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Ishpeming, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette County has received a state grant to assist with the redevelopment of the Mather Inn building in Ishpeming. The $566,400 Community Development Block Grant was awarded by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority yesterday. It will be used to rehabilitate 15,000 square feet on the second […]

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Washington, D.C. – (Great Lakes Radio News) – U.S. Senator Gary Peters has cosponsored bipartisan legislation supporting the craft beverage industry. Peters says the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act reduces excise taxes and compliance regulations for brewers, cider makers, vintners, and distillers. Peters says Michigan is home to makers of some of the […]

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Lansing, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 110th District State Representative Scott Dianda is starting off a series of three town halls to discuss energy issues this weekend in Hancock. The Calumet Democrat says the meetings will focus on energy generation and the Upper Peninsula’s energy independence. The town halls will feature a presentation […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson is calling on university faculty and staff to help develop a new strategic plan. During his annual Fall Convocation address, Erickson said dropping conventional thinking is required to help NMU adapt to higher education changes. Erickson said NMU faces nationwide decreases […]

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Escanaba, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Negaunee man has been honored at activities focusing on veterans at the U.P. State Fair in Escanaba. Tom Stanaway was recognized today by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and others at a special ceremony as the 2015 Upper Peninsula Veteran of the Year. Stanaway served in the […]

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Ishpeming, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Ishpeming Public School District is in the market for a new Superintendent. Current Superintendent John Summerhill announced he is resigning from the post at a special meeting of the Ishpeming School Board today. In a statement to the board, Summerhill said he is leaving to take […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Senator Tom Casperson checked in on the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today to give a quick legislative update. Casperson chatted with News Director Walt Lindala about Governor Rick Snyder’s whirlwind tour of the Upper Peninsula last week and gave his reactions to the […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The City of Marquette Planning Commission is holding a public hearing tomorrow reviewing the amended Community Master Plan. City officials say developing the plan has been underway through an extensive public involvement process since Spring of 2012. The plan updates the Marquette Community Master Plan from 2004. […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette County Road Commission has closed a portion of County Road 492 today. Crews will be working on a culvert replacement project just north of Weiland Drive. The closure will cause County Road 492 to be closed to through traffic between Brookton Road and Grove Street. […]

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Lansing, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says his office is monitoring gas stations to check for attempted price gouging or fixing. Schuette has also issued a letter to BP, the owner of the Whiting, Indiana facility experiencing an outage that has been blamed for recent gas price increase […]

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