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Gwinn Man Charged with Six Felonies After Accident Kills Two

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Marquette County man is facing six felonies in connection with a fatal traffic accident in March in Delta County. 24-year-old Harley Durocher of Gwinn is charged with two counts of operating with a suspended license causing death, two counts of reckless driving causing death and two […]

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Marquette Woman Arrested in Minnesota on Murder Charge

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An Upper Michigan woman has been 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 in Duluth just before noon Central Time yesterday. They found the victim, 46-year-old […]

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Two-Vehicle Crash in Chocolay Township Sends Three to Hospital

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Three people were injured in a two vehicle crash yesterday afternoon in Marquette County’s Chocolay Township. The accident happened around 3:45 p.m.on U.S. 41 at the Michigan Welcome Center in Harvey. Chocolay Township Police say a car leaving the Welcome Center parking lot pulled into the path […]

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Construction Starts Across the U.P.

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Orange barrel season gets in full swing today across the U.P. M-DOT is launching several construction projects today. In Baraga County, the repaving of shoulders and installing of curbs and gutters begins at the M-28/US-141 intersection in Covington. The project will be completed on August 9. In […]

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Education Budget Heads to Governor’s Office for Signature

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –Governor Rick Snyder is expected to soon sign an education budget for 2014, which was approved by the Michigan Legislature last week. Included in the budget is a two percent increase for Michigan’s 15 public universities, with that part of the overall education budget totaling about $31 million. […]

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Marquette County Road Commission Public Meeting on Co. Rd. 550

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –A public hearing is being held tonight on proposed improvements by the Marquette County Road Commission to a portion of County Road 550. County Road officials will discuss the planned improvements to County Road 550 from the Marquette City Limit to the Sugar Loaf Mountain area.  Work included […]

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Street Closures in Marquette

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – South Front Street in Marquette from Furnace Street to Jackson Street and from the round-a-bout to Fisher Street has been tapered down to one northbound lane today. The lane adjustment is for the Marquette Beautification Committee’s annual “Petunia Pandemonium” planting of petunias. Students from the Marquette Area […]

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Residents Still Without Power: UPPCO Crews Onsite

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Upper Peninsula Power Company crews are working to restore power to customers around the central U.P. who lost power yesterday evening as strong storms moved through the region. At last report, well over 1,000 customers in areas including Republic, L’Anse, Ishpeming and others were without electrical service. […]

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Gwinn Superintendent Resigns

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Gwinn Area Community Schools will soon be working to find a new superintendent. Gwinn School Board President Gloria Bigelow says the board received a letter of resignation from Superintendent Kim Tufnell. The resignation goes into effect June 30. In a statement released to the media yesterday, […]

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DNR Reforestation Efforts for April, May

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Department of Natural Resources says it planted more than 7 million seedlings this spring on state forest land. In all, the DNR reforested about 7,500 acres in April and May. The Arbor Day Foundation supported the planting of 400,000 tree seedlings in both the Upper Peninsula […]

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