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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Extremely low wind chills have resulted in schools closings around the U.P. All schools in Marquette, Alger, Delta, Schoolcraft, Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, Dickinson, Ontonagon counties are closed today as wind chills are being reported around 30 below. The National Weather Service has issued Wind Chill Warnings across […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The 40th annual List of Words to be Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and Uselessness has been released by Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie. Words on this year’s list include “bae,” a slang term of endearment, along with ”skill set,” “curated,” […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A well-known bridge in the eastern U.P. will be renamed to remember a fallen soldier from Northern Michigan. The bridge on US-2 over the Cut River in Mackinac County will now be known as the “Heath Michael Robinson Cut River Memorial Bridge”. Governor Rick Snyder has signed […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Street closures are going into effect tonight in downtown Marquette for the annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. From 11:00 o’clock tonight to 1:00 a.m. tomorrow, the intersection of Front Street and Washington Street will be closed. Marquette City Police say the following streets will be closed […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Officials with UP Health System – Marquette are taking precautions to prevent the spread of the flu with visitor restrictions. Key restrictions now in effect at the Marquette facility include children under 14 not being permitted to enter the Hospital or Health System buildings except for medical […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation sponsored by state Senator Tom Casperson that prohibits the D-E-Q from promulgating air emission rules for wood stove manufacturers or enforcing new federal emission standards on wood heaters. The law is intended to address concerns about federal Environmental Protection Agency rules […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  Upper Peninsula Power Company crews are planning to lower water levels at their hydro reservoirs in the western U.P. The drawdowns will begin in January in accordance with federal regulations and are in anticipation of annual spring runoff. The first drawdowns will be at the Victoria Dam […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A bill sponsored by an Upper Michigan lawmaker has been vetoed by Governor Rick Snyder. House bill 4573, sponsored by 110th District State Representative Scott Dianda of Calumet, sought to prorate fees for liquor licenses in Michigan. In his veto Snyder said prorating fees for liquor licenses […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Authorities in northeast Wisconsin are continuing the investigation into a weekend fatal traffic accident. Marinette County Sheriff deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call Saturday just after 4:00 a.m., central time, in the town of Beecher. 51-year-old Michael Vojack of South Barrington, Illinois was driving a pick-up truck […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Senator Tom Casperson says he expects the state legislature to take action in response to a recent federal court ruling that overturned the decision removing the gray wolf from the endangered species list. The move bans wolf hunting and trapping in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The […]

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