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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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