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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder has presented his state budget proposal in Lansing. Snyder is proposing that Michigan’s K-12 public schools, universities and community colleges get funding increases of about 2 percent in the fiscal year that starts in October. According to the Governor’s office, this is the second […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Upper Peninsula Sled Dog Association has made some changes to the starting ceremonies for the U.P. 200 and Midnight Run sled dog races set for Friday, February 15 in downtown Marquette. The UPSDA will be starting the Midnight Run Sled Dog Race later than previously announced. […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Manistique Public Safety says firefighters responded to an attic fire last night at a home on Fifth Street in Manistique. The fire was called in around 7:45 p.m. at a residence at 102 South Fifth Street. The fire was brought under control in about 15 minutes, but […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Retailers in Michigan are joining with some State House Republicans in Lansing, to take another stab at requiring out-of-state, online retailers like Amazon to start collecting sales taxes on items they sell to Michigan residents. Similar efforts in earlier years have gained a certain amount of momentum, […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Lottery says a ticket sold in the Copper Country for last night’s Mega Millions drawing matched all six numbers. The winning ticket with the numbers 02-05-10-26-44 and a Mega Ball of 46 is worth $19 million.  The ticket was sold at the Festival Foods on […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Senate this morning approved legislation designed to improve car and boat sales, by taxing those sales only on the difference in price between the new purchase, and a trade-in. Some other states have passed similar measures. The bill is sponsored by State Senate Republican Dave […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The former commander of the Huron Undercover Narcotics Team in Northeast Lower Michigan will not spend time in jail for pocketing money intended to make drug deals. Lt. Delmer Putnam plead guilty in December to a reduced charge of willful neglect of duty by a public officer. […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The findings of an independent parking study were recently discussed by the Marquette City Commission and DDA Board of Directors. The study was undertaken by the DDA in order to develop a long-term strategy that balances the parking needs of the district customers and included usage surveys […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A shakeup in the leadership of the Michigan Democratic Party may be in the works. In a letter to party members today, Michigan’s entire Democtratic Congressional delegation called for Lon Johnson of downstate Kalkaska to replace longtime party chair Mark Brewer. Brewer, who has chaired state Democrats […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Preparations are continuing today for the 126th Annual Ski Jumping Tournament at the Suicide Hill Ski Bowl in Ishpeming. The tournament is hosted by the Ishpeming Ski Club and and is being held tomorrow starting with trial rounds around 6 p.m. A welcome reception is being held […]

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