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UPPCO Starts U.P. Reservoir Drawdowns

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Upper Peninsula Power Company is starting to lower water levels at their U.P. hydroelectric reservoirs. The Lake Gogebic reservoir in Gogebic County is expected to be lowered between now and the end of February. Drawdowns of levels at the Victoria and Bond Falls reservoirs in Ontonagon County […]

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Luce County Couple Arrested For Embezzlement

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Newberry, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Luce County couple has been arrested for embezzlement from a Newberry business. Following an investigation that began last October, 67-year-old Thomas Gendron and his 42-year-old wife Michelle, of McMillan were arrested this week for embezzling funds from Pickleman’s Petro. Michelle Gendron was charged with Embezzlement and […]

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Two Detroit Men Arrested In Eastern U.P.

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St. Ignace, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Two downstate men have been arrested for attempting to smuggle drugs and cell phones into the Kinross Correctional Facility. 20-year-old Darryl Watkins and 22 year-old Dario Boyd, both of Detroit, were arraigned in Chippewa County yesterday on charges of Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Attempted […]

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Houghton County Man Pleas In B&E And Car Theft Case

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Houghton, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Houghton County man entered a “No Contest” plea yesterday to two charges in connection with a break-in and car theft last spring in Calumet. 37–year–old Isaac Laplander of Calumet plead to one count of Breaking and Entering with Intent, a 10 year felony, and one count […]

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Snowmobiler Killed In Houghton County

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Houghton, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Authorities in Houghton County say one person died in a snowmobile accident yesterday afternoon. 21-year-old Christopher Houchin of Salem, Wisconsin, was southbound on Trail #3 near Copper City around 1:30 p.m. when his snowmobile went off the trail and hit a tree. He was taken to UP […]

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Fire Destroys Alger County Home

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Trenary, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Fire destroyed a home near Trenary yesterday afternoon. The fire was reported around 1:00 p.m. at a home on ET Road in Alger County’s Limestone Township. Reports say the homeowner had been away and found the lower level of the house filled with smoke when he returned. […]

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Benishek Criticizes Obama Gun Executive Order

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Washington, D.C. – (Great Lakes Radio News) – U.S. Congressman Dan Benishek is criticizing President Obama’s executive order calling for more background checks before someone can buy a gun. Benishek says he has been a gun owner his entire life and knows the importance of the 2nd Amendment to the culture of his district. The […]

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Marquette Fire Fatality Investigation Continues

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An autopsy has been scheduled for today as the investigation continues into the cause of death of a man whose body was found inside a burned residence on the east side of the City of Marquette. Firefighters located the body of 59-year-old John Scott Sonaglia of Marquette […]

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Casperson Disagrees With Milliken Over Straits Pipeline

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Lansing, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An Upper Michigan lawmaker is disagreeing with a former Michigan governor about the safety of a pipeline that runs underneath the Straits of Mackinac. Former Governor William Milliken, in a recent published opinion column, said the pipeline is aging and poses an environmental threat and should no […]

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Stupak Endorses Johnson In Congressional Race

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Former Upper Michigan Congressman Bart Stupak has endorsed one of the candidates running for the 1st Congressional District seat currently held by Republican Dan Benishek. Democrat Lon Johnson’s campaign announced today that Stupak is endorsing his run. Stupak says he is supporting Johnson because he will work […]

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