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DNR: No Asian Carp In The Great Lakes

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) -The Michigan Department of Natural resources says Michigan rivers and inland lakes in 2013 had no evidence of Asian Carp. The DNR says the U.S. Fisheries and Wildlife Service sampled water at locations around the state testing for environmental DNA, or eDNA related to the bighead carp or […]

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Great Lakes Water Levels Returning To Normal

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A new report from the U-S Army Corps of Engineers says Great Lakes water levels came back up last year, after being down for several years. The report says Lake Superior rose by nearly two feet. Lakes Michigan and Huron rose 15 inches during 2013, after they […]

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Downstate Men Sentenced For Killing Cougar

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Three downstate men have been charged in the slaying of a cougar in the U.P. 42-year-old Troy Richard of Bay City, 68-year-old Theodore Richard of Munger and 43-year-old Todd Richard of Burt were arraigned yesterday in Schoolcraft County District Court. Troy Richard pleaded guilty to the two […]

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State Police Report Car/Train Accident

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police at the Iron Mountain Post are investigating an accident involving a car and a train that took place yesterday afternoon in Dickinson County. Troopers say the accident happened at 2:15 p.m. central time when the driver of a northbound sedan attempted to stop for a […]

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MI Unemployment Numbers Show Record Drop

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan’s unemployment rate in January fell by half a point to 7.8 percent, the lowest unemployment rate in the state since May 2008. According to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget, the January jobless rate was one and one-tenth percent below the state’s January 2013 […]

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DNR and YMCA Team Up To Teach Class For Vets

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan DNR is partnering with the Marquette County YMCA and NMU Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports to offer adaptive kayaking lessons for veterans with disabilities. The sessions will run on four consecutive Thursdays starting March 13th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Physical Education and Instruction Facility […]

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Army Corps To Distribute $25 Million For Great Lakes

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – U.S. Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow say the Army Corps will distribute $25 million for Great Lakes navigation projects and to address the backlog of Great Lakes dredging projects in the Great Lakes. The funding comes following a bipartisan letter sent last month, by Great Lakes […]

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U.P. Blood Center In Critical Blood Shortage

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The U.P. Regional Blood Center is in a critical need for blood throughout the Upper Peninsula. Types of blood needed are A-positive, A-negative, B-negative, and O-negative. Blood Center spokesperson Sallie Coron says they need to have a minimum target amount of pints of blood on hand in […]

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Benishek Bill Headed To President For Signature

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The U.S. House yesterday passed legislation to protect the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The bill, sponsored by Upper Peninsula Congressman Dan Benishek, was given approval in the Senate in June. It now heads to President Barack Obama. The legislation would designate approximately 32,500 acres of Sleeping […]

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Dianda Votes Against Supplemental Budget

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 110th District State Representative Scott Dianda says he voted against a supplemental budget bill because it does not address the critical need to help U.P. families dealing with a propane shortage during this extreme winter. The Senate-approved measure appropriated nearly $23 million from the federal Low-Income Home […]

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