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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder has signed into law legislation, authored by an Upper Peninsula lawmaker, that brings more certainty to the tax structure for mineral extraction. The legislation, sponsored by 110th District State Representative Matt Huuki, includes a 2.75 percent severance tax on the gross mineral value of […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette County Health Department has received a federal grant to expand the school-based health center at Gwinn High School. The Health Department received the grant through the School-Based Health Center Capital Program, a competitive initiative which was authored by Senator Debbie Stabenow. The Marquette County Health […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Department of Natural Resources is extending the public review and comment period of its draft Regional State Forest Management Plans. The decision to extend the period was made due to the complexity and importance of the plans, which are designed to help the DNR sustainably manage […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The following schools are closed in the central Upper Peninsula due to inclement weather: Northern Michigan University BAY College both Iron Mountain & Escanaba Campuses Marquette Area Public Schools Father Marquette School North Star Academy-Polaris Middle School Marquette-Alger RESA Negaunee Public Schools NICE Community Schools Gwinn Community […]

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School Cancellations as of 9:30pm on Thursday, December 20, 2012   School Cancellations for Friday, December 21, 2012: Ishpeming Schools Marquette & Father Marquette Schools Negaunee Schools NICE Community Schools Powell Township Schools Gwinn Schools North Star Academy Autrain-Onota Schools Stay tuned to Sunny 101.9 WKQS during the Sunny Morning Show with Walt & Mike […]

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  MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The National Weather Service says a Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 1 p.m. tomorrow for the central and eastern Upper Peninsula. Heavy wet snow will continue through Friday morning. Snow will fall heavy at times this afternoon and tonight when snowfall rates of 1 […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police at the Negaunee Post say the combination of snow and blowing snow could result in very difficult driving conditions today and tonight. They are encouraging motorists traveling across the region to do so with extra caution.  Authorities say reduced visibilities and snow covered roadways will […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State police at the Negaunee Post responded to a three-vehicle accident yesterday afternoon in Marquette Township. The accident happened on US-41 near Northwoods Drive just after 4 p.m. when a 2012 Chevy Avalanche pickup truck, driven by 80-year-old Richard Sorensen of Little Lake failed to yield and […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette City Police responded to a pedestrian-motor vehicle accident yesterday morning at the intersection of Third and Washington Street that sent one person to the hospital. Police say 71-year-old Frances Knoodle of Marquette was attempting to cross Washington Street around 10:50 a.m. when she was struck by […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan’s unemployment rate edged downward for the third consecutive month in November falling by two-tenths of a percentage point to 8.9 percent. According to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget, the state’s labor force level recorded a reduction of 24,000 over the month as total […]

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