(RRN) Delta County Gun Owners Hosting Forum Tuesday In Esky
The group Delta County Gun Owners will stage a candidate forum Tuesday night at the Terrace Bay Inn between Escanaba and Gladstone. Group President Bob Petersen says eight candidates have promised to show up. Congressional candidate Tom Casperson will be represented by State...

(RRN) Woman Dead, Man Jailed After Copper Country Shooting
A 44 year-old woman is dead and a 32 year-old man is jailed following a shooting Saturday in Laurium, according to our partners at Local Three News. Laurium police say they found the woman dead in the yard of a home in the Copper Country community, after being called for a medical assist. The suspect was...

(RRN) Casperson Accuses Allen Of Supporting Union Dues Law
State SenatorTom Casperson is accusing one of his opponents in the First Congressional District race of trying to force some workers to pay union dues. Casperson spokesman Danny Laub says Jason Allen proposed the law that was subsequently found unconstitutional by the Michigan Supreme...

(RRN) Late-Night Road Work Planned This Week In Escanaba
There’ll be night and overnight lane closures on U-S 2 and 41 just north of Escanaba this week. Road crews will be sealing cracks in the highway between Danforth Road and College Avenue. The project starts on Tuesday and will run through Friday, with single-lane closures from seven each night until six the next morning....
 

(RRN) Lights Back On For Weary Western U.P. Residents
It took nearly two days, but Upper Peninsula Power crews finally had the lights back on in the western U-P by late Friday afternoon. Thousands of customers lost power early Thursday morning as violent storms slammed into the area. Hardest hit were Houghton and Ontonagon Counties. At least one state...

(RRN) UPDATE: Most People Have Power Restored In Western UP
As of 12:30 p.m. Friday, here is the latest update regarding Thursday’s storm that brought high winds and lightning, resulting in outages impacting numerous Upper Peninsula Power Company customers: It is estimated that less than 1,000 customers remain without power in an area covering Houghton....

(RRN) Power Being Restored To U.P. State Parks For Weekend
Power has been restored to all but one of six Michigan state parks in the Upper Peninsula that had been without electric service since Thursday morning. A complex of thunderstorms rumbled through the Upper Peninsula early Thursday from Minnesota, toppling trees, downing electric lines and knocking...

(RRN) West Nile Virus Found In 1 Person, 13 Birds Downstate
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Friday confirmed the state’s first human case of West Nile virus for 2016. The resident is an older adult from Livingston County and is currently recovering. “Hot, dry summers are ideal for the mosquito that transmits West Nile virus, and this case...

(RRN) Man Arrested After Armed Standoff In Florence County
Everyone is okay following an armed standoff in Florence County, Wisconsin early Thursday. The sheriff says a 20-year-old man got into an argument with his mother at a home in a very remote area of the county. He allegedly threatened to shoot her and any police that were called in. As officers....

(RRN) Old Marquette Orphanage To Open As Apartment Complex
A long-abandoned Marquette orphanage is getting a new lease on life. Holy Family Orphanage will reopen as Grandview Marquette in the late summer of 2017. The building will house 56 apartments renting for between 275 and 865 dollars per month. Fourteen of those apartments will be set aside for formerly...

(RRN) UPDATE: Thousands Without Power In Western UP Counties
Early morning thunderstorms brought high winds and lightning to many parts of the Upper Peninsula Power Company’s service territory resulting in outages impacting many UPPCO customers. Thousands of UPPCO customers in the western U.P. located in an area running approximately from Chassell...

(RRN) State Police Offers Tips For Dealing With Extreme Heat
With heat index readings expected to be between 90 and 100 degrees statewide through the weekend, the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD) is urging residents and visitors to stay protected during the extreme heat. “Extreme...

(RRN) Snyder Appoints Copper Country Woman To Tourism Panel
Governor Rick Snyder has appointed an Upper Peninsula woman to the Michigan Travel Commission. Julie Sprenger is the owner and president of the Laurium Manor Inn in Calumet, and is the co-owner and vice president of Sister Sister Foods. She is treasurer of her local tourism board and a 19-year board...

(RRN) UPPCO Dealing With Power Outage Across Upper Peninsula
Early morning thunderstorms have brought high winds and lightning to many parts of Upper Peninsula Power Company’s service territory resulting in outages impacting many UPPCO customers. The storms have caused trees and limbs to fall on lines and poles. UPPCO crews continue to patrol lines and address outages...

(RRN) Gogebic County Pounded Again By Severe Thunderstorms
Gogebic County in the western U-P was pounded with severe weather Thursday morning, a week after severe thunderstorms and a tornado caused widespread damage in the Ironwood area. The National Weather Service says the storms this morning included winds of 60 miles per hour and nickel-sized hail. There...

(RRN) U.P. Convention Delegate Disappointed With Gov. Kasich
A delegate to the Republican National Convention is not happy that Ohio Governor John Kasich did not release his delegates and let them vote for presidential nominee Donald Trump this week during the roll call vote. Former Escanaba Mayor Judi Schwalbach supported Kasich from the get-go, even....

(RRN) Feds Still Monitoring Wildfire Burn On Poverty Island
Rain early this week and high humidity moving into the area have delayed plans to use fire to control a wildfire on Poverty Island, south of the Upper Peninsula’s Garden Peninsula. First reported in late June, the fire threatens a historic lighthouse, which wildland firefighters have now protected with fire line and...
 

(RRN) Marquette Fire Crews Put Out Garage Fire On Fisher St.
Two Marquette City Fire Department units responded to a garage fire Wednesday morning on Fisher Street after a neighbor called 911 to report smoke coming from the garage. Upon arrival at about 7:30 in the morning, crews found smoke coming out of the garage eaves, window, and door openings...

(RRN) Escanaba Offering Extended Hours This Weekend At Beach
With very hot weather in the forecast this weekend, the City of Escanaba is extending hours at the municipal beach to help people stay cool safely. Certified lifeguards will be on hand at the beach on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from noon until 8:30 in the evening. That’s an extra 90 minutes of swimming...

(RRN) Feds Agree To $177M Settlement On Enbridge Oil Spill
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice Wednesday announced a settlement with Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership and several related Enbridge companies to resolve claims stemming from its 2010 oil spills in Marshall, Mich. and Romeoville, Ill. Enbridge has agreed to spend at least...

(RRN) Wednesday's Powerball Jackpot Rises To $361 Million
It would be a record-setting night if a Michigan Lottery player wins Wednesday night’s $361 million Powerball jackpot. The cash option for the jackpot is about $250 million. The $361 million jackpot is the third-largest Powerball jackpot this year. In January, three tickets purchased in California, Florida, and...

(RRN) Dangerous Heat Conditions Expected For Next Few Days
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency wants individuals and families to be safe when faced with extended periods of high temperatures. The National Weather Service has issued excessive heat warnings and advisories in areas throughout....

(RRN) Upper Peninsula Propane Users Should Lock In Prices
Michigan’s propane customers are encouraged to lock in prices now well ahead of the heating season, says the Michigan Agency for Energy. “Even with ample propane supplies, it pays to sign propane contracts now – instead of waiting for the heating season,” said Valerie Brader, MAE’s executive director. “Doing...

(RRN) Police Release Names Of Marquette Plane Crash Victims
The names of the two people killed in a crash of a small plane Monday night in Marquette County have been released. The victims are identified as 49-year-old Dean Honkala and 48-year-old William Brewer, both of Ishpeming. It has not yet been determined which man was piloting the plane when it....

(RRN) Hiawatha National Forest Warns Of Wild Parsnip Dangers
Wild Parsnip, also known as Pastinaca sativa, is an herbaceous perennial with yellow-flowered umbels atop 3- to 5-foot tall stems. While it may be pretty to look at, people who touch the plant soon discover its less appealing trait: When the juices of the Wild Parsnip plant touch your skin and are exposed...

(RRN) Water Warriors Mackinaw Ride Set To Begin Next Monday
More than 30 personal watercraft riders will travel 450 miles along the entire eastern shoreline of Lake Huron starting next Monday. The 26th annual Water Warriors Mackinaw Ride will benefit Special Olympics Michigan. Some 75 people are expected for the 450-mile ride from Mackinaw City to Harsens....

(RRN) Hiawatha National Forest Planning Prescribed Burns
The U.S. Forest Service says there may be some prescribed burning activity in the near future on the east end of the Hiawatha National Forest. Current weather forecasts suggest suitable burning weather may occur in the next several days. Prescribed burning is very weather dependent but may occur...

(RRN) Four People Hurt In Traffic Crash Near Grand Marais
Four people were hurt in a two car crash Monday morning near Grand Marais. The Alger County Sheriff's Office says it happened around 11:30 on M-77. A pick up with three people inside crossed the center line of the highway and hit an S-U-V head on. All four people involved in the crash....

(RRN) Two Men Dead In Marquette County Plane Crash
Two people are dead after a small plane crashed Monday night in Marquette County’s Ely Township, according to our partners at Local Three News. The two are not yet being identified. The plane went down near a private grass landing strip just after eight last night. There’s no word yet on what caused the...

(RRN) State Police From UP Helping At Republican Convention
The Republican National Convention officially kicked off Monday in Cleveland and one of the top priorities of the event - is safety. The Michigan State Police are involved in that goal - sending 150 officers to Cleveland over the weekend. Local Three News reports that fifteen officers from the Upper Peninsula are in...

(RRN) Escanaba Public Safety Captain Comments On Shootings
Tensions are high across the country whenever there’s a conflict between a police officer and a citizen. The Republican National Convention opened yesterday with a show of support for law enforcement officers, who have suffered losses in ambushes in Dallas, Texas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Here in the Upper Peninsula...

(RRN) Diabetes Prevention Program Begins Tuesday In Escanaba
What can you do to delay…or avoid…the onset of diabetes? Local health experts say that by making changes to diet and getting more active, many people who are at risk can stay diabetes-free. In Escanaba, a yearlong class begins Tuesday that the folks at the Delta-Menominee Public Health Department say...

(RRN) Governor Snyder Visits Storm-Ravaged Gogebic County
Governor Rick Snyder was in Gogebic County Monday to take a look at the damage from last week’s severe storms. Snyder took an aerial survey of the impacted areas. Also, he met with local residents and officials. The governor issued a disaster declaration for the county last Friday, and activated the National...

(RRN) City of Escanaba Starts Water System Repair Project
It will be slow going on some Escanaba city streets over the next three days as city crews make water system repairs. The 700 block of Lake Shore Drive is closed on Tuesday. The 700 block of Ludington will be reduced to one westbound lane on Wednesday. And on Thursday, the 700 block of South 14th Street will...
 

(RRN) Shopko Stores To Sell Cloth Diapers For Environment
If you’re of a certain age, you remember when all diapers were made of cloth. Well the folks at Shopko would like to get back to those days. The Green Bay-based retailer says it’s stocking cloth diapers for those who are concerned about all of the disposables that end up in landfills. Shopko says its diapers....
 

(RRN) Michigan DNR To Monitor Crayfish In Upper Peninsula
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Michigan State University are partnering together this summer to monitor crayfish populations in the Upper Peninsula. Approximately 140 sites across the U.P. will be sampled by field crews to determine the distribution of native and invasive crayfish. The DNR’s...

(RRN) UP Health System-Marquette CEO Trent Cable Resigns
The CEO of the UP Health System-Marquette is stepping down. The hospital issued a statement on Tuesday, saying the Trent Cable is resigning for "personal reasons". No specifics were announced. Cable's last day at the hospital will be July 29th. The hospital statement continued: "We respect Trent’s....

(RRN) Verso Paper Emerges From Federal Bankruptcy Protection
Verso Paper has emerged from bankruptcy. The company made the announcement Friday—saying that it has cleared the two-point-four billion in debt that send it into chapter eleven in January. The company has seven paper mills nationwide—including operations at Escanaba and Quinnesec here...

(RRN) Wildfire Still Burning On Poverty Island Near Garden
A wildfire that was first reported before the Fourth of July has flared up again on a small island off the coast of the Garden Peninsula. The Bureau of Indian Affairs is responding to the blaze on Poverty Island in Lake Michigan…south of Big Bay de Noc. It is an island that is completely owned by the federal...

(RRN) Adopt-A-Highway Trash Pick-ups Resume Across Michigan
Motorists should be on the lookout this weekend as thousands of Adopt-A-Highway volunteers head back to state roadways to pick up litter. Participants in the Michigan Department of Transportation program will clean highway roadsides from July 16 to 24 during the second of three scheduled pickups this year....

(RRN) U.P. Trapper's Convention Gets Underway In Escanaba
About 135 vendors were on hand Friday for the 54th annual U.P. Trappers Convention and Outdoor Expo. Over 285 tables worth of goods were on display, from traps to oils used to lure animals. "We have quilters and crafters, pastry makers and fishermen," said Roy Dahlgren, Convention Coordinator. "We...

(RRN) Lake Superior Day Program Set Sunday In Pictured Rocks
In honor of Lake Superior Day, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore interpreter Andrea Chynoweth will lead a beach walk at Miners Beach on Sunday. The hour-long walk will focus on the power of Lake Superior to influence both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, impacts on weather, and the dynamic forces at...

(RRN) Governor Declares State of Emergency In Gogebic County
Governor Rick Snyder on Friday declared a state of disaster for Gogebic County after an EF1 tornado and flash flooding caused significant damage to private property and public roads on July 12. In accordance with the declaration, Snyder also issued an Executive Order activating the Michigan National Guard...

(RRN) Congressional Candidate Posts Website Against Opponent
The Jason Allen for Congress campaign released a website on Friday that the campaign claims documents Congressional candidate Tom Casperson’s credibility issues and situations where he was not forthright with voters in the 1st District. “Tall Tales Tom has a hard time telling voters...

(RRN) M-DOT Wants Comments On New 5-Year Transportation Plan
The Michigan Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on its draft 2017-2020 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). Required under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, the STIP lists transportation projects MDOT intends to fund with federal aid provided....

(RRN) Hannahville Names Golf Course; Updates Construction
The second golf course that Hannahville Indian Community is building as part of its Island Resort & Casino will be called Sage Run, and like existing Sweetgrass, the name pays homage to Potawatomi tribal tradition. “We selected sage because we wanted to highlight another of our four traditional tribal....

(RRN) Panel Discussion Held At NMU On Rising UP Energy Costs
Members of the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council on Thursday held a panel to address rising electricity rates for industrial ratepayers in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan as part of the Smart Solutions for the UPconference at Northern Michigan University. Members of the panel discussed....

(RRN) Effort Under Way To Build Chapel At U.P. Fairgrounds
The U-P Steam and Gas Engine Association has had its antique village at the U-P State Fairgrounds for 41 years. It takes you back in time to what life was like up here generations ago. One thing the village does not have is a chapel. A local group is trying to change that, launching a fundraising campaign to...

(RRN) Iron County Murder-Suicide Suspect Arraigned In Court
A 65-year-old Iron County man who allegedly murdered a woman then tried to kill himself was arraigned Thursday in Iron River. Alfred Saario was charged with open murder in the death of 29-year-old Jamie Lee James. Police say he shot and killed James before turning the gun on himself at...

(RRN) Body Of Iowa Resident Found Inside Iron County Lake
The body of a 56-year-old Iowa man who went missing in an Iron County lake back on July ninth has been recovered. A State Police dive team found the body of Brian Mennecke in about 35 feet of water in Hagerman Lake Wednesday night. The search began after Mennecke’s driverless boat crashed....

(RRN)Michigan Corn Growers Pleased With Stabenow Legislation
The Michigan Corn Growers Association Thursday applauded the U-S House of Representatives for passing a bill to create a national standard for labeling of GMO foods. The bipartisan measure was authored in the U-S Senate by Senators Debbie Stabenow of Michigan and Pat Roberts....

(RRN) Marinette County Sheriff Identifies Fatal Crash Victim
We now know the identity of the Green Bay woman who died in an early morning accident Wednesday in Marinette County. She’s 34-year-old Summer Powless and she died after the car she was driving crashed in the town of Stephenson. A ten year-old girl was treated and then released from the hospital after...

(RRN) Environmental Groups Not Happy With New DEQ Director
A couple of environmental groups are none too happy with the new director of Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality. Officials of Clean Water Action and the Sierra Club Michigan Chapter don’t like one of Heidi Grether’s former employers. Grether was a lobbyist for oil giant B-P—which was....

(RRN) Flags Lowered On Friday To Honor Berrien Co. Victims
Governor Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff Friday on all state buildings and within the state Capitol complex in honor of Joseph Zangaro, a retired first lieutenant of the Michigan State Police and Chief Bailiff of Berrien County Courthouse who was killed Monday...

(RRN) Group Of Kayakers Rescued In Pictured Rocks Lakeshore
A group of more than thirty kayakers was rescued Wednesday afternoon by a Pictured Rocks Cruises tour boat, according to our partners at Local Three News. The group ran into strong winds on the way back to Munising after a guided tour to see Pictured Rocks. The cruise boat noticed the stranded...

(RRN) Green Bay Woman Dies In Marinette County Traffic Crash
An early morning accident in Marinette County, Wisconsin Wednesday has left a 34-year-old Green Bay woman dead and two children with serious injuries. Sheriff Jerry Sauve says it happened just after six Wednesday morning on Airport Road in the town of Stephenson. The car involved ran into some...

(RRN) Portion Of Escanaba Street To Be Blocked On Thursday
One block of South 14th Street in Escanaba will be closed much of Thursday as part of a paving project. The six-hundred block will be shut down from 8:00 in the morning until late afternoon, as city workers replace a hydrant in preparation for the project. South 14th will be repaved from sixth through eighth avenue south...

(RRN) Cloverland Co-Op Getting Big Bill For Marquette Plant
As predicted earlier, customers of Cloverland Electric Co-Op will be paying big time for the cost of operating Marquette’s Presque Isle power plant. Cloverland officials said Wednesday that they’ll have to pony up 835-thousand dollars per month for 14 months—or a whopping 11-point-seven million...

(RRN) Governor Praises Technician Training Program Graduates
Governor Rick Snyder on Wednesday praised the first graduates of the innovative Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT2) program, and thanked participating employers and colleges for their roles in the students’ success. MAT2 graduates and participants were recognized by the governor...

(RRN) Mackinac Center Suing DEQ Over Flint Water Records
The Mackinac Center Legal Foundation filed a lawsuit today against the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for delaying for months the release of emails related to the Flint water crisis. The lawsuit comes after the Mackinac Center for Public Policy waited since March for the Department to...

(RRN) Violence Being Investigated At Eastern U.P. Prison
Police are looking into multiple violent incidents that broke out at Kinross Correctional Facility in the eastern U-P earlier this week. A state corrections spokesperson says in one incident multiple inmates got into a fight, and one officer was hospitalized as a result. In a separate incident, an inmate suffered...

(RRN) M-DOT Begins Resurfacing Project Wednesday Near Sagola
A new road project begins Wednesday in Dickinson County. M-DOT says it will resurface six miles of M-95 from the town of Randville to Sagola. This project will require a lane closure, so a flagman will be there controlling traffic as the work is done. This project will be with us through August 19th..

(RRN) Severe Storms Wash Out Western UP Boat Launch Facility
Flooding from that Gogebic County storm has washed out access to a DNR boat launch several miles northwest of Ironwood. The boat launch is located within Little Girl’s Point County Park, just upstream from the mouth of Oman Creek at Lake Superior. A portion of Lake Road to the east of the boating...

(RRN) Blue Cross, Lions Team Up On 'Healthy Kids' Programs
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is partnering with the Detroit Lions to encourage Michigan kids to live healthy. Kids between the ages of six and 12 can win tickets to a Lions pre-season game and participate in a Lions on-field workout. The Blues’ Andy Hetzel says kids can enter between now and July 30th...

(RRN) Michigan Business Group Lists Candidate Endorsements
A group representing Michigan’s small businesses is out with its endorsements for those seeking state house seats in the August primary. The only U-P candidate to make the list is eastern U-P State Representative Lee Chatfield. He gets a 100 percent rating from the National Federation of Independent...

(RRN) State Picks Engineer Firms To Study Mackinac Pipeline
The state of Michigan has selected two engineering companies to study the Enbridge pipelines that run under the Straits of Mackinac. Det Norske Veritas and Dynamic Risk Assessment Systems will evaluate the safety of the lines that have been under the Straits for more than fifty years. They carry...

(RRN) Governor Extends Energy Emergency Through Labor Day
Truck drivers throughout the state will continue to be allowed increased hours on the road to transport and deliver fuel, after the federal government approved an extension of Michigan’s existing energy emergency until Sept. 9. “The energy emergency has allowed fuel transporters to get where they need to be in...

(RRN) Tornado Confirmed In Gogebic County; Cleanup Continues
Gogebic County was cleaning up Tuesday after severe storms ripped through the area late Monday and early Tuesday, according to our partners at Local Three News. The National Weather Service confirms that an EF-1 tornado touched down near Bessemer. Winds of 70 miles per hour accompanied between...

(RRN) Shopko, Salvation Army Launch School Supplies Program
Last year, more than 90 percent of teachers across the country used their own money to pay for school supplies to assist their students. To ensure local students and teachers have the supplies they need this school year, Shopko and the Salvation Army are partnering once again on the “Tools for School”...

(RRN) Bay College To Offer More Welding In Iron Mountain
Starting this fall semester, Bay College West will be able to offer its students the opportunity to complete a welding certificate, entirely in Dickinson County. For some time, Bay West has been offering a number of welding classes, but was unable to offer the entire program as they were lacking facilities and...

(RRN) Stabenow Praises Decision On Child Dental Tax Credits
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow released a statement Monday after the announcement that the Department of Treasury will increase tax credits available under the Affordable Care Act to better help families afford dental care for their children. The announcement follows a letter that Stabenow sent to Treasury...

(RRN) Authorities Identify Woman Who Drowned Near Crivitz
Police have identified the person who drowned over the weekend while tubing on the Peshtigo River near Crivitz. She’s 26-year-old Kathryn Lee of Green Bay. The Marinette County Sheriff says the 911 call came in Saturday afternoon when the woman went missing while tubing with several other people. A...

(RRN) Search Continues In Iron County For Missing Fisherman
The search continues for a fisherman who went missing over the weekend in Iron County. The sheriff there says that a 56-year-old man from Iowa was fishing on Hagerman Lake at about 3:30 Saturday afternoon when…for some reason…he fell overboard. Sheriffs Deputies, Iron County Search and Rescue...

(RRN) Two Bailiffs Killed In Shooting At Michigan Courthouse
Police in downstate St. Joseph are releasing more details about a courthouse shooting that left three people dead on Monday. Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey says an inmate being transferred to the courthouse for a hearing struggled with his police escort and managed to get his hands on a gun. Two bailiffs were...

(RRN) Police Searching For Florence County Man With Dementia
A Silver Alert has been issued for a northern Wisconsin man who is suffering from dementia. Police in Florence County say Gerald Noeske was last seen Sunday morning in Florence. He is known to travel in a 1998 gold Ford F-150 pickup with Wisconsin license plates. The truck has a black aluminum cap and a..
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(RRN) Escanaba Officer Advocates Use Of Body Cameras, Mics
With the murders of five Dallas police officers still in our minds, an Escanaba Public Safety officer who worked on the Dallas police force for seven years is advocating the use of body cameras by officers. EPSD Officer Brian Madalinski tells the Radio Results Network that body cameras would help to show “the whole story"...

(RRN) Loud Drilling, Blasting Planned On M-94 In Manistique
There will be a lot of ruckus this week and next in downtown Manistique as the M-94 reconstruction project continues. M-DOT Spokesman Dan Weingarten says there will be drilling done in the morning and explosive blasts in the afternoon because there’s bedrock that needs to be removed to the City of Manistique...

(RRN) Negotiations Netted Escanaba Extra $15K From Insurance
The Escanaba City Council last Thursday night voted to accept an insurance settlement for just over two million dollars for losses the city suffered when the substation at the power plant exploded in February of 2015. City Manager Jim O’Toole says it took so long to get the settlement because the insurance company...

(RRN) Dallas Police Shooting Hits Home For Escanaba Officer
The murders of five police officers in Dallas, Texas, Thursday night hit an Escanaba Public Safety officer harder than most. Brian Madalinski is an Upper Peninsula native who worked for the Dallas PD from 2008 until 2015. He moved back to Delta County two months ago, and began his new job with Escanaba...

(RRN) 'Michigan Mourns With Dallas': Gov Snyder Lowers Flags
Governor Rick Snyder is joining President Barack Obama’s call to lower Michigan and U.S. flags to half-staff through sunset on Tuesday, July 12, in honor of the victims of the July 7 attacks in Dallas, Texas. “This attack on the men and women who work to keep us safe was an attack on all of us, and we are...

(RRN) Michigan AG Joins Suit Challenging Obama's LGBT Rule
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette Friday offered the following comments regarding joining Nebraska in filing an action in federal court challenging the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice’s recent federal directive changing current Title IX law: "Every child in every...

(RRN) Iron County Murder Suspect Arrested In Wisconsin
A suspect has been arrested for the murder of an Iron County resident. 29-year-old Jamie Lee James was killed in the incident on the night of June 23rd in the town of Alpha. Iron County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched that night on a report of guns shots and a possible murder/suicide situation. Deputies and EMS...

(RRN) Benishek Meets With Commission Chairman On VA Issues
U.P. Congressman Dan Benishek met with Nancy Schlichting, Chairperson of the Commission on Care, to discuss their final report on the Department of Veterans Affairs to Congress. "The report makes it clear that the VA has enormous problems to solve and that we can't solve them with more money alone. In...

(RRN) Fundraiser Friday In Manistique For Special Olympians
Want to help Special Olympics? Here’s an event Friday and Saturday in Manistique where you can get a unique item for yourself, plus help all of our local Special Olympians. Organizer Sheila Marks says there will be a huge rummage sale to help some 150 athletes in Delta, Schoolcraft, and Menominee Counties....

(RRN) Garden Peninsula Dedicates New Community Heli-Pad
Getting injured patients transported to the hospital quickly from the Delta County community of Garden just got a little easier. The Garden EMS Heli-Pad has officially opened near the old Glenn farm buildings at the south end of the Village of Garden. Local Three News reports that an EMS helicopter landed at the heli...

(RRN) Superior Watershed Partnership Gets Funds For Projects
The Superior Watershed Partnership, working with state, federal and private funders has secured over one million dollars in funding to implement a variety of conservation, restoration and pollution prevention projects in the greater Marquette area during the 2016/2017 field seasons. Funded projects include stormwater...

(RRN) Stabenow Introduces Bill To Battle Alzheimer's Disease
Michigan U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow on Thursday introduced new bipartisan, bicameral legislation to support Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers, and lessen the mounting costs associated with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias on federal health programs. More than 15-million Americans...


(RRN) Rockin The Bay Music Festival Returns To Gladstone
There will be plenty of live music this weekend in Gladstone’s Van Cleve Park as Rockin’ The Bay is back again. There will be bands and other music acts performing country, bluegrass blues, Americana Rock, and rockabilly music. It runs from 4:30 until 11:00 on Friday, and from 1:30 until 11:00 on Saturday...

(RRN) Marquette County Man Charged With Choking Girlfriend
A Marquette County man has been charged with assault by strangulation after an incident with his girlfriend early Tuesday morning. Forsyth Township Police say they were called to the 400 block of Stratofort Street on a report of a suicidal person. When they got there, a woman told them that her live-in boyfriend...

(RRN) Governor Orders Flags Lowered On Friday Across Mich.
Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. flags within the State Capitol Complex to be lowered to half-staff on Friday, July 8, in recognition of former state Rep. Wilfred Webb. He also ordered U.S. flags on all state buildings across Michigan to be lowered to half-staff at the same time in recognition of Harrison...

(RRN) Governor Asks Feds To Fund Building Of New Soo Lock
Governor Rick Snyder has sent a letter to Michigan’s members of Congress, formally requesting the federal government to fully fund reconstruction of portions of the Soo Locks. The letter asks the federal government to fund the replacement of the Davis and Sabin Locks with a larger, single lock to make waterway traffic and...

(RRN) Bay College Gets High Marks In New Community Survey
It appears that most people are satisfied with what they’re getting at Bay College. The results are in for a community survey that was done recently to get feedback on what the college is doing well...or not so well. The college’s vice president of College Advancement, Kim Carne, says that 94-percent...

(RRN) Fur Handler To Present At U.P. Trappers Convention
The U.P. Trappers Association will be hosting the 54th annual Trappers Convention/Outdoor Expo July 15-16, 2016 at the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba Michigan. Most of the all-star line-up of trapping and outdoor experts who will be on hand presenting demos, deal with proven methods for capturing...

(RRN) Escanaba City Council To Discuss Tax Breaks For Mall
The Escanaba City Council will discuss a plan Thursday night to set up a special tax zone to help the Delta Plaza Mall. It’s called the Obsolete Properties Rehabilitation Act…or “Oprah” for short. The new owners of the mall would get special tax breaks under this plan as it tries to fix up the mall and draw more...

(RRN) Escanaba Schools Offer Free Summer Meals To Children
With school out in the summertime, some kids don’t get all of the nutritious meals they normally get. So in Escanaba, they’ve kicked off the Summer Feeding Program, which is open to any student, 18 years old or younger, to get a meal during the summer months. Superintendent Michelle LeMire told the Radio Results Network...

(RRN) Escanaba Fireworks Show Sped Up Because Of High Winds
Escanaba’s fireworks were shorter than usual Monday night, and that had many people grumbling. And Wolverine Fireworks Display was in charge of that one as well, but unlike the Gladstone situation, there was no accidental discharge of the fireworks. Escanaba Recreation Director Kim Peterson tells...

(RRN) Hiawatha National Forest Still Fighting EUP Wildfire
On June 29, a wildfire was detected on remote Hiawatha National Forest lands north of the community of Trout Lake and west of Highway M-123. The lightning-caused fire continues to smolder in remote and difficult-to-access wetland areas. Firefighters actively worked the fire over the holiday weekend...

(RRN) Escanaba Police 'Handcuffed' On Late-Night Firework
Many Escanaba residents are upset about the backyard fireworks that many people sent into the air late Monday night and early Tuesday morning. But there’s not much the Escanaba Public Safety Department can do about it because of a state law passed in 2011 that allows fireworks to be shot off until 1:00 in...

(RRN) Problems With Gladstone's July 4th Fireworks Display
Monday night’s fireworks display in Gladstone left a lot of people scratching their heads because it was very short. Gladstone Recreation Director Nicole Sanderson tells the Radio Results Network that the display was short because of something that happened two hours earlier…at 8:30 p.m. “The....

(RRN) Escanaba Expecting $2M Check For Power Plant Explosion
It’s been 17 months since the substation at the Escanaba Power Plant exploded, causing widespread power outages in the city. It also caused damage that the city had to pay for out of its savings. Now, it looks like the city will be getting some that money back as the insurance carrier has offered a settlement...

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