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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Legislation to increase payments in lieu of taxes to local governments for state-owned land within their boundaries has been signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder. The legislation, sponsored in part by State Senator Tom Casperson, addresses repetitive problems with PILT payments not being paid on time […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The trial date has been set for a Marquette County man charged in a fatal hit-and-run accident. 31-year-old Luke Huotari of Gwinn appeared yesterday in Marquette County Circuit Court for a pre-trial conference. Huotari is charged two counts of leaving the scene of a personal injury accident […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A community forum was held last night in Marquette looking at improvements and upgrades to one of the city’s most popular parks. A proposed land use plan for Tourist Park was presented to interested parties at the Citizen’s Forum at Lakeview Arena by a Marquette architecture firm. […]

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Due to freezing rain causing very slippery conditions in several areas around the Upper Peninsula, the following schools are closed today, Friday 1/11/13: NICE Community Schools Republic-Michigamme Schools ALL Houghton & Keweenaw County Schools

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation called Kelsey’s Law, which prohibits novice teen drivers from talking on cell phones while driving. It’s named after 17-year old Kelsey Raffaele of Sault Ste. Marie, who died in a crash while she was using a cellphone in 2010. Under the […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An Upper Peninsula woman has been charged in the alleged kidnapping of her granddaughter. 58-year old Robin Eggers was arraigned this week in District Court in Marquette on a charge of children-unlawful retention by a parent. Police say when her 25-year old son Jesse Wiggin did not […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Area firefighters, police, EMS and hospital personnel took part in a hazardous materials training exercise this morning in Marquette. The exercise was held at the Power Station #4 on Powder Mill Road in Marquette.  The exercise included the Michigan National Guard Civil Support Team out of downstate […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A century old bridge in the southern U.P. on the border between Michigan and Wisconsin is one of seven properties and historic districts in Michigan that have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The State Historic Preservation Office says the additions include the 101-year-old […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police at the Calumet Post say a Pelkie woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident in Houghton County last night. The accident happened on Askel Road in Portage Township around 6:30 p.m.  Troopers say 52-year-old Rick VanAlstine of Pelkie was eastbound on Askel Road when he […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Authorities in Delta County say a small, single-engine plane made an emergency landing last night on a roadway just north of Escanaba. The Delta County Sheriff’s Department says the plane landed near Bay College on Danforth Road near North 30th Street just after 8:30 p.m. According to […]

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