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USDA Grants Coming To Two U.P. Communities

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Two U.P. communities will be receiving USDA Rural Development Grant funding for various projects. The City of Bessemer will receive a $5-point-2 million grant to upgrade their 100-year-old sewer system. The Village of Laurium will receive a $15,000 grant to help purchase a new police vehicle. Bessemer […]

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Representative Dianda Passes House Resolution

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 110th District State Representative Scott Dianda has passed a House resolution declaring June 2014 Log Cabin History Month in Michigan. The resolution honors Michigan’s log cabin preservationists and historians belonging to the Log Cabin Society of Michigan, who have worked to preserve more than 100 historical log […]

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Representative McBroom Introduces House Proposal

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A proposal introduced by 108th District State Representative Ed McBroom would streamline the process for enacting new laws in the state. House Joint Resolution FF of 2014, which was co-sponsored by 96 of the 110 Republican and Democrat lawmakers, would make all bills effective 90 days after […]

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M-DOT Hosts Public Meeting Tonight In Manistique

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Department of Transportation is hosting a public meeting tonight in Manistique to discuss projects taking place in and around the city. MDOT staff will be presnting on four major projects near Manistique. That includes the resurfacing of 4 miles of US-2 from east of the […]

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Cliffs Natural Resources Curbs Expenditures

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. has announced the reduction of an additional $100 Million in Full-Year 2014 Capital Expenditures. The reduction is in addition to the Company’s previously announced capital spending decrease of approximately 55%, or $460 million, from Cliffs’ full-year 2013 capital expenditures. The $100 million decrease […]

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Kingsford Police Receive Grant For New Vehicle

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The City of Kingsford Police Department will be receiving a new vehicle thanks to a USDA federal grant. The city is slated to receive $16,000  through the Rural Development Community Facility Grant program. The program funds infrastructure needs in rural communities across the country. The grant funds […]

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City Of Hancock Gets Grant For Police Vehicle

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The City of Hancock Police Department will be receiving a new vehicle thanks to a USDA federal grant. The city is slated to receive $15,000  through the Rural Development Community Facility Grant program. The program funds infrastructure needs in rural communities across the country. The grant funds […]

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Dianda Votes Against Detroit Bankruptcy Measure

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 110th District State Representative Scott Dianda says he voted no on bankruptcy legislation for the City of Detroit. The Calumet Democrat issued a statement today saying he understands the Legislature had to help Detroit emerge from bankruptcy quickly and responsibly, but he has a responsibility to the […]

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Kivela’s Bill In Detroit Bankruptcy Legislation

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan House has approved an 11-bill package that would provide $195 million to help Detroit transition out of bankruptcy and require oversight of the city’s finances. The Republican-led chamber approved the legislation on a bipartisan vote, adding the state’s money to  $466 million committed by several […]

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“Yooper” Now In Dictionary But With Errors

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The word Yooper has now been added to the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, but it’s not without a problem. The word, which is defined as the term for a native of or longtime resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan was among approximately 150 words added to the […]

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