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School Closings & Delays For Wednesday, 02/08/17

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Inclement weather across the central U.P. has resulted in several school closings and delays today. Here is our latest list: Gwinn Schools & Headstart – Closed Ishpeming Schools & Headstart – Closed Marquette Area Schools & Headstart – Closed Marquette-Alger RESA – Closed Negaunee Schools – Closed […]

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Exploratory Drilling Underway At Porkies State Park

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Gogebic County, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Exploratory drilling for copper has begun on a portion of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Gogebic County. The drilling is being done on a 1-mile-square piece of property situated along the westernmost edge of the park. The D-N-R issued a use permit to Orvana […]

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Delta County Rollover Injures Two People

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Escanaba, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Delta County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a two vehicle accident last night just before 11:00 o’clock on US-2 near the Highland Golf Club in Ford River Township. An eastbound vehicle driven by a 54-year-old Escanaba woman crossed the center line and struck a westbound vehicle driven by […]

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Marquette House Fire Controlled Quickly

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette City Firefighters responded to a structure fire over the weekend. They were called out to 250 West Ridge Street just before midnight Saturday and found smoke coming from the second floor and attic of the building. The occupants were all out of the structure and accounted […]

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Casperson Bill Increases Govt. Accountability

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Lansing, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Legislation has been introduced by Senator Tom Casperson that would require most state government departments to pay court costs of those who win a case against a state department or agency. The Escanaba Republican says the legislation is intended to encourage state departments to work with residents […]

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MAPS Board Of Ed Opposes DeVos Appointment

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette Area Public Schools Board of Education has formally gone on record to oppose the appointment of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education. In a letter sent to U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, the Board says they have serious concerns about the possible […]

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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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