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A federal judge has postponed a decision on whether or not to halt construction of a controversial mining operation in Marquette County.  A lawsuit by the Huron Mountain Club argues Kennecott Eagle Minerals Company failed to secure the proper federal permits to build a nickel and copper mine. The suit also charges other agencies such […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Northern Michigan University’s 13th President, Dr. Les Wong, is in the process of wrapping up his time in the Marquette area and preparing to assume the Presidency at San Francisco State University. President Wong took some time out of his busy transition schedule to stop in on […]

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The investigation is continuing into the reported death of an inmate at the Alger Correctional Facility in Munising.  State Police are conducting the investigation and reports say the death is being labeled as “suspicious”.  Troopers and technicians with the Michigan State Police Crime lab and the State Police Forensics lab are studying evidence in the […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – U.S. Congressman Dan Benishek has been touring across the massive 1st Congressional District that covers all of the Upper Peninsula and a large portion of northern Lower Michigan. Benishek has been meeting with business owners in the district as part of his “100 Businesses in 100 Days” […]

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The Michigan High School Athletic Association has handed down a decision on the question of age waivers for high school athletes in certain circumstances.  In a statement released this morning, the MHSAA said, based on a vote of member schools, the age waiver would be allowed in certain cases.  The question had come before the […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan High School Athletic Association has handed down a decision on the question of age waivers for high school athletes in certain circumstances. In a statement released this morning, the MHSAA said, based on a vote of member schools, the age waiver would be allowed in […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Negaunee Public Schools Superintendent Jim Derocher joined the SUNNY Morning Show this morning to chat about the end of the latest school year and look back on some of the district’s key achievements. Superintendent Derocher discussed how the Negaunee school district seems to be bucking the trend […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – As the school year is coming to a close, many area district administrators are looking back on a year that presented some definite challenges and hard choices. There also were many bright spots on the year as well, and Marquette Area Public Schools Superintendent Debbie Veiht joined […]

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  The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has released an update on the Duck Lake Fire in Luce County.  The fire is now estimated to be 21,450 acres in size. The fire had some flare-ups yesterday which resulted in the increase of the fire size. The fire is 55 percent contained.  Tahquamenon Falls State Park, […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette City Commission is making an effort to get the word out to city residents and concerned parties about items being discussed at their meetings. Marquette City Manager Bill Vajda joined the SUNNY Morning Show today to kick off a new series called “Table Talk”.  The […]

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