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Snyder in Marquette Talking About Medicaid Expansion

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder brought his “Healthy Michigan” campaign for expanded Medicaid coverage in the state to Marquette today. Snyder met this morning with officials at Marquette General Hospital as part of a statewide push for legislation passed in the State House expanding eligibility for government-provided health insurance […]

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Casperson Responds to Snyder’s Comments on Medicaid Expansion

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Senator Tom Casperson is responding to Governor Rick Snyder’s comments made today in Marquette calling on the senate to pass the Medicaid expansion proposal. The Delta County Republican says that he feels the Governor is moving in the right direction with health care access for low-income […]

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Former Secretary of State Running for U.S. Senate Seat

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Republican National Committee woman and former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land has filed the paperwork needed to run for the U.S. Senate in 2014. Land is the first Republican to enter the race to succeed retiring Democratic U.S. Senator Carl Levin. During a stop today in […]

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Increase in Fatal Crashes for 2012

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A State Police report says there were more fatal crashes in 2012 than the year before with a larger percentage of those involving drugs or alcohol. The annual Drunk Driving Audit showed there were 870 fatal crashes in 2012, up from 834 in the 2011 audit. Of […]

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Lane Closures in Houghton Hancock

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Overnight lane closures will be occurring on Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock this week. M-DOT says the lane closures will be needed because of routine maintenance on the southbound lanes of the bridge. The work will require one of the southbound lanes on the […]

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MQT Man Arraigned for Criminal Sexual Conduct

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Marquette man has been arraigned on two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct in connection with a case involving a minor female. Joseph Bingham, 23, was arraigned in Marquette County District Court today on one count of 1st Degree C-S-C and one count of 2nd Degree C-S-C […]

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MQT Fire Dep’t Receives Grant

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The City of Marquette Fire Department has received a federal grant to assist in various operations. The $7,200 grant comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Fire Prevention and Safety Program.  The program is a part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. These […]

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Nurses to Gather in Support of Medicaid Expansion

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Nurses Association is holding an event later today in Marquette to encourage state lawmakers to vote on Medicaid expansion. Organizers say they are holding the event to remind Republican State Senator Tom Casperson and others that “illness doesn’t take a vacation” and to return to […]

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Indiana Man Arrested for Verbal Assault

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police at the Wakefield Post arrested an Indiana man yesterday for threatening a family at their residence in Gogebic County’s Marenisco Township. Troopers were called to the residence after the unidentified man approached a family making verbal threats and brandishing a large wooden stick.  The man […]

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Woman Arraigned for Stabbing Boyfriend

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Marquette County woman charged in connection with the stabbing of her boyfriend appeared in District Court this morning. Cloea Ashley Wiig, 36, of Marquette was arraigned on one count of felonious assault for the stabbing of James Potvin, 43, of Skandia. Wiig allegedly stabbed Potvin at […]

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