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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Department of Transportation will begin the resurfacing of a major portion of M-35 in Marquette County next week. The project will resurface 21.5 miles of northbound and southbound M-35 from the middle branch of the Escanaba River to County Road 480. M-DOT says the project […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 110th District State Representative Scott Dianda says he is against a package of bills aimed at deregulating the forestry industry in Michigan. The Calumet Democrat testified today before the House Regulatory Reform Committee, of which he is a member. Dianda said the legislation is unnecessary because regulations […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously passed the Demanding Accountability for Veterans Act, authored by Congressman Dan Benishek. The bill holds the Department of Veterans’ Affairs accountable for actions related to veterans’ care and treatment across the country. Benishek says he is familiar with the VA’s […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Public Service Commission has approved the proposed sale of the Upper Peninsula Power Company. Chicago-based Intgrys Energy Group is spinning off UPPCO to Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Partners for around 300-million dollars. The state gave its approval contingent on Balfour Beatty meeting a number conditions, including: […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Legislature is considering a bipartisan package of bills that target the purchase of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine. The drug is used in the illegal manufacturing of methamphetamine. And part of the effort now moving through the Michigan Legislature is to outlaw “smurfing,” the practice of soliciting […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Superior Watershed Partnership has developed a simplified format for distribution of the findings of their monthly monitoring of the Eagle Mine. Since early 2013 the SWP has provided monitoring data to the public through the independent Community Environmental Monitoring Program. The agnecy will now produce simplified […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Tours of two of the area’s prominent mining operations are once again being offered this summer. A guided tour of a working iron ore mine and processing plant will be available as Cliffs Natural Resources will open its facilities to visitors. The tour allow visitors to view […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police from the Iron Mountain Post responded to an early-morning single-vehicle accident today on M-95 north of M-69 in Dickinson County’s Breitung Township. Troopers say a vehicle driven by 21-year-old Joseph Hruska of Channing was northbound on M-95 around 12:30 this morning, central time, when he […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Department reports the arrest of two people from Ontonagon on drug charges last night. Deputies executing a search warrant related to a child endangerment complaint in Mass City just after 9:00 p.m. arrested a 33-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman for manufacture and […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Police in the Western U.P. are investigating an apparent murder-suicide. According to reports, the Ironwood Public Safety Department says an 83-year-old man and a 77-year-old woman were found dead in the back yard of a Burt Street residence in the Jessieville area of Ironwood around 7:30 a.m., […]

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