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(RRN) Marquette General Hospital To Get 'Shining Star' Award
Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is in Marquette Thursday to praise the work Marquette General Hospital doctors and nurses did for a domestic violence victim last December. Michigan Tech University student Sanaz Nezami was severely beaten by her husband, and was left brain dead. Nezami was from Iran, and...


(RRN) Town Hall Meeting Thursday On Escanaba Power Plant
A Town Hall meeting will be held in Escanaba Thursday evening to discuss a proposal that would allow the city to close its power plant. Escanaba Electrical Superintendent Mike Furmanski says that a referendum election will be held on May 6th. He says they are still working with Escanaba Green Energy, which has been...


(RRN) Michigan Jobless Rate Falls For Seventh Straight Month
Michigan's unemployment rate has fallen for a seventh straight month. State officials say that in March, the jobless rate fell to 7-point-5 percent. That's the lowest it's been since April of 2008. Governor Rick Snyder issued a statement saying that Michigan's comeback is well underway, but...


(RRN) State Transportation Department Does Video On Potholes
The Michigan Department of Transportation is out with a new video that talks about potholes. If you have ever seen a road crew throw asphalt into a pothole, and then move on to fill in the next one, you might have thought that crews were cutting corners in doing the repairs. But M-DOT Maintenance Coordinator...


(RRN) Presentation On Isle Royale Set Thursday Night At Bay
Meanwhile, a program on Isle Royale National Park will be offered tonight in the Besse Center Theatre as part of the college's film series. It's called "Science Royale", and it looks at the moose and wolf populations on that Lake Superior island. Biologist Rolf Peterson and filmmaker George Desort will...


(RRN) Green Bay Packers Hold Tailgate Tour Event In Escanaba
The Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour rolled into Escanaba Tuesday night as the team kicked off its community outreach program for the year. The Packers appeared at the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds in an event to raise money for Escanaba's Lakestate Industries, which provides job opportunities for people...


(RRN) Marquette's Bothwell Middle School Given Defibrillator
Marquette's Bothwell Middle School has received a new automated external defibrillator…or A-E-D. The donation came from the non-profit Kimberly Ann Gillary Foundation. The device is used to help someone who's having a heart attack or cardiac arrest. The foundation has been working to make sure that...


(RRN) Seniors Can Get Discounted Hunting, Fishing Licenses
Senior citizens can get a discount on their hunting and fishing licenses under a new "combo" plan announced by the Michigan D-N-R. The cost is now 43-dollars for the fishing license, hunting license, and two deer licenses. The cost for non-seniors is 76-dollars, and that what some seniors ended up paying...


(RRN) Record-Cold Temperatures Across U.P. Tuesday Morning
It got mighty cold in parts of the Upper Peninsula Tuesday morning. While temperatures were mostly in the teens across the U-P, thew thermometer fell to five degrees at 7 a.m. in Iron Mountain. And at the Weather office in Negaunee Township, the temperature dropped to three degrees. That shattered the old...


(RRN) Standoff Between Police, Suspect Ends In Ishpeming
A long standoff between police and a domestic violence suspect has ended in Ishpeming. State Police say the suspect surrendered peacefully at about 2:20 Tuesday morning. Police were called out at about 11:15 Monday morning to the home on Hewitt Street. A woman there told police the suspect...


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