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Downtown Marquette Bank Evacuated

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Employees at a downtown Marquette bank were evacuated for about 45 minutes  earlier today. The evacuation happened just before 11:00 a.m.at the Wells Fargo Bank on the corner of Washington and Front. There has been no official word on the reason for the evacuation, but reports say […]

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MDOT Starts U.P. Road Projects Today

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Roadwork has begun today on a portion of U.S.-41 in the Upper Peninsula. M-DOT is resurfacing 11-miles of roadway from the Delta/Alger county line to the Alger/Marquette county line. The preventive maintenance project is designed to extend the life of the pavement. The project will last through […]

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Ishpeming Man Arrested After Police Standoff

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Ishpeming Township, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An Ishpeming man was arrested yesterday following a standoff with police in Marquette County’s Ishpeming Township. The incident began around 2:30 yesterday afternoon when authorities went to a home on the 2100 block of Prairie Avenue to investigate a possible armed robbery suspect hiding inside. People […]

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Letter Carrier Food Drive Tomorrow

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A nationwide effort to help feed the hungry happens tomorrow. The 24th annual National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive will be collecting non-perishable food donations. It’s a simple process of placing the food donations in a bag by your mailbox tomorrow and your […]

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Body Found In Eastern U.P. Lake

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Chippewa County, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The body of a missing downstate man has been found in the eastern U.P. According to the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department, the body of William Wenzel of Merrill was located yesterday afternoon in Lake George near Rock Island. Wenzel had been missing since last November 27th, […]

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U.P. Run For Life Coming In June To Marquette

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Annual “Run for Life” is coming to the Ellwood Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette this June. Event organizer Amy Harju joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike to promote the event and encourage listeners to take part. The event features a 10K and […]

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NMU Wildcat Wednesday: Education Related Majors And Programs

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Education related majors have been at the core of Northern Michigan University since it was founded as a college to educate teachers in 1899. Joe Lubig, Associate Dean and Department Head of the School of Education, Leadership and Public Service, joined us for Wildcat Wednesday to talk […]

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U.P. Man Sentenced To Prison For Child Abuse

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Marquette County man has been sentenced to prison in a child abuse case. 28-year-old Nicholas Racine of West Branch Township was sentenced in Marquette County Circuit Court to 12 to 30 years in prison in the case of a three month old infant that was severely […]

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Red Flag Warning Posted For Entire Upper Peninsula

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The National Weather Service is warning people in the U.P. of high fire risk today. Dry conditions due to a lack of any steady rain and gusty southeast winds up to 25 mph are combining with low relative humidity and temperatures in the mid to upper 60s […]

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State Police Report Drug Take Back Success

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police at the Negaunee Post say they had good success in a recent prescription drug take back effort. 59.5 pounds of prescription drugs were collected at the post during the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 30th. All 29 State Police posts in Michigan […]

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