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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Department of Community Health has selected the YMCA of Marquette County as one of 10 agencies in the state for a pilot program to help address childhood obesity in Michigan. The program is aimed at improving physical activity and healthy eating for children in kindergarten […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Department of Natural Resources is hosting a public open house this week in Newberry. The purpose of the session is to take public comment on proposed forest management plans for 2014 in the Newberry management unit, which includes Chippewa and Luce counties. Each year, DNR personnel […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A planned road closure in Schoolcraft County by M-DOT has been cancelled. At this time, M-DOT will not be closing M-94 in Manistique as expected. The possible closure was announced yesterday afternoon, but now has been rescinded. The city, its consultant and its contractor are still investigating […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette City Police are looking for the public’s help as they investigate a case of vandalism involving the Father Marquette statue in South Marquette. Police say the statue was vandalized with red paint sprayed on the face and chest sometime between last Tuesday and Wednesday nights. The […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An Upper Michigan State Police post commander who faced a drunk driving charge that was thrown out of court earlier this year has been demoted. Reports say Lt. William Smith was demoted to Sergeant, transferred to the Lansing State Police Post and suspended for 15 days without […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The city of Lansing has signed over the land for a proposed $245 million casino to the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. The transfer of the $1.93 million parcel of land adjacent to the downtown Lansing Center was a mostly ceremonial, but necessary, step in […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The American Red Cross is continuing its efforts to reschedule cancelled blood drives and increase donor turnout to help replenish blood supplies following Superstorm Sandy. Through Wednesday, the destructive storm has forced the cancellation of about 360 Red Cross blood drives in 13 states, including Michigan, and […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A new poll shows that Michigan residents are more positive about the state’s economy. The poll, conducted last week by EPIC-MRA of Lansing, shows that 62 percent of the state’s residents believe the economy has bottomed out and is now improving. That’s a sharp turnaround from last […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The City of Marquette Fire Department is reminding residents to “Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery” this weekend as we adjust to Eastern Daylight time on Sunday. The annual campaign reminds residents that battery replacement in their smoke detectors is part of a sound home safety strategy. […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – M-DOT is reporting the emergency closure of M-94 between Chippewa Avenue and Fifth Street in the city of Manistique. The closure is necessary to determine the source of and repair a suspected water system leak that is affecting a business between First and Second streets. The duration […]

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