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(RRN) Snyder Declares State of Emergency In Marquette County
Governor Rick Snyder on Thursday declared a "State of Emergency" for Marquette County. This after communities in the county reported huge losses from the severe winter that has seen numerous water main breaks, roads buckle, and underground pipes freeze. The governor turned down a previous request back in February...


(RRN) U.P. Lawmaker Seeks $10M For Repairs To Infrastructure
Western U-P state representative Scott Dianda introduced legislation Thursday that would help communities dealing with frozen pipes and other infrastructure problems. House Bill 5469 includes ten million dollars to go to communities that have declared local states of emergencies. The money would go the...


(RRN) EGE Says Purchase of Escanaba Power Plant Is Imminent
The long process of selling the Escanaba Power Plant appears to be coming to an end. Charles Detiege with Escanaba Green Energy told the city council Thursday night that the money will be coming soon, and the deal should close by May 5th. He says that the legal process is coming to an end, with the...


(RRN) Newberry's Water Tower Leaks; Pressure Not Affected
Newberry's water tower is leaking, thanks to the cold temperatures and ice. Lori Stokes is with Newberry Water & Light. She says they believe ice may have worn through some brackets installed when the tower was refurbished a couple of years ago. Stokes says they’ve lowered the water level...


(RRN) Grandstand Entertainment Announced For U.P. State Fair
We now know who will be playing at the Upper Peninsula State Fair this fall. It includes a little bit of country, and a little bit of rock. Sebastian Bach and Firehouse will perform on Tuesday night of Fair Week, and country singer Easton Corbin will take to the stage on Wednesday night. The rock group Blood, Sweat and...


(RRN) New AHEC Regional Health Education Center Opens At NMU
The Michigan Area Health Education Center is opening an Upper Peninsula Regional Center at Northern Michigan University. The Michigan "A-hec" was set up by Wayne State University in 20-10 to enhance access to quality health care across the state. It has three other "centers" in Lower Michigan. As a host partner...


(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...


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