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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Legislation restructuring the liquor license fee schedule for small businesses in Michigan has passed in the State House. The bill, sponsored by 110th District State Representative Scott Dianda, changes the way the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs calculates the cost of a liquor license for […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team is reporting the arrest of a 60-year-old Rapid River man yesterday on cocaine charges. The man was arrested on two counts of Delivery of Cocaine and one count of Conspiracy to Deliver Cocaine. This arrest was part of an investigation that […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – “DRAIN” is a feature-length documentary exploring the threats facing one of America’s most precious natural resources, the Great Lakes. The film’s director, John Trefry, and one of the film’s co-producers, Scott Kusmerik, joined The SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike this morning to talk about the […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Last month, the Marquette Royales Hockey Club announced that Kevin Shupenia will take over as the new Head Coach/GM ofthe Marquette Royales, effective immediately. Shupenia was in Marquette recently and Great Lakes Radio’s Jim Parks got the opportunity to meet the new coach and get some insight […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Department of Transportation will begin the resurfacing of a major portion of M-35 in Marquette County next week. The project will resurface 21.5 miles of northbound and southbound M-35 from the middle branch of the Escanaba River to County Road 480. M-DOT says the project […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 110th District State Representative Scott Dianda says he is against a package of bills aimed at deregulating the forestry industry in Michigan. The Calumet Democrat testified today before the House Regulatory Reform Committee, of which he is a member. Dianda said the legislation is unnecessary because regulations […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously passed the Demanding Accountability for Veterans Act, authored by Congressman Dan Benishek. The bill holds the Department of Veterans’ Affairs accountable for actions related to veterans’ care and treatment across the country. Benishek says he is familiar with the VA’s […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Public Service Commission has approved the proposed sale of the Upper Peninsula Power Company. Chicago-based Intgrys Energy Group is spinning off UPPCO to Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Partners for around 300-million dollars. The state gave its approval contingent on Balfour Beatty meeting a number conditions, including: […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Legislature is considering a bipartisan package of bills that target the purchase of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine. The drug is used in the illegal manufacturing of methamphetamine. And part of the effort now moving through the Michigan Legislature is to outlaw “smurfing,” the practice of soliciting […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Superior Watershed Partnership has developed a simplified format for distribution of the findings of their monthly monitoring of the Eagle Mine. Since early 2013 the SWP has provided monitoring data to the public through the independent Community Environmental Monitoring Program. The agnecy will now produce simplified […]

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