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Crews are continuing to fight wildfires in the central and eastern Upper Peninsula.  The Department of Natural Resources says a fire around Pike Lake in northern Luce county just west of Tahquamenon Falls State Park has become increasingly dangerous as it reached 17,000 acres overnight.  DNR officials expect wind gusts to reach 30 miles an […]

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Crews are still trying to contain a wildfire that has now burned 2,600 acres in the Seney National Wildlife Refuge.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service says crews have been working to contain the fire, but several spot fires crossed the containment line at Pine Creek.  The Department of Natural Resources plans on burning out […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Beginning between 8 and 9 a.m. today, M-DOT will close M-28 between Shingleton and Seney to allow the DNR to conduct back-burning operations from the highway. This activity is expected to take several hours, but the exact duration of the closure is not yet known. At last […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The wildfire on the Seney National Wildlife Refuge (Schoolcraft County), ignited by lightning and first reported on Monday, May 21, had burned approximately 1,500 acres as of Tuesday evening. The wildfire is in an area that backs up against the Fishing Loop and is a few miles […]

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Crews are continuing to try and contain a wildfire that has burned 1,500 acres in the Seney National Wildlife Refuge.  According to the U.S. Department of the interior, the fire is south of M-28, west of M-77, and just north of the fishing loop located on the refuge.  The fire is believed to have triggered […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A successful child development program initiated by the YMCA of Marquette County and run in conjunction with the Marquette Area Public Schools is going to expand. Lisa Coombs-Gerou, Executive Director of the YMCA of Marquette County, joined the SUNNY Morning Show today to outline the plan for […]

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Police arrested a Wisconsin man today following an early-morning shooting in South Marquette.  Police were called to Unit #23 at the Birch Grove Trailer Park at 500 Pioneer Road around 5:10 this morning on a report of a breaking and entering.  A man, who police had escorted away from the area about 15 minutes earlier, […]

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MARQUETTE, MI -(Great Lakes Radio News) – State Senator Tom Casperson joined News Director Walt Lindala this morning for an update on several legislative items currently under discussion at the capital in Lansing. The first portion of the interview discussed the Senator’s proposed legislation removing a significant amount of regulations from the DEQ concerning beach […]

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Marquette City Police report the arrest of an unidentified 19-year-old Marquette man this weekend.  The man was arrested early Saturday morning on the east side of Marquette after police saw him attempt to break in to two cars to steal items from them.  The man was in possession of several stolen items when he was […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Long time Marquette attorney and Marquette County Juvenile Court Chief Referee George Hyde is making a run for Marquette County Probate Judge. Hyde is one of a series of candidates for the judgeship that was opened by the recent announcement of Judge Michael Anderegg that he was […]

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