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Marquette Board Of Ed Votes To Ratify Contract

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  The Marquette Area Public Schools Board of Education has ratified a new contract for district teachers. At a special meeting last night, board members voted 5-2 to pass the new contract. The agreement covers a three year period, from 2013 to 2016, with scheduled raises in 2014-15 […]

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Houghton County Murder Trial Underway

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The murder trial for a man suspected of killing his wife last December began yestrday in Houghton County Circuit Court. 35-year-old Nima Nassiri of Dollar Bay is charged with second degree murder for allegedly beating his wife, Sanaz Nezami, who later died from the injuries she sustained. […]

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Cliffs Considering Building Their Own Power Plant

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  Officials with Cliffs Natural Resources have begun the process of possible development of creating a power plant to serve their facilities in Marquette County. According to a statement released yesterday, Cliffs and Invenergy Thermal Development have executed a Letter of Intent to consider a combined heat and […]

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Marquette Bar Sorry For Ray Rice Drink Special

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A downtown Marquette nightspot has issued a formal apology for a weekend drink special referring to the Ray Rice domestic violence scandal. The Wild Rover on Washington Street came under fire this week on social media in the community for presenting a drink special called the “Ray […]

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One Person Injured In Motorcycle-Deer Accident

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police at the St. Ignace post say one person was injured in a weekend motorcycle-deer accident in Doyle Township. Troopers say a 55-year-old Cooks man was heading east on US-2 near County Road 438 on a motorcycle around 9:30 yesterday morning when he struck two deer […]

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Weekend House Fire Reported In Ishpeming

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  Ishpeming firefighters responded to a structure fire yesterday afternoon just after 2:00 o’clock at 655 Park Street. Upon arrival, fire crews found flames coming from the roof of the home. Firefighters made entry into the home and battled the fire in the homes attic and third floor […]

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Road Project Underway In City Of Marquette

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A portion of Westland Drive in the City of Marquette, from Forest Park Drive to the westerly end, has been closed to allow for the reconstruction of the street and storm water utilities. This project is scheduled to be substantially complete in about two weeks. Drivers are […]

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Michigan Tech Education Equals Earnings

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  A new survey shows starting salaries are indicating that employers like the kind of education students get at Michigan Technological University. The survey by payscale.com ranked Michigan Tech third in the nation among public research universities for the average starting salary of graduates. Payscale.com surveyed over 13-hundred […]

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MTU Enrollment Numbers Are Up This Year

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan Technological University in Houghton submitted its preliminary fall enrollment figures to the state this week. University officials say enrollment totaled 7,100 this fall, up from last year and is the second highest number since 1983. The university also showed record numbers in several individual categories as […]

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Road Work In Marquette County Starts Friday

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Roadwork on US-41 in Marquette County near Harvey starts this Friday. The Michigan Department of Transportation will mill and resurface 2.8 miles of US-41 from Big Creek Road to south of Juliet Street. The project will also include the addition of centerline and shoulder rumble strips and […]

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