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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Democrats are putting pressure on Republicans to cut short their summer vacations and come back to work. Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer says she and her colleagues will be at the Capitol on July 3 and ready to vote on a Medicaid expansion. Now she’s urging […]

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An effort is underway in the Upper Peninsula to lure a gun manufacturer to the state. State Senate Republican Tom Casperson of Escanaba says he has been in talks with gun companies on the east coast to move their production into the State of Michigan.  He also says Michigan is in the running to lure […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Copper Country woman who was previously arrested on parental kidnapping charges will be going to trial on other issues in Houghton County Circuit Court. Christina Stark, 32, of Calumet is scheduled to have a four day trial in October for five counts of Uttering and Publishing […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette City Commission has approved an extension of a lease with the YMCA of Marquette County for their Marquette facility. The lease extension was a necessary step for the Y to receive a nearly three million dollar U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Loan for a […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – After near-record highs earlier this month, Michigan gas prices are retreating for a second week in a row as refinery issues ease in the Midwest. Triple A Michigan says motorists will find the average gas price tumbled just over 30 cents this week. The current statewide average […]

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The Michigan Department of Transportation has started up a bridge project in the eastern U.P. today. M-DOT is resurfacing the 3 Mile Road bridge over I-75 in Sault Ste. Marie.  M-DOT will maintain traffic on 3 Mile Road with temporary traffic signals. I-75 will have one lane open to traffic in each direction at all […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Roughly 800 people turned out Saturday morning, as organizers of FinnFest USA 2013 in Houghton County attempted to set a new world record for the most people engaging in Nordic walking at the same time. Unfortunately, that was more than 200 short of the number needed. The […]

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Rio Tinto and Lundin Mining Corporation are hosting the latest in a series of community updates tonight for people to learn more about the recent sale of the Eagle Mine. This evening’s session will be at the Holiday Inn in Marquette and will give community members a chance to have an open discussion about the […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Attorney General Bill Schuette says the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear arguments this fall regarding his appeal of a ruling by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals that halted Michigan’s legal challenge to the Bay Mills Indian Community’s casino in Northern Michigan. Schuette says ruling […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Bell Hospital Board of Directors has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by LifePoint Hospitals. In a statement released this morning, Dr. Robert DellAngelo, Chair of the Bell Hospital board, said due diligence conducted since March confirmed a tremendous benefit this acquisition can offer Bell’s […]

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