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Ishpeming City Hires New Police Chief

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Ishpeming, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The City of Ishpeming has hired a new Chief of Police. According to City Manager Mark Slown, Steve Snowaert has been hired to the post. He will fill the vacancy created when former Chief Dan Willey stepped down to become the Undersheriff with the Marquette County Sheriff’s […]

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Downstate Man Arrested In Houghton Drug Bust

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Houghton, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A downstate man was arrested yesterday on several felony drug counts in the Copper Country. The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team-West says 19-year-old Jon Ettinger of Grand Rapids was arrested after a pair of search warrants were executed at a residence in Houghton. Detectives seized undisclosed amounts […]

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Pigs N’ Heat Charity Hockey Game Coming Next Month

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The annual ice hockey battle between Marquette County firefighters and law enforcement personnel is coming to Marquette’s Lakeview Arena next month. Marquette City Firefighter Jeff Haile joined The SUNNY Morning Show with Walt and Mike today to preview the Pigs N’ Heat charity game, which is set […]

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Ishpeming Microbrewery Closes Indefinitely

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Ishpeming, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A popular western Marquette County microbrewery has closed it’s doors indefinitely. According to a statement on the Cognition Brewery’s Facebook page, the brewery, located in the lower level of the Mather Inn in Ishpeming, will be closed until further notice. No official reason for the closure was […]

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Car Fire Shuts Down Highway In Negaunee Township

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Negaunee Township, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A portion of US-41 in Negaunee Township was closed down yesterday afternoon as authorities responded to a vehicle fire. The fire was reported just after 1:45 p.m. when the driver had to pull over due to smoke coming from the vehicle. Reports say the driver was […]

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Kivela Co-Chairing Sportsmen’s Caucus In Lansing

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Lansing, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 109th District State Representative John Kivela has been named one of two House co-chairs of the Michigan Sportsmen’s Caucus. The Marquette Democrat joins co-chairs Republican State Representative Triston Cole of Mancelona and State Senators Democrat David Knezek of Dearborn Heights and Republican Mike Green of Mayville. The […]

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NICE Community Schools To Seek Bond Request

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Ishpeming Township, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The NICE Community Schools Board of Education has approved a plan to put a bond proposal before voters in the district this spring. The board approved a bond referendum for a point-3 mil increase to raise funds for a $4-point-17 million project to build new gymnasiums […]

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Downtown Park Named To Honor Marquette man

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The City of Marquette is naming a downtown park in honor of a long-time Marquette resident. At their regular meeting last night, the Marquette City Commission unanimously approved the naming of the city’s Pocket Park on Washington Street in honor of Phil Niemisto. Niemisto is well known […]

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Ski Jump Tourney Tonight In Ishpeming

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Ishpeming, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The 130th Annual Ski Jumping Tournament at Suicide Hill Ski Bowl is tonight in Ishpeming. It’s hosted by the Ishpeming Ski Club and starts with trial rounds after 6:00 p.m., followed by competition jumping. Organizers say international and U.S. ski jumpers are competing tonight in this U.S. […]

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Northern Michigan University Addresses Immigration Ban Issues

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson issued a statement late yesterday afternoon concerning the recent Trump administration travel ban executive order. Erickson said the barring of citizens from seven nations from travel to the U.S. has resulted in many unanswered questions for the university. He said NMU […]

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