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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Officials with Michigan Tech say the Houghton school is moving to a  plateau-style tuition plan for undergraduates beginning with the upcoming fall semester. The plateau will be set at 12-18 credit hours. That means undergraduates will pay a flat rate for a course load ranging from 12 […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The state’s jobless rate held steady at 8.9 percent in January. The Michigan jobless rate in January 2013 was three-tenths of a percentage point below the state’s revised January 2012 rate of 9.2 percent. Both total employment and the workforce rose slightly over the month by 4,000 […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Most Michigan voters are not happy with the job Rick Snyder is doing as governor, according to a new poll. The survey by North Carolina-based Public Policy Polling found that only 37 percent approve of the governor’s job performance, while 54 percent disapprove. That is pretty much […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marinette Marine Corporation has been awarded options to build two additional Littoral Combat Ships for the U.S. Navy. These are the fifth and sixth LCS ships the firm has been contracted to build under the 2010 block buy contract. The awarding increases Marinette Marine’s backlog through 2016 […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The DNR is hosting a pair of public meetings next week in the U.P. to provide information and answer questions about wolf management and the possibility of a future wolf hunting season. The meetings will take place in the following locations from 6 to 8 p.m. local […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Catholic Diocese in Marquette has announced a special farewell celebration to say goodbye to Archbishop Alexander Sample and wish him well as he prepares to leave the Catholic Diocese of Marquette for the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon. This public farewell for Archbishop Sample will be […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The controversy over the yet-to-take effect “right to work” law continues in Lansing. When lawmakers late last year approved the bill, which prohibits requiring workers to pay fees to unions in Michigan, they did not get “immediate effect” on the bill, meaning that it could not become […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police at the Wakefield Post say while serving felony arrest warrants to two Ontonagon residents for malicious destruction of property yesterday, they uncovered an illegal marijuana growing operation. Troopers say they arrested a female suspect at the residence after serving the warrants. She told the troopers […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The State Senate approved legislation Tuesday authored by an Upper Michigan lawmaker that bans the Department of Natural Resources from designating “biodiversity stewardship” areas. State Senate Republican Tom Casperson of Escanaba says current law gives too much authority over both state and private lands when it comes […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A state lawmaker is offering options to raise revenue to maintain the state’s roads without raising taxes as proposed by Governor Rick Snyder. Senator Patrick Colbeck from Canton says Michigan has the sixth-fastest growing economy in the U.S., which allowed the state to take in $500 million […]

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