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Bipartisan Support of Request for “Disaster” Designation

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Senators Carl Levin (D-Mich) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich) are supporting Governor Rick Snyder’s request of President Obama to approve a disaster designation for 16 Michigan counties affected by spring floods. The Senators submitted a letter of support of the request which is the first step in getting […]

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Bell Hospital to Add New Operating Room

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Bell Hospital officials say they have received state approval to open a fourth operating room at their Ishpeming facility. Hospital Chief Operating Officer Barbara Larson says due to increases in surgical volumes, Bell submitted a request to the Department of Community Health in Lansing to outfit a […]

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Gov. Snyder Bringing Mobile Office Hours to Da U.P.

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder’s Office of Constituent Services is bringing its mobile office hours to the Central U.P. this week. Staff will meet with residents to answer questions, provide information and assistance, and take suggestions related to government issues affecting the state. Representatives of the office will be […]

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GACS to Select Interim District Superintendent Tonight

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Gwinn Area Community Schools Board of Education is holding a special meeting tonight to select an interim District Superintendent. At tonight’s session, the Board will be accepting the resignation of current Superintendent Kimberly Tufnell, effective June 30th.  The Board will then appoint an interim Superintendent for […]

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Construction Continuing on E Washington

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The City of Marquette and the Downtown Development Authority have released an update on the construction on East Washington Street. Work is continuing on the project, with completion estimated for late June. The DDA says crosswalks are being poured this week and will take about a week […]

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Beach at Tourist Park Re-Opened After 10 Years

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The City of Marquette held a ribbon cutting ceremony today to mark the re-opening of the beach at Tourist Park. The noon ceremony was attended by Marquette city staff, officials and other project stakeholders. The beach at Tourist Park had been closed for ten years as of […]

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U.P. Man Charged for Child Molestation

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A 54-year old man will stand trial in October for sexually molesting three young girls in the western U.P. Dennis Johnson is accused of having sexual contact with a six-year-old, an eight-year-old, and a 10-year-old at his home in Iron River between 2002 and 2010. He’s charged […]

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U.P. Man Arraigned for Terror Threats

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An Upper Peninsula man was arraigned Monday for making terrorist threats. 28-year old James Bugg of Rapid River faces one count of attempted weapons/dangerous weapons – miscellaneous, for allegedly manufacturing a bomb or bombshell in a May 25 incident. Bugg was arrested Friday night without incident in […]

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Negaunee Water Tank Drained for Inspection

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Residents in Negaunee Township are being advised that the Township Water Department has drained the elevated water tank along M-35 next to the Township Hall for inspection. The tank will be off line until this upcoming Monday, June 17th.  Residents may experience some water pressure fluctuations during […]

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Construction to Cause Minor Delays on Co Rd 550

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette County Road Commission has begun a resurfacing project on a portion of County Road 550. The planned improvements are being done to an approximately three mile portion of the roadway from the Marquette City Limit to the Sugar Loaf Mountain parking area. Road Commission officials […]

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