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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder, who had made Medicaid expansion a top legislative priority, says (quote) “Healthy Michigan will make our state healthier and stronger. It also will save money for the state’s taxpayers and job providers, help control medical costs, improve the state’s business climate, and boost our […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – It took two attempts, but on its second vote yesterday (Tuesday) the state Senate approved a proposal to expand Medicaid in Michigan. Earlier in the day, the first attempt at Medicaid expansion fell one vote short, but last night the Republican-led chamber voted 20-18 to pass the […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Two inmates at a state prison in the western Upper Peninsula have been arraigned on murder charges in the beating death of another inmate back in January. 25-year-old Delorean Henderson and 32-year-old Michael Smith were both charged in Gogebic County Circuit Court with second degree murder and […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The State of Michigan has agreed to a contract with a Philadelphia-based company to run prison kitchens. Aramark was awarded the contract after bidding 64-million dollars to provide daily meals to approximately 43-thousand prisoners. Officials say there are currently 300 to 400 workers on the state payroll […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – TDS Telecommunications is warning residents about an e-mail scam. Known as phishing, the emails are fraudulent attempts to scam customers into providing email addresses and passwords. They suggest that TDS is expanding the customers email quota.   TDS officials say they do not conduct business this way […]

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Marquette, MI -( Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says a runaway teenager reported missing earlier today has been found. 16-year-old Evan Eero Niemi, who was last known to be in the Sawyer Area around 9:00 am on Monday, August 12th, was located this afternoon. The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says several […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Trooper from the Iron Mountain State Police Post was injured this morning while engaging in the pursuit of a suspect.   Around 12:15 am today, the Trooper responded to a report of a suspicious person on Genesee Street in Iron River.  The Trooper arrived on scene […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Department of Transportation is alerting motorists to a drainage system work project on US-2 in Delta County’s Wells Township underway today. Crews will be maintaining the drainage structures in the highway at the CN Railroad bridge just east of the New Page mill. M-DOT says […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 108th District State Representative Ed McBroom is hosting three Natural Resources Town Hall meetings today and tomorrow in the U.P. McBroom and Representatives Andrea LaFontaine and Aric Nesbitt are holding the first session this evening at Fornette Hall at Bay College West in Iron Mountain from 7 […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An Upper Peninsula man will spend up to 50 years in prison for torturing and abusing his live-in girlfriend’s son since 2007. 47-year old Carl Pellinen was sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court Monday to 17 and a half to 50 years in prison for first degree […]

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