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(RRN) Alger-Delta Co-Op Promises No Power Rate Hikes In 2015
We've been hearing a lot about the federal decision that forces the Upper Peninsula's utilities to pay millions of dollars to run and upgrade Marquette's Presque Isle Power Plant. And while many utilities have warned their customers that there will be a hike in their electric bills, one is not: the Alger-Delta Co-op. Alger-Delta CEO Tom...

(RRN) Marquette General, Bell, Portage Merge Under One Name
Marquette General Hospital, Bell Hospital in Ishpeming, and Portage Health in Hancock now have the same name. It was announced Tuesday that the three will be called UP. Health System. All three hospitals are owned by Duke Lifepoint, who's...

(RRN) Rep. Peters Supports Ebola Travel Ban From West Africa
Michigan Democratic Congressman Gary Peters is breaking with President Obama on one major issue of the fight against Ebola. Peters says that now is the time to implement a travel ban on people coming into this country from West Africa, where Ebola continues to kill people. Obama, along with most of his Democratic colleagues...

(RRN) Vandalism Reported At Manistique's Indian River Golf
Someone has been vandalizing the Indian Lake Golf Course in Manistique. Michigan State Police say that several "greens areas" of the course have been damaged by someone who is intentionally spinning the wheels of an ATV. Troopers believe the damage happened sometime on Saturday, and it was noticed...

(RRN) Signs Being Stolen From Snowmobile Trails In Keweenaw
In the Copper Country, someone is stealing a large number of signs from snowmobile and O-R-V trails in Keweenaw County. The sheriff there says that both trail marker signs, and stop signs, have been stolen in recent days. Keweenaw Trail Services then has to replace them…and it's a safety concern for...

(RRN) Man Charged With Arson, Murder In Marquette County
Nearly six months after a Marquette County house fire led to the death of a woman, an arrest has been made in the case. Local Three News reports that 45 year-old Steven Zintman has been charged with felony murder and first degree arson in connection to the fire that happened May 4th at 609 Valkyrie Street at...

(RRN) Peters Would Oppose UP Electric Rate Hikes If Elected
The Democrat who's running for the U.S. Senate campaigned in the Upper Peninsula on Monday, and said that if he's elected, he will work to avoid the large utility rate increases that are scheduled to take place this winter in the region. Suburban Detroit Congressman Gary Peters campaigned in Escanaba and Marquette, and...

(RRN) U.P. Health Officials Offer Reassurance On Ebola Virus
More reassurance is being offered for Peninsula residents concerned about a possible Ebola outbreak here. The deadly disease has killed about four thousand people this fall, with nearly all of them occurring in West Africa nations. Doctor Terry Frankovich is the medical director for public health departments in ten...

(RRN) Fish/Wildlife Service Fighting Lamphrey In Ford River
The U-S Fish and Wildlife Service plans to take its battle against sea lamphrey to the Ford River over the next ten days. Technicians will be dumping chemicals in the river…as well as to offshore areas near the river in Delta, Marquette, Menominee and Dickinson Counties…in an effort to kill the lamphrey larvae...

(RRN) Fire Forces Evacuation Of Engineered Machine Products
Fire disrupted the morning routine for employees at Escanaba's Engineered Machine Products on Monday. The facility was evacuated shortly after 9 a.m. when a heating unit caught fire on the second level of the building. "When we got here, there was heavy smoke coming out of....

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