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Truck Driver To Return To Court For Fatal Accident

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The trial for a 25-year old truck driver charged in a three-vehicle accident that claimed the lives of an elderly Upper Peninsula couple last year has been postponed a second time. Harley Durocher of Gwinn was slated to go on trial this month in Delta County Circuit […]

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Democratic Candidate For Governor To Visit U.P.

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer is bringing his campaign to Upper Michigan this weekend. Schauer will meet with voters in several U.P. communities starting tomorrow in L’anse. He will visit Baraga, Houghton and Keweenaw counties on Saturday, Marquette, Alger and Luce counties on Sunday and will finish […]

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Ishpeming Police Investigate Two Car Accident

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Ishpeming City Police are continuing the investigation into a two-vehicle accident yesterday that injured three people. The accident happened around 6:45 a.m. on South Pine Street near Excelsior Street when a northbound 2001 Chrysler Intrepid, driven by 17-year-old Cassidy Kudis of National Mine, crossed the center line […]

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DNR Reports 9 Hunting Incidents In 2013 With Only 1 in U.P.

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Department of Natural Resources says a total of nine hunting incidents occurred in 2013. Of the total reported, only one was reported in the U.P. while the others were reported in Lower Michigan. Of the incidents reported in 2013, there was one fatality, which occurred on […]

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U.P. Lawmakers Support Snyder Propane Assistance Plan

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – U.P. lawmakers are supporting Governor Snyder’s plan for the state to provide assistance to Upper Peninsula residents and delivery companies who have been struggling to afford propane heating fuel the last several weeks. Snyder unveiled a plan yesterday to double state funding for residential heating assistance by […]

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Kivela Anti-Meth Legislation In Committee In Lansing

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A bill introduced by State Representative John Kivela of Marquette as part of a package of legislation aimed at stopping meth production in Michigan has been reviewed in the House Criminal Justice Committee. The Marquette Democrat worked with Republican Representatives Bob Genetski of Saugatuck and Aric Nesbitt […]

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Northern Michigan University Officials Praise Snyder Budget Proposal

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Northern Michigan University officials are praising the proposed funding for higher education in Governor Rick Snyder’s executive budget proposal. The budget proposal invests an additional 6.1 percent in higher education. Officials at Northern say the Marquette school would receive a performance increase of 6.3 percent, or $2.6 […]

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Northern Michigan University Clinical Lab Sciences Receive Major Funding Gift

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Northern Michigan University’s clinical laboratory sciences programs have been selected to receive $250,000 from the Cliffs Natural Resources Foundation. Linda Riipi, associate dean of the School of Clinical Sciences, says the funding will expand the scope of the CLS molecular diagnostics laboratory on campus and will facilitate […]

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Two Sentenced In Gogebic County Meth Lab Case

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Ironwood Public Safety says sentences have been handed down following a lengthy investigation into a meth lab fire on New Year’s Eve of 2012. Investigation into the fire at a residence on South Mansfield Street in Ironwood led to the discovery of a methamphetamine laboratory that is […]

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Municipalities Worry About Frozen Water And Sewer Lines

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette area municipalities are beginning to have concerns about deepening frost levels possibly affecting water and sewer lines. The City of Marquette Public Works Department says that frost levels are approaching depths that may affect the system. They are encouraging residents take preventative measures and procedures should […]

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