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Marquette Schools Receive Safety Grant

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette Area Public Schools have received a Michigan State Police grant for increasing safety in the district. MAPS will receive $55,118 for an alert system project. The money comes from the Competitive School Safety Grant Program, which is intended to enhance public safety, by reducing and […]

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U.P. Lawmakers Praise Economic Zone Approval

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Senator Tom Casperson and State Representative John Kivela are thanking the Michigan Strategic Fund Board for final approval of a specialized economic development zone in the U.P. The creation of the Next Michigan Superior Trade Zone covering the central U.P. was approved when Governor Rick Snyder […]

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Senate Approves Casperson Mining Resolutions

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Two resolutions have been approved by the State Senate in Lansing recognizing the importance of mining in Michigan. The resolutions, introduced by Senator Tom Casperson, declare September 6th as “Michigan Mining Day” to recognize responsible mining and it’s economic benefits the state. They also brings support for […]

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EPA Funds Will Improve Two U.P. Rivers

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative will dedicate over $300-thousand to reduce pollution and improve water quality in two U.P. rivers. The EPA program will allocate $330,403 to ensure healthy stream banks and natural habitats along the Salmon-Trout and Dead Rivers, which run into Lake Superior. The […]

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Contractor Chosen For New Marquette Hospital

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – UP Health System–Marquette has named the general contractor for the construction of their new Marquette hospital. The firm Skanska Closner will build the $300-million, 265-bed hospital and 80,000-square foot medical office building at the former Roundhouse/Municipal Service Center property near US-41 on Baraga Avenue. Skanska Closner is […]

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Overnight Housefire In Ishpeming

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Ishpeming firefighters were called out to a house fire at 640 Maurice Street around 2:00 o’clock this morning. Ishpeming Police arrived shortly before the fire department and cleared the residence. Firefighters saw smoke coming from the second floor of the home and found the fire in one […]

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Marquette Police Report Incident With Barricaded Man

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette City Police responded to a report of a suicidal man who had barricaded himself inside his home with a firearm in North Marquette this morning. The call came in to police around 4:15 a.m. of the situation on the 2300 block of Presque Isle Avenue. Officers […]

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Drugs And Weapons Seized In Alger County

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Alger County Sheriff is reporting the seizure of drugs and weapons following a recent search of two locations in Grand Marais. According to reports, undisclosed amounts of marijuana and illegal weapons were confiscated in the searches, but no arrests have been made at this time. Formal […]

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Ishpeming Meth Bust Suspects Arraigned

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Two suspects arrested in a weekend a drug bust in Ishpeming have been arraigned. 51-year-old Gerald Humphreys Jr. and 39-year-old Bradley Helsten, both of Ishpeming, are charged in connection with the discovery of components of a meth lab at a residence on Saturday. Ishpeming Police and Marquette […]

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Cliffs Continues Sell-Off Of Certain Properties

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Cliffs Natural Resources is continuing the selling off of certain properties in their North American holdings in an overall effort to focus on iron ore production. According to a statement released today, Cliffs has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its chromite assets in Northern Ontario, […]

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