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State Seeks Public Input On Straits Pipeline Studies

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Lansing, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The State of Michigan is looking for public input on proposals from environmental and engineering experts to complete two studies on the Mackinac Straits pipeline known as Enbridge Energy’s Line 5. The Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board is advising the state on finding qualified contractors to conduct […]

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U.P. Unemployment Rate Up Slightly

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Lansing, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The unemployment rate rose slightly in December in Upper Michigan. According to the Department of Technology Management & Budget, the U.P. rate for last month was 5.7 percent. That compares to a rate of 5.5 percent in November. The state unemployment rate for the period was 4.5 […]

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Telephone Scam Reported In Houghton County

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Calumet, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police say a Calumet resident recently received a phone call that showed on the caller I.D. as coming from Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital. Troopers say the caller told the person that they had been selected to have their debt forgiven and requested credit card account information. Aspirus […]

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MI Democratic Party Chair Brandon Dillon Visits Marquette County

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – New Michigan Democratic Party Chair Brandon Dillon has been touring across Upper Michigan this week, meeting with party faithful and the media to spread the party’s message. Dillon visited the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today as part of a visit to Marquette to chat […]

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One Killed In Alger County Snowmobiling Accident

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Au Train Township, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Authorities in Alger County say a downstate man was killed in snowmobiling accident last night in Au Train Township. The accident was reported around 9:15 p.m. on Trail #8, about three miles west of M-94. Investigators say a snowmobile operated by 37-year-old Adam Michael Hagerty […]

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Two Killed In Ishpeming Traffic Accident

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Ishpeming, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Two people were killed in a two-vehicle crash last night in Ishpeming. Police say 81-year-old Peter Ruokala of Ishpeming was driving a 2004 Chevrolet sedan and attempted to turn onto Lakeshore Drive from the westbound US-41 turning lane just after 6:00 p.m. His car crossed into the […]

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Marquette Man Arrested On Robbery And Larceny Felonies

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette City Police have arrested the suspect in the robbery of the Krist gas station on Lincoln Avenue in Marquette. Police arrested 27-year-old Anthony Gonzalez of Marquette on one count of Robbery and two counts of Larceny in a Building, all felonies. The robbery occurred just after […]

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Manistique Man Arrested On Marijuana Charges

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Manistique, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team arrested a Manistique man in connection with an interstate marijuana operation. 37-year-old Jason Gregurash was arrested Monday for delivery of over 15 pounds of marijuana that was heading to Wisconsin. UPSET detectives were investigating a tip about an operation where large […]

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Five Arrested In Pair Of Delta County Meth Busts

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Escanaba, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Five people have been arrested following the discovery of two separate meth labs in Escanaba. The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team says the first lab was located Tuesday night on the 3100 block of 14th Ave South. 35-year-old Lee Nelson and 30-year-old Boyd Nelson have both been […]

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Riverside Marquette Continues With Plans To Move

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A dormant Marquette Township lumber yard and retail location has been purchased by an Upper Michigan development group. Dagenais Enterprises of Escanaba has purchased the former Pro Build building supply location to construct a new Riverside Auto Mall of Marquette. Riverside Marquette General Manager Paul Halbur joined […]

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