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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A state lawmaker is offering options to raise revenue to maintain the state’s roads without raising taxes as proposed by Governor Rick Snyder. Senator Patrick Colbeck from Canton says Michigan has the sixth-fastest growing economy in the U.S., which allowed the state to take in $500 million […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A proposal for a casino in downtown Lansing to be owned and operated by an Upper Michigan Native American tribe has hit a stumbling block. A U.S. District Judge yesterday issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians from applying to take […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The long-term future of the Empire Mine in Marquette County is not looking positive. Speaking in Marquette this morning, Cliff’s Natural Resources Chair, President and CEO Joseph Carrabba said work at the facility in Palmer will begin to decrease over the next year or two and will […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Bell Hospital in Ishpeming has signed a letter of intent to be acquired by LifePoint Hospitals. In a statement released this morning, the hospital’s board says they will join with LifePoint to provide additional resources for the hospital to strengthen its operations and enhance the services it […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Delta County firefighters responded to a structure fire yesterday morning that claimed the life of one man. The fire was reported around 4:15 a.m. at a mobile home on Osier 40th Road. Authorities say when firefighters arrived on the scene, the structure was fully engulfed in flames. […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Marquette County man is scheduled to go to trial in early August after entering a not guilty plea yesterday to a pair of methamphetamine charges. 31-year-old Todd Raymond Wentworth of Ishpeming entered the plea yesterday in Marquette County Circuit Court.  He is charged with one count […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Authorities say road conditions were not a factor in a two-vehicle crash that slowed down traffic on US 41 in Ely Township yesterday morning. The accident happened around 8 a.m. at the intersection of US 41 and County Road 478 when a Dodge Ram pickup truck, driven […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow and joined Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa in writing legislation that will improve maternity care for women and newborns and reduce health care costs. The measure called the “Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act” is designed to hold Medicaid and the Children’s […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Home Health Care workers will no longer see union dues withheld from their subsidy checks from the state. Angela Mincuci of the Department of Community Health says the contract between the department and the SEIU Healthcare Michigan expired on February 28, so no payments made after that […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Triple A Michigan reports that after going down at the beginning of last week and then up a few days later, the current statewide average price for a gallon of gas is just under $3.82. That’s down almost two cents from a week ago and more than […]

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