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Dianda: Feds Must Renew U.P. Hunting Camp Leases

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Lansing, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  State Representative Scott Dianda is calling on the Federal government to save hunting camps in the western U.P. The Calumet Democrat is asking the feds renew hunting camp leases under the U.S. Forest Service’s Recreation Residence Program or grandfather in the remaining 104 lease agreements for hunting […]

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UP EMS Conference Underway At NMU

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Over 500 EMS personnel are attending the 34th annual UP-EMS Conference in Marquette this week. UP-EMS Director Bob Struck says the conference is Michigan’s most comprehensive educational program for rural emergency responders. Most of the Upper Peninsula’s seventy-five EMS organizations will have members attending, along with EMS […]

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DATA Requests Millage On November Ballot

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Escanaba, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Delta Area Transportation Authority will be requesting a point-6 mill property tax renewal for 5 years this fall in the City of Escanaba and City of Gladstone. DATA officials say the millage will allow the Authority to provide continued transportation service to residents. If renewed, the […]

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Casperson Grills EPA Over Barbecue Emissions Study

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Lansing, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Senate has passed resolutions sponsored by Senators Tom Casperson and Phil Pavlov to oppose an EPA-backed study that could lead to regulations on personal grills and barbecues. The EPA funded the study to develop preventive technology to reduce emissions from residential barbecues. Casperson, who chairs […]

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Kivela & Casperson Offer Dark Store Legislation

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Lansing, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Representative John Kivela and State Senator Tom Casperson have introduced bills addressing the so-called “dark store” issue. The bills would help local governments that lose money when large commercial and warehouse stores successfully argue to the Michigan Tax Tribunal for a lower tax rate. The lawmakers […]

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Filizetti Investigation Formally Concluded

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Gwinn, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office has wrapped up the investigation into the death of four year old Amarah Filizetti of Gwinn. The Prosecutor says following a thorough review of the investigation, no criminal charges will be filed. On September 3rd, Filizetti was severely injured when a heavy […]

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VERTIGO Theatre Company Presents Irish Ghost Story

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The VERTIGO Theatre Company is presenting Irish playwright/screenwriter/director Conor McPherson’s award winning ghost story, “The Weir”. Jeff Spencer with VERTIGO recently joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike to preview the production. Spencer explained that play takes the audience to a small rural pub in […]

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Police Investigate Telephone Scam

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Gladstone, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Authorities in Delta County are warning the public about a telephone scam in the Gladstone area. Reports say a company calling itself the “City of Gladstone Disconnection Department” is calling residents and requesting credit card information or their utilities will be disconnected. Several calls have been made […]

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Home Builders of the U.P. Hosting The First-Ever Demo Day Thursday

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Home Builders Association of the Upper Peninsula is hosting their first annual Contractors Demo Day this Thursday. Sarah Schultz, Executive Officer of the Home Builders Association of the Upper Peninsula, joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today to preview the event. Schultz said […]

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A Neil Simon Classic Comes To Northern Michigan University

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre is presenting the Neil Simon comedy California Suite starting this week in the Panowski Black Box Theatre. It is composed of four playlets that take place in suites 203 and 204 of the Beverly Hills Hotel in 1976. Co-Director Ansley Valentine […]

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