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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Proponents of same-sex marriage are celebrating a pair of rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court in their favor. In two 5-4 decisions, the high court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and a challenge involving California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. Susan Horowitz, an activist […]

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Last night was an evening of great toe-tapping blues and history in the Community Room at the Peter White Public Library. The audience was packed as local blues band, U.P. Gumbo, played a variety of blues folk, cajun, zydeco, boogie and more from New Orleans, Mississippi and the whole Delta region– starting with the early […]

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Trade or bid on minerals in the rough, agates, tumbled stones, silver jewelry and much more at the 38th Annual Gem and Mineral Show! This year’s show is on Saturday, August 3 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Ishpeming Elks Club (597 Lake Shore Dr, Ishpeming, MI). There will be working demonstrations throughout […]

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Your chance to showcase your skills in America’s largest Country music talent show is fast approaching! And it starts right here in the UP! The Grand Prize is $100,000 and a ticket to country music stardom. Some of Country’s biggest names started with this contest–Garth Broks, Martina McBride, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley and many others. […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan charter schools are among the top performers in the nation, according to a new report. The study by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University shows that Michigan charter schools averaged in the top half of charter schools in 25 states for both […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – For the first time in five years, an American brand vehicle has topped the Cars.com annual “Most American” list. Ford’s F-150 regained the honor, dethroning the Toyota Camry, which topped the list for the last four years. Cars.com Editor-In-Chief Patrick Olsen says Ford’s top ranking is a […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Local organizations across Michigan are being encouraged to apply for federal grants to sponsor programs geared toward senior volunteers. The Corporation for National and Community Service will award $14 million in grants nationwide to city and county governments, organizations, nonprofits and other groups that sponsor Retired and […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Department of Natural Resources is hosting an open house today focusing on proposed forest management treatments for the Baraga unit, which includes Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties. The open house is set for 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Baraga Operations Service Center on […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan State Police at the Sault Ste. Marie Post will be adding road patrols aimed at stopping aggressive driving on M-123 in Chippewa and Luce Counties during the summer travel season. The increased patrols will focus on safe driving enforcement during this tourist season with the goal […]

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Last night I had decided to try and type a few names into the website ancestry.com wondering what would I find for my own family history!  Although I haven’t hit anything crazy yet so far, I did find a census form from about 80 years ago with my grandma on it, and found out where […]

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