Hans Ahlström

Operations Manager/Program & Music Director/Continuity Coordinator/Program Producer and Web

Hans Ahlström is the host of several programs including the daily musical variety show Weekday, the mostly straight ahead jazz show Night Studio, the self explanatory Blues Today, and the eclectic Sound Spectrum. You can also hear Hans as the local host of NPR's All Things Considered news magazine. He also helps manage Public Radio 90's web content, interviews local and visiting writers and artists, works with NMU student interns, and writes the occasional news story.

Ways to Connect

Tom Casperson

DIMONDALE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan lawmaker is looking to amend the rules governing trust fund money intended to grow public land for resource protection and recreational opportunities.
       The Detroit News reports that Republican Sen. Tom Casperson is proposing a funding solution for the Michigan Natural Resource Trust Fund on the November ballot. He wants to amend Michigan's Constitution to allow for at least 25 percent of any funding to go toward park land acquisition and at least 25 percent to development.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin schools bracing for the next mass shooting are turning to gunshot-detecting sensors that police across the country rely on to get help on the way faster if there's an active shooter. The sensors are among various security upgrades schools are rolling out when classes resume this fall, using grants Wisconsin state lawmakers approved this year after the shootings in Parkland, Florida. The sensors alert police as soon as shots are fired and also activate surveillance cameras nearby.

UNDATED - The role of sports doctors is under increased scrutiny amid recent allegations of sex abuse.

     The Western U.P. Health Department has announced the re-opening of seven bathing beaches following lab results that indicate it’s safe to swim. Initially, all water in the western U-P had been closed following the flooding. The beaches that were re-opened for recreation include: Second Sand Beach north of L’Anse… Fort Wilkins State Park in Copper Harbor… Bete Gris Beach… Eagle Harbor… Calumet Waterworks Park… Lake Medora… and Porcupine Mountains State Park west of Silver City.

AP News

HOUGHTON COUNTY, MI - A preliminary damage estimate from flooding in Houghton County has been submitted to the state.

According to WLUC-TV, the estimate of about $50 million covers damage to county infrastructure including roads, municipal water, and sewage-and-drain systems. The estimate does not cover damage to private homes and businesses, M-DOT roads, and DNR trails.

HighlandCopper.com

BESSEMER, Mich. (AP) — The recent results of a feasibility study have provided a comprehensive overview of a mining project in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
       WLUC-TV reports Highland Copper Co. Inc. has announced the results of their 8 month study for its copper mine project in Gogebic County.
       The study shows initial capital cost of the project will be about $275 million. The company will now focus on financing and permits.

Flood Relief

Jun 19, 2018

HOUGHTON, MI -- In the wake of the severe storms and flooding in Houghton County, those looking for ways to help have  several options.

The City of Houghton and the Houghton City Police Department say monetary donations for flood victims are being accepted through the Portage Health Foundation. Contributions can be made online at <phfgive.org/contribute.php> … or by mail to Portage Health Foundation, 400 Quincy Street, Hancock, Michigan, 49930. Make sure in the comments section online or in the memo section on your check to include “Flood Relief.”

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder and top Michigan lawmakers are promising President Donald Trump the state will help pay to upgrade the Soo Locks if the federal government takes the lead.
       Snyder and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley told Trump in a letter released Monday that Michigan is committing $50 million for a second lock to accommodate 1,000-foot freighters that haul iron ore and other bulk cargo between Lake Superior and the other Great Lakes.

MARQUETTE, MI -- The Marquette County Health Department says the ‘West Nile Virus’ has been found in a crow found in Marquette County this month. The virus has been present in Michigan since 2001… and has been found in mosquitos in Marquette County. The virus is spread through mosquito bites.

Symptoms of W-N-V include fever, headaches, body aches and sometimes skin rash and/or swollen glands. People experiencing symptoms consistent with W-N-V should contact their health care provider.

SAULT ST. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — The Sault St. Marie International Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic during the 32nd Annual Bridge Walk and Bicycle Parade. The event is June 23. International Bridge Administration and Michigan Department of Transportation officials say the span will close at 8:15 a.m. It will re-open at 10:30 a.m. after participants clear customs. For complete information about the walk, busing, necessary documents, and more, visit

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