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Manistique River Cleanup Gets Federal Grant

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is receiving a federal grant to help continue the cleanup of the Manistique River. The nearly 3-point-9 million dollar grant will help the DEQ develop and implement measures to remediate PCB contamination in sediment from industrial waste in the watershed. When […]

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M-DOT Starts 13 Mile M-553 Resurfacing Project

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Department of Transportation is officially starting a major road project today in Marquette County. M-DOT is investing $1.6 million to mill and resurface 13 miles of M-553 from M-35 to County Road 480. M-DOT says the project will require lane closures under flag control. The […]

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Casperson Bills Increase State Accountability

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Lansing, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Legislation authored in part by an Upper Michigan lawmaker to make state departments more accountable has been approved in the state Senate. Senator Tom Casperson says the bills would require most state government departments to pay the court costs of winning parties when they win in court […]

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Fire Destroys Au Train Township Fire Hall

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Au Train, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Fire destroyed an Alger County Fire Hall yesterday afternoon. The fire was reported at the Au Train Township Fire Hall on 16 Mile Lake Road. Reports say no one was inside the structure when the fire started, and no injuries have been reported, but a pumper […]

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YMCA of Marquette County Ready For Summer

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The YMCA of Marquette County is getting set for the summer. Rachel Berglund, Senior West End Director at the Y, joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today to share some of the special programs. Berglund talked about a series of day camps and week-long […]

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Senator Debbie Stabenow Visits U.P. To Meet With Small Business Owners

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow has been meeting with local small business owners in the U.P. over the past several days. Stabenow joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today to talk about the trip. Stabenow said she had been meeting with manufacturers, store owners, and […]

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Two Hurt In U.P. Motorcycle-Van Accident

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Forsyth Township, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Forsyth Township Police say two people were injured when a motorcycle was struck by a van yesterday evening. The accident happened around 7:15 p.m. at the intersection of M-35 and Johnson Lake Road when the van pulled out into the path of the motorcycle. A man […]

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Marquette City Commission Meets Tonight

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette City Commission has a regular meeting tonight in Marquette. Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today to preview the meeting’s agenda. Angeli said a good portion of the meeting will be connected to land and property acquisitions […]

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Eastern Upper Peninsula Judge Suspended

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Sault Ste. Marie, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A judge in the eastern Upper Peninsula has been ordered suspended for four months without pay. According to reports, Chippewa County Judge Elizabeth Church was suspended for dismissing charges and tickets without holding a hearing in dozens of cases. The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed […]

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Lawmaker Blasts Northern Michigan Prison Closure

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Traverse City, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Traverse City lawmaker is blasting the decision to close a northern Lower Michigan prison. Republican State Senator Wayne Schmidt says the announced closing of the Pugsley Correctional Facility in Kingsley is a mistake and will have a deep negative impact on the community. The 1300-bed […]

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