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Ishpeming Fire Department Receives Grant Funds

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Ishpeming Volunteer Fire Department will be receiving a Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant. The grant amount is for a total of $25,276. The 2013 FEMA AFG Grant requires a local match of 5% of the overall cost of the project. The local 5% […]

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MI AG Continues Propane Investigation In U.P.

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has filed a petition for additional civil subpoenas in the investigation into price gouging and other questionable business practices related to high propane costs this winter. The petition, filed recently in Marquette County Circuit Court, ordered AmeriGas, the nation’s largest residential supplier […]

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U.P. Residents Sentenced To Prison For Drugs

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Marquette, MI- (Great Lakes Radio News) – Three Upper Michigan residents have been sentenced to federal prison for distributing two types of drugs commonly known as bath salts. 56-year-old Scott Bernard Will of Mass City was sentenced to 11 ½ years in federal prison. A federal jury in Marquette found will guilty last December of […]

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Police Investigating Death Of Menominee Woman

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Police in Menominee are currently investigating the death of a Menominee woman, whose body was found on the shore of Green Bay yesterday afternoon. The woman has been identified as 55-year-old Bonnie Ruleau. Authorities discovered her body along the shore near her home at just after noon […]

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Downtown Forums Coming To West End

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Two Downtown Development Community Forums are happening tomorrow in Ishpeming and Negaunee. Representatives from the Lake Superior Community Partnership, the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Economic Development Corporation and other agencies will present and answer questions about downtown development programs and initiatives. Organizers say many […]

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M-DOT Updates Manistique Bridge Project Plan

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  The Michigan Department of Transportation has released an update on construction on the Manistique River Bridge on US-2. M-DOT says the project, which had originally been announced to be starting this week, will begin on Tuesday, May 27th. The project will repair the deck on the Manistique […]

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M-DOT Launches Manistique Bridge Project

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  Construction on US-2 Manistique River Bridge is underway. The Michigan Department of Transportation is repairing the deck on the Manistique River Bridge in Schoolcraft County. M-DOT says two-way traffic will be maintained using traffic shifts. The project is expected to be completed sometime this August.

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State Rep. Dianda Pushes For Rural Gas Sales

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 110th District State Representative Scott Dianda has introduced legislation making it easier for stores in remote rural areas to supply gasoline to tourists. House Bill 5541 is intended to aid travelers in rural areas of the U.P., and bring more business to local establishments. The Calumet Democrat […]

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State Rep. Kivela Supports Detroit Bankruptcy Legislation

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 109th District State Representative John Kivela says he is supporting legislation offered up in Lansing late last week that moves forward with efforts to financially assist the City of Detroit in their current state of bankruptcy. Kivela says that although on first glance, supporting a financial bailout […]

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Marquette Mine Truck Traffic Agreement Approved

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An agreement between the City of Marquette and Lundin Mining covering truck traffic in the city from the Eagle Mine in Northern Marquette County has been approved. The Marquette City Commission voted to unanimously accept the plan last night. Under the agreement, Lundin will financially compensate the […]

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