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State Of MI Hires Private Company To Do Corrections Kitchen Services

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The State of Michigan has agreed to a contract with a Philadelphia-based company to run prison kitchens. Aramark was awarded the contract after bidding 64-million dollars to provide daily meals to approximately 43-thousand prisoners. Officials say there are currently 300 to 400 workers on the state payroll […]

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TDS Telecommunications Warns About Area “Phishing” Scam

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – TDS Telecommunications is warning residents about an e-mail scam. Known as phishing, the emails are fraudulent attempts to scam customers into providing email addresses and passwords. They suggest that TDS is expanding the customers email quota.   TDS officials say they do not conduct business this way […]

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Missing Marquette County Runaway Found

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Marquette, MI -( Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says a runaway teenager reported missing earlier today has been found. 16-year-old Evan Eero Niemi, who was last known to be in the Sawyer Area around 9:00 am on Monday, August 12th, was located this afternoon. The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says several […]

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State Police Trooper Injured In Suspect Pursuit In Western U.P.

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Trooper from the Iron Mountain State Police Post was injured this morning while engaging in the pursuit of a suspect.   Around 12:15 am today, the Trooper responded to a report of a suspicious person on Genesee Street in Iron River.  The Trooper arrived on scene […]

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M-DOT Crews Working In Delta County Today

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Department of Transportation is alerting motorists to a drainage system work project on US-2 in Delta County’s Wells Township underway today. Crews will be maintaining the drainage structures in the highway at the CN Railroad bridge just east of the New Page mill. M-DOT says […]

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State Representatives Meet In U.P. To Discuss Natural Resources

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 108th District State Representative Ed McBroom is hosting three Natural Resources Town Hall meetings today and tomorrow in the U.P. McBroom and Representatives Andrea LaFontaine and Aric Nesbitt are holding the first session this evening at Fornette Hall at Bay College West in Iron Mountain from 7 […]

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Delta County Man Sentenced For CSC And Child Abuse Charges

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An Upper Peninsula man will spend up to 50 years in prison for torturing and abusing his live-in girlfriend’s son since 2007. 47-year old Carl Pellinen was sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court Monday to 17 and a half to 50 years in prison for first degree […]

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WI Man Arraigned For Traffic Chase In Marquette Township

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Marquette,MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Wisconsin man arrested over the weekend in Marquette Township following a brief vehicle chase has been arraigned. 37-year-old Scott Michael Upson of Green Bay, Wisconsin, was formally charged by the County Prosecutor with OWI, Fleeing and Eluding, Resisting and Obstructing and Driving with a Revoked License. Upson […]

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MI Gubernatorial Candidate Discusses Proposed Wolf Hunt

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer says it is clear that there is a wolf problem in the Upper Peninsula but won’t say whether he supports a wolf hunt in the U-P. The former congressman and state legislator from Battle Creek does not feel the 43 wolves that […]

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Two-Vehicle Accident In Gwinn Injures Two

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash yesterday on M-35 in front of the Kountry Konvenience store in Gwinn. The accident happened around 2:30pm when a southbound 1997 Ford pickup truck, driven by 20-year-old Tyler Seppanen of Gwinn, turned left into the path of an […]

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