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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 tonight. Agenda items include further action on the acquisition of land and development plans for the Clark Lambros Park in North Marquette, as well as the Planned Unit Development contract with Duke LifePoint for their new hospital in the […]

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Alleged Car Thief Arrested In Harvey

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Harvey, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Chocolay Township Police say one man is in custody after allegedly stealing a car and trying to run from police. Around 12:30 yesterday morning, a car was reported to Chocolay Township Police as stolen from 105 East Fairbanks Avenue. Police spotted the car, a silver 2003 Pontiac […]

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US Senator Gary Peters Discusses Pipeline Safety In The Straits Of Mackinac

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan U.S. Senator Gary Peters has introduced legislation in Washington requiring a review of hazardous material pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac. Peters joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today to talk about the legislation. Peters says he has concerns with possible oil spills […]

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MI Senator Tom Casperson Discusses Run For Congress, Dark Stores And More

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Senator Tom Casperson stopped in at the Great Lakes radio studios this morning while he was in town for the UP EMS Conference at Northern Michigan University. Casperson sat down for a cup of coffee and talked about a wide array of legislative matters he is […]

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Man Dead After Shooting At Border Patrol Agents In U.P.

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Sault Ste. Marie, MI  (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police at the Sault Ste. Marie Post say a Virginia man was found dead in a cabin on Drummond Island in Chippewa County after he had fired on two U.S. Border Patrol Agents. The incident happened around 2:30 yesterday morning when the agents tracked 38-year-old […]

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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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