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NMU Develops Benefits Access For Student Veterans

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A new veterans resource representative is at Northern Michigan University to help veterans get access to benefits. Mike Rutledge has 22 years of military experience as well as a background in teaching at the high school and community college level. Rutledge says he works to assist veterans […]

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128th Annual Ski Jumps Tonight In Ishpeming

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Final preparations are wrapping up for tonight’s 128th Annual Ski Jumping Tournament at Suicide Hill Ski Bowl in Ishpeming. The tournament is hosted by the Ishpeming Ski Club. Trial rounds begin around 6:00 p.m. and competition jumps start shortly afterward. Jumpers from around the world and the […]

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Marquette Looks To Ban Smoking At Popular Park

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The City of Marquette is moving ahead with a plan to ban smoking at one of the city’s most popular parks. By a 4-3 vote last night, the Marquette City Commission instructed city staff to develop a new ordinance that would ban smoking at Presque Isle Park. […]

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Marquette Police Investigate Financial Crimes

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  Marquette City Police are reporting recent incidents of two types financial fraud. They are currently investigating reports of counterfeit $5 and $20 bills being used in stores and restaurants in and around Marquette. Individuals and businesses are being urged to closely inspect money used in cash transactions […]

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Stabenow Seeking To Stop Postal Center Closure

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan’s senior U.S. Senator has introduced an amendment stopping the U.S. Postal Service from closing facilities for two years. Senator Debbie Stabenow joined with 12 other senators in authoring the measure, which seeks to prevent delays in services that will impact Michigan families and small businesses. The […]

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Casperson Announces Hearing On Wolf Ruling

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Senate Natural Resources Committee will take testimony this week in Lansing on a resolution appealing a recent decision to return wolves to federal protection as endangered species. The measure, introduced by Senator Tom Casperson, calls on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Michigan DNR […]

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Marquette County Fatal Shooting Ruled Accidental

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  A Marquette County fatal shooting has been ruled accidental. State Police at the Negaunee Post say the shooting that claimed the life of 67-year-old Athena Engle of Republic Township was an accident. Troopers responded to Engle’s residence around 4:00 p.m. Friday after a call to Central Dispatch […]

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Counterfeit Money Appearing In Marquette

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette City Police are warning community residents and businesses about counterfeit money circulating in the Marquette area. Officers are investigating reports of counterfeit money being used by individuals in stores and restaurants in and around Marquette. The department is investigating counterfeit $20 and $5 bills. Police are […]

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Investigation Continues In US-2 Fatal Accident

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  State Police from the St. Ignace Post responded to a fatal car-pedestrian accident late Saturday afternoon in Schoolcraft County. Troopers say the accident happened just east of Manistique on US-2 near Walters Road in Manistique Township. The victim was identified as 51-year-old Leigh Peterson of Manistique. She […]

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Cliffs Cuts Debt By $400 Million, Drops Stock Dividends

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Cliffs Natural Resources says they have been able to successfully reduce the company’s debt by more than $400 million over the last three and a half months. The reduction was achieved through cash from operations in the fourth quarter of 2014 and net proceeds from the sale […]

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