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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Senate this morning approved legislation designed to improve car and boat sales, by taxing those sales only on the difference in price between the new purchase, and a trade-in. Some other states have passed similar measures. The bill is sponsored by State Senate Republican Dave […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The former commander of the Huron Undercover Narcotics Team in Northeast Lower Michigan will not spend time in jail for pocketing money intended to make drug deals. Lt. Delmer Putnam plead guilty in December to a reduced charge of willful neglect of duty by a public officer. […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The findings of an independent parking study were recently discussed by the Marquette City Commission and DDA Board of Directors. The study was undertaken by the DDA in order to develop a long-term strategy that balances the parking needs of the district customers and included usage surveys […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A shakeup in the leadership of the Michigan Democratic Party may be in the works. In a letter to party members today, Michigan’s entire Democtratic Congressional delegation called for Lon Johnson of downstate Kalkaska to replace longtime party chair Mark Brewer. Brewer, who has chaired state Democrats […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Preparations are continuing today for the 126th Annual Ski Jumping Tournament at the Suicide Hill Ski Bowl in Ishpeming. The tournament is hosted by the Ishpeming Ski Club and and is being held tomorrow starting with trial rounds around 6 p.m. A welcome reception is being held […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The City of Marquette is hosting their third annual Community Open House later today. The event is a chance for the community to meet City Commissioners, partners and staff, including the Police and Fire Chiefs, City Manager, the Police Department’s Canine Unit and more. Interactive displays by […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. flags to be lowered to half-staff within the state Capitol Complex and at state buildings, grounds and facilities on Thursday in honor of a Kalamazoo-area native who died last month from injuries suffered in Afghanistan. 38-year-old Army Sergeant Mark Schoonhoven, formerly […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has issued a consumer alert advising Michigan residents to exercise caution before purchasing their next used car to avoid being scammed into purchasing a flood-damaged vehicle. The warning comes amid an influx of flood-damaged vehicles on the national automotive market in the […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reporting record low water levels in Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. The results from tests conducted through January 31, found the levels at their lowest since records began in 1918. Officials pegged the monthly mean water level at 576.02 feet […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Upper Michigan Senator Tom Casperson has joined with several of his colleagues to form the Legislative Waterways Caucus in Lansing. The group is planning to introduce legislation aimed at enhancing Michigan waters. The bipartisan caucus, made up of legislators from both chambers, will be a forum for […]

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