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Casperson Bill Links Upper And Lower Peninsulas To Power Grid

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A bill by State Senator Tom Casperson connecting the Upper and Lower Peninsulas to the same electrical grid has been submitted in Lansing. The Escanaba Republican says the measure addresses a concern that, with only one major power plant, most U.P. residents rely on electricity from outside […]

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House Fire In Munising

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Firefighters responded to a house fire yesterday afternoon in Munising. The fire at a home on West Onota Street was reported just after 4:00 p.m. The fire at the two-story building caused extensive structural damage as well as smoke damage through the entire house. There is no […]

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Marquette County Hospital Top Performer Nationwide

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Officials with UP Health System–Bell say the Ishpeming hospital has been named by a federal agency as among the top seven percent of hospitals nationwide for patient satisfaction. The rating comes from a survey by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, an agency of the U.S. […]

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Lawsuit Filed Against NMU Newspaper Board Of Directors

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A lawsuit has been filed in federal court in Marquette by a Northern Michigan University faculty member and a student against five members of the Board of Directors of the university’s student newspaper. Professor of English Cheryl Reed and current North Wind newspaper managing editor Michael Williams […]

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UPHS-Marquette Names U.P. Cancer Center Director

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – UP Health System-Marquette has named a Medical Director for their U.P. Cancer Center. Dr. Philip Lowry, M.D. comes to the U.P. from Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, Pennsylvania where he served as Chief Medical Director of Hematology and Oncology since 2010. Prior to that, Lowry was Medical Director […]

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Negaunee Man Appointed To Museum Board

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Negaunee man has been appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to the Iron Industry Museum Advisory Board. Justin Carlson joins the nine-member board that advises the D-N-R on policies, plans and programs concerning the Negaunee Township-based Michigan Iron Industry Museum. Carlson is owner of Superior Web Solutions […]

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Casperson Drone Bill Signed Into Law

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Legislation co-sponsored by an Upper Michigan lawmaker that put restrictions on the use of drones in Michigan has been signed into law By Governor Rick Snyder. The legislation, co-sponsored by State Senators Tom Casperson of Escanaba and Phil Pavlov of St.Clair Township prohibits using drones for hunting […]

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Phone Scam Hits Munising

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Munising City officials say they have been notified of a phone scam hitting city water and sewer customers. The caller says they are from a collections agency working out of Powers, MI. The city says they do not use collections agencies for past due payments and advises […]

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Schoolcraft County Man Dies In ORV Accident

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police at the St.Ignace Post say a Schoolcraft County man died in an off-road vehicle accident Monday evening. Troopers say 75-year-old William Pawley of Gulliver was injured when his ORV overturned around 8:00 p.m. on a private trail in Doyle Township. Pawley was not wearing a […]

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Manistique Twp House Fire Investigated

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The cause of a fire that destroyed a Manistique Township home yesterday afternoon remains under investigation. The fire at 6631 US-2 was called in just after 3:00 p.m. Firefighters arriving on the scene found the two story home fully engulfed in flames. Reports say a Manistique Public […]

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