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(RRN) Sale Of Upper Peninsula Power Company Made Official
The sale of the Upper Peninsula Power Company has been completed. It was announced back in January that UPPCO would be sold to Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Partners, and since then, the sale has been given all of the government regulatory approvals that were needed. What does this mean for...


(RRN) Dickinson County Fair Continues This Weekend In Norway
The Dickinson County Fair is under way in Norway. The annual event runs through Monday. In the grandstand Friday night, it's the USA Demolition Derby's State Line Challenge…starting at 8:00. Also, it's the 32nd year for the Youth Live Stock Auction. Show time starts at noon Friday and the auction itself...


(RRN) Michigan Attorney General Monitoring Holiday Gas Price
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says that his department is keeping an eye on gas prices this holiday weekend to make sure that you're not being gouged at the pump. Schuette warned gas station owners that it is illegal to take part in price fixing or price gouging just because it is a holiday...


(RRN) M-DOT Clears Road Projects; Some Still Remain In U.P.
The state transportation department is suspending work on a vast majority of road projects for the holiday weekend, but a few here in the Upper Peninsula will still slow you down a bit. In Schoolcraft County, you will find one lane open in each direction on US-2 between Thompson and the Delta County Line…but speeds are...


(RRN) State Police Ready For Labor Day Weekend Travel Rush
The last big travel period of the summer starts Friday night across the Upper Peninsula. And Michigan State Police say they'll have extra patrols out, looking for speeders, drunk drivers, and people not wearing their seatbelts. During last year's Labor Day holiday travel period, ten people died in traffic crashes across...


(RRN) Mich. House Passes Wolf-Hunting Bill (WITH REACTION)
The Michigan House on Wednesday passed legislation aimed at allowing wolf hunts to continue in the Upper Peninsula. Technically, the sportsman-initiated bill puts the Natural Resources Commission in charge of designating which species can be hunted in Michigan. But it was clearly designed to block two proposals...


(RRN) Marquette Teachers Reach Tentative Contract Agreement
A contract agreement has been reached with teachers in the Marquette Area Public Schools. The tentative deal was announced Wednesday afternoon after a bargaining session that lasted several hours. If approved by the rank and file and the Marquette school board, the deal would mark the end...


(RRN) Michigan High Court Approves Delta County's Court Plan
The Michigan Supreme Court on Wednesday approved Delta County's "concurrent jurisdiction plan" within its court system. Delta County Circuit Court Judge Stephen Davis says it puts into writing what has been done informally for decades…like one of the county's three judges filling in for the other when....


(RRN) Ishpeming Man Accused Of Embezzleing From Union Fund
An Ishpeming man has been arrested on embezzlement charges. Marquette Police say they picked up 49-year-old Steven Harvala and charged him with stealing between one-and-20 thousand dollars from a Local Union Training Fund. This crime is a five-year felony, and/or fines and restitution. Harvala was released...


(RRN) More Than Two Dozen Communities Ask For Disaster Help
There's lots of interest from northern Michigan communities in a state grant program to reimburse them for expenses incurred due to the harsh winter. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation has six million dollars available, and the deadline to apply was last Friday. The MEDC says that in all, 29 communities and four...


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