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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 109th District State Representative John Kivela has introduced legislation in the State House addressing a portion of the so-called “dark store” issue. Kivela joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today to explain how the measure would help local governments that lose money when large […]

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Ishpeming, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Western Marquette County Health Foundation recently awarded $60,000 in grant monies to four Western Marquette County School Districts and the Upper Peninsula Diabetes Outreach Network. Ishpeming, Negaunee, NICE Community Schools, and the Republic/Michigamme School District each received $12,500. UPDON received $10,000 as part of a matching […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Marquette business has been recognized by Governor Rick Snyder for it’s energy efficiency. The Marquette Food Co-op won the first annual Governor’s Energy Excellence Award for Best Commercial Project for the construction of their new store 502 W. Washington Street. The Co-op uses mostly LED lighting […]

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Lansing, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A resolution by Senator Tom Casperson urging the U-S Forest Service to work with owners of privately held hunting camps on leased acreage within the Ottawa National Forest was adopted last week by the state Senate. Casperson’s measure addresses about 100 property owners who could lose their […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette City Commission has a regular meeting tonight. Agenda items include further action on the acquisition of land and development plans for the Clark Lambros Park in North Marquette, as well as the Planned Unit Development contract with Duke LifePoint for their new hospital in the […]

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Harvey, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Chocolay Township Police say one man is in custody after allegedly stealing a car and trying to run from police. Around 12:30 yesterday morning, a car was reported to Chocolay Township Police as stolen from 105 East Fairbanks Avenue. Police spotted the car, a silver 2003 Pontiac […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan U.S. Senator Gary Peters has introduced legislation in Washington requiring a review of hazardous material pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac. Peters joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today to talk about the legislation. Peters says he has concerns with possible oil spills […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Senator Tom Casperson stopped in at the Great Lakes radio studios this morning while he was in town for the UP EMS Conference at Northern Michigan University. Casperson sat down for a cup of coffee and talked about a wide array of legislative matters he is […]

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Sault Ste. Marie, MI  (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police at the Sault Ste. Marie Post say a Virginia man was found dead in a cabin on Drummond Island in Chippewa County after he had fired on two U.S. Border Patrol Agents. The incident happened around 2:30 yesterday morning when the agents tracked 38-year-old […]

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Lansing, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  State Representative Scott Dianda is calling on the Federal government to save hunting camps in the western U.P. The Calumet Democrat is asking the feds renew hunting camp leases under the U.S. Forest Service’s Recreation Residence Program or grandfather in the remaining 104 lease agreements for hunting […]

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