…crossed the median…and collided with three...

(RRN) Bink's Driver Remains In Hospital After Train Accident
The Bink's Coca-Cola delivery truck driver who slid into a train in Stephenson on Tuesday afternoon remains hospitalized in an intensive care unit in Green Bay. Menominee County Sheriffs Deputies say that 54-year-old Dana LaPlante of Norway was on a slippery River Road Tuesday afternoon when he slid into the side of a Canadian...

(RRN) Alger County Man Jailed On Multiple Burglary Charges
An Alger County man has been arrested in connection with a string of burglaries that happened in the Grand Marais area this fall. Sheriff's Deputies arrested 39-year-old Carl Yeager back on October 31st on a bunch of felony charges, including home invasion and breaking and entering. He has been lodged in the Alger County Jail...

(RRN) Marquette County Man Arrested On Sex Charges In Wis.
A Marquette County man wanted on criminal sexual conduct charges has been arrested in Wisconsin. The Vilas County Sheriff arrested 60-year-old Joel Anderson of Little Lake and he has since waived extradition and has returned to Michigan. Anderson is charged with four counts of criminal sexual conduct, on a warrant...

(RRN) State Taking Public Comments On Wolf Management Plan
The Michigan DNR is taking public comment on the state's wolf management plan, which was first adopted in 2008. The DNR is looking to update that plan, amidst calls from animal rights groups to not have any further wolf hunts. The DNR says it wants opinions from across the state on how to maintain a viable wolf population...

(RRN) Hiawatha National Forest Selling Unwanted Vehicles
Looking for a vehicle? Well, the Hiawatha National Forest is auctioning off some unneeded vehicles this week. They have 18 pick-up trucks, two SUVs, one sedan, two snowmobiles, and two fore trucks up for auction. You can take a look at these vehicles Thursday from 10:00 until 4:00 at the Rapid River District Office on US-2. You can make a bid...

(RRN) Two Menominee County Home Invasion Suspects Arraigned
More information now on the home invasion incident that led to a shooting in Menominee County earlier this week. Sheriffs Deputies have identified the two suspects who were arrested in the woods near the home where the incident happened early Monday, but they have not released the names of the home owner, or of the person who was shot...

(RRN) SkyWest Airlines To Start Serving Delta County Airport
The Delta County Airport will have a new carrier on December 1st, but folks who fly out of Escanaba won't notice any changes. The federal government approves two-year contracts to companies that bid to provide services to small airports under the Essential Air Service program. This program sees the Feds provide subsidies to...

(RRN) Marquette County Buried In Snow; Schools Closing Again
Much of the Upper Peninsula was pounded with heavy snow yesterday as a major storm rolled through the region. In Marquette County, many areas received two feet of snow in just over 24 hours. Mike Harrington is the Director of Operations and Maintenance at the...

(RRN) Delta County Misses Much Of Major Winter Storm's Punch
In the southern Upper Peninsula, the amount of snow was much less than it was in Marquette County on Tuesday. But the storm still caused problems. Gladstone Public Safety Director Paul Geyer says that there were numerous minor traffic accidents in the area. "We had quite a few accidents in the county. Probably three or four in the...

(RRN) Veterans Day Celebrated Around UP; Snyder Thanks Vets
Most Upper Peninsula Veterans Day events went on Tuesday, despite the poor weather. For example, Tuesday night's Military Appreciation event…put on by the Delta County Jaycees…was completely sold out. And in Lansing, Governor Rick Snyder spoke about the sacrifices that our veterans have made for our country...

(RRN) Bink's Coca-Cola Delivery Truck Crashes Into Train
One man was hurt Tuesday when he slid his soda delivery truck into a train in Menominee County. The general manager of Binks Coca-Cola, Nick Bink, confirmed that one of his drivers was hurt in the incident in Stephenson. The accident happened at about 12:30 Central time Tuesday afternoon. Bink says the driver was out...

(RRN) LMAS Health Department Concerned About Detergent Pods
There's concern about kids getting sick from detergent pods this morning. These are the colorful pieces of soap that are found in many laundry rooms and kitchens, and the fact that they are brightly-colored and have a smooth texture can lead small kids to check them out. James Terrian is the medical director for...

(RRN) Upper Peninsula Pauses For Events To Honor Veterans
Tuesday is Veterans Day, set aside to thank all of the men and women who served in our armed forces for their sacrifices. Veterans groups are holding ceremonies today…with many of them happening at 11:00 a.m.: the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the year. With the weather the way it is, you may want to...

(RRN) Teen Intruder Shot Dead Inside Menominee County Home
A 19-year-old man was found dead inside a Menominee County home on Monday. Menominee County Sheriffs Deputies say they were called to a home on Range Line Road in Mellen Township at about 5 a.m. Monday. Sheriffs Deputies said a 62-year-old man called 911 to say that someone was breaking into his home. When...

(RRN) Names Released In Marquette Weekend Stabbing Incident
Marquette Police have released more information about the stabbing incident that happened Sunday morning. Officers say that a fight got out of hand at 3:30 in the morning between 19-year-old Caine Schiefel of Marquette and 19-year-old Garrin Heller of Sawyer. In the incident, Heller was stabbed twice in the chest...

(RRN) Escanaba, Gladstone Ask Residents For Help With Snow
The winter parking restrictions don't take effect in Escanaba and Gladstone until December 1st. But with the heavy snow coming early this year, officials in both cities are asking residents to voluntarily follow the overnight parking rules, even though it’s not December 1st yet. In Escanaba, vehicles are only allowed to park...

(RRN) Escanaba's Upper Hand Brewery Celebrates Grand Opening
The Upper Peninsula's newest brewery had its official grand opening on Monday. The Upper Hand Brewery….owned by Bell's Brewery…celebrated its new facility in Escanaba on Monday just over a year since breaking ground on the building. The 11-thousand-500- square-foot facility near the Delta County Airport has...

(RRN) Mackinac Man Dies In ORV Accident In Copper Country
A Mackinaw City man has died in an O-R-V accident in the Copper Country. Houghton County Sheriffs Deputies say the accident happened at about 9:30 Monday morning in Duncan Township, about two miles north of the town of Kenton. Deputies say 74-year-old Henry Cooley was riding just off of Federal Forest Highway 16...

(RRN) Major Winter Storm Headed For Upper Peninsula Monday
This might be a big one. That's the word from the guys at the National Weather Service as the entire Upper Peninsula is under a Winter Storm Warning. Jason Alumbaugh is at the Weather Service office in Marquette. He says that heavy snow will start to fall late Monday afternoon, and then another batch will cover...

(RRN) Great Lakes Maritimers To Remember Edmund Fitzgerald
It was 39 years ago Monday night that the iron ore carrier Edmund Fitzgerald sank in a violent storm on Lake Superior, killing 29 crewmen. Gordon Lightfoot's eerie ballad about the disaster of the iron ore carrier keeps the memory of the 'Fitz" alive. And to this day, it remains one....

(RRN) Marquette Man Jailed After Weekend Stabbing Incident
An argument got out of hand early Sunday morning in Marquette, leading to two men being injured and one of them eventually ending up in jail. Marquette City Police say the stabbing incident happened at just before 3:30 Sunday morning on Division Street on the city's south side. Both of the men involved were treated...

(RRN) DNR Confirms Cougar Reports In Eastern Upper Peninsula
The Michigan DNR on Friday confirmed that two photos of cougars in the eastern Upper Peninsula are indeed cougars. This makes the 25th and 26th time that cougar evidence has been verified in the Upper Peninsula. One of the photos was taken with a camera phone in late...

(RRN) Two People Hurt In Western Marquette County Crash
Two people were hurt in a traffic crash this weekend in western Marquette County. Michigan State Police say the accident happened at just before 10:00 Friday night on M-95 in Humboldt Township. Troopers say an Iron River woman was driving south on M-95 when for some reason, she lost control of her car...

(RRN) South Escanaba Home Catches Fire; No Injuries Reported
A home caught fire Friday afternoon on Escanaba's south side. Escanaba Public safety Director Ken Vanderlinden told the Radio Results Network that one of his sargents was on routine patrol when he noticed smoke coming out of the home at 508 South Tenth Street...
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(RRN) Marinette County Man Dies Two Days After Traffic Crash
One of the people involved in Wednesday's traffic crash in Marinette County has died. Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve says that 20-year-old Ryan Zempel of Coleman died early Friday morning at a Green Bay hospital. He was hurt when he tried to cross US-41 at Kamm Road in the Town of Grover, but went into the...

(RRN) U.P. Catholic Bishop Applauds Decision On Gay Marriage
The leader of the Marquette Catholic Diocese is applauding Thursday's decision by the U-S Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold Michigan's ban on gay marriage. Bishop John Doerfler issued a one-sentence statement on Friday, which reads 'strong marriages and family life are foundation stones for our society. The appellate court decision is...

(RRN) Casperson, Tiffany Want More Federal Timber Harvested
Upper Peninsula state senator Tom Casperson and northern Wisconsin state senator Tom Tiffany are both calling on the Forest Service and Environmental Protection Agency to do more to help the region to create more jobs. The senators want the Forest Service to permit the Allowable Sales Quantity to be harvested...

(RRN) Upper Peninsula Man Accused Of Selling Bear Body Parts
An Upper Peninsula man has been arrested on multiple charges, including illegally killing black bears and selling bear meat and organs. The Michigan DNR arrested 56-year-old Danny Loyd of Chassell on six charges, after a lengthy undercover operation. DNR Detective Lieutenant Jason Haines says that he doesn't know exactly...

(RRN) Upper Peninsula Communities Battle High Salt Prices
As winter approaches, the price of road salt is skyrocketing. The Michigan Department of Transportation says that, on average, the price has gone up 46-percent from last winter. And that's not just for M-DOT. In Escanaba, Public Works Director Bill Farrell says that U.P. cities will also feel the pinch. So, he is getting...

(RRN) Manistique Man, Sault Woman Get Catholic Service Award
A Manistique man and a Sault Ste. Marie woman are being honored by the Marquette Catholic Diocese for their service to the Church, and to their communities. Roger Irie of Manistique and Bernadette Parker of the Sault have been given the 2014 Legacy of Faith Catholic Service Awards. Irie of the Saint Francis deSales Parish...

(RRN) Manistique Man Sentenced For Damage At Wyman Nursery
The Manistique man who stole two cars and used one to vandalize the Michigan D-N-R's Wyman Nursery was sentenced Thursday in Schoolcraft County Circuit Court. 26-year-old Jacob Gage was given four-to-20 years behind bars on a county of malicious destruction of property. He was also sentenced to up to ten years...

(RRN) Casperson Vows To Fight On For Future U.P. Wolf Hunt
Upper Peninsula voters overwhelmingly approved two ballot proposals on Tuesday that would have allowed a wolf hunt to be held here. But the votes of people who live downstate…where there are no wolves…drowned out the U.P. vote. Upper Peninsula State Senator Tom Casperson says that voters in the big cities of Lower Michigan were lied to...

(RRN) Delta County 911 Coordinator Thanks Community For Vote
The coordinator for the Delta County 911 system is thanking the community for its vote in favor of a millage to pay for the dispatching operation for the next five years. Escanaba Public Safety Captain Jamie Segorski says that residents saw the value of having local dispatching, rather than having it done by a regional or downstate center. The renewal...

(RRN) Copper Country Man Given 20-40 Years For Killing Wife
The Copper Country man who was convicted of killing his wife was sentenced in Houghton County Circuit Court on Wednesday. 35-year-old Nima Nassiri was given a 20-to-40 year prison sentence for last December's beating that left his wife, Senaz Nezami, on life support. She died a few days later, but not before Marquette General...

(RRN) Upper Peninsula Company Awarded For Construction Work
An Upper Peninsula company has been given a statewide award for its work on a large renovation project. Moyle Construction has received the "Excellence in Construction" award by the Michigan Associated Builders and Contractors organization. Moyle worked on the addition and renovations at Enstrom Helicopter Corporation...

(RRN) Benishek Beats Cannon To Earn Third Term In Congress
Dan Benishek won a third term in the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday, beating challenger Jerry Cannon, 52-percent-to 45-percent. Liberatarian and Green Party candidates got two and one percent of the vote, respectively. Benishek, a Republican from Iron River, had 125,600 votes in the First Congressional District, which covers...

(RRN) Parks Tops Economopoulos In Tight District Judge Race
It took until almost 1:00 Wednesday morning, but the numbers finally came in for the Delta County District Court judge race. Delta County prosecutor Steve Parks won the election over Escanaba attorney John Economopoulos, 65-hundred-96 votes to 61-hundred-57. Parks believes that...

(RRN) Delta County Election Results: 911 Millage Passes
There will be new faces on the Escanaba School Board after Tuesday's elections. Former teacher and football coach Dan Flynn was the top vote-getter with 35-hundred-69 votes. Incumbent Cathy Wilson got the second seat with 29-hundred-88 votes, and Kathleen Jensen earned the third seat with...

(RRN) Casperson, McBroom, Kivela Easily Win Another Term
State Senator Tom Casperson is returning to Lansing for another four years. The Escanaba Republican held onto his state senate seat by defeating Democrat Chris Germain, 62-percent to 38-percent in Tuesday's election. Meanwhile, in the 108th state house race, Republican Ed McBroom won...

(RRN) Marquette County Election Results: Vets Millage Passes
Voters in Marquette County overwhelmingly approved a tax increase to fund veterans services in the county. More than 13-thousand voters said "yes" to the proposal to create a Marquette County Department of Veterans Affairs, while 67-hundred people voted no. It will increase taxes by up to one-tenth of a mill. Also, in Marquette Township...

(RRN) Schoolcraft County Election Results: Race Ends In Tie
Five seats on the Schoolcraft County Board were contested Tuesday, and one of them ended in a tie. In District Three, Republican Larry Mersnick and Democrat Gary Demers each ended up with 351 votes. In District One, Republican Craig Reiter defeated Democrat Jerry Glasscock, 341-to-259. In District Two, Republican Allan Ott...

(RRN) State of Michigan Launches Insurance Premium Estimator
How much will your insurance premium cost in 2015 under the Affordable Care Act? The Michigan Department of Insurance Services has released its on-line "Marketplace Premium Estimator", as open enrollment for 2015 coverage begins on November 15th. You can use this tool to see the bronze, silver, and...

(RRN) Former 'Outspoken Sportman' Radio Host Bill Moore Dies
Bill Moore has passed away. He was the host of the popular Outspoken Sportsman radio show on NewsTalk 600 WCHT and on Krusin 1490 WTIQ for the past 18 years every Saturday morning. During the week, Moore also hosted the "Light and Lively Good Morning Show" for many years on WCHT, featuring...

(RRN) Upper Peninsula Prepares To Vote In Tuesday's Election
Today is Election Day in communities across the Upper Peninsula. All four of the U-P's state house seats are up for grabs, along with both state senate seats and the U-P's one Congressional seat. In Delta County, two men are running for the open District Court judge seat, and four people are running for three seats on the Bay College Board...

(RRN) Former U.P. State Senator Walter North Dies At Age 81
Walter North has died at the age of 81. He was the state senator for the eastern Upper Peninsula from 1994 to 2002, and before that, worked with the Mackinac Bridge Authority for 26 years…ten of them as its director. The current Bridge Authority director, Bob Sweeney, fondly remembers knowing North as he grew up in St. Ignace...

(RRN) M-DOT Looking For Road Watchers Across Upper Peninsula
The state transportation department is looking for help in reporting road conditions across the Upper Peninsula this winter. They're called "Road Watchers", and M-DOT spokesman Dan Weingarten in Ishpeming says that 60 people have already signed up to give reports on the kind of job crews are doing in keeping our roads...

(RRN) Lake Superior State President Goes Salmon Fishing
Lake Superior State University President Tom Pleger landed his first Atlantic salmon on Friday, with a little help from fisheries and wildlife student Addie Dutton. LSSU Aquatic Research Laboratory staff were netting the fish from the St. Mary’s River on Friday for eggs and milt to...

(RRN) Forest Service Looking For Borer-Resistant Ash Trees
The Emerald Ash Borer has killed millions of ash trees over the years, and that bug has been spotted in several areas of the Upper Peninsula. The U-S Forest Service is hoping that you can help them find the few ash trees which have managed to survive the invasion of the deadly beetle. The hope...

(RRN) Giant Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots This Week
There were no winners in Michigan's main lottery games over the weekend, and now the jackpots for both are getting gigantic. The Mega Millions jackpot will be worth at least 321-million dollars Tuesday night, while Powerball's top prize will be 178-million dollars on Wednesday. Last Friday's Mega Millions numbers...

(RRN) Iron Mountain Man Accidentally Shoots Hand; Kills Dog
Iron Mountain Police were called to an accidental shooting over the weekend. Officers say that a 25-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the hand in the 800-block of East "B" Street Saturday night. The bullet passed through his hand and killed the family dog. While officers were there, they saw other "unrelated criminal...

(RRN) St. Francis, MGH Recognize National Hospice Month
November is National Hospice Month, designed to recognize the work that hospice workers do to help people who are in their final days before death.The "Ring Bells for Hospice" campaign is being done across Michigan to create awareness of hospice organizations in our local communites. On Monday in Escanaba...

(RRN) Veterans Administration Launches PTSD Support Group
The Department of Veterans Affairs is starting a new family support group for veterans who are dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Family Support Group. It is held on the first Monday of each month at the Escanaba Vet Center, starting this Monday (November 3rd). Support Group Coordinator Jodi Larson says that the goal...

(RRN) Congressman Proposes Bill To Stabalize Electric Rates
Upper Peninsula Congressman Dan Benishek plans to introduce legislation that he says would prevent large spikes in electric rates for U.P. customers in the future. He was reacting to a recent decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to force Upper Peninsula utilities to pay to cover nearly all of the costs...

(RRN) Car Collides With Marq-Tran Bus On US-41 In Negaunee
A car crashed into a Marq-Tran bus Friday in Negaunee. Negaunee Police say the accident happened on US-41 at about 12:30 Friday afternoon when Marquette resident John Prost lost control of his vehicle on slippery roads, spinning across the center line and hitting the bus, which was going eastbound...

(RRN) State's Official Christmas Tree Cut Down In Kingsford
Friday may be Halloween, but they were thinking about Christmas on Thursday in Kingsford. That's where the state's official Christmas tree was cut down. The 66-foot-tall blue spruce was donated by Bill and Helen Bjorkman. Helen told Local Three News that she will miss the tree, while Bill commented that the tree...

(RRN) Democrat Germain Campaigns For UP's State Senate Seat
He admits that his candidacy is a long shot. But Chris Germain says he's in it to win it. He is the Democratic candidate for the Upper Peninsula's state senate seat, running against Republican incumbent Tom Casperson. Germain was going door-to-door in Escanaba on Thursday, looking for votes on a grassroots level....

(RRN) Two Arrested On Meth Charges At Ishpeming Apartment
Two people in Ishpeming have been arrested after police found components of a meth lab in their apartment. Officers went to 213 East Euclid Street on Wednesday night and found two "one pots", which are bottles that have the main ingredients for meth inside. There was no active lab going when officers were there....

(RRN) Better Business Bureau Warns Of Election Phone Scams
As Election Day approaches, the Better Business Bureau of Eastern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula is warning of scams. One of them is the "re-register" scam, where they tell you that your name was taken off of the voter rolls, and if you give them your information, they will fix it for you. Then, they use the....

(RRN) Turn Clocks Back One Hour; Be Careful While Driving
We'll be changing our clocks this weekend as Daylight Savings Time comes to an end. And that has the state transportation department offering safety advice before we make the switch. Slow down and pay extra attention in your neighborhood, as pedestrians will be harder to see in the morning....

(RRN) Beer Starts Flowing At Escanaba's 'Upper Hand' Brewery
After investing almost three million dollars in building a new facility in Escanaba, Bell's Brewery of downstate Comstock Park is ready to unveil its products made right here in the Upper Peninsula. The "Upper Hand Brewery" has started producing its Upper Peninsula Ale and Escanaba Black Beer, and Pike Distributors picked up its first...

(RRN) Occupational Open House Set Thursday At Bay College
High school students from across the Upper Peninsula will be on the Bay College Escanaba campus Thursday for the annual Occupational Open House. It's a chance for high school juniors and seniors to learn about the various career and technical programs offered at Bay. Those include automotive technology, nursing...

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