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Two Meth Busts Reported In Ishpeming

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team is reporting the seizure of two meth labs yesterday in the City of Ishpeming. UPSET detectives and Ishpeming Police say the two different locations were within a few miles of each other and are related. In the first case, a 37–year-old […]

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Big Bay Man Found Guilty In Hit And Run Trial

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Marquette County man charged in a fatal hit-and-run accident last year in Big Bay has been found guilty. The verdict was handed down yesterday in the trial of 46-year-old Michael Nelson. He was accused driving a vehicle that struck and killed 54-year-old Robin Rahoi of Big […]

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UPPCO Answers Questions About Presque Isle Plant

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Upper Peninsula Power Company says they have released some answers to questions customers may have concerning the expense of maintaining Presque Isle Power Plant in Marquette and other generation facilities. WE Energies announced plans in 2013 to close the coal-fired Presque Isle facility, which is the […]

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NMU Opens Entrepreneurial Center In Marquette

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Officials with Northern Michigan University in Marquette held an open house and ribbon-cutting this morning to officially launch a new innovation and entrepreneurial center. Invent@NMU is designed to give students in a wide range of degree programs experience in helping regional clients take physical products from concept […]

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Names Released In Marquette County Drowning

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of three Huron Mountain Club employees involved in a fatal boating accident Wednesday on a Marquette County lake. The employees were working on Mountain Lake in a 16 foot flat bottom boat winterizing campsites around the lake when […]

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MI Municipal League Convention Begins In Marquette

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Municipal League 2014 State Convention begins today in Marquette. The agency represents thousands of individuals in hundreds of communities of all sizes across the state. Hundreds of attendees coming to the area to attend the convention primarily being held at Northern Michigan University as well […]

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Casperson Bill Package Advances In State Senate

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  Legislation sponsored by State Senator Tom Casperson addressing funding concerns of local units of government and schools has moved out of committee in Lansing. The bills prevent passage of additional laws and regulations requiring local units of government and schools to perform new or increased activities or […]

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Marquette City Commission Passes Boathouse Lease

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette City Commission has voted to move ahead with a lease agreement with the Upper Peninsula Community Rowing Club for a boathouse. The proposed facility would be built along the Lake Superior shoreline near the Hampton Inn. The commission voted 5-2 to approve the lease with […]

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Marquette Baraga Avenue Redesign Plan Posted

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A conceptual plan outlining a community-supported effort to better connect key portions of downtown Marquette is now available online. The plan, called Reimagining Baraga Avenue, involved multiple community meetings earlier this year and features input from residents and business owners. The plan focuses on the 100 block […]

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LifePoint Hospitals Name New Executive Staffers

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  Bell Hospital in Ishpeming has named their interim CEO, Mitch Leckelt, to the post permanently. LifePoint Hospital officials say Leckelt’s management expertise and knowledge of healthcare in the U.P. made him the right person for the position. The 52-year-old Leckelt served as interim CEO of Bell since […]

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