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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder has signed into law a 9-bill package encouraging private forest land owners in Michigan to enter into the state’s Qualified Forest Program. Included in the legislation were bills authored by U.P. lawmakers Senator Tom Casperson and Representative Ed McBroom.  The program provides property tax […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The investigation is continuing into the case of a father and son from the eastern U.P. charged with conducting a crime spree and drug operation.  Victor McMillan and his 21-year-old son Joshua were arrested earlier this week at a house on South Lake Road near Trout Lake. […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette Area Public Schools Board of Education has selected an interim Superintendent for the district. The Board has selected William Saunders, the current Principal at the Bothwell Middle School, to the post. The vote was unanimous last night, and Saunders will begin his new assignment on […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Ishpeming City Police are looking for the public’s help as they search for a stolen vehicle. Police say the vehicle, a tan 1996 Ford Explorer SUV, was stolen from the 100 Block of East Bank Street Tuesday night around 11 p.m. The vehicle has a license plate […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Department of Transportation has announced plans for a $2 million roundabout in Ishpeming. The roundabout will be constructed at the intersection of US-41 and 2nd Street. M-DOT officials say that particular area has had 71 traffic crashes including two fatal accidents and the roundabout is […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An Eastern Upper Michigan man has been sentenced for assault of a Federal Officer. 51-year-old Lorne Lyons of Brimley, a member of the Bay Mills Indian Community, was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for the assault. Lyons was also ordered to two years of supervised […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – It would become more expensive to get some hunting and fishing licenses in Michigan, under legislation passed yesterday by the state House. Under the legislation, the cost of a typical deer hunting license would increase from $15 to $30 and the annual restricted fishing license, which costs […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The hunt is on for the 2013 state Christmas tree which will stand in front of the Capitol come November. The Department of Technology, Management and Budget is spearheading the search for at least a 65-foot fir or spruce. The tree must have a maximum crown of […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Firefighters in the City of Negaunee responded to an early morning garage fire today. The fire was called in around 4 a.m. at a garage on the 300 block of Cherry Street. Reports say a loud explosion was heard by neighbors who called authorities to report the […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – American Transmission Company and the Michigan DNR are exploring the possible placement of an electric transmission line alongside the proposed Escanaba to Hermansville rail-trail. The two groups say they would work together on the project to minimize its impact on privately owned property and the environment. ATC […]

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