(RRN) Food Distribution Set In Delta, Schoolcraft, Menominee
There's good news for folks who get help under the federal Emergency Food Assistance Program…or "teefap". The Community Action Agency in Delta, Schoolcraft and Menominee Counties will have food distributions after the Labor Day holiday. This is a program that supplements the diets of low-income residents…


(RRN) Manistique Area Schools To Replace Decades-Old Windows
Improvements continue to be made in the Manistique Area Schools thanks to the sinking fund millage that was approved by voters a couple of years ago. What's the next big project? Superintendent Kathy McDonough says that will be replacing the windows in the middle/high school building...a badly-needed upgrade...


(RRN) Cardinal Szoka, Who Got Start In U.P., Dies At Age 86
Catholic Cardinal Edmund Szoka has died. Szoka served the Church for more than 50 years in various capacities, and was appointed as a cardinal in 1988 by Pope John Paul the Second. After that, he worked for the Pope in the Vatican from 1990 until his retirement in 2006. Szoka got his start here in the Upper Peninsula...


(RRN) Two Arrested In Eastern U.P. In 'Disturbing' Sex Case
Two people have been arrested in the eastern Upper Peninsula on sex charges. 35-year-old James Shaul and 30-year-old Mellissa Greiser are charged with felonies in what the Chippewa County Undersheriff calls an "extremely disturbing" case. Both are charged with first degree abuse of a vulnerable adult. Undersheriff....


(RRN) Downtown Marquette Businesses Dealing With Vandalism
Some Marquette businesses are dealing with a rash of spray-painted graffiti. Local Three News reports that eight locations in the 700 and 800 blocks of Washington Street had a bunch of spray-painted messages on vehicles and buildings on Wednesday. Marquette Police Lieutenant Mike Kohler says...


(RRN) Mackinac County Sheriff Believes Cabin Fire Was Arson
A cabin burned down in Mackinac County this month, and the sheriff doesn't think it was an accident. Sheriff Scott Strait says the cabin was in Gould City on the Pike Lake Grade in the western part of Mackinac County. He says the cabin and everything inside it was destroyed. The fire has been labeled as suspicious....


(RRN) Kulbertis: State School Scorecard 'Makes No Sense'
The Michigan Department of Education has released School Accountability Scorecards for every district in the state. But the information in the reports is confusing, says Jay Kulbertis. He's the superintendent of schools in Gladstone and Rapid River. He says the report is confusing, and does things like comparing....


(RRN) Alger County 'Women Of Honor' Ceremony Set In Munising
The Alger County Women of Honor ceremony will be held Thursday night in Munising. The event has been going on for 20 years now, sponsored by the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. It's done every year to thank these women for their contributions to the community. This year's honorees are Linda Balko...


(RRN) DNR Holding Forest Management Meeting In Stephenson
The Michigan DNR is planning an open house Thursday on plans to manage the forest lands in Delta and Menominee Counties. DNR spokeswoman Debbie Munson Badini says that every year, the DNR surveys one-tenth of the state's forest, then makes decisions on how it will deal with timber....


(RRN) Federal Ruling May Lead To Higher Electric Bills In UP
Get ready to pay more for your electricity. A decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to exempt Wisconsin customers from having to pay to keep Marquette's Presque Isle Power Plant open means that every electric customer in the U-P will have to foot the bill. Dan Dasho is the President and...


(RRN) No Charges Laid Against Munising Officer In Shooting
No charges will be filed against the Munising City Police officer who shot and killed a Munising man last month. 46-year-old Timothy Mitchell died at the scene of the shooting in the Wetmore area of Alger County moments after a high speed chase from Christmas to Wetmore ended. Marquette County Prosecutor...


(RRN) Manistique Superintendent McDonough Resigning In 2015
The Superintendent of Schools in Manistique is stepping down. Kathy McDonough gave the school board her letter of resignation Monday night, effective June 30th of 2015. McDonough says she's sticking with the plan she had in mind when she was hired in 2010....to keep the job for no more than five years...


(RRN) Michigan Firefighters Helping In Western Wildfires
The Michigan D-N-R is helping to fight wildfires in four western states. A total of 31 D-N-R firefighters are headed to California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho to help crews in those states deal with the massive fore threat. Twenty of the Michigan firefighters are going to Medford, Oregon, to help with...


(RRN) Northern Michigan University Police Cadets Graduate
Northern Michigan University's police academy held its graduation ceremony yesterday in Marquette. Thirteen students went through the intense 16-week course, and now have the credentials needed to be a police officer. Lieutenant Kenneth Love runs the academy, and he says that six...


(RRN) Marquette Teachers Plan Meeting For Negotiation Update
Marquette school teachers are planning a meeting to give the public their side of the story in the longtime contract dispute with the Marquette Area Public Schools. They're calling it a "Town Hall Meeting", and the teachers would like parents and others to show up and get more information about...


(RRN) Au Sable Lighthouse Celebrates 140th Birthday Tuesday
140 years and counting. That's how long the Au Sable Light Station has been on the shores of Lake Superior in Alger County. The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is celebrating that anniversary with a special event tonight called "Shipwrecks, Sandstone, Sunsets, and a Superior Lighthouse". It starts...


(RRN) Power Will Be Cut In Gladstone Early Sunday Morning
The lights will be going out for a time early Sunday morning in Gladstone. The city's electric department will be doing some work on its substation, and power needs to be cut to do it. The plan is to turn off power at 4:00 Sunday morning, and it should be back on after about 30 minutes. If there's...


(RRN) Man Hurt In July Traffic Crash Dies In Northern Wis.
A man who was hurt in a traffic crash in Marinette County more than two weeks ago has died. The Marinette County Sheriff says that 75-year-old Brian Connolly died early Monday morning at a Green Bay hospital. He was hurt in an accident on US-141 in Wausaukee on July 30th. For some reason...


(RRN) Hannahville Police Look For Owner Of Lost/Stolen Safe
Have you lost a safe? Have you had one stolen? Well, a safe has been found on a county road near the Delta/Menominee County line. Hannahville Police say that this safe was either lost or stolen back in April, and now they are looking for the owner. If this safe belongs to you or someone you know...


(RRN) Sunday At Upper Peninsula State Fair (WITH PHOTOS)
The 86th year of the Upper Peninsula State Fair wrapped up on Sunday under bright sunny skies. It was Family Day at the Fair, and thousands of people took advantage of the reduced gate fee to have one last spin around the fairgrounds. Click above to see photos from the Fair...


(RRN) US-2 Closing For Two Hours In Manistique On Monday
The state transportation department is wrapping up work on the Manistique River bridge project. And on Monday, US-2 will be closed for a while as the lines will be repainted on the highway between the bridge and Range Street. This new set-up will see us go from four lanes to a new three-lane configuration...


(RRN) Congressional Candidate Marks Social Security Birthday
Democratic Congressional candidate Jerry Cannon spent the day Sunday in Marquette to celebrate the 79th anniversary of Social Security. The retired general and former Kalkaska County Sheriff used Sunday's event to oppose efforts by some Republicans to privatize Social Security, which Cannon says would be...


(RRN) Boat Launch Being Built In Eastern Mackinac County
Construction has begun on a new state boat launch on the Pine River in eastern Mackinac County. The Michigan D-N-R says that because of safety concerns, the site just off of M-134 is closed to visitors. The new boat launch should be done by September 30th. Amongst the improvements there: a new vault...


(RRN) Sen. Levin To Visit Keweenaw Peninsula On Sunday
Michigan Senator Carl Levin will be in the Copper Country this weekend to dedicate 181 acres of land that will become a part of the Bete Grise Preserve. The preserve is owned by the Houghton-Keweenaw Conservation District and the Nature Conservancy. It includes more than a thousand acres...


(RRN) Saturday At Upper Peninsula State Fair (WITH PHOTOS)
Saturday was Agriculture Day at the Upper Peninsula State Fair. Vegetables grown by people of all ages were judged, animals were judged and sold, and the crowds were big on the midway once again as the weather stayed dry. And the Circus Incredible demonstrations. Click above to see photos...


(RRN) Friday At Upper Peninsula State Fair (WITH PHOTOS)
Thousands of people filled the midway Friday at the Upper Peninsula State Fair in Escanaba. The crowds built throughout the afternoon as bright sunshine rained down on them. It was Ladies Day at the Fair. Click the above link to see photos of the midway and the RRN Booth....


(RRN) Car, Bicycle Collide In Ishpeming; No Serious Injuries
A car and a bicycle collided Thursday in Ishpeming. Police say the incident happened at 11:30 in the morning on US-41 at the Hill Top RV entrance. A car driven by a 30-year-old Champion man was trying to turn right out of the parking lot when he hit a 50-year-old man on a bicycle. The bicyclist had...


(RRN) Two Rescued After Boat Springs Leak In Lake Superior
Two people aboard a 41-foot boat needed help from rescuers in Lake Superior on Thursday. Houghton County Sheriffs Deputies say they got a "distress call" that the vessel had lost all power and was taking on water near the North Entry area of the Keweenaw Peninsula. The sheriff's Marine...


(RRN) Saturday's Classic Lotto 47 Jackpot Crosses $3 Million
The Classic Lotto 47 lottery game has crossed the three million dollar mark for just the third time this year. That game starts at one million dollars and grows until somebody wins it. The jackpot for Saturday's drawing is three-point-two million dollars. Only three people have won the jackpot in this game in 2014…one...


(RRN) Gov. Snyder Talks Economic Development During UP Visit
Governor Rick Snyder spoke with Upper Peninsula business leaders in a small-group setting Thursday in Harris. He met with the Delta County-Hannahaville Collaborative Task Force, and he told them that it's important that they be globally-competitive.Later, officials from Marquette and Delta...

(RRN) Edberg 'Humbled' To Be Picked U.P. Veteran Of The Year
Jim Edberg was honored as the Upper Peninsula Veteran of the Year Thursday at the Upper Peninsula State Fair. He is from Felch, and served in Vietnam. Edberg reacted with emotion as he spioke with our partners at Local Three News. "It is very humbling," the lifelong U.P. resident said. "I feel..."


(RRN) Logging Truck Loses Load On US-2 In Dickinson County
Michigan State Police investigated a logging truck accident Thursday in Dickinson County. Troopers say it happened at the intersection of US-2 and M-95 in Breitung Township when the pup trailer overturned, spilling logs on the highway. There were no injuries reported and no other vehicles were involved. The driver..


(RRN) U.P. Veterans; The Word "Yooper" Thursday At The Fair
There's a lot going on Thursday at the Upper Peninsula State Fair. The Upper Peninsula Veteran of the Year will be honored at the fairgrounds during a ceremony at 11:00 in the morning. Sergeant Jim Edberg of Felch was nominated by VFW Post 4803 and then a selection committee went through the nominees and...


(RRN) Michigan Senate Passes Pro-Wolf Hunting Proposal
The Michigan Senate on Wednesday passed legislation that gives the Natural Resources Commission the authority to designate game species in the state. It's a move designed to continue having wolf hunts in Michigan. It was a voter-initiated bill, as the sportsmen group Citizens For Professional Wildlife...


(RRN) Marquette Group Wants To Protect Large Copper Boulder
The largest piece of glacial copper in the world is on display here in the Upper Peninsula, and a community group is raising money to protect it. The 28-ton piece of copper in Marquette's Presque Isle Park has been on loan to the community, but the owners want to be paid for the copper's value. June Rydholm...


(RRN) LSSU Objects To Superintendent's Words On Its Charters
Lake Superior State University is taking exception to the State School Superintendent's placing it "on notice" for possible closure of its charter schools. Nick Oshelski is the executive director of the charter school office at LSSU. He concedes that two of Lake State's schools were underperforming, but he says...


(RRN) Natural Resources Commission Meets Thurs, In Munising
The Michigan Natural Resources Commission holds its monthly meeting Thursday afternoon in Munising. On the agenda: a presentation from a Michigan State University graduate student on her research on brook trout populations and climate change. There will be updates from several different work groups...


(RRN) M-DOT: Progress Being Made On Manistique Road Projects
There's orange barrels pretty much everywhere you look in the Manistique area. There's three active projects going on right now, according to Dan Weingarten with the M-DOT Superior Region office in Ishpeming. The M-149 project near Dufour Creek and the work on the US-2 bridge over the Manistique River should be done later this...


(RRN) Governor Back In U.P. After Surveying Detroit Floods
Governor Rick Snyder is back in the Upper Peninsula after interrupting his U-P visit to fly to Detroit to survey the damage caused by the massive flooding there. Snyder flew on a state plane from Houghton to Lansing on Tuesday, and then took a helicopter to fly over the flooded communities of southeast Michigan. Hours later...


(RRN) Police Release Name Of Man Who Died During Bike Race
Marquette Police have released the name of the man who died while competing in last weekend's Ore To Shore Mountain Bike Race. He's 37-year-old Peter Bausch of Elm Grove. Wisconsin. Marquette Police Detective Mike Kohler says that an autopsy was performed on Bausch, but they are waiting for...


(RRN) Time Running Out To Apply For Antlerless Deer Licenses
If you're planning on doing some deer hunting this fall, and you want to take a doe, time is running out to apply for antlerless licenses. The deadline is this Friday. Now, there aren't very many doe permits being issued this year in the Upper Peninsula…just 75-hundred in three areas of the U-P. It costs five...


(RRN) Legislature Prepares To Vote On Wolf Hunting Proposal
The Michigan Legislature is preparing to vote on a bill that would give the Natural Resources Commission the authority to designate game species in Michigan. It was pushed by a coalition of sportsmen groups after animal rights groups collected signatures to put the question of a wolf hunt on the...


(RRN) August 11 Reminder: Call 811 'Miss Dig' Before Digging
The Upper Peninsula Power Company is reminding us to call "Miss Dig" before doing any digging in our yards…even for gardens and planting shrubs. And UPPCO used Monday's August 11th date…8-11….to publicize the number that you call to make sure it is safe to dig…8-1-1. Matt Teeters with UPPCO spoke...


(RRN) Bay deNoc Community College Unveils New Logo Design
Bay College has unveiled a new logo. The college has been around for more than 50 years in Escanaba, and the logo hasn't changed all that much over the years. This one gas a blue area with the word "Bay" in capital letters….with green and white. Bay officials say...


(RRN) Gov. Snyder Visiting Western Upper Peninsula This Week
Governor Rick Snyder is spending the next few days in the Upper Peninsula. The governor will be in the Copper Country Tuesday morning to tour Thermo Analytics, which is a software company that specializes in thermal analysis tools. Then, in the afternoon, the governor will tour the Humboldt Mill in Marquette County…


(RRN) Benishek To Do 'Veterans Listening Tour' Across U.P.
Upper Peninsula Congressman Dan Benishek plans to do what he calls a "veterans listening tour" across northern Michigan. Benishek says he wants to hear from veterans and veterans groups about their concerns on getting the health care and other benefits that they have earned. He will also be...


(RRN) State Rep. Dianda Endorses Carlson Over Rep. McBroom
Western Upper Peninsula state representative Scott Dianda has endorsed fellow Democrat Grant Carlson in this November's state house race in the southern U-P. In a statement, Dianda cited Carlson's call for increased education funding and tax relief for middle-class families as reasons for the endorsement...


(RRN) Wisconsin Man Dies In Marquette Ore To Shore Bike Race
A Wisconsin man died Saturday while participating in the "Ore to Shore" mountain bike race in Marquette County. Marquette City Police say they were called at 2:30 Saturday afternoon that a racer was overdue at the finish line. Officers started looking for him and found him just off the race course near...


(RRN) Elderly Woman Rescued Off Steep Hill In Pictured Rocks
Park staff at the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore have rescued a woman on the "Log Slide" portion of the park near Grand Marais in Alger County. Acting Chief Ranger Bill Smith says the 62-year-old woman started to get weak and exhausted, and was taken by boat to the Grand...


(RRN) ATC Using Helicopters, Saws To Trim Trees Across U.P.
A helicopter and heavy-duty air saw will be used this month to trim trees along a 138,000-volt transmission line between the Perch Lake Substation in Marquette County's Republic Township...and at the Winona Substation in Houghton County's Elm River Township. The American Transmission Company has hired...


(RRN) Reports: Five Upper Peninsula Dogs Killed By Wolves
There are reports of more dogs being killed by wolves in the Upper Peninsula. Mlive.com quotes the Michigan D-N-R as saying that a beagle was killed by a wolf on Wednesday in Chippewa County. The D-N-R also reported that four other dogs were killed by wolves in the past week in Delta and Schoolcraft Counties...

(RRN) Benishek Bill Keeps Sick From Losing Health Insurance
Upper Peninsula Congressman Dan Benishek has introduced legislation that he says protects people who get sick from losing their health insurance coverage. House Resolution 5321 is called the "Protecting Insurance Coverage For Sick Americans Act of 2014". Benishek says that health insurance companies would...


(RRN) Special Prosecutor Named In Munising Police Shooting
A special prosecutor has been appointed in the case of a Munising man shot by police following a car chase back in July. Marquette County Prosecutor Matt Wiese was named by the state attorney general to the case after Alger County Prosecutor Karen Bahrman recused herself. The as-yet unidentified officer...


(RRN) Cliffs Natural Resources Names New President/CEO
Cliffs Natural Resources has a new leader. The company's board of directors yesterday named Lourenco Goncalves to the positions of Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. The company says Goncalves has more than 30 years experience in metals and mining as well as a masters...


(RRN) Iron River Man Found Guilty For Stabbing Friend In ND
An Iron River man has been found guilty of stabbing his friend to death at an oilfield crew camp in North Dakota. Ryan Anderson was convicted Wednesday of killing 32-year-old Christopher King in March 2013. King was also from Iron River. Authorities say the attack was part of an alcohol-fueled dispute...


(RRN) State Police Investigate Copper Country Break-Ins
State Police are investigating a string of camp break-ins in the Kenton area of Houghton County. Troopers say between 15 and 20 camps were broken into in June and large items were taken…like four-wheelers and lawn equipment. Paul Jarski is one of the victims and has offered a one-thousand-dollar...


(RRN) Pick-up Collides With Semi In Chocolay Township
Only one minor injury in an accident involving a pickup and a semi Wednesday afternoon in Marquette County's Eli Township. The sheriff says the pickup driven by 61-year-old James Draper was towing a trailer on U-S 41 when the trailer started to fishtail, hitting the side of the Wal-Mart semi. The pickup then...


(RRN) Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Campaigns In U.P.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer will be campaigning in the Upper Peninsula and Northern Lower Michigan this weekend, trying to unseat current governor Rick Snyder in November. His schedule includes public events in Menominee, Crystal Falls, Wakefield, Ontonagon, and Manistique. And some downstate...


(RRN) ELECTION RESULTS: Benishek Wins; Foster Ousted In GOP
Upper Peninsula Congressman Dan Benishek has survived a primary challenge. Voters in the 32 counties that make up the First Congressional District selected Benishek over Iron River business owner Alan Arcand to advance to the November election. With nearly all of the votes counted...


(RRN) ELECTION RESULTS: Key Races/Issues In Central U.P.
The results are in from Tuesday night's primary elections across the Central U.P. In a stunner, the longtime chairman of the Delta County Board of Commissioners has lost his seat. Tom Elegeert was defeated in the Democratic primary election by newcomer John Malnar, 329 votes to 309, to represent District One...


(RRN) Marquette Police Arrest Four In Home Invasion Case
Marquette police have arrested four suspect and are seeking charges against a juvenile in connection with a home invasion in the city back in July. Police say it happened in the early morning hours of July 19th on Harrison Street. Four suspect entered the home wearing panty hose over their faces and held the...


(RRN) Fire In Seney National Wildllife Refuge Intentional
If you noticed some thick smoke Tuesday along M-28 west of Seney, don't be alarmed. The Seney National Wildlife Refuge was conducting a prescribed burn along the north section of the Driggs River Road. The purpose of such burns are to enhance wildlife habitat and reduce the fuel available for wildfires…according to refuge spokesperson Jennifer McDonough.


(RRN) New Page Paper Reports $30 Million Second Quarter Loss
NewPage reported a loss of 30-million dollars for the second quarter on Tuesday. The company says its net sales were actually higher than in the same period last year, but the price of paper has fallen due to lower demand. Company officials also say extreme weather was a factor in the...


(RRN) Two Kids Found Safe After Being Lost In Pembine Woods
The search for two missing children ended happily Monday in northern Marinette County, Wisconsin. Sheriff Jerry Sauve (SO-vey) says the seven and 12 year-olds went for a walk in the woods at about 7:30 Sunday night in the town of Pembine. When the kids failed to return by nightfall, a search was...


(RRN) Primary Election Day Tuesday Across Upper Peninsula
Tuesday is Primary Election Day across the Upper Peninsula. There are a number of millage requests on the ballot in U-P communities, and a number of township, city, and county board seats will be up for grabs for both Democrats and Republicans ahead of this November's general election. Statewide, voters will decide the fate of Proposal One...


(RRN) Downstate Man Hurt In ORV Crash On H58 In Alger County
A 49-year-old downstate man is in critical condition after crashing his O-R-V Sunday in Alger County's Munising Township. It happened at about 5:30 Sunday afternoon on County Road H58 near the Bear Trap Dam. Police tell Local Three News that James Welsh of Farmington Hills collided with...


(RRN) State of Michigan Holding Auction Of Public Lands
More than 500 northern Michigan properties will be auctioned off during the State of Michigan's tax-foreclosure property sales this week. Nearly 300 parcels will go to auction today at the Ramada Inn Grayling. U-P properties on the block are located in Dickinson, Iron, Keweenaw and...


(RRN) Marquette Man Is Finalist For 'Top Veterinarian' Award
A Marquette area veterinarian is one of the top 20 finalists in the annual "America’s Favorite Veterinarian" contest put on by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. Dr. Tim Hunt from Bayshore Veterinary Hospital was one of over 700 nominations from around the country. The Foundation says it hosts...


(RRN) Police Release More Information On Fatal Traffic Crash
Ishpeming police have identified the 19-year-old Ishpeming woman killed in an accident Friday morning on U-S 41 near the Family Dollar Store. Police say 19-year-old Samantha Lee Bonovich pulled out between two National Guard trucks that were stopped for a red light…and was hit by an oncoming...


(RRN) Menominee To See 100 New Jobs From Anchor Coupling
More good economic news for the Menominee area. Anchor Coupling announced Friday that it will be adding over a hundred new full-time jobs. The company that makes hydraulic hose assemblies is looking for assemblers, warehouse workers, team leaders and quality techs. They're hosting four job...


(RRN) WE Energies To Lower Reservoir Water Levels At Brule
WE Energies will begin lowering the reservoir behind its Brule Hydroelectric Plant on the U-P's border with Wisconsin starting Monday. Officials say the reservoir will be lowered approximately 10 feet from the normal elevation. The company says two public boat launches on the reservoir will be closed...


(RRN) Ishpeming Woman Dies After Being Hit By Dump Truck
A 19-year-old Ishpeming woman is dead following an accident Friday morning on U-S 41 near the Family Dollar Store. Police say the unidntified victim pulled out between two National Guard trucks that were stopped for a red light…and was hit by an oncoming dump truck. The 46-year-old Marquette man...


(RRN) Police Finish Investigation Into Munising Shooting
State Police have wrapped up their investigation of the fatal shooting of a man by a Munising police officer. Troopers at the Negaunee post filed their report Thursday, but no details are being released. The report will now go to the Alger County prosecutor's office, but Prosecutor Karen...


(RRN) Roadside Park Closed Due To Bears Re-Opens Along M-28
The Michigan Department of Transportation has reopened that park in Alger County plagued by bears. The Deer Lake Roadside Park along M-28 was reopened at nine Friday morning. The park had been closed since Tuesday because of a black bear that had been raiding garbage cans there. The D-N-R has...


(RRN) Rapid River Man Jailed On Domestic Violence Charges
A 27-year-old Rapid River is in jail, following what State Police call domestic assault Thursday. Troopers say it happened at about two in the afternoon in Masonville Township. The suspect was arrested after a brief foot chase near U-S 2 in Rapid River. The alleged victim was a 23-year-old Escanaba woman who...


(RRN) Northern Michigan University Campus Now Smoke-Free
Northern Michigan University is officially smoke-free. Starting Friday, all tobacco products are banned from the Marquette campus--including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars and smokeless tobacco. The rule covers both university property and university-owned vehicles. Bay de Noc Community College's Escanaba and Iron Mountain...


(RRN) 'Wellness' Triathlon Set For Saturday in Luce County
They'll be running, biking and swimming for wellness Saturday in Luce County. The eighth annual Tri-Lakes Triathlon starts with registration at eight in the morning at Erickson Center Park in Curtis. The triathlon starts at 9:30…with a five-K run-walk only kicking off at 9:35. The event is sponsored by Helen Newberry Joy Hospital and the Curtis Area Chamber of Commerce.


(RRN) Marquette County's Lundin Mine To Start Operating
Marquette County's Eagle Mine should begin producing ore by the end of the year. In its second quarter statement issued Wednesday, Lundin Mining says there are 500 people working at the site, including employees contractors. Work at the Humboldt Mill processing facility is nearly done as well....


(RRN) Negaunee Man Trapped In Car When Utility Pole Falls
Some scary moments for a 65-year-old Negaunee man Thursday afternoon. The Marquette County Sheriff says the as-yet unidentified driver ran his car off North Road, hitting a utility pole. The pole snapped in half and the power lines fell onto the car. The driver stayed inside until power crews...


(RRN) Manistique Stabbing Update; Stabbing Reported In Sault
A 58-year-old Manistique man could spend the rest of his life in prison after allegedly slitting the throat of a 31-year-old Manistique woman. Thomas Becks is charged with attempted murder in the stabbing of Theresa Gorney. The incident happened late Monday night, and Becks was arrested early Tuesday. He was...


(RRN) Three Arrested For Stealing From Iron Mountain Garage
Three men were caught red-handed stealing items from a garage in Iron Mountain early Wednesday. Police there say a neighbor reported the break-in on West D Street. The police arrived a few moments later and took all three off to the Dickinson County Jail. No names have yet been released...


(RRN) Construction Delayed For LSSU South Hall Renovations
A busier than normal construction season has meant a delay in renovations to Lake Superior State University's South Hall. Sherry Brooks is L-S-S-U's vice president of finance. She says that bids that came in this summer for the 12-million-dollar project were--quoting now--"not complete...


(RRN) Manistique Man Accused Of Slitting Woman's Throat
Police in Manistique are investigating an attempted murder. Manistique Public Safety Director Ken Golat says they got a call at just before midnight Monday night saying that a woman had a severe wound to her throat. The 31-year-old victim had gone to the home on Michigan Avenue to ask for help. Public...


(RRN) Woman Wanted In California Arrested In Iron Mountain
A woman with outstanding warrants in California was arrested this week in Iron Mountain. Iron Mountain Police say that 33-year-old Shannon Flores was wanted for fraudulent activities in California. A patrol officer spotted her in the parking lot of a local business and took her into custody...


(RRN) Portion of Grand Sable Dunes Closed At Pictured Rocks
A portion of the Grand Sable Dunes is being closed within the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Pictured Rocks Superintendent Mike Pflaum says that the northeast section of the dunes is falling into Lake Superior because of erosion. He says it is not safe to be in that area, and so...


(RRN) Rep. Benishek Calls VA Reform Bill 'Good First Step'
A House-Senate Conference Committee has approved a compromise piece of legislation aimed at reforming the Veterans Administration. The move came after reports of veterans dying while waiting for treatment at V-A hospitals. Upper Peninsula Congressman Dan Benishek says the legislation...


(RRN) Break-In Reported at Iron Mountain's Chippewa Club
Somebody broke into the Chippewa Club in Iron Mountain late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. Iron Mountain Police say they got the call at about 6:45 in the morning and a Michigan State Police evidence technician was called to help with the investigation. Anyone with information...


(RRN) Former Escanaba Mayor Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement
The former mayor of Escanaba has pled guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from the Escanaba Eagles Club. Leo Evans appeared in Delta County Circuit Court Monday morning and pled guilty to the embezzlement of more than 50-thousand dollars and less than 100-thousand…a 15-year felony. In exchange...


(RRN) North Escanaba Home Damaged By Fire; Nobody Injured
A home was damaged by fire Monday in Escanaba. Public Safety officers were called to a home at 10-10 Stephenson Avenue on the city's north side at just after 11:30 in the morning. When crews got there, they noticed smoke coming from several different areas of the home. They found that...


(RRN) Hungry Bears Force Alger County Roadside Park To Close
A roadside park is being temporarily closed in Alger County. M-DOT says that the "Deer Lake" roadside park along M-28 is being shut down because of problem bears in the area. Michigan D-N-R will be working to trap and relocate those black bears that have been raiding garbage cans in the park...


(RRN) Peregrine Falcon Nesting At Top of Portage Lift Bridge
The Portage Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock has gone to the birds. Some baby peregrine falcons are living in special nest boxes at the top of that bridge. The boxes were installed there two years ago when M-DOT officials noticed the birds were hanging around. The peregrine falcon is an endangered species...


(RRN) Michigan DNR Wants Public Comment On Forest Management
The Michigan D-N-R wants your opinion on how the state's forest lands should be managed. Specifically, those "high conservation value areas" that may contain rare or sensitive natural communities. The public comment period is required for the state to keep its certification under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative...


(RRN) Three-Week Strike Ends At Alger-Delta Electric Co-Op
A three-week long strike against Alger Delta Cooperative Electric is over. Company officials Friday announced a new agreement with members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The agreement followed a marathon bargaining session that started Thursday and ran into the...


(RRN) Authorities Release Name In Marinette County Shooting
The Marinette County sheriff has identified the Green Bay man who apparently killed himself after firing at two cars along a rural highway there. He's 43-year-old Robb DeGroot…and Sheriff Jerry Sauve says he had been dealing with depression and has become "quite agitated recently...


(RRN) Man Gets Five Years For Threats In Child Custody Case
A 32-year-old former Garden man who promised to start what he called "World War Three" over a child custody dispute is headed to prison. Jason Paul Arnold will spend five years behind bars. Arnold was arrested back in April after he bought a high-powered rifle and five boxes of ammunition. Police think he was ready...


(RRN) Eastern U.P. Man Indicted On Child Sex Abuse Charges
A 61-year-old former Kincheloe man has been charged with 12 counts of sexual abuse of a minor. U-S Attorney Patrick Miles announced the grand jury indictment Friday against Tommy Alan Cain. Miles says Cain engaged in sex acts with a minor over a four-year period starting in 1997 on lands...


(RRN) Maggots Found in Potatoes At Alger County Prison
The Michigan Department of Corrections is confirming maggots have been found in a third prison. This time, they were found in potatoes at the Alger Correctional Facility in Munising. The rotten potatoes were not in the kitchen, and were still in a pallet on a loading dock. State Corrections Department spokesman...

(RRN) Shooting, High-Speed Chase in Marinette County; 1 Dead
A 35-year-old Green Bay man is dead following shootings and a police chase Thursday in Marinette County, Wisconsin. Sheriff Jerry Sauve says it started at about three in the afternoon when the suspect fired on a car travelling along U-S 141 near Wausaukee. The victims kept the shooter's...


(RRN) Proposal To Raise Minimum Wage Won't Be On Fall Ballot
A proposal to raise Michigan's minimum wage to 10-10 an hour will not be on the fall ballot. The State Board of Canvassers ruled Thursday that the measure fell about 39-hundred signatures short of what was needed to get the issue before the voters. The Secretary of State's office ruled earlier that...


(RRN) U.P. Unemployment Rate Slightly Fell To 8.3% in June
The Upper Peninsula's unemployment rate dropped slightly in June as compared to May. State officials said Thursday that June's eight-point-three percent jobless rate was down two tenths of a percent from the previous month…and well below the ten percent in June of last year. For Michigan as a whole...


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