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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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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, 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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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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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  Upper Peninsula Power Company crews are planning to lower water levels at their hydro reservoirs in the western U.P. The drawdowns will begin in January in accordance with federal regulations and are in anticipation of annual spring runoff. The first drawdowns will be at the Victoria Dam […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A bill sponsored by an Upper Michigan lawmaker has been vetoed by Governor Rick Snyder. House bill 4573, sponsored by 110th District State Representative Scott Dianda of Calumet, sought to prorate fees for liquor licenses in Michigan. In his veto Snyder said prorating fees for liquor licenses […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Authorities in northeast Wisconsin are continuing the investigation into a weekend fatal traffic accident. Marinette County Sheriff deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call Saturday just after 4:00 a.m., central time, in the town of Beecher. 51-year-old Michael Vojack of South Barrington, Illinois was driving a pick-up truck […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Senator Tom Casperson says he expects the state legislature to take action in response to a recent federal court ruling that overturned the decision removing the gray wolf from the endangered species list. The move bans wolf hunting and trapping in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Upper Michigan lawmakers missed a total of 16 votes in the last legislative session in Lansing. MichiganVotes.org, says Michigan’s 38 senators and 110 representatives missed a combined 1,626 votes in 2014. The 2014 Legislature held 1,747 roll call votes, 936 in the Senate and 811 in the […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette Firefighters responded to a structure fire yesterday afternoon. The fire was reported at 580 West Hewitt shortly after 2:00 p.m. Upon arrival, firefighters found a work bench in the rear of an attached garage on fire. Firefighters quickly put out the fire. There was light smoke […]

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