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(RRN) Escanaba Event Supports 'Wheelin Sportsmen' Programs
It was a night of live music, kids games, and lots of food in downtown Escanaba Saturday night, all to help disabled Upper Peninsula residents be able to enjoy the outdoors. The Wheelin' Sportsman Program under the National Wild Turkey Federation travels around the U.P., taking people out into the woods...

(RRN) Marquette Symphony Orchestra To Honor Finnish Composer
The first concert of Marquette Symphony Orchestra's new season will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. The orchestra was awarded a mini grant of 15-hundred dollars from "Finlandia Foundation National" to perform this concert of Sibelius’ music. That's because the Upper Peninsula has the...

(RRN) Michigan DNR Considers Walleye Changes In Lake Gogebic
The Michigan D-N-R is continuing to weigh options on how to manage the walleye population in the Upper Peninsula's largest inland lake. The D-N-R has been considering whether or not to make changes to the minimum size limits for walleye in Lake Gogebic, which covers more than 13-thousand acres in Gogebic and Ontonagon Counties....

(RRN) Ishpeming Road Closing Monday For Building Demolition
M-28 Business Route, or Division Street, between Fourth and First streets in the city of Ishpeming will be closed and detoured beginning Monday at 6:00 in the morning due to a building demolition project. The city is tearing down a blighted building in the area, and the road is being closed for safety reasons. M-DOT says that initially....

(RRN) Congressman Benishek To Attend Ship Christening Monday
Congressman Dan Benishek is scheduled to be on hand in Cheboygan this afternoon as a new federal research ship is put into service. The US Geological Service will christen the "Articus", which will be going research and studies on the Great Lakes, out of its home port of Cheboygan. The ship's crew will be involved in studying plankton...

(RRN) Veterans Can Get Winter Heating Assistance From State
Those who faced higher than expected heating costs last winter have until September 30th to apply for a tax credit to help pay those utility bills. The Michigan Home Heating Credit is available to qualified homeowners and renters in the state through the Michigan Public Service Commission. Applying for the credit can be done online....

(RRN Man Rescued After Falling Over Cliff At Presque Isle
A 20-year-old man was rescued late Friday night after he fell over a cliff in the Black Rocks are of Marquette's Presque Isle Park. The Marquette City Fire Department says the man fell about 20 feet into the waters of Lake Superior, and a passerby pulled the man out of the water and onto the rocks. Rescuers used a Stokes....

(RRN) Michigan State Trooper Killed On I-75; Governor Mourns
A Michigan State Police trooper died Friday night after being involved in a serious accident on I-75 in Springfield Township, north of Detroit. Investigators aren't sure exactly what caused the accident, but they say that Trooper Chad Wolf was dragged for approximately two miles after being hit by car, driven by an elderly man. He was transported...

(RRN) U.P. Gas Prices Fall; Under $2/Gallon In Baraga County
After climbing for several weeks, the price of gasoline is plummeting. Two stations in the Upper Peninsula are down to a dollar-98 per gallon, one in Baraga and the other in L'Anse. GasBuddy puts the statewide average at two-dollars-60-cents a gallon today. The price has fallen 31-cents in the past week as the BP refinery...

(RRN) Upper Peninsula State Fair Breaks Attendance Records
Attendance at the Upper Peninsula State Fair this year continued to break previous records despite heavy rains that caused cancellation of the grandstand event. Estimated attendance was 83,600, an increase of 2% over last year's record attendance. Gate receipts totaled $371,034. Fair ride ticket sales grew one-half percent over last year...

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