(RRN) Five Will Appear On Gladstone Recall Ballot On May 5th
Five people will appear on the May 5th ballot in Gladstone, where three members of the city commission are being targeted for a recall. The filing deadline passed on Thursday for people interested in running in the special election. The three targeted men: Hugo Mattonen, Joe Maki, and Dave Nemecheck automatically appear on...

(RRN) Escanaba's Basic Marine Fined $243K For Safety Issues
Escanaba's Basic Marine Shipyard has been fined 243-thousand dollars for 18 safety violations. Scott Allen at the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration says that the company has a repeated poor safety record, and does not care about the safety of workers. The OSHA Region Five office in Chicago conducted the...

(RRN) Man Arrested For Leading Troopers On High-Speed Chase
The man who allegedly led Michigan State Police troopers on a high speed chase Wednesday night was arraigned Thursday in Marquette County District Court. Troopers say that 44-year-old Craig Silta of Trenary was driving on US-41 in Skandia at about 8:40 Wednesday night when officers tried to pull him over for speeding. They...

(RRN) State Announces New Grants To Battle Invasive Species
The Michigan D-N-R on Thursday announced four million dollars in grants for projects to battle invasive species across the state. And many of the 20 projects are here in the Upper Peninsula. The Delta Conservation District was awarded 235-thousand dollars to fight phragmites in the county. The U-P Resources Conservation and...

(RRN) McBroom Presses M-DOT During House Committee Hearing
Upper Peninsula state representative Ed McBroon chaired a committee hearing Wednesday that asked Michigan Department of Transportation officials some tough questions about how road funds are being spent. McBroom questioned M-DOT about recent audits dealing with the agency's oversight of warranty work on Michigan's roads...

(RRN) Police Ask For Public Help In Kingsford Store Break-In
Someone broke into a Kingsford business on Wednesday. Kingsford Public Safety says it was called Wednesday morning to Teck Solutions on Pyle Drive after someone broke a window, went into the building, and stole various items. Michigan State Police forensic officers spent the day collecting evidence, and...

(RRN) Minnesota Man Hurt In Marquette Cnty Snowmobile Crash
A Minnesota man was hurt in a snowmobile crash Wednesday night. Michigan State Police say that 46-year-old Kent Holtz of Becker, Minnesota was traveling down Trail Number Eight near County Road 496 in Diorite, west of Ishpeming. He lost control, drove off the trail, and crashed into a tree. He told police the...

(RRN) UPPCO Begins Lowering Water Levels In Dead River Basin
The Upper Peninsula Power Company has begun lowering the water levels at its hydroelectric reservoir on the Dead River system in Marquette County. UPPCO's regional generation supervisor, Robert Meyers, says they're gradually lowering the water levels between now and April 1st to get ready for rain and melting...

(RRN) Gladstone Recall Election Filing Deadline Is Thursday
Thursday is the last day to file petitions for people interested in running for the Gladstone City Commission. A recall election is set for May 5th for Commissioners Hugo Mattonen, Joe Maki, and Dave Nemecheck. But Gladstone residents will not vote "yes" or "no" on the actual recall. They will either vote for the men, or they will vote...

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