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U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Case Over Controversial U.P. Tribe’s Casino

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in early December on the state’s lawsuit challenging the Bay Mills Indian Community’s casino in Northern Michigan. Attorney General Bill Schuette says the case raises important questions about the relationship between state and tribal sovereignty. The state’s lawsuit challenges […]

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State Christmas Tree Coming From U.P.

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan’s Capitol Christmas tree for 2013 will come from the Western Upper Peninsula. A 68-foot tall spruce tree currently located in the backyard of Jonny and Barbara Waara’s home in Iron River has been selected to be displayed in front of the Capitol building in Lansing throughout […]

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Marquette Police Find Abandoned Meth Lab In City

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  Marquette City Police report the discovery of remnants of a meth lab near Division Street and Pioneer Road. Officers found some burned debris yesterday in a sand pit and a closer inspection found the makings of several one pot meth labs. Police say meth users frequently burn […]

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Benishek Criticized For Vote To End Shutdown

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A conservative political action group is criticizing U.S. Congressman Dan Benishek for his vote this week to end the Federal shutdown. The group, Americans for Limited Government, says in voting for the continuing resolution Benishek allowed funding for Obamacare to take effect. ALG President Nathan Mehrens says […]

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Manistique Man Arrested For Marquette Attempted Break-In

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette City Police say a Manistique man was arrested after attempting to break into a Marquette business last Sunday. 28 year old John Eric Rachel was arrested and charged with attempted breaking and entering a building with intent, which is a felony punishable by up to five […]

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Michigan Tech University Receives Diversity Award

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan Technological University has been recognized nationally for its efforts to create a more diverse and inclusive campus for the second year in a row. The Houghton school received the 2013 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. MTU received the award because […]

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Cliffs/Eagle Community Fund Announces Recipients

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The recently created Cliffs Natural Resources/Eagle Mine Marquette County Community Fund has announced contributions to 12 community organizations totaling over $1.2 million. The fund was created in 2012 through an infrastructure transaction involving the two companies and is intended to provide financial assistance to major community projects […]

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Marquette City Commission And Staff Answer Questions About Truck Ordinance

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Following this week’s vote by the Marquette City Commission to hold a special meeting on October 30th to conduct a public hearing and consider adopting a proposed truck route ordinance, city officials are seeking input from all interested parties. City staff have crafted a “Frequently Asked Questions” […]

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Congressman Benishek Supports Compromise Bill To End Shutdown

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – U.S. Congressman Dan Benishek says he voted in support of legislation yesterday to reopen the federal government and prevent the nation from defaulting. Benishek says he supported the bipartisan compromise because families in his district deserve a government that is open and running. The Iron River Republican […]

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Senator Tom Casperson Testifies In Washington, D.C. On Federal Act

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Senator Tom Casperson testified yesterday in Washington, D.C. in front of the Endangered Species Act Congressional Working Group. The group has been gathering testimony from groups and interests from across the country to consider how the Act could be altered to better serve states. The Escanaba […]

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