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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Department of Transportation says one lane of US-2 will be closed in Escanaba today and again at 8 a.m.Thursday for catch basin maintenance work. The catch basins are at the railroad overpass near the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Escanaba. The northbound lane is closed […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Today is primary election day in Michigan. Voters statewide will decide on Proposal 1, which makes permanent a phase out of the state’s personal property tax on business. Also, in the 1st Congressional District, Republican incumbent Dan Benishek is facing a challenge from Tea Party Republican Alan […]

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The state Republican party chair has accused the Democratic candidate for governor of flip  flopping on the Detroit bankruptcy issue, a charge the Mark Schauer campaign denies. On Tuesday, the former Battle Creek congressman indicated if he had been governor he would have probably placed Detroit in bankruptcy. But, Bobby Schostak says that not what […]

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Marquette, MI – August 1, 2014 -  Michigan State Police are once again joining forces with other state patrols to step up traffic enforcement, focusing on dangerous driving behaviors including seat belt use, speeding, aggressive and impaired driving. Beginning today (Friday), troopers and motor carrier officers will be patrolling along I-94 as part of the “I-94/90 […]

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Marquette, MI -The general use of tobacco is no longer allowed on the campus of Northern Michigan University. Starting today (Friday), the Marquette campus is officially tobacco free. The policy prohibits all tobacco products including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars and smokeless tobacco. It covers the university property and university-owned vehicles as well. There are some exceptions […]

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Jackson County, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan’s-own 2014 Olympic Champion ice dancing team of Meryl Davis and Charlie White will serve as the grand marshals for the NASCAR Spring Cup race next month at the Michigan International Speedway near Brooklyn in Jackson County. White from Royal Oak and Davis of West Bloomfield […]

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Houghton, MI – August 1, 2014 – A Houghton County man scheduled to go to trial this week for his role in an April high-speed police chase has pleaded guilty instead. As part of his deal, 26-year-old Travis Kuopus admitted to third-degree fleeing and eluding police and attempted stalking.  Three other charges, including aggravated stalking […]

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Sault Ste. Marie, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A busier than normal construction season has meant a delay in renovations to Lake Superior State University’s South Hall. Sherry Brooks, L-S-S-U’s vice president of finance, says the bids that came in this summer for the 12-million-dollar project were not complete and/or favorable. An update […]

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Ishpeming, MI – August 1, 2014 – Reports say there has been an accident at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Second Street in Ishpeming.  It involved a dump truck and a car.  Reports say the accident happened just before 11am this morning.  The dump truck was heading east on U.S. 41.  The driver of […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A 58-year-old Manistique man could spend the rest of his life in prison after allegedly stabbing a woman. Thomas Becks was arraigned via video Wednesday afternoon on charges of attempted murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and assault with a dangerous […]

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