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Michigan Voter Registration Deadline

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – If you want to vote in the August primary, you’ll need to register today (July 7th, 2014).  Today is the deadline for registration to participate in the August 5 primary. In Michigan, all 83 counties will hold elections on that date. The primary will feature party runoffs […]

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AAA Gas Report From Fourth of July Weekend

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Gas prices dropped following the Fourth of July holiday, AAA Michigan reports.  Michigan’s current statewide average is $3.78/gallon, about 10.5 cents less than last week and about 24 cents higher than this time last year. The average price for self-serve decreased about six cents in Metro Detroit over […]

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Three Arrested on Meth Charges in Ishpeming

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – On July 2nd, 2014 Ishpeming Police arrested three people on methamphetamine charges. The arrests stem from a Protective Services referral on a couple who had just moved to Ishpeming and were alleged to be making and using methamphetamine. Investigation into the incident revealed that a 46-year old […]

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Vandalism at Westwood Mall

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident of subjects vandalizing vehicles in the Westwood Mall Parking lot.  The damaged vehicles were found in the northwest area of the lot behind Younker’s.  All vandalized vehicles belonged to employees at the Mall. The Sheriff’s Office is requesting […]

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Trial Date Set for Man Charged in Fatal Hit & Run

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A trial date of October 13th has been set for Michael Nelson, the Big Bay man charged in the fatal hit and run of an NMU employee in December 2013. Nelson has a final pre-trial appearance in Marquette Country Circuit Court on October 2nd. Nelson is accused […]

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West Nile Virus Hits Michigan

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan health officials say the first West Nile virus (WNV) activity for Michigan this summer has been identified in a mosquito pool from Saginaw County. The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) is urging residents to apply repellents during peak mosquito biting periods such as dusk and […]

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New Laws Allow Louder Fireworks

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Independence Day period is always loud, but since Michigan changed its fireworks law three years ago, it’s become even louder.  The new law allows louder and more powerful fireworks, although the loudest, such as M-80s and Cherry Bombs, remain illegal.  This year, the state has issued […]

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Travel Set to Increase with Fourth of July Weekend

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Mid-Summer holiday break is finally upon us, and millions of Michiganders will be setting out on the road this holiday weekend.  Nearly 1.35 million Michigan residents are expected to travel during the Fourth of July holiday, a 2.5% increase from last year. According to AAA, of […]

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Subaru Problems Lead to Massive Recalls

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Subaru of America is recalling more than 660,000 Outback, Legacy, Impreza, and Forester vehicles registered in cold-weather U.S. states, including Michigan, due to possible corrosion of brake lines. Brake line corrosion could cause leaking of brake fluid and make the brakes less effective, increasing the risk of […]

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Campaign Against Drunk Driving Kicks Off This Week

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Officers from nearly 150 agencies in 26 Michigan counties kicked off a campaign Tuesday to pay special attention to drunk drivers over the Fourth of July holiday period.  The campaign attempts to decrease alcohol-related traffic deaths and serious injuries, which are the highest during the summer, with […]

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