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A single-vehicle rollover in Negaunee. (photo: Tina Anthony)

(MARQUETTE, MI) – Great Lakes Radio News – Marquette County authorities responded to a rollover accident yesterday afternoon in Negaunee, MI.  Here’s the story from the newsroom:

 

A MARQUETTE COUNTY WOMAN WAS ARRESTED AFTER A SINGLE-VEHICLE ROLLOVER ACCIDENT YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.  THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED AROUND 4:50 PM ON EAST MAAS STREET NEAR THE NEGAUNEE CEMETERY WHEN A JEEP CHEROKEE, DRIVEN BY AN UNIDENTIFIED ISHPEMING WOMAN, WENT OUT OF CONTROL, LEFT THE ROADWAY AND ROLLED OVER.  THE DRIVER WAS TRAPPED INSIDE THE VEHICLE AND HAD TO BE EXTRICATED BY RESCUERS. 

SHE WAS TAKEN TO M-G-H FOR TREATMENT OF MINOR INJURIES AND WAS LATER RELEASED.  SHE WAS THEN ARRESTED AND TAKEN INTO CUSTODY FOR DRIVING WITH A SUSPENDED LICENSE.  ADDITIONAL CHARGES ARE PENDING AS POLICE BELIEVE ALCOHOL AND EXCESSIVE SPEED WERE FACTORS IN THE ACCIDENT. 

THE WOMAN’S NAME IS BEING WITHHELD PENDING FURTHER INVESTIGATION.

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DIGGING ROOTS in SUNNY 101.9 Studio.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Canadian group “Digging Roots” joined SUNNY 101.9’s Mark and Walt in the Morningtoday to promote their show tonight at the Peterson Auditorium in Ishpeming.  The show starts at 7:30 and tickets are available at the door.

Band members Raven Kanatakta and ShoShona Kish joined Walt Lindala to talk about their music, influences and inspirations.  The band also performed a new track live in the studio.  The live track, entitled “Naturally Higher”, mixes lyrics of love and togetherness with smooth harmonies and lead ukelele.

To listen to the interview with Digging Roots and to hear the song, please click the link below:

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For more about Digging Roots, click HERE for their website.

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Natasha Lantz with Northern Vegans.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Northern Vegans are presenting a film about the mass-produced food industry that has started a lot of people talking about what they eat.

The film, “Forks Over Knives”, examines the claim that most, if not all, degenerative diseases can be controlled and possibly reversed by doing away with animal-based and processed foods.

Natasha Lantz, with Northern Vegans, stopped in and discussed the film with Mark and Walt in the Morning today and invited listeners to come to the free showing.

The film is being shown tomorrow at the Country Village Cinema in Ishpeming at 7-pm and is open to the public.

To listen to the interview with Natasha, please click on the link below:

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For more about Northern Vegans and all of their activities and food options, please click “HERE“.

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MPD Cpt. Blake Rieboldt

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – As we hit the month of November, a sure sign of the impending winter comes to the fore.

Winter Parking Bans are going into effect today in several areas around Marquette County, including in the cities of Marquette, Negaunee and Ishpeming and local police are reminding residents about the need to find off-street parking for their vehicles during overnight hours.

Marquette City Police Captain Blake Rieboldt joined SUNNY 101.9’s Mark and Walt in the Morning  today to discuss the Marquette parking ban and how it is similar to the other parking bans going into effect today around the region.

To listen to the complete interview with Captain Rieboldt, please click on the link below:

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TRICK OR TREAT information for Halloween 2011

Downtown Marquette and Third Street Village “Trick or Treat” on Saturday, October 29th from 2:00-5:00pm.  Orange “Trick-or-Treaters Welcome Here!” posters will be displayed in windows of participating businesses.

Negaunee Trick or Treat hours will be from 4:00pm to 8:00pm on Monday, October 31st.

Ishpeming, Gwinn, K.I. Sawyer, Little Lake, Princeton, Austin and New Swanzy Trick or Treat hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31st.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS for Halloween 2011

The YMCA in Marquette will host a family friendly “Spooktacular” event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 29. Featured will be face painting, arts and crafts, games, hay rides and more. The first 75 children to arrive will receive a free T-shirt and goodie bag.

The Forsyth Township EMS will sponsor a haunted house from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Oct. 28-30 at the Gwinn Clubhouse. Admission is $2, or $1 with a donation of a canned good. There will be a costume contest at 5 p.m. Saturday. The Forsyth Township Senior Center will serve a hot dog meal.

Have some spooky holiday fun Saturday, Oct, 29, when the Peter White Public Library in Marquette hosts a family Halloween party from 2 to 4 p.m. All Strings Considered will provide live folk dance music. There will also be holiday games, haunting stories and refreshments. Guests are enouraged to come in costume.

The Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library will host its annual Halloween parade and party at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Guests are encouraged to come dressed in costume.

Clothing drive organizer, Dick Derby

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)– The next step in the effort to gather clothes to keep kids warm in our area is happening this Saturday in Western Marquette County.

Organizer of Operation Keep Kids Warm, Dick Derby with the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Ishpeming, joined SUNNY 101.9’s Mark and Walt in the Morning today to remind folks in that end of the county to gather up the clothes items they want to give to the effort and have them ready for pick-up this Saturday morning.

He explained the whole process and how it will work with the pickup this Saturday morning and the distribution of the collected items set for next Saturday the 22-nd.

To listen to a portion of the interview with Dick and find out more about this unique drive, please click below:

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Clothing drive organizer Dick Derby.

(MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)– Dick Derby, organizer of the Project “Keep Kids Warm” joined us today to remind everyone that tomorrow is the scheduled bag drop off day in Ishpeming and West Ishpeming.

Your job is to fill those bags with as many gently used or new kid’s coats, hats, mittens, boots and the like to distribute to the kids in the community who have the need for the items.

The pick up is scheduled for next week Saturday and the items will be distributed on October 22-nd.

To listen to Dick’s comments and to find out how you can help out, please click below:

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Ishpeming City Police Chief Jim Bjorne.

MARQUETTE, MI – Great Lakes Radio News Ishpeming City Police Chief Jim Bjorne is questioning the Ishpeming City Council about his denied request for transfer of service years for retirement and his pending termination.  

Bjorne requested the combination of 4 years of service in the County Sheriff’s Office with his 22 years of service in Ishpeming into the city’s retirement system to allow him to retire with a full pension. That request was denied in March by the City Council.

Bjorne, who is currently working limited daily hours due to a spinal condition, has filed a complaint against the city with the Michigan Civil Rights Commission claiming discrimination because of his disability.  He also says he has heard of plans by the City Council to terminate him, possibly by the end of the month if he does not return to full-time duty.

Bjorne joined Sunny 101.9 WKQS fm’s Mark and Walt in the Morning today for an exclusive interview to explain his position and how he hopes the matter will resolve.

To listen to the complete interview, please click below:

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Mike Thibault and Russ Williams.

MARQUETTE, MI – Great Lakes Radio News – Mike Thibault, President of the Marquette County Labor Council, and Russ Williams, Chair of the Labor Day Committee, joined Sunny 101.9’s Mark and Walt in the Morning to talk about the 22nd Annual Labor Day Festival.

This Year’s Labor Day Parade, Rally and Picnic are at the Cliffs Shaft Museum, also known as Marquette Range Iron Mining Heritage Theme Park, near Lake Bancroft in Ishpeming on Labor Day, Monday, September 5th. Parade set up is at 9 am. The parade starts at 11am.

The theme for this year is “We ARE the People”. Thibault and Williams encouraged Local Unions to march and enter floats in the parade that reflect this theme. Please contact Russ Williams at (906) 362-9518 for details.

To listen to the interview from this morning’s show, please click below:

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For more about the event and the Marquette County Labor Council, please click “HERE“.

NEGAUNEE MINERS

MARQUETTE, MI – Great Lakes Radio Sports– The familiar sights and sounds of high school football return to Marquette County tonight.  Mark Evans, the voice of the Negaunee Miners, and Mike Plourde, voice of the Ishpeming Hematites, had a discussion this morning about both teams and their potential seasons.

They discussed how the teams look heading into this season and what strengths and potential weaknesses the squads possess.  They also looked at the rest of the season’s toughest opponents and what may be the most exciting games of the year.

Both teams hit the turf tonight and you can listen to Mark call the Miners on Sunny 101.9, WKQS and Mike call the Hematites on 98.3, WRUP.

To listen to the conversation from this morning’s show, please click below:

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