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Arraignment Of Trooper Shooter Delayed Due To Gunshot Wound

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The arraignment for the man accused of killing a Michigan State Police trooper earlier this week was delayed because he is still hospitalized with a gunshot suffered in the shootout with police. Authorities have said 19-year-old Eric Knysz will be charged with murdering a peace officer, felony […]

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Kivela And Casperson Look To Change Commercial Property Tax Rules

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  State Representative John Kivela and State Senator Tom Casperson announced bills this week to amend a controversial property tax law that they say has resulted in the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars by Michigan communities. The measures address large retailers, commonly referred to as “big […]

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U.S. Senator Carl Levin Cautiously Optimistic About Syria

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan’s Senior U.S. senator Carl Levin says the latest development that Russia has proposed that Syria place its chemical weapons under international control and abide by the terms of the Chemical Weapons Convention has him cautiously optimistic. Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, says it’s […]

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State Police Trooper Killed In Line Of Duty Downstate

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A state trooper is dead of gunshot wounds suffered during a traffic stop last night in downstate Mason County.  The Michigan State Police say Trooper Paul Butterfield died late last night during emergency surgery. Authorities say yesterday evening, around 6:20, in Mason County’s Sherman Township, an unidentified […]

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Congressman Benishek Against Military Action In Syria

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – U.S Congressman Dan Benishek says he is not supporting President Barack Obama’s plan for an American military strike against Syria.  Benishek says he is planning to vote NO on the President’s request from Congress for support. In an exclusive interview with Great Lakes Radio News Director Walt […]

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Power Outage Scheduled In Negaunee

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The City of Negaunee is letting residents know of a planned power outage in a portion of the city later this week. The City says the power outage will be on Sunset Drive on Friday from approximately 9:30 am to 12:30 pm weather permitting. The city apologizes […]

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Townships Join Up To Study Recreational Facilities

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Three local governments are investigating options for multi-jurisdictional cooperation on recreational services and facilities. A planned feasibility study will determine if and how the City of Marquette, Marquette Charter Township and Chocolay Township can better work together to address community-wide recreational needs. The study will also determine […]

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Marquette DDA Implements Changes To Downtown Parking

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette Downtown Development Authority has begun the process of implementing new parking policies and modifications that are part of an overall strategic management plan. The DDA says while they will work to provide and manage sufficient, convenient, public parking to best serve the downtown, funds received […]

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Volunteers Mobilize To Save Marquette Fireworks

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A new volunteer board has come together with the goal of continuing the Marquette 4th of July fireworks. New volunteer Board Members were voted in with the goals of fundraising and creating the vision for continuing the tradition of Mattson Lower Harbor fireworks. The group came together […]

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Cliffs Enters Into New Agreement For Pellet Production

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Some good news for the future of iron ore pellet production at Cliffs Natural Resources. The company announced yesterday that it has entered into a new Agreement with AK Steel to supply iron ore pellets from next year through 2023. The new Agreement includes minimum and maximum […]

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