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Bell Announces Definitive LifePoint Agreement

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Bell Hospital Board of Directors has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by LifePoint Hospitals. In a statement released this morning, Dr. Robert DellAngelo, Chair of the Bell Hospital board, said due diligence conducted since March confirmed a tremendous benefit this acquisition can offer Bell’s […]

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Senate Adjourns Without Vote on Medicaid Expansion

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Senate has adjourned for its summer break without approving an expansion of Medicaid. The proposal is in connection with the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.” Democrats blasted majority Republicans for refusing to take up the bill, which has already been approved by the […]

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Cash Found in Marquette Returned to Owner

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says a recovered sum of cash found in Marquette Township has been returned to it’s rightful owner. According to a statement from the Sheriff’s Office, the owner properly identified the amount of cash as well as the envelope it was in and […]

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County-Wide Fire Training in K.I. Sawyer for Marquette Firefighters

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette County Fire Fighters Association will be conducting a county-wide fire training exercise tomorrow at the former KI Sawyer Air Base. The Marquette County Land Bank Authority owns 15 vacant residential buildings that are scheduled to be demolished this summer and has made them available for […]

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Michigan Residents Planning to Travel for Holiday Decrease

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Fewer Michiganders plan to travel over the Fourth of July holiday period, compared to last year, according to a new survey from “Triple-A Michigan.” A new auto club survey projects nearly 1.4 million Michigan residents will travel at least 50 miles or more from home between Wednesday, […]

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Alger County Man Dies in Accident

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The investigation is continuing into a single-vehicle accident yesterday in Alger County that claimed the life of one man. Troopers from the Munising Detachment of the Negaunee State Police Post say the accident happened yesterday afternoon on H-13 near the Coalwood Grade when a southbound 2003 Dodge […]

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Norway Man Sentenced to Over 15 Year in Prison on Child Pornography Charges

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An Upper Michigan man has been sentenced to federal prison on child pornography charges. 45-year-old Shane Hanley of Norway was sentenced to 15 and a half years in federal prison for possession of child pornography. Hanley was also ordered to twenty years of supervised release following his […]

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Brimley Women Sentenced to Prison Time for Possession of Firearms

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An eastern U.P. woman has been sentenced for felony firearms possession. 46-year-old Patricia Sawasky of Brimley was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of firearms. Sawasky also must serve two years of supervised release following prison. Sawasky pled guilty in […]

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International Conference in Marquette Continues

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An international conference on water issues is underway in the City of Marquette. The 10th Anniversary Conference of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative runs through tomorrow. The annual meeting features a coalition of U.S. and Canadian mayors and other local officials working to advance […]

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FinnFest Underway in Copper Country

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – FinnFest USA 2013 in the Houghton Hancock area started up officially yesterday. The grand tori, or market, opened yesterday afternoon at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Center and opening ceremonies were held yesterday evening at the Rozsa Center on MTU’s campus. Several events and activities are being held […]

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