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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The State of Michigan will not be outsourcing food, health and mental health services in the Department of Corrections. State officials say they have determined that bids from those vendors do not translate to adequate savings. Under civil service rules, the state must save at least five […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Humanities Council has selected an Upper Michigan man as its new Executive Director. Erik Nordberg of Calumet will begin serving as in the position on May 1. Nordberg previously served on the MHC Board of Directors for eight years. Before his term ended in 2011, […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – It’s a busy week ahead at the State Capitol. At least two legislative committees meet to address the problem of low lake levels, and the need to step up dredging not only for now, but for the future.  Also, proposal that if approved would be called “Caylee […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Car and truck sales posted solid gains in February, as those in the industry wonder about the impact of spending cuts in Washington. GM posted a 7 percent sales increase in February. Chrysler sales were up 4 percent. Ford lead the way with a 9 percent sales […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Diabetes Prevention and Control Program within the Michigan Department of Community Health has been selected as one of eight state programs to receive a grant of more than $134,000 to fight prediabetes and the spread of adult onset diabetes known as type-2 diabetes. Officials say […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Ishpeming City Police responded to a three-vehicle accident yesterday afternoon at the intersection of US-41 and Lakeshore Drive. The accident happened just after 2:30 p.m. when a northbound Ford Explorer, driven by a 23-year-old Ishpeming woman, on Lakeshore failed to stop at a red light and struck […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel is visiting the Upper Peninsula this weekend to meet with citizens, take part in several events and tour several sites. Greimel’s trip will be primarily in the western U.P. and includes speaking at the Copper Dog 150 sled dog race start […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan House passed legislation Thursday creating a special designation for military veterans on their state driver’s licenses and state identification cards. The bills are designed to give veterans with proof of an honorable discharge another option to show ID proving they qualify for certain services and […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A new statewide poll shows only 20 percent of the respondents saying they support the idea of teachers carrying guns in classrooms. The poll was conducted by Denno Research for Lambert, Edwards and Associates, a Michigan-based public relations firm. Forty-three percent of the respondents did say security […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A coalition of Northern Michigan University Students is continuing with efforts to gather signatures on a petition to save Michigan Gray Wolves from being hunted. Members of the NMU EarthKeepers II Student Team and the Native American Student Association gathered about 50 signatures from registered voters during an […]

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