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4th of July Sees Rise in Traffic-Related Deaths

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan State Police say preliminary reports indicate 11 people lost their lives in 10 separate traffic crashes during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. That compares to 4 people who died in traffic crashes during the 2012 Fourth of July holiday weekend. Of the 11 fatalities, alcohol […]

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U.P. Deer Advisory Team to Meet Tomorrow

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Upper Peninsula Deer Advisory Team will be meeting tomorrow in Munising. Officials say the session will focus on the results of the 2012 Hunter Harvest Survey and discussing the current regulations season that is under way. The group will also be finalizing their buck management recommendation […]

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NRC Approves Wolf-Hunting Season

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Natural Resources Commission has again voted to allow a wolf hunting season in the Upper Peninsula. The NRC voted yesterday to designate wolves a game species in the state and allow a hunt beginning in mid-November.  The NRC voted earlier this year to allow the […]

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NMU Approves Tuition Increase for ’13-’14 Schoolyear

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees has approved a tuition increase for next school year. The annual cost for full-time resident undergraduates will be $9,094, an increase of $328, or 3.75 percent. Gavin Leach, vice president for finance and administration, says NMU will also be making […]

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Boy Found After Missing 5 Hours

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department says a six-year-old boy is back with his family after going missing for nearly five hours in Houghton County yesterday. Deputies say the boy walked away from his family while berry picking in Schoolcraft Township. An intensive ground and air search lasted […]

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Delta County Man Charged for Holding Wife Hostage

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An Upper Peninsula man who allegedly held his wife hostage at gunpoint, and then held police at bay for several hours, was charged with several felonies on Wednesday. John Sarasin, 62, had a gun and wouldn’t let his wife leave their home in Flat Rock in Delta […]

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Private Plane Makes Emergency Landing on US-2

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A small private plan made an emergency landing early this morning on US-2 in Gogebic County. The Gobebic County Sheriff’s Department says the pilot landed the plane on the highway near Blacjack Road in Bessemer Township just before 5:00 a.m. after the craft began experiencing some engine […]

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2-Vehicle Accident in Ishpeming

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Ishpeming City Police responded to a two-vehicle traffic accident yesterday afternoon at the intersection of US-41 and Lakeshore Drive. The accident happened around 1:00 p.m. when a westbound Ford F-150 pickup truck, driven by Glen Sirtola of Republic struck a southbound Cadillac driven by Judith Harsila of […]

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Lane Closure on Portage Lake Bridge

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An overnight lane closure is going to be occurring on Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock tonight. M-DOT says the lane closure will be needed because of routine maintenance on the southbound lanes of the bridge. The work will require the outside lane of the […]

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Gov Snyder Visits Houghton to Discuss Healthy Michigan

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder met with small-business owners in Houghton this morning, continuing his statewide discussion with residents and job providers about the benefits of the Healthy Michigan legislation. The plan, as passed in the State House, would provide health insurance coverage to nearly half-a-million low-income Michigan residents. […]

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