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U.P. Communities Receive Federal Grants

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Two Upper Michigan communities are receiving federal funds to enhance public safety. The Ironwood Fire Department is receiving a grant to improve operations. The $13,680 grant comes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and is a part of the Federal Emergency […]

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Fire Destroys Manistique Home

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Authorities are continuing the investigation into the cause of an early morning house fire in Manistique. Manistique Public Safety responded to the fire at 115 North Fourth Street around 2:15 a.m. today. Firefighters arriving on the scene found the house fully engulfed with flames shooting through the […]

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Dianda Sponsors Liquor License Fee Changes

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Legislation restructuring the liquor license fee schedule for small businesses in Michigan has passed in the State House. The bill, sponsored by 110th District State Representative Scott Dianda, changes the way the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs calculates the cost of a liquor license for […]

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Rapid River Man Arrested On Cocaine Charges

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team is reporting the arrest of a 60-year-old Rapid River man yesterday on cocaine charges. The man was arrested on two counts of Delivery of Cocaine and one count of Conspiracy to Deliver Cocaine. This arrest was part of an investigation that […]

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Major MDOT Marquette County Project Monday

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Department of Transportation will begin the resurfacing of a major portion of M-35 in Marquette County next week. The project will resurface 21.5 miles of northbound and southbound M-35 from the middle branch of the Escanaba River to County Road 480. M-DOT says the project […]

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Dianda Testifies Against Forestry Deregulation

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 110th District State Representative Scott Dianda says he is against a package of bills aimed at deregulating the forestry industry in Michigan. The Calumet Democrat testified today before the House Regulatory Reform Committee, of which he is a member. Dianda said the legislation is unnecessary because regulations […]

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Benishek Veterans Bill Unanimously Passes House

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously passed the Demanding Accountability for Veterans Act, authored by Congressman Dan Benishek. The bill holds the Department of Veterans’ Affairs accountable for actions related to veterans’ care and treatment across the country. Benishek says he is familiar with the VA’s […]

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UPPCO Sale Pending

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Public Service Commission has approved the proposed sale of the Upper Peninsula Power Company. Chicago-based Intgrys Energy Group is spinning off UPPCO to Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Partners for around 300-million dollars. The state gave its approval contingent on Balfour Beatty meeting a number conditions, including: […]

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Kivela Meth Bill Moving Through State House

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Legislature is considering a bipartisan package of bills that target the purchase of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine. The drug is used in the illegal manufacturing of methamphetamine. And part of the effort now moving through the Michigan Legislature is to outlaw “smurfing,” the practice of soliciting […]

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Superior Watershed Partnership Streamlines Eagle Mine Monitoring Info

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Superior Watershed Partnership has developed a simplified format for distribution of the findings of their monthly monitoring of the Eagle Mine. Since early 2013 the SWP has provided monitoring data to the public through the independent Community Environmental Monitoring Program. The agnecy will now produce simplified […]

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