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U.P. Legislators Author Plan To Assist Detroit

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation written by two U.P. lawmakers that encourages economic development and job creation opportunities for the city of Detroit. The bills, authored by State Senator Tom Casperson of Escanaba and State Representative John Kivela of Marquette, allow the Michigan Strategic Fund Board […]

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Escanaba Fatal Crash Remains Under Investigation

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Delta County yesterday afternoon. Escanaba Public Safety says the accident happened just before 4:00 p.m. when two vehicles collided on the 1000 block of North 30th Street in the City of Escanaba. Three people were taken to St. […]

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Ishpeming Residents Reminded To Protect Plumbing

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – City of Ishpeming Public Works Department is reminding city residents and business owners to keep heat around their plumbing. As the extreme cold temperatures continue, cases of frozen pipes are increasing. The majority of them are related to lack of heat, specifically in basements. Property owners are […]

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Ishpeming Hospital Implements Visit Restrictions

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Officials at UP Health System-Bell have implemented restrictions at the hospital in response to illness in the area. Due to an increasing number people experiencing flu symptoms or flu-like illness visiting restrictions have been put in place until further notice. The following guidelines should be followed: Essential […]

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Cold Weather Closes Schools In U.P.

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Extremely low wind chills have resulted in schools closings around the U.P. All schools in Marquette, Alger, Delta, Schoolcraft, Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, Dickinson, Ontonagon counties are closed today as wind chills are being reported around 30 below. The National Weather Service has issued Wind Chill Warnings across […]

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LSSU Releases Annual Banished Word List

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The 40th annual List of Words to be Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and Uselessness has been released by Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie. Words on this year’s list include “bae,” a slang term of endearment, along with ”skill set,” “curated,” […]

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Eastern U.P. Bridge To Honor Fallen Navy SEAL

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A well-known bridge in the eastern U.P. will be renamed to remember a fallen soldier from Northern Michigan. The bridge on US-2 over the Cut River in Mackinac County will now be known as the “Heath Michael Robinson Cut River Memorial Bridge”. Governor Rick Snyder has signed […]

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Downtown Marquette NYE Ball Drop Tonight

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Street closures are going into effect tonight in downtown Marquette for the annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. From 11:00 o’clock tonight to 1:00 a.m. tomorrow, the intersection of Front Street and Washington Street will be closed. Marquette City Police say the following streets will be closed […]

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Marquette Hospital Implements Flu Restrictions

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Officials with UP Health System – Marquette are taking precautions to prevent the spread of the flu with visitor restrictions. Key restrictions now in effect at the Marquette facility include children under 14 not being permitted to enter the Hospital or Health System buildings except for medical […]

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Snyder Signs U.P. Legislator’s Bills Into Law

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation sponsored by state Senator Tom Casperson that prohibits the D-E-Q from promulgating air emission rules for wood stove manufacturers or enforcing new federal emission standards on wood heaters. The law is intended to address concerns about federal Environmental Protection Agency rules […]

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