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Marquette Schools Superintendent Bill Saunders Explains School Closing Decisions

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette Area Public Schools Superintendent Bill Saunders joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today to talk about how he decides if the district shuts down or not due to bad weather. Saunders says he received extensive messages and calls after MAPS canceled classes last […]

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“Scrooge” Returns To Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lake Radio News) – The Christmas classic, “Scrooge”, returns to the Forest Roberts Theatre at Northern Michigan University this week after an eight year absence. Dave Dagenais, the show’s director,  and actor Devin Murphy, who plays Bob Cratchit, joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today to talk about […]

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School Closings For Tuesday, 12/13/16

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Keweenaw and Northern Houghton counties are under a Blizzard Warning until 7:00 a.m. Thursday.  The National Weather Service says arctic air will surge across Lake Superior and the Keweenaw Peninsula with westerly winds gusting between 30 to 40 mph through tomorrow morning.  Frequent whiteout conditions are expected […]

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Iron River Police Chief Fired

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Iron River, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Chief of Police in Iron River has been fired. Reports today that Iron River City Manager David Thayer terminated the contract of Chief Laura Frizzo on Friday. Clashes over management styles between Frizzo and Thayer resulted in “irreconcilable differences” being cited as the reason for […]

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Two Arrested In Hancock Guns And Ammo Theft

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Hancock, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Hancock City Police say they have arrested two people in connection with the theft of weapons and ammunition from a downtown business. Two students from Finlandia University were arrested on Saturday afternoon after three handguns and two boxes of .40 caliber ammunition were located in an on-campus […]

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GINCC Wrapping Up Holiday Shopping Promotion Soon

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce is starting to wrap up their push for shopping locally this Holiday. GINCC Executive Director Danielle LaCavalla joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today to give an update on their Holiday Punch Card promotion and encourage all […]

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Marquette City Commission Meets Tonight

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette City Commission has a regular meeting tonight in Marquette. City Manager Mike Angeli joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today to preview the meeting. Angeli said the commission is scheduled to hear an update on the construction of the new City Municipal […]

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School Closings for Monday, 12/12/16

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Several schools in the Delta County area are closed today due to inclement weather: Bark River-Harris Big Bay de Noc Schools Delta-Schoolcraft ISD Escanaba & Escanaba Headstart Gladstone & Gladstone Headstart Hannahville Schools  Holy Name Catholic School Mid-Peninsula Schools Rapid River & Rapid River Headstart

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NMU Board Approves Medicinal Horticulture Business Program

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Northern Michigan University will offer a new medicinal plant chemistry program next fall. The new four-year degree will combine experimental horticulture and advanced analytical chemistry with an optional entrepreneurial track. The NMU Board of Trustees formally approved the program today. In other business, the board recognized outgoing […]

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Supplemental Budget Bill Includes $1 Million For Mackinac Island

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Lansing, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The State Legislature has finalized a supplemental budget bill to the state’s Fiscal Year 2016-17 budget that includes $1 million for improvements at Mackinac Island State Park. Supporters of the bill say the funding will help make improvements to Fort Mackinac and other buildings on the island. […]

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