(RRN) Gladstone Man Arrested On Multiple Child Porn Charges
A Gladstone man has been arrested on child pornography charges. Michigan State Police picked up 24-year-old Robert Lindstrom on Monday and he was arraigned in Delta County District Court on Tuesday. He is charged with 21 felony counts of possession of, distributing, and promoting material that depicts child sexually...


(RRN) Kivela's Anti-Meth Bill On Its Way To Governor's Desk
Anti-drug legislation written by Upper Peninsula State Representative John Kivela has passed the Michigan Senate. House Bill 5615 would amend the Criminal Enterprises Chapter of state law to include a provision for racketeering involving illegal meth production. Kivela’s bill is part of an effort to prevent the...


(RRN) Pit Bull Killed After Attacking Two People In Escanaba
There were some anxious moments Tuesday afternoon in a southside Escanaba neighborhood after a pit bull got loose. Escanaba Public Safety says that officers were called to the 300 block of South 15th Street at about 12:30 Tuesday afternoon when a pregnant woman reported the dog charged at her. A public safety...


(RRN) Two People Hurt In Three-Car Accident Near Bark River
Two people were hurt in a three-car crash west of Escanaba Tuesday morning. Delta County Sheriffs Deputies say the accident happened at about 8:00 Tuesday morning in the passing lane on US-2 near M-69. This passing lane is also a left-turn lane to go onto 12th Road at a blinking traffic light, and two cars were stopped...


(RRN) Schuette Investigating Murder-For-Hire In Eastern U.P.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette on Monday announced that his office will investigate an allegation of a possible murder-for-hire scheme involving an Aramark employee in Chippewa County. An inmate at the Kinross Correctional Facility told police that a prison worker offered to pay him to arrange to kill an inmate at...


(RRN) Forest Fuelwood Permits Available As Winter Approaches
With temperatures falling across the Upper Peninsula, it's time to start thinking about how you will heat your home this winter. One inexpensive way is to do it with wood. The Michigan DNR says that fuelwood permits are available for the 2014 season, where you can go into the state's forests and take up...


(RRN) Accused Murderer Has Court Appearance In Delta County
The Escanaba man accused of stabbing his wife to death was in court Monday. The murder case against 36-year-old Kalay Batchelor was bound over to Delta County Circuit Court. He's accused of killing his wife, Heather, in a home on Stephenson Avenue on September 3rd. Batchelor's next court date has not yet been scheduled.


(RRN) Northern Michigan University Holds 'UNITED' Conference
Northern Michigan University is holding its UNITED diversity conference this week. It's the ninth year for the event, which features speakers on a variety of topics like ethnic diversity, women in leadership, homelessness, and people with disabilities. Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson told Local Three News...


(RRN) Chippewa Police Search For Man In Attack Of Young Girl
Police in the Eastern U-P are searching for a man who allegedly abducted and assaulted a young girl over the weekend. The Chippewa County Prosecutor's Office says the pre-teen girl was walking on a street in Kinross Sunday morning when the incident happened. The girl was able to get away, but her attacker was...


(RRN) Public Comment Being Sought On Forest Management Plans
A couple of meetings this week will give you a chance to give your opinion on how the state forests are managed. One of the open houses will be held Wednesday in Crystal Falls to talk about forest management in Dickinson and Iron Counties. The other will be held Thursday in Newberry to discuss the forests in Luce...


(RRN) Sault Tribe Awarded Federal Health Improvement Grants
The Soo Tribe of Chippewa have received two big federal grants to help improve the health of people who live the central and eastern U-P. The first is 810-thousand dollars per year for the next four years from the U-S Department of Health and Human Services. That money will be used to support public health...


(RRN) Nominations Due Tuesday For 'Writing The U.P.' Contest
If you know someone who has a unique story to tell about the Upper Peninsula, time is running out for you to nominate them in a regional contest. Lake Superior State University is again putting on its "Writing the U.P." contest, and anyone can nominate a U-P author. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, and the...


(RRN) Upper Peninsula Smart Gardening Conference Coming Soon
The Upper Peninsula Smart Gardening Conference is set for next Saturday in Marquette. The MSU Extension Service is sponsoring the event to offer advice about creating sustainable "edible landscapes" right in your back yard. They'll talk about using "healthy smart soils", cover crops, compost, and companion planning...


(RRN) Biologists To Treat Delta County Stream For Lamphrey
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to treat a Delta County stream for sea lamphrey next week. Biologists will apply lampricides to Bills Creek, which is a tributary to the Whitefish River. The goal is to kill sea lamprey larvae burrowed in the stream bottom. Applications could start as early as this Friday...


(RRN) Benishek, Cannon Draw Endorsements In Congress Race
Upper Peninsula Congressman Dan Benishek is being endorsed by the National Rifle Association in his re-election bid. The N-R-A announced the endorsement on Friday. The gun advocacy group gives Benishek an A-plus rating for his work on Second Amendment issues. Meanwhile, Benishek's Democratic opponent...


(RRN) Coast Guard Warns Of Falling Great Lakes Water Temps
The U.S. Coast Guard 9th District is warning Great Lakes boaters that falling water temperatures pose safety risks even as air temperatures stay warm. The National Weather Service says water temperatures in Lake Superior are already down to 50 degrees, with lakes Ontario, Huron, Erie and Michigan...


(RRN) Extra Police Patrolling Interstate 75 This Weekend
Motorists will likely see more police vehicles on I-75 this weekend. It is part of the "I-75 Challenge" program that has law enforcement in agencies from Sault Ste. Marie to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida participating. The effort is to reduce the number of accidents on the freeway. Police will be looking for those speeding...


(RRN) Two Cases Of Enterovirus D68 Confirmed In Delta County
Public health officials in Delta County are confirming two cases of Enterovirus D-68 in the community, and six more suspected cases have been sent to federal officials for testing. Doctor Terry Frankovich is the Medical Director at the local health department. She says that this finding is not a surprise, and it reflects kids who...


(RRN) Authorities Collecting Unwanted Prescription Drugs
If you have unused prescription drugs sitting around the house, you can get rid of them safely this weekend. Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Police departments across the Upper Peninsula will accept unused prescription drugs. The idea is to cut back on prescription drug abuse, and to keep these drugs...


(RRN) Northern Michigan University Staff Agree To Contract
Northern Michigan University's public safety employees, kitchen staff, and maintenance workers have ratified a new three-year contract. The employees who are represented by AFSCME Local 1094 will get a 1-point-75 percent pay increase this year…plus a 90-dollar payment. They will get two-percent pay increases...


(RRN) Wolf Hunt Opponents Holding Statewide Ballot Meetings
The group "Keep Michigan Wolves Protected" is planning a series of Town Hall Meetings around the state to talk about the wolf hunting issue. Specifically, they will be talking about the two initiatives on the November ballot that would legalize wolf hunting in the state. The group is urging a "no" vote on both. The...


(RRN) Schoolcraft County Sheriff Warns Of New Telephone Scam
The Schoolcraft County Sheriffs Department is warning of a new telephone scam. People in the Manistique area are being called and are told that there is a warrant out for their arrest because they didn't show up for jury duty. The person is then told to show up for court on Saturday, or call 341-2101. Well...


(RRN) New State Grant Program Announced For County Fairs
There's state grant money available to help county fairs to make improvements to their facilities. The grant program under the Michigan Department of Agriculture is a new one, and it was announced on Thursday. The money can be used to make infrastructure repairs or other renovations to...


(RRN) Attorney General Offers Advice To U.P. Propane Users
Michigan Attorney General Schuette says that people who use propane to heat their homes should act now before the cold weather arrives. Schuette says that you can avoid a repeat of last winter's "sticker shock" by locking in prices now. But he has some advice for you if you do that. First, Schuette says that you need to...


(RRN) Marquette General Offers Prostate Cancer Presentation
One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. And many won't know it until it's too late. Marquette General Hospital is hosting a presentation Thursday on that form of cancer, which effects men as they age. Doctor Paul Thieme is a radiation oncologist at MGH. He says that some of the symptoms...


(RRN) Alcohol Suspected In Florence County ATV Fatality
A man was killed in an A-T-V crash Tuesday night in Florence County, Wisconsin. The sheriff says that 54-year-old Jack Wright was riding on Fischer Lake Parkway in Aurora Township…that's just across the Upper Peninsula border…at about 7:00 Tuesday night. He missed a curve and lost control of the machine...


(RRN) Sex Abuse Charge Against Former U.P. Catholic Priest
Sex abuse allegations have been laid against a former Schoolcraft County Catholic priest. The Marquette Catholic Diocese says that the allegations against Father James Menapace have been deemed credible. Menapace is accused of having sex with underage boys after he had retired from active ministry in...


(RRN) Biologists To Treat Manistique River For Sea Lamphrey
The U-S Fish and Wildlife Service plans to take its battle against sea lamphrey to the Manistique River over the next ten days. Technicians will be dumping chemicals in the river in an effort to kill the lamphrey larvae that are burrowed into the lake bottom. The plan is to do the treatment sometime between Wednesday and...


(RRN) Delta County Sheriff Retiring Halfway Through Term
Delta County Sheriff Gary Ballweg is retiring, halfway through his third term as sheriff. He says that his retirement will be effective on October 18th. Ballweg has worked in the sheriff's office for 38 years, including the last eleven as sheriff. He has worked in law enforcement for a total of 42 years. Ballweg says that he is retiring to help...


(RRN) Northern Michigan U. Office Staff Approve New Contract
Northern Michigan University’s technical and office professionals have ratified a three-year contract. The vote amongst the members of UAW Local 1950 was 75 yes to 34 no. The agreement includes wage increases of 26 cents per hour in each of the contract’s first two years, and 29 cents per hour...


(RRN) Police Looking For Two Teenagers Accused In Break-ins
Menominee County authorities are looking for two teenagers who are wanted in connection with break-ins in the Powers/Spalding area. Prosecutor Dan Hass has authorized a total of 34 felony and misdemeanor warrants against 18-year-old Steven LeMire and 19-year-old Dustin Lanaville. Both are former Escanaba...


(RRN) OSF St. Francis Hospital Celebrating New Rehab Center
O-S-F Saint Francis Hospital is celebrating the blessing of its new rehab center. The four-million dollar facility was built largely with donations from the John and Melissa Besse Foundation. The building now bears the Besse name. A local priest gave the building its blessing Monday night. Public tours of the...


(RRN) U.P. Public Health Official Discusses Enterovirus-D68
There's been a lot of publicity about Enterovirus-D68, which has sickened kids in 17 states, including Michigan. What is it? Doctor Terry Frankovich is the Medical Director for the Public Health Departments in ten Upper Peninsula counties. She says that the typical symptoms are nasal congestion, runny nose, cough, and...


(RRN) Ferrellgas To Settle AG's Propane Price Gouging Probe
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schutte says that some propane customers will get reimbursed for last winter's high fuel costs as part of his investigation into price gouging. Schuette says that 600 customers of Ferrellgas will share in more than 100-thousand dollars under the deal. Schuette's office fielded numerous complaints...


(RRN) DNR Holding Contest To Name New U.P.-to-Detroit Trail
What should the new trail that stretches from Ironwood to Detroit be called? The Michigan D-N-R is holding a contest to come up with a name for the 900-mile-long trail, which the governor first proposed in November of 2012. It will use many miles of existing trail, but the state also plans to gradually build new trails to...


(RRN) Copper Country Man Charged With Murder In Stabbing
Bond has been set at two and a half million dollars for Paul Moilanen. He's the 42-year-old Copper Country man who was formally charged Monday with second degree murder and attempted murder. Local Three News reports that police got a 911 call at 3:30 in the morning last Friday from a girl who said that...


(RRN) Three Men Arraigned On Marijuana Charges In Western UP
Three men who were arrested in an Ontonagon County drug bust last week have been arraigned on felony drugs charges. Local Three News reports that 62-year old Robert Johnson and 47-year-old Michael Lehto…both of Bruce Crossing….and 32-year-old Shaun Comes of Watersmeet …are all charged with...


(RRN) Girl Dies When Gun Goes Off In Car During Youth Hunt
A 12-year-old girl died in the Eastern Upper Peninsula on Sunday after a hunting rifle accidentally went off. Chippewa County Sheriffs Deputies say the incident happened late Sunday morning on Drummond Island. The girl was in a vehicle with three other people when the gun discharged and hit her…she was in...


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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