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State Senator Tom Casperson Weighs In On Michigan Energy And More

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Senator Tom Casperson called in to the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike this morning to talk about energy issues in Michigan. The Escanaba Republican shared his thoughts on plans being discussed in Lansing to increase Michigan’s energy independence. He addressed some of the challenges […]

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Search For Three Missing U.P. Boaters Continuing

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Houghton, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Crews with the United States and Canadian Coast Guard are continuing to search a 15-hundred mile area of Lake Superior along the Keweenaw Peninsula for two adults and a child who went missing Saturday night during a fishing trip. Authorities say 61-year-old Keith Karvonen of Atlantic Mine […]

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Small Plane Crash Reported On Door County Peninsula

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Ephraim, WI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The investigation is underway into a reported crash of a small plane last night in a Wisconsin state park on the Door County Peninsula. Reports say the U.S. Coast Guard responded to the crash of a private Cessna airplane at the Peninsula State Park near Ephraim in […]

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DNR Re-Opens Baraga County Lake Access Space

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Baraga, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The DNR has reopened the boating access site at Parent Lake in Baraga County. The access site had been closed since Monday for an improvement project. Crews replaced the concrete ramp, resurfaced the parking lot and reinstalled a courtesy pier. Parent Lake is situated just south of […]

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NMU Seeks Public Comment On Academic Programs

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Northern Michigan University is looking to hear from the public about the quality of their academic programs. The public comment is being gathered as part of the university’s evaluation by the Higher Learning Commission. The HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central United States. […]

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U.P. Man Takes Plea Deal In Federal Drug Case

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Schoolcraft County man who was facing a series of federal drug charges agreed this week to a plea deal. 37-year-old Jason Gregurash of Manistique pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to manufacture 50 or more marijuana plants under the agreement. He was arrested in a […]

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NMU Center For Native American Studies Receives $300K NSF Grant

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Northern Michigan University has received nearly $300,000 from the National Science Foundation to launch a two-year pilot project designed to increase the number of American Indian and Alaska Native female college graduates in science,technology, engineering and math. NMU’s Center for Native American Studies and its Office of […]

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Benishek Co-Sponsored VA Accountability Bill Passes U.S. House

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Washington, D.C. – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a measure calling for increased accountability in the Veteran’s Administration that was co-sponsored by an Upper Michigan lawmaker. The VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act, co-sponsored by Congressman Dan Benishek, passed by a vote of 310-116. The bill authorizes […]

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Phone Scam Reported In Escanaba

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Escanaba, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Escanaba Public Safety is warning residents about a telephone scam making the rounds in the city. Officers say a city resident reported a phone call from someone threatening utility shut off if they did not make an immediate payment. The department says that the proper City of […]

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Critical Need For Blood Across Upper Michigan

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The UP Regional Blood Center in Marquette says there is a blood donation shortage across the Upper Peninsula. There is a critical need for donations of A-positive, A-negative, and O-negative blood types in all service areas across the U.P. Donations to the UP Regional Blood Center always […]

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