Home » Archives by category » U.P. News Updates (Page 4)

Labor Day Fatalities Down In Michigan

Comments Off on Labor Day Fatalities Down In Michigan

Lansing, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan State Police say preliminary reports indicate traffic fatalities were down this Labor Day holiday weekend from last year. State Police are reporting nine deaths in nine separate traffic crashes during the 2016 Labor Day holiday weekend. That compares to 12 traffic crashes and 15 deaths during […]

Continue reading …

Ishpeming Receives Blight Elimination Grant

Comments Off on Ishpeming Receives Blight Elimination Grant

Ishpeming, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The City of Ishpeming is receiving one of more than $11.7 million in blight elimination grants awarded to 10 cities and counties across Michigan. The city, in partnership with the Marquette County Land Bank Authority, is receiving a $250,000 grant for alleviating blight to improve neighborhoods. Local […]

Continue reading …

United Way Of Marquette County Launches Campaign

Comments Off on United Way Of Marquette County Launches Campaign

Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The United Way of Marquette County has officially kicked off their annual fundraising campaign. At a special kick-off event yesterday in Marquette, United Way introduced this year’s campaign co-chairs: Natasha Lantz and Mike Angeli III. Last year, the United Way of Marquette County raised and distributed over […]

Continue reading …

U.P. Fall Beer Festival Coming This Weekend To Marquette

Comments Off on U.P. Fall Beer Festival Coming This Weekend To Marquette

Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The 8th Annual U.P. Fall Beer Festival is happening this Saturday afternoon at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette. Scott Graham, Executive Director of the Michigan Brewers Guild, joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today to preview the event. Graham said over 80 different […]

Continue reading …

13th Annual Marquette Area Blues Fest Set To Go This Weekend In Marquette, MI

Comments Off on 13th Annual Marquette Area Blues Fest Set To Go This Weekend In Marquette, MI

Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The 13th Annual Marquette Area Blues Fest is happening this weekend at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in downtown Marquette. Marquette Area Blues Society President Mark Hamari and Festival Entertainment Director Mark Stonerock joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike to preview the weekend’s events and […]

Continue reading …

Flags To Be Lowered In Honor Of U.P. Firefighters

Comments Off on Flags To Be Lowered In Honor Of U.P. Firefighters

Baraga, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff tomorrow and Thursday across the state in honor of two members of the Beartown Fire Department from Baraga who died last Saturday. 23-year-old James Shelifoe, Jr. and 25-year-old Alan Swartz, both of Baraga, […]

Continue reading …

Two Arrested In UPSET Houghton Co. Drug Bust

Comments Off on Two Arrested In UPSET Houghton Co. Drug Bust

Houghton, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Detectives with the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team are reporting the arrest of two people in a drug bust in Houghton County. Detectives executed a search warrant at two residences in Atlantic Mine on Sunday and seized undisclosed amounts of heroin and crystal meth. Two suspects were […]

Continue reading …

Calumet Woman Takes Plea Deal In OWI Accident

Comments Off on Calumet Woman Takes Plea Deal In OWI Accident

Calumet, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Copper Country woman who was arrested for drunk driving and assaulting a police officer after a traffic crash in July has been sentenced after a plea deal. 55-year-old Kimberly Fergan of Calumet had been charged with Operating While Intoxicated and Assaulting a Police Officer after she […]

Continue reading …

U.P. Tribal Colleges Receive Grant Funds

Comments Off on U.P. Tribal Colleges Receive Grant Funds

Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Two Upper Michigan tribal colleges are receiving funding through a federal USDA Rural Development grant. Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College in Baraga and Bay Mills Community College in Brimley will each receive $143,000 Tribal College Initiative Grants. The program provides funding to tribal colleges to make capital […]

Continue reading …

Driver Arrested In Fatal Fire Truck Crash

Comments Off on Driver Arrested In Fatal Fire Truck Crash

Blaine, MN – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The driver of an Upper Michigan fire crew truck that crashed this weekend in Minnesota, killing two fire fighters, has been arrested. 28-year-old Michael Johnson of Baraga has been charged with Criminal Vehicular Homicide for Operating a Vehicle in a Grossly Negligent Manner. The accident happened Saturday […]

Continue reading …