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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Wisconsin State Senate has approved a bill overhauling Wisconsin’s mining regulations and eases the regulatory path for an open-pit iron mine to be built just south of Lake Superior. The GOP contends the mine creates hundreds of jobs. Minority Democrats counter the bill relaxes environmental protections […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The winner of a recent Mega Millions jackpot in Michigan is a great grandmother from Houghton County and she went to Lansing yesterday to pick up her winnings. Judy Juntunen of Atlantic Mine was the sole winner of the February 5 Mega Millions jackpot of $19 million. […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan’s Senior US Senator says he’s working with Senate Republicans on measures that could stave off Federal “Sequester” budget cuts scheduled for tomorrow. Senator Carl Levin says any resolution by the March 1 deadline must include both spending cuts and new revenue, and he proposes closing tax […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Some in Michigan have viewed Governor Rick Snyder as a moderate or centrist, but a new poll seems to say otherwise. The survey, conducted by Lansing-based Denno Research for Lambert, Edwards and Associates, shows 53 percent saying the Governor either leans right or is on the hard […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan is one step closer to having the authority to use a $30.6 million federal grant for its health exchange under the Affordable Care Act. The House Appropriations Committee this morning voted 24-3 in favor of a supplemental appropriations bill for federal funds to help implement a […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A second new copper and silver mine is slated to open in the western Upper Peninsula. The Department of Environmental Quality has approved the final permits for the proposed Orvana Corporation Copperwood copper and silver mine. The department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency required some additional […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The investigation is continuing into the case of a high school student in the Western Upper Peninsula who has been removed from school for making a gun-related threat on Facebook against other students. State Police say a 16-year-old boy at the Wakefield-Marenisco School was removed from the […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A State House Committee in Lansing has overwhelmingly approved a pair of bills designed to discourage people from trying to return out-of-state bottles for deposit money in Michigan. The bills follow complaints from retailers, especially those in border areas where out-of-state residents have tried to return their […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Voters headed to the polls yesterday on areas around Upper Michigan to decide a series of school millage and bond proposals and other requests.  Here are some results: MARQUETTE COUNTY Forsyth Township Ambulance Millage – A .4965 mill renewal for 5 years to continue operation of the […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan’s newest millionaire will be revealed this week. A news conference is planned at the Michigan Lottery’s headquarters in Lansing tomorrow to introduce the holder of a Mega Millions ticket that was purchased in Upper Michigan that’s worth $19 million. Lottery officials said earlier that the only […]

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