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MI DNR Recommends U.P. Graymont Mine Proposal

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan DNR is recommending approval of a proposed limestone mine in the eastern U.P. Canadian company Graymont, Inc. is seeking to open the 10,000 acre mine in northern Mackinac County near Rexton. The firm submitted a revised Land Transaction Application to the DNR last week. The […]

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U.P. Man Arrested For Solicitation Of Murder

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police at the Sault Ste. Marie Post have arrested an eastern U.P. man on charges of solicitation to commit murder. 37-year-old Jason Lee Bufford of Newberry was arrested Monday following a lengthy investigation by State Police detectives and is currently lodged in the Luce County Jail. […]

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Hearing Set For Marquette Building Renovation Plan

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette City Commission has set a date for a public hearing concerning redevelopment of a long-abandoned building in south Marquette. Home Renewal Systems LLC of downstate Farmington Hills has plans to renovate the 75,000 square foot former Holy Family Orphanage on Altamont Street into 55 affordable […]

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Veterans Town Hall Meetings This Week In Marquette Co.

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Officials with the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain will be hosting two Veterans Town Halls in Marquette and Ishpeming this week. The meetings will be held this Thursday The first town hall will be held at 1 p.m. at the Ishpeming National Guard […]

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Marquette DDA Closes Downtown Skating Rink For Season

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette Downtown Development Authority says the current warming trend is causing them to close down a downtown skating area for the season. The DDA says due to poor ice conditions, the Marquette Commons Ice Skating Rink is closing for the season as of today.

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Investigation Into ALTRAN Fire Continuing

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Investigation is continuing today into the fire that destroyed the ALTRAN facility in Munising. The fire was called in around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at the building located at 530 East Munising Avenue. The facility, which is used to house offices and buses operated by the Alger County […]

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Marquette Man Sentenced To Federal Prison

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Marquette man convicted on felony charges has been sentenced to prison for firearm possession. 37-year-old Joseph Glenn Etheridge was sentenced in Federal Court in Marquette yesterday to 6 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release. Etheridge plead guilty last November to an indictment […]

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Casperson Bills Seek To Hold State Agencies Accountable

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Senator Tom Casperson has co-sponsored bills intended to make sure state departments do not unfairly push matters into court and to hold departments accountable if legal action is pursued and the department loses. The Escanaba Republican says the bills would make most state departments, including the […]

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New Fundraiser Started By Copper Country Group

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Keweenaw Community Foundation, a philanthropic agency serving Houghton and Keweenaw counties, has started a new fundraiser. The program is called the Keweenaw Gold Club, which is comprised of 20 community members. Each member has purchased a natural stone tile in the name of an endowment fund, and […]

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U.P. Educational Partnership Gains State Award

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An Upper Michigan educational collaboration has received state recognition. The Upper Peninsula Education Partnership received the 2015 Collaborate Award this week at at the Michigan Economic and Education Summit, hosted by Governor Rick Snyder in Detroit. The partnership is led by the presidents of the U.P.’s three […]

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