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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Cliffs Natural Resources has announced that it is expecting to idle its Wabush Pointe Noire pellet plant in Quebec by the end of the second quarter of this year. The shut down is due to high production costs and lower pellet premium pricing which is expected to […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A statewide hospital organization says Michigan hospitals provided just under $1.9 billion dollars in uncompensated care in 2011. The report was issued by the Michigan Health and Hospital Association, which is also urging the Michigan legislature to invest in Medicaid and graduate medical education. The report also […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Are Michigan laws aimed at improving school safety being followed? A published report says often, they’re not.  The website “M-Live” reports that the laws, which require a certain number of fire drills and lockdown drills in K-12 schools, are routinely ignored. M-Live conducted a two month investigation. […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – If you are on welfare and your child has repeated unexcused absences, you’re not getting your check. That’s what a bill introduced at the State Capitol says.  House Bill 4388 would suspend welfare benefits to parents of children who are repeated truants. It’s sponsored by House Republican […]

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Gas Prices Down

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The price of gas went down during the past week. Triple-A Michigan reports that motorists in Michigan found that gas prices dropped an average of 11.6 cents during the past week. Michigan’s current statewide average is $3.70 per gallon, almost 26 cents less than this same time […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Today, March 11, 2013 the Social Security Offices are closed, as well as Finlandia University. Northern Michigan University will open for the Afternoon – all classes beginning at noon will be held. Great Lakes Radio – Delivering reliable and accurate local news to you on air, online […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State police from the Negaunee Post responded to a single-vehicle rollover accident yesterday morning just after 9 a.m. The accident happened in the westbound lanes of US 41 near the Midway Industrial Park when a 2000 Ford Focus, driven by 28-year-old Eugene Maheffey of Marquette, went out […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette City Police are looking for the public’s help in their investigation into the theft of a wallet earlier this week. Police say a man was at the Wild Rover in downtown Marquette on Tuesday when he put his wallet on the bar as he began to […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan’s senior U.S. senator, Carl Levin, says he will not seek re-election in 2014. The Detroit Democrat is the longest serving senator from Michigan, having been in the Senate since 1979. He also chairs the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee. Levin says the decision was extremely difficult […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Legislation authored by Upper Michigan Senator Tom Casperson that would allow the public to touch and pose for photos with bear cubs cleared the Michigan House Thursday. The measure would amend Michigan’s Large Carnivore Act by letting patrons at certain animal care facilities come into direct contact […]

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