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It’s a busy time at Northern Michigan University in Marquette.  Groundbreaking for the new renewable energy facility was held earlier today.  The NMU Board of Trustees, University President Les Wong along with members of the campus community gathered late this morning next to the Ripley Heating Plant at the corner of Wright Street and Sugarloaf […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Child Development section of the YMCA of Marquette County is gearing up for the summer with a series of planned activities. Lori Smolinski, Directer of Childhood Development at the “Y” visited the Great Lakes Radio Studios this morning to discuss the programs and explain how people […]

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The investigation into the cause of a wildfire that burned over 60 acres in southern Marquette County is continuing.  The fire started late yesterday afternoon near county road 581 in Ely Township near Ishpeming and spread quickly…bolstered by a strong north wind.  A Department of Natural Resources airplane kept a close watch on the direction […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A community-based family event is coming this weekend to the streets of downtown Ishpeming, MI. Kurt Kipling, agent with the Skerbeck Brothers Carnival from Escanaba stopped in at the Great Lakes Radio Studios this morning to preview the carnival that will be running this Thursday through Saturday. […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – CLICK HERE TO VIEW TESTIMONY Dean and Eric Dompierre of Ishpeming will testify in Lansing on Wednesday. The father and son, who have brought to national light the failings of the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s (MHSAA) age eligibility policy, will highlight the issue before the Senate […]

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The Gwinn Community Schools Board of Education has voted to terminate a total of 15 staff and teaching positions. The board accepted the recommendations of District Superintendent Kim VanDrese to eliminate 9 teaching positions and 6 staff positions last night. The staffing cuts were identified at a special District budget work session held last week. […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Organizers of a food drive held this past weekend in Western Marquette County say the effort was a success.  Well over 6,000 pounds of food was collected on Saturday as part of Operation “Food For A Neighbor”. Project Coordinator Dick Derby says the food pantries of the […]

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State Police at the Negaunee Post are investigating the death of a Wisconsin man whose body was found early this morning at an area truck stop. Troopers were called to Koski’s Konvenience Korners BP Station near Champion just before 3-am after an employee discovered the body of  44-year-old Neal Henjum of Green Bay, Wisconsin in […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News ) – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is encouraging residents to use common sense and be safe with any burning they do this spring. As part of Fire Prevention Week efforts, DNR Fire Prevention Specialist Paul Kollmeyer chatted with Great Lakes Radio News Director Walt Lindala about […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A major food drive is being completed this weekend in Western Marquette County. “Project Food For A Neighbor” is coordinated by Wesley United Methodist Church in Ishpeming and St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Negaunee and will benefit the food pantries of the Salvation Army and St. Vincent […]

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