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Marquette County Fatal Snowmobile Accident

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a fatal snowmobiling accident yesterday in Sands Township. The accident happened just after 2:30 p.m. on Trail #8 south of Sands Station. Deputies say a southbound snowmobile operated by 39-year-old Melissa Thornhill of Greenville, Ohio went out of control, left […]

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Laplander Sentenced For Break-In And Car Theft

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Houghton, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An Upper Michigan man has been sentenced in connection with a break-in and car theft. 37-year-old Isaac Laplander of Calumet was sentenced today in Houghton County Circuit Court. He was sentenced to 2 to 10 years in prison for Breaking and Entering with Intent, and 2 to […]

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U.P. Woman Held On Felony Drug Theft Charges

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette City police arrested a woman for the theft of prescription medications from a pharmacy. 29-year-old Kaylee Katherine Comment of Marquette was arrested Friday and charged with Larceny in a Building and Possession of Analogues. The charges are both felonies. The larceny charge is punishable by up […]

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Dianda Calls For More Changes At MI Veterans Affairs Agency

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Lansing, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 110th District State Representative Scott Dianda is calling for continued changes in the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency following last week’s scathing audit of the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. Dianda says it was good that agency Director Jeff Barnes resigned and he hopes that the new interim […]

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Gwinn Schools Bond Proposal Presentation Tonight

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Gwinn, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Gwinn Area Community School District is holding an informational meeting on an upcoming bond proposal tonight. The school district is looking to raise 4-point-4 million dollars for facility, technology and transportation improvements with a 15-year bond with a one mill increase. District Superintendent Tom Jayne is […]

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Changes Coming To NMU Bookstore, University Logos And More

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Changes are coming to the bookstore and other areas of Northern Michigan University. The NMU Board of Trustees has authorized the university to enter negotiations with Barnes & Noble College to operate the on-campus bookstore. A university committee recently selected Barnes & Noble from three vendors that […]

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Dianda Launches State House Re-Election Campaign

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Ishpeming, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 110th District State Representative Scott Dianda officially kicked off his re-election campaign today at a stop in in Marquette County. The Calumet Democrat is currently serving his second term in the State House. He says he wants to return to Lansing to continue work on a wide […]

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Michigan Tech Governmental Affairs Official Stepping Down

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Houghton, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A long time official at Michigan Technological University in Houghton will be retiring later this year. Dale Tahtinen, Vice President for Governmental Relations, will retire on June 30th after 25 years of governmental work for the university. MTU officials say they are transitioning to a new governmental […]

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Brunke Sentenced For Role In Triple Murder

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Manistique, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A suspect in a Schoolcraft County triple homicide has been sentenced to prison after agreeing to a plea deal. 46-year-old old Kenneth Brunke of Manistique was sentenced today in Schoolcraft County Circuit Court to 40 to 60 months in prison for Obstruction of Justice, and Lying to […]

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Casperson Praises Ohio House Soo Locks Resolution

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Lansing, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Senator Tom Casperson is praising a measure adopted by Ohio lawmakers calling for the U.S. government to upgrade the Soo Locks. Casperson has joined other Michigan Senators in applauding the Ohio House of Representatives’ resolution urging the President and Congress to upgrade the locks, and the […]

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