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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A State House committee today is considering legislation that changes the requirements under Michigan’s Merit Curriculum law. The current law mandates classes such as Algebra II and a Foreign language. Some lawmakers, and some local school district leaders, say the current law is too inflexible for those […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – There could be extra security on the Mackinac Bridge for the Labor Day walk due to this week’s bombings of the Boston Marathon. The “Petoskey News” reports Mackinaw City Police Chief Patrick Wyman started thinking of possible upgrades to security within minutes of learning of the blasts. […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The outlook for tourism in Michigan this year is looking good. The annual Michigan State University Tourism Outlook, released at a tourism conference yesterday in Detroit, says the state should have three percent more tourists this year, and they’ll spend 5.1 percent more than they did in […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A state house committee in Lansing opened testimony yesterday on what will be an intensive effort at the State Capitol to revamp the way Michigan raises revenue for road and bridge maintenance. House Republican Wayne Schmidt of downstate Traverse City, chair of the House Transportation Committee says […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Global sales of Chevrolet vehicles topped $1.1 million for the first quarter marking the 10th consecutive quarter of record sales. The vehicle leading the way for the company once again is the Chevrolet Cruze. Since it was introduced in 2009, global sales of the compact sedan have […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – U.S. Congressman Gary Peters is building up cash as he considers running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Carl Levin. Peters first-quarter campaign report showed he raised $370,000 since the beginning of the year and had more than $800,000 dollars in cash on hand. Peters […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Hurley, Wisconsin authorities have released an update of a reported suspicious package found at the offices of Gogebic Taconite Mining Co. last Saturday morning. Just after 10 o’clock, a backpack was found wedged between the front wall of their offices and a newspaper vending machine. Due to […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Gwinn Schools Board of Education has voted to close a school building in an effort to address a $1.2 million budget deficit facing the district next year. The board voted 5 to 1 last night to close the Gilbert Elementary school and transfer the students to […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Marquette man charged in a stabbing at a South Marquette bar in August has been sentenced to jail time. 31-year-old James Christensen was arrested and charged with the stabbing of 42-year-old Bradley Hase of Marquette at the Long Shot Saloon at 149 West Baraga Avenue. Christensen […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – While the federal sequestration has resulted in reduced funding to states, the State Budget Office in Lansing has announced that there will not be any layoffs of state workers from the impasse. However it won’t mean there are no negative effects. The state says it reached the […]

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