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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A State House committee has approved legislation overhauling Michigan Blue Cross Blue Shield. The measure converts the Blues into a nonprofit mutual insurance company. The bills do not include language restricting abortion coverage to only insurance riders, despite support of that language by Michigan Right to Life. […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A recall is being issued for certain 2013 model year Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger sedans. The Auburn Hills-based automaker says they have discovered a problem with the fuel tank control valves on approximately 16 vehicles. Chrysler is recalling over 1,900 vehicles built last fall to check […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Ford Motor Company is bringing more production work back to the United States. The Dearborn-based automaker is investing nearly $200 million in its Cleveland Engine Plant in preparation for production of the two-liter EcoBoost engine which is slated to begin late next year. Plant Manager Charlie Binger […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An autopsy is being performed today in Marquette as part of the investigation into the death of a Marquette County man that authorities have ruled as suspicious. State Police at the Negaunee Post responding to a report of a missing person complaint found the body of the […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Whiteout conditions are believed to be the cause of a snowmobile accident yesterday morning in Schoolcraft County. The Schoolcraft County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened around 11 a.m. near the 8-mile cut across and trail 413. Police say a 48-year-old man from downstate Clayton was riding […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The City of Manistique is receiving a $25,000 prize in recognition of its community partnership to help people live healthy lives. The community is one of six winners of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s “Roadmaps to Health” Prize. Manistique was chosen because of the community’s innovative plans […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Senator Howard Walker has introduced legislation to eliminate numerous outdated liquor control regulations in the state in an effort to boost growth in Michigan’s microbreweries and wineries. The Traverse City Republican says Senate Bill 216 incorporates nearly all of the Office of Regulatory Reinvention’s recommendations for […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A State House Committee in Lansing has approved a bill that maintains Michigan’s drunken-driving blood alcohol threshold at .08. Under the existing law, the threshold would revert back to .10 in October. Sponsors say Michigan roads are safer with the tougher BAC limit.  The measure has had […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Florida man is safe after his snowmobile was hit by a train in Manistique. The incident happened around 3:30 yesterday afternoon at the North Houghton Crossing. Manistique Public Safety says the 64-year old man got one of his sled’s skis caught in the switch of the […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette City Police are looking for the public’s help in their investigation into a hit-and-run accident that happened yesterday afternoon. Police say a burgundy 2012 Honda passenger vehicle was slowing down on Wright Street just after 3 p.m. in an attempt to turn in to the parking […]

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