(RRN) Man Convicted Of Selling Pot In Escanaba Sentenced
A 45-year-old man charged with distributing marijuana in the U-P--then fleeing to Mexico before his trial--has finally been sentenced in federal district court in Marquette. Pedro Kobasic will spend 87 months in a federal lockup. The sentence was announced yesterday. Kobasic was scheduled to make a plea in federal court on...

(RRN) Charge Filed Against Marquette Man For Police Standoff
A 28-year-old Marquette man faces several charges after holding police at bay at a Marquette home a week ago today. Among the charges filed against Christian Nutini are felonious assault and weapons discharge in or at a building. Police were called to the home in the 23-hundred block of Presque Isle last Tuesday. The caller...

(RRN) Ishpeming Woman Given Federal Prison Time For Cocaine
A 32-year-old Ishpeming woman is headed to prison for more than 12 years for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Rachel Lynn Hansen's sentence in federal court was announced Monday. U-S District Judge Robert Holmes Bell found that Hansen was what's called a career offender. She had three previous drug convictions...

(RRN) Marquette Schools Cracking Down on Tobacco Use
The Marquette schools are getting tough on tobacco. The school board has a new on-campus smoking policy that prohibits tobacco use 24 hours a day, seven days a week on school grounds or property owned or controlled by the district. Smoking is also banned in district owned or leased vehicles. The new policy was announced on Monday....

(RRN) Manistique's CBC Telethon Raises Money For Charities
The preliminary total from Manistique's CBC radio-telethon this past Sunday has been released. It's $44,501, according to CBC officials. The Palm Sunday tradition was held at the Manistique High School and broadcast on W-T-I-Q Krusin 14-90. The money will be split among the Cancer Society, Bay Cliff Health Camp and Marquette's Beacon House.

(RRN) Three Fishermen Rescued Off Lake Superior Ice
Three people had to be rescued from the ice off Marquette Saturday night. The sheriff says the three were fishing when their boat was surrounded by ice and they were not able to move. A call to 9-1-1 brought out the sheriff's Search and Rescue team. The rescuers had to chop their way through the ice to rescue the three…who were not hurt.

(RRN) Hundreds Mourn Slain Wisconsin State Trooper Casper
Hundreds of mourners, including Governor Scott Walker, packed the Kiel, Wisconsin High School on Sunday for a memorial for murdered Wisconsin State Trooper Trevor Casper. The 21-year-old was killed in a shootout with a bank robbery suspect last Tuesday in Fond du Lac, with the suspect also dying. Steven Snyder of...

(RRN) M-DOT Plans More Closures For Portage Lift Bridge
The Portage Lift Bridge will be closed from two to four on Tuesday morning. M-DOT says the shutdown is part of ongoing maintenance on the bridge that connects Houghton and Hancock up in the Copper Country. There will be other closures at a later date as well, says the agency--and we'll keep you informed on those right here....

(RRN) Lake Superior Binational Forum Loses Federal Funding
The Lake Superior Binational Forum is ending its grant program. The group says its federal funding will end in early April after some 24 years. The Superior Forum is one of five groups--one for each of the Great Lakes. The others will be losing funding as well. The money came from the federal E-P-A, which says state...

(RRN) Changes To Groundwater Discharge Permit For Eagle Mine
The state Department of Environmental Quality approved changes to the groundwater discharge permit for Marquette County's Eagle Mine. The agency says the changes are the result of public comment--and will better protect ground and surface water near the facility.The permit provides conditions to safeguard all protected uses of groundwater and...

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