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Unemployment Drops In U.P. And State

Lansing, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates in April declined in all of the state’s 17 major labor market areas. The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget said the drop in unemployment is following traditional seasonal hiring trends. The state rate for April was 4-point-3 down from 5-point-1 percent […]

Washington, D.C. – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Legislation authored by Upper Michigan Congressman Dan Benishek protecting sportsmen and women’s rights has been passed in the U.S House. Benishek’s measure is called the Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act. Benishek says it would create an “open until closed” policy for sporting use of […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Officials with UP Health System broke ground yesterday for their new hospital in Marquette. The project features a 500,000 square-foot state-of-the-art medical facility and an 80,000 square-foot adjoining medical office building. The hospital campus is being constructed on Baraga Avenue in the location of the former City […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette County authorities say there are counterfeit $100 bills circulating in the area. Forsyth Township and Marquette City Police say multiple counterfeit $100 bills have turned up at locations in the city and the Township. Police say the bills look very realistic but are not able to […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The City of Marquette Planning Commission is hosting a public forum tonight in Marquette. The forum is being held to share ideas and gather public input on how to appropriately regulate short-term and other rental properties in the city. The Planning Commission says the forum is being […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Strong storms that moved across the central U.P. yesterday afternoon resulted in a pair of reported tornadoes. According to the National Weather Service in Negaunee Township, the first apparent tornado touched down near the Marquette/Baraga County line. Damage included snapped White Pine trees 12-18″ in diameter. The […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Fire crews battled a house fire in Marquette Township for several hours yesterday. The fire at a home on South Vandenboom Road was reported around 4:00 p.m. Reports say the family was not at home at the time of the fire and their pets were evacuated from […]

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Negaunee, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Officials with the Iron Ore Heritage Trail in Marquette County are reminding users that a section of the trail is currently closed for upgrades. A two-mile section of the trail that starts at Healey Avenue in Negaunee and ends just north of the CN railroad crossing is […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Red Flag Warning has been posted for today for all of Upper Michigan. The National Weather Service says very warm and breezy conditions are expected which will lead to critical fire weather conditions over the U.P. Authorities are encouraging residents to avoid burning today if at […]

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Negaunee, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Crews in the City of Negaunee are responding today to a reported water main leak. City Public Works crews will be repairing the leak, which is at the intersection of Case Street and Pioneer Avenue this afternoon. The city says water will be shut off at approximately […]

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