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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 109th District State Representative John Kivela has been named to a task force charged with finding solutions for Michigan’s struggling schools. The task force, put forth by Michigan House Democrats, is a response to an effort by House Republicans to expand the Education Achievement Authority across the […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State lawmakers return from their Easter break on Tuesday, and increasingly the 2014 budget is looming overhead with unanswered questions. The Republican-controlled State House right now is considering a budget that spends $145 million more than what the governor recommended. Part of that discrepancy is because it […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Millions of Michigan motorists soon will be ambassadors of the state’s successful Pure Michigan tourism and business development marketing campaign. For the first time, Michigan is expanding the successful Pure Michigan brand to its license plates. All of the state’s plates will eventually carry the logo and […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police are continuing the investigation today into a fatal police-involved shooting yesterday evening in Marquette County. The incident occurred just after 6 p.m. when a State Trooper and a Marquette County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a 911 call concerning a residence in Humboldt Township. The 911 […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette City Police are investigating the theft of several thousand dollars worth of medical equipment from an area business. On Wednesday, Marquette Police were notified of the theft of the equipment from the rear of the Wright & Filipis store on West Washington Street. The equipment, including […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates displayed only modest changes in most of Michigan’s 17 major labor market areas in February. According to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget, the Ann Arbor area had the state’s lowest jobless rate In February at 5.3 percent while Northeast Lower […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Senator Tom Casperson says two steel mills are being talked about for the U.P. and one may be in Escanaba. Casperson says the reason steel mills might be considered in the U.P. may have more to do with producing power than processing iron ore. New technology […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The state of Michigan will be well represented this weekend in Atlanta at the NCAA men’s basketball Final Four. Not only will the University of Michigan be playing, but they and the other three teams will be playing on a floor built in the Upper Peninsula. The […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Charges have been filed in the case of a reported stabbing Monday evening in Iron Mountain. The stabbing was reported just after 6 p.m. central time at a residence on the west side of the city. 31-year-old Erich John Lindlbauer of Iron Mountain was charged in the […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette City Police say a 54-year-old Illinois man was ticketed after his vehicle hit the outside of the Family Video store on West Washington Street. Police say the man told them he hit the gas pedal instead of the brake on his vehicle by accident.  The incident […]

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