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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –Michigan Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow are praising Senate passage in Washington, D.C. of the Water Resources Development Act including important provisions they fought for to reduce the backlog of harbor dredging projects in the Great Lakes. Provisions in the legislation include increasing authorized spending for harbor […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –Some good news for Michigan’s revenue picture. The state will have almost $700 million in unanticipated revenues to operate with as lawmakers finalize the 2013-2014 budget. That, according to state officials and top economists, is on the heels of Wednesday’s revenue estimating conference at the State Capitol. The […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –Bar owners and other licensed beverage sellers are wasting no time in opposing a recommendation from the National Transportation Safety Board that Michigan and other states reduce it’s maximum blood alcohol level for drivers 0.05. Currently it’s 0.08 and that had only been reduced in recent years from […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –State Police at the St. Ignace Post arrested a Delta County woman on felony embezzlement charges. 39-year-old Jana Chaperon of Rapid River was arrested following an investigation into embezzlement involving Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in Manistique. She was arraigned today in 93rd District Court in Manistique one count of […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –A Bessemer man has been sentenced for the killing of his elderly wife. 50-year-old Kenneth Peters, who was found guilty on all counts in the death of 79-year-old Ethel Grzena-Peters, was sentenced to life in prison yesterday. A Gogebic County jury found Peters guilty of first-degree murder, second-degree […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –Marquette City Firefighters responded to the WE Energies Presque Isle Power Plant last night on a report of a fire on the roof of one of the power plant’s buildings. The fire was called in around 9:15 last night and fire fighters arriving on the scene called in […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –State Police at the St. Ignace Post were called out to a breaking and entering on Monday at Chamberlin’s Inn in Mackinac County. Troopers arriving at the scene found the suspect, a 42-year-old Curtis woman, locked inside her vehicle, along with evidence of the crime. She had apparently […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –Governor Rick Snyder says that a newly revealed surplus of revenue should be considered as a way to fix Michigan’s deteriorating roads, if the legislature does not agree on a road funding package. The Governor for some time has pushed the legislature to find a way to raise […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –Most Michigan residents say the controversial method of accessing natural gas known as “fracking” is good for the economy, but worry about the possible environmental impact, according to a new survey from the University of Michigan. The poll shows that 82 percent of Michigan residents said fracking was […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –Negaunee City Police have released details of a three-vehicle crash that happened yesterday morning at the intersection of US-41 and Teal Lake Avenue. The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. when a Chevy Equinox, driven 21-year-old Jennifer Perry of Negaunee attempted to turn left onto Teal Lake Avenue and […]

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