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Long-Distance U.P. Phone System Problems Fixed

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Negaunee Township, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police at Regional Dispatch in Negaunee say telephone outages that were being reported yesterday over a wide area of the U.P. have been repaired. The service outages appear to have been isolated to long distance calls via land lines. Authorities say that 9-1-1 service and […]

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Marquette Streets Closing Due To Bike Race

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The City of Marquette is reminding motorists of a series of street closures going into effect tomorrow morning for the annual “Ore to Shore” Mountain Bike Race. Starting at 6 a.m., Pine Street from Fair Avenue to Lakeshore Boulevard, and Powder Mill Road from County Road 550 […]

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Poverty Island Wildfire Continues To Burn

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Garden, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Officials say the Poverty Island Wildfire is about 60-percent contained. The fire has been burning since late June on the 200 square-acre island off of the Garden Peninsula in Lake Michigan. The fire appears to have started from a lightning strike and has burned over 125 acres. […]

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“Scene & Reheard 6” Big Brothers/Big Sisters Benefit Concert Saturday In Marquette

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – “Scene & Reheard 6”, a concert featuring current and classic Marquette bands, is this Saturday night in Marquette. The bands are all coming together to benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Marquette and Alger Counties. Earlier today, Jayne Letts, Executive Director of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Marquette and […]

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13th Annual Marquette Area Blues Fest Coming Soon To Downtown Marquette

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The 13th Annual Marquette Area Blues Fest is coming this Labor Day weekend, September 2nd to the 4th, to the Mattson Lower Harbor Park in downtown Marquette. Marquette Area Blues Society President Mark Hamari joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today to share some […]

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Phone System Problems Reported Across U.P.

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police at Regional Dispatch in Negaunee say telephone outages are being reported today over a wide area of the U.P. The outages appear to be isolated to long distance calls. Attempts to place a long distance call results in a “fast busy” signal and then an […]

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Silver Creek Church In Harvey Hosting Annual Neighborhood Block Party This Saturday

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Silver Creek Church in Harvey is holding their annual Community Block Party at the church this weekend. Pastor Kevin Taylor joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today to invite listeners to the event. Taylor said this year, there will once again be a […]

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Baraga Woman Hurt In Early-Morning Crash

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Baraga, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan State Police say one person was injured in an early-morning traffic accident in Baraga County today. It happened around 1:20 a.m. on the Baraga Plains Road when a southbound vehicle, driven by an unidentified 47-year-old Baraga woman, went out of control near Mansfeldt Road, struck several […]

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Critical Need For A-Negative Blood In U.P.

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Officials with the U.P. Regional Blood Center say there is currently a critical need for A-negative blood across the Upper Peninsula. Blood donation sites are open today in Marquette, Hancock, Escanaba, and Sault Ste. Marie. The Blood Center says donations usually drop during the summer as people […]

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Interim Director Hired At Invent@NMU

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Northern Michigan University has hired a new interim director of their entrepreneurial innovation center, Invent@NMU. David Puskala of Marquette is taking over for Invent@NMU’s founding director, Dave Ollila, who recently stepped down to take a position with a Flint-based company. Puskala is leading a staff of NMU […]

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