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(RRN) Upper Peninsula Jobless Rate Rises Slightly In June
Upper Peninsula unemployment was up slightly in June as compared to May. But the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget says June’s five-point-seven percent was almost a full point below June of last year. The increase from May was just a tenth of a percent, they say. Mackinac...

(RRN) Cliffs Natural Resources Reports Strong Financials
Things are looking good for Cliffs Natural Resources. The company that operates the iron mines in Marquette County made 30 million dollars in the second quarter—compared to a 38-million-dollar loss in the second quarter of 2015. Lourenco Goncalves is Cliffs' Chairman and C-E-O. He says that...

(RRN) Gwinn Man Jailed On Criminal Sexual Conduct Charges
A 50-year-old Gwinn man has been arrested for criminal sexual conduct by Forsyth Township Police. Chief Gordon Warchock says Cory Steven Pierce had inappropriate contact with a neighbor girl. Pierce is currently in the Marquette County jail. Warchock says they’re looking for anyone who might...

(RRN) DATA Adds New Mini-Van To Escanaba Township Services
The Delta Area Transit Authority has added a mini-van to its fleet. Spokeswoman Penny Viau says it replaces an older 28-passenger bus and will mainly be used in Escanaba Township. DATA is seeking a tax increase to expand its services, and Viau says similar smaller buses and vans...

(RRN) Police Say Ishpeming Deaths May Have Been Drug-Related
Ishpeming police say the deaths of two people at a home in the city might be drug related. The bodies of a 25-year-old man and a 35-year-old man were found Wednesday afternoon at a home in the 400 block of North Maple Street. The 24-year-old lived in the home, police say, and the 35-year-old was...

(RRN) Marquette County Biking Featured In National Magazine
Mountain biking in Marquette County and some of the western U-P’s bike trails are coming to Bike Magazine. Travel Marquette says magazine staff recently visited the area. Bike is an online magazine, so they’ve prepared both a digital feature and video. You can see it at www.Features.BikeMag.com....
 

(RRN) Dish Network Satellite Scam Reported Houghton County
If you’re a Dish Network subscriber, listen up. The Houghton County Sheriff is reporting a scam involving the satellite provider. Someone using the name “Info Tech” has been calling subscribers asking for account and payment information to –quoting now—“adjust the satellites feeding the signal.”...
 

(RRN) Cabins Re-Opening At Porcupine Mountains State Park
Most of the backcountry cabins and campsites are back open at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. The Department of Natural Resources says the Emily Lake State Forest Campground, however, will remain closed indefinitely. The cabins and campsites were closed July 14th due to...

(RRN) State Launches New Drug Awareness Program For Teens
In an effort to raise awareness among teens, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services recently launched a statewide media campaign to emphasize the health and personal consequences of drug use. To best reach teenagers with this message, the media campaign...

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