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More U.P. Counties Declared As Emergencies

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  Governor Rick Snyder has amended a recent emergency declaration for Marquette County to include five additional U.P. counties after this winter’s extreme cold and deep frost levels continue to cause widespread and severe damage to water and sewer mains. The amended emergency declaration adds Chippewa, Delta, Gogebic, […]

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Alger-Delta Electric Co-op Gets $7M For Improvements

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)  – A project has been launched to improve electric service to businesses and residents in the central U.P. The support comes through the USDA’s rural utilities program and will help replace aging electric lines, build new lines to reach new residents, and support smart grid projects that can […]

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Four U.P. Communities Are Tree Cities

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Department of Natural Resources and the Arbor Day Foundation say four U.P. communities are among 125 in the state that have been awarded “Tree City USA” certification for work accomplished in 2013. The cities of Marquette, Escanaba, Gladstone and Norway have been recognized for responsible community-wide […]

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Delta County Man Runs For 38th District Senate Seat

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  A Delta County man has announced he is running for the 38th District State Senate seat. Christopher Germain of Escanaba announced his candidacy as a Democrat today for the seat currently held by Republican Tom Casperson, also of Escanaba. The 38th Senate District spans across the western […]

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Marquette Mine Truck Traffic Agreement Reached

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  A tentative agreement between the City of Marquette and Lundin Mining has been reached concerning mining truck access to the Eagle Mine while maintaining the city’s roads. The Marquette City Commission’s Transportation Subcommittee and officials with Lundin presented the tentative agreement at a City Commission work session […]

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Northern Michigan University Sets Summer Hours

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Officials at Northern Michigan University say summer hours are now in effect on the Marquette campus. Most offices and departments will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The PEIF recreation area and pool are closed for annual maintenance and will reopen on Monday, May […]

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Dianda Seeks To Regulate M-DOT Travel Expenses

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 110th District State Representative Scott Dianda has proposed legislation regulating out-of-state travel and the conducting of business by employees of the Michigan Department of Transportation. The Calumet Democrat says he proposed House Bill 5542 last week to save taxpayer dollars by regulating M-DOT travel expenses and taking […]

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Marquette Man Arrested On Human Trafficking Charge

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette City Police are reporting the arrest of a Marquette man on felony charges of human trafficking involving a minor female. 24-year-old Aaron Max Wesolek was arrested on Friday following an investigation into an incident on April 21st where Wesolek allegedly sexually assaulted a 14-year-old Marquette County […]

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Yet Another General Motors Recall

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  There is another recall for General Motors. The automaker is recalling 51-thousand vehicles after it found problems with fuel gauges on three SUV models built in Lansing. The SUVs included are the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia, all from the 2014 model year. A problem […]

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M-DOT Starts Major Copper Country Road Project

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Department of Transportation is starting a  major road project tomorrow in Houghton County. M-DOT is reconstructing 3 miles of M-26 in Franklin Township from the Portage Lake Lift Bridge to Sixth Street in Dollar Bay. Work includes widening the roadway from two lanes to three […]

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