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Nominations Being Accepted for State Christmas Tree

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The hunt is on for the 2013 state Christmas tree which will stand in front of the Capitol come November. The Department of Technology, Management and Budget is spearheading the search for at least a 65-foot fir or spruce. The tree must have a maximum crown of […]

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Garage Fire After Explosion in Negaunee

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Firefighters in the City of Negaunee responded to an early morning garage fire today. The fire was called in around 4 a.m. at a garage on the 300 block of Cherry Street. Reports say a loud explosion was heard by neighbors who called authorities to report the […]

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Open House on Possible Transmission Line by ATC, DNR

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – American Transmission Company and the Michigan DNR are exploring the possible placement of an electric transmission line alongside the proposed Escanaba to Hermansville rail-trail. The two groups say they would work together on the project to minimize its impact on privately owned property and the environment. ATC […]

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Conference Set to Decide Fate of Casino in Lower MI Owned by U.P. Tribe

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The future of an Upper Michigan Native American tribe’s casino in Northern Lower Michigan could be answered later this month. The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled a conference for June 13 to decide whether or not to hear the State of Michigan’s petition to keep the 84 […]

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Chrysler Won’t Recall Vehicles After Request

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Chrysler says it will not recall 2.7 million Jeep vehicles, despite a request from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The agency had raised concerns about the safety of fuel tanks on Jeep Grand Cherokees from the 1993 to 2004 model years and Jeep Liberties from 2004 […]

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Budget Bill Now Goes to Snyder After Approval by Senate

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The State Senate has completed legislative action on the 2013-14 fiscal year budget by granting final passage to the omnibus budget bill. The $33.6 billion spending plan covering appropriations for 17 departments passed on a mostly partly line vote of 24-14. The $15.1 billion School Aid Omnibus […]

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New Poll Shows Snyder Behind Democratic Candidate in Gubernatorial Race

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer holds an edge over incumbent Republican Governor Rick Snyder, according to a new poll. The survey by North Carolina-based Public Policy Polling found that 42 percent of likely voters back Schauer and 38 percent support Snyder. Pollster Tom Jansen says Schauer’s initial […]

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Investigation Continues: Marquette Woman Arrested for Murder

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The investigation is continuing into the arrest of a woman with ties to Upper Michigan who was arrested in Duluth, Minnesota for fatally stabbing another woman. Police responded to a report of a stabbing at a residence on the 100 block of East Fifth Street Sunday. They […]

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Complaint Dismissed on Use of Indian Mascots in Michigan

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The U.S. Department of Education has dismissed a complaint seeking to end the use of Indian mascots and imagery at Michigan K-12 schools. The Michigan Department of Civil Rights announced Monday that its complaint, filed in February, against the use of certain mascots, nicknames and imagery had […]

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Sales Up for Detroit Automakers

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Car and truck sales numbers for Detroit’s automakers are roaring back in May, with strong pickup sales leading the way. General Motors posted a three percent sales increase, Chrysler 11 percent and Ford 14 percent. Ford analyst Erich Merkle said it’s all about new products and pickup […]

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