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Yesterday’s Bad Weather Causes Accidents

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Poor visibility and slippery roads were factors in two accidents yesterday in Marquette County. The first accident happened around 8:00 a.m. on County Road 550 near Harlow Lake Road when a southbound car driven by Timothy Westfall of Big Bay slid out of control, crossed the center […]

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New Marquette Chamber Of Commerce Formed

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A group of Marquette businesses has officially formed the Marquette Chamber of Commerce. Organizers say the businesses and local municipalities have been working together for several months to create the organization to serve unmet needs of the Marquette area business community. Former Marquette City Commissioner, Jason Schneider, […]

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Train Derails In Dickinson County

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Norway Township, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police at the Iron Mountain Post say a train derailed last night in Dickinson County’s Norway Township. The Canadian National train derailed just before 8:30 p.m., central time, near Sturgeon Mill Road. 10 of the train’s 29 railcars derailed in the incident. Authorities say the […]

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Western U.P. Man Arrested After Police Standoff

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Copper City, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Houghton County man was arrested early this morning after a nearly 12-hour standoff with police. State Police from the Calumet Post were called to a residence on Gratiot Street in Copper City after the suspect threatened a public works employee who visited the home at […]

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Hiawatha Log Homes CEO Joe Esbrook Talks About How They Build ‘Em

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio) – Hiawatha Log Homes CEO Joe Esbrook sat down recently in the Great Lakes Radio studios to talk about how the company builds the homes at their Alger County facility. Esbrook outlined the process from design to final construction and shared details on how they put all of the […]

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Two U.P. Counties Receive Veterans Program Grants

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Veterans in two U.P. counties will soon find it easier to file a federal benefits claim with an accredited county veterans service officer through grants awarded by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. The Dickinson County Office of Veterans’ Affairs will receive $10,000 to hire an additional part-time […]

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Impassable Conditions Shut Down Marquette County Road

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Skandia, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette County Road Commission has closed down a stretch of County Road 533 in Skandia Township. About a mile of the road, also known as Maple Grove Road, has been closed from south of US-41 where the pavement ends at Huber Creek. The Road Commission says […]

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Suspects Sentenced In Luce County Drug Case

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Newberry, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Two suspects arrested in a drug bust in Newberry earlier this year appeared in Luce County Court yesterday. 41-year-old Kenneth Collins plead guilty to one count of delivery of heroin, less than 50 grams, and one count of delivery of a counterfeit substance believed to be morphine. […]

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State Police Identify Vehicle Fire Victims

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Schoolcraft County, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police at the Gladstone Post have identified the three victims in a vehicle fire in Schoolcraft County. Troopers say the bodies of one man and two women were found inside the burned vehicle in Doyle Township last Friday. The man has been identified as 42-year-old […]

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Marquette Choral Society Features World Premiere And A Fond Farewell To Floyd

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette Choral Society is holding a special evening this weekend to premiere a new piece of music and to say farewell to it’s long-time musical director, Floyd Slotterback. Slotterback joined the SUNNY Morning Show to invite listeners to come to the show on Saturday at 7:30 […]

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