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Snowmobiler Killed In Houghton County

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Houghton, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Authorities in Houghton County say one person died in a snowmobile accident yesterday afternoon. 21-year-old Christopher Houchin of Salem, Wisconsin, was southbound on Trail #3 near Copper City around 1:30 p.m. when his snowmobile went off the trail and hit a tree. He was taken to UP […]

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Fire Destroys Alger County Home

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Trenary, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Fire destroyed a home near Trenary yesterday afternoon. The fire was reported around 1:00 p.m. at a home on ET Road in Alger County’s Limestone Township. Reports say the homeowner had been away and found the lower level of the house filled with smoke when he returned. […]

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Benishek Criticizes Obama Gun Executive Order

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Washington, D.C. – (Great Lakes Radio News) – U.S. Congressman Dan Benishek is criticizing President Obama’s executive order calling for more background checks before someone can buy a gun. Benishek says he has been a gun owner his entire life and knows the importance of the 2nd Amendment to the culture of his district. The […]

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YMCA Of Marquette County Set To Help With New Year’s Resolutions

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The YMCA of Marquette County has a series of programs that are getting started to help you fulfill your New Year’s resolutions to get active and healthy. Matt Deal joined us today for a “Y Wednesday” update and filled us in on the latest winter programs at […]

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New Marquette City Police Chief Blake Rieboldt Talks About The Job

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Blake Rieboldt, Marquette’s newest Chief of Police, joined us on the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today to talk about his new post in the department. Chief Rieboldt began his police career in Marquette in 1994 and served in various positions, most recently as a […]

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Marquette Fire Fatality Investigation Continues

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An autopsy has been scheduled for today as the investigation continues into the cause of death of a man whose body was found inside a burned residence on the east side of the City of Marquette. Firefighters located the body of 59-year-old John Scott Sonaglia of Marquette […]

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Casperson Disagrees With Milliken Over Straits Pipeline

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Lansing, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An Upper Michigan lawmaker is disagreeing with a former Michigan governor about the safety of a pipeline that runs underneath the Straits of Mackinac. Former Governor William Milliken, in a recent published opinion column, said the pipeline is aging and poses an environmental threat and should no […]

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Stupak Endorses Johnson In Congressional Race

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Former Upper Michigan Congressman Bart Stupak has endorsed one of the candidates running for the 1st Congressional District seat currently held by Republican Dan Benishek. Democrat Lon Johnson’s campaign announced today that Stupak is endorsing his run. Stupak says he is supporting Johnson because he will work […]

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Marquette Area Public Schools Score High On State Tests

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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 for the Tuesday Morning Superintendent series. Saunders gave an update on the performance statistics of the MAPS classes that recently took part in state M-STEP educational evaluation exams. He also […]

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Traffic Lights Out At Busy Gladstone Intersection

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Gladstone, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Drivers in Delta County need to use caution around a non-working traffic light on a major thoroughfare near Gladstone. A traffic accident damaged the light control box at the intersection of US-2 & 41 and M-35 at South Hill Road around 11:15 a.m. yesterday. Gladstone Public Safety […]

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