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Man Critically Injured In Swimming Incident

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Manistique, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – One person is reported in critical condition today after a swimming incident yesterday in Lake Michigan in Manistique. Rescuers were called out yesterday about a 10-year-old boy struggling to get to shore around 5:30 p.m. Authorities found three people in the water when they arrived on scene. […]

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Empire Mine Shutdown Continues

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Palmer, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Empire Mine in Palmer has ceased operations and over 300 salaried and hourly workers will be laid off later this month. Reports say the mine has gone into an indefinite idle state and a list of workers who will be laid off has been posted by […]

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Boy Injured At Pictured Rocks Released From Hospital

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A downstate boy who was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard after he fell and hit his head in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Wednesday night has been released from an area hospital. The 14-year-old Kalkaska boy fell just after 10:00 p.m. in the remote Coves Group […]

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Michigan Tech Board Meets In Houghton

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Houghton, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Tech Board of Trustees has a new Board Chair. At their regular summer meeting yesterday on the Houghton campus, Terry Woychowski assumed the helm as chair for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. The board also received a report on gifts to the Michigan Tech Fund, which […]

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Escanaba Market Place Project Underway

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Escanaba, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A groundbreaking ceremony was held yesterday for a major community project in downtown Escanaba. The 8,000 square foot Escanaba Market Place is being built on the 1500 block of Ludington Street. City and Downtown Development Authority officials say the space will host the Escanaba Farmer’s Market and […]

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Shriners Activities Continue In Marquette County

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Activities are continuing today and tomorrow with the Midwest Shrine Association Summer Convention in Marquette County. The public is invited to the Presque Isle Band Shell in Marquette this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. for the Yeldiz Chanters. Then tonight from 6:00pm to 10:00pm Washington Street will be […]

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1st Congressional Race Set For November

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – In the race for the 1st Congressional District seat being vacated by retiring Congressman Dan Benishek, former chair of the Michigan Democratic Party Lon Johnson of Kalkaska beat former Kalkaska County Sheriff Jerry Cannon in the Democratic primary. Johnson had 31,677 votes to Cannon’s 12,539. He will […]

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Results From 8/2/2016 Primary Elections

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  In the three-way Democratic race in the for Marquette County Sheriff, Chocolay Township Police Chief Greg Zyburt won the primary race with 4,241 votes, followed by Sheriff’s Deputy Lowell Larson with 3,696 votes and current Marquette County Undersheriff Mike Klein finishing with 2,649 votes. No Republican candidates […]

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Iron Ore Heritage Trail Millage Renewal Passes

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – In Marquette County, voters passed a millage renewal for the Iron Ore Heritage Recreation Authority that would allow for the continued building, managing and maintaining of the 47-mile Iron Ore Heritage Trail. The millage renewal requests had to pass in a total of seven municipalities for it […]

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Zyburt Wins Marquette County Sheriff’s Primary

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – In the three-way Democratic primary race in the for Marquette County Sheriff, Chocolay Township Police Chief Greg Zyburt won with 4,241 votes. He was followed by Sheriff’s Deputy Lowell Larson with 3,696 votes and current Marquette County Undersheriff Mike Klein, who finished with 2,649 votes. No Republican […]

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