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Summer Programs Head Into Second Sessions At YMCA

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The summer programs at the YMCA of Marquette County are heading into the second session, but there is still time to sign up. Matt Deal with the YMCA of Marquette County joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today for a “Y Wednesday” update to […]

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3 People Rescued In 2 Kayaking Accidents

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette County authorities responded to a pair of kayaking accidents yesterday. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a capsized kayak on Bass Lake in Forsyth Township around 3:00 p.m. 57-year-old Susan Lafreniere of Gwinn was kayaking with one other person when her kayak flipped due to […]

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Marquette Street Painting Underway

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Crews have started a road and street painting project in the City of Marquette today. The project will feature striping and painting of traffic markings throughout the city. Most of the work will be done during low traffic times, such as mid-morning, mid-afternoon, evening, and overnight. No […]

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U.P. Agencies Receive Federal Grants

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Two U.P. agencies are receiving federal funds for various upgrades. The Economic Development Corporation of Chippewa County will receive a $71,250 Federal Aviation Administration grant for new snow removal equipment at the Chippewa County International Airport near Sault Ste. Marie. The funding comes through the U.S. Department […]

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U.S. Senator Gary Peters Introduces Rural Mail Bill

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Washington, D.C. – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan U. S. Senator Gary Peters has introduced legislation to protect and improve rural mail service. Peters says the Rural Postal Act of 2015 places a two-year moratorium on the closure of mail processing facilities, restores delivery standards and preserves six-day mail home delivery. The measure would […]

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Eastern U.P. Man Killed In Traffic Accident

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Sault Ste. Marie, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police say a Sault Ste. Marie man was killed in a single-vehicle car accident early yesterday in the eastern U.P. The body of 26-year-old Dennis Lee Watson was found yesterday morning at the scene of the crash on Mackinac Trail south of Tone Road […]

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Weekend U.P. Rollover Crash Injures Teen

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Ontonagon, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a single-vehicle rollover accident yesterday afternoon that injured one person. The accident happened around 12:30 p.m. on M-38 near Calumet Road in Ontonagon Township. A vehicle driven by a 16-year-old Greenland girl went off of the road and then crossed […]

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Marquette City Commission Meets Tonight

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette City Commission has a regular meeting coming up tonight. Items on tonight’s agenda include a public hearing on proposed amendments to the city’s zoning requirements for parking at community and general businesses. The commission will also be taking action on the development agreement for the […]

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Houghton County Airport Gets Federal Grant

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Hancock, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Houghton County Memorial Airport near Hancock is receiving over $800,000 to help rehabilitate a portion of the facilty’s runway area. The $856,203 grant will be used to upgrade the concrete of its apron, which is the area where aircraft are parked. Officials say the project will […]

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U.P. Regional Blood Center In Critical Need

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UP Health System-Marquette, is currently in a critical need of A-positive, A-negative and O-negative types of blood throughout the U.P. The Blood Center says the need is high in their Marquette, Escanaba, Hancock, Iron Mountain and Sault Ste. Marie […]

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