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Seney National Wildlife Refuge Will Conduct First Prescribed Burn of the Year

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Seney National Wildlife Refuge plans to conduct it’s first prescribed burn of the year on Friday June 27, 2014.  Implementation of the burn is dependent on the appropriate weather condition and will not be conducted if conditions are not favorable. The burn is 160 acres and […]

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Employment Rates Rose in May

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State officials say seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates in May rose slightly in 12 of the 17 major labor market regions.  According to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget, total employment and labor force levels increased in all areas over the month.

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Ramsay Man Sentenced in Court

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Anthony Michael Adams, 32 year old Ramsay native, was sentenced in 32nd Circuit Court in Gogebic County of June 24, 2014 by the Honorable Judge Gotham. Adams was responsible for a string of local Home Invasions and Breaking & Enterings that the Michigan State Police Wakefield Post […]

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U.P.S.E.T. Detectives Arrest K.I. Sawyer Man

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – On 6-26-14, detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) arrested a 31 year old K.I. Sawyer man.  The suspect was arrested on two counts of “Felon in Possession of a Firearm” and one count of “Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property.” After the arrest, UPSET detectives […]

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NMU Approves Additional Funding for The Faculty Early Retirement Incentive Program

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The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees has approved additional funding for a new voluntary early retirement plan for university faculty. The Faculty Early Retirement Incentive Program was approved by the board on May 1st and was offered to faculty members age 62 and older with at least 10 years of service to the university. […]

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Sawyer International Airport Receives Federal Grant

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Sawyer International Airport in Marquette County has received over one million dollars in federal grant money for safety and runway improvements. The airport is receiving nearly $1,127,000 in a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The grant funds will be used to purchase new safety equipment and rehabilitate runway lighting. Supporters say making sure […]

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New Education Legislation Signed into Law

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Legislation sponsored by 108th District State Representative Ed McBroom amending the Michigan Merit Curriculum has been signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder. The Dickinson County Republican’s measure allows students to fulfill the Algebra II requirement by completing a career and technical education program that has the material embedded into lessons. The bill also provides […]

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Breitung Township Woman Accused of Embezzlement

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A 67-year old Upper Peninsula woman is accused of embezzling from a local bank. Josephine Novara of Breitung Township is charged with embezzlement from a financial institution in excess of $10,000, punishable by up to 20-years in prison. She allegedly took the funds from a First National Bank and Trust branch in Iron Mountain. Novara […]

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Marquette Board of Light and Power Warns of New Phone Scam

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The Marquette Board of Light and Power is warning area residents of a phone scam that has been making the rounds of several of their commercial customers.  The BLP says they have been contacted by customers who say they received a telephone call and were told their electric power service would be disconnected within 45 […]

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Governor Snyder Signs New Firearm Bill Into Law

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A bill, sponsored by State Senator Tom Casperson, making firearms records confidential and not subject to Freedom of Information Act requests has been signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder. The Escanaba Republican says the bill allows disclosure of records in cases where firearm owners pose a threat to themselves or other individuals, they have […]

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