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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 109th District State Representative John Kivela has included a measure as a part of a package of bills introduced in the Michigan House calling for increased accountability and transparency in the state contract process. The legislation was introduced by House Democrats following several reports of fraud and […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, says federal dollars are coming to U.P. farmers and producers around the state. The U.S.D.A’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program will award nearly $2 million to support 30 projects throughout the state. The projects include support […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The cases against two Gogebic County men who are charged with breaking and entering of properties in the western U.P. to steal copper are moving ahead. 27-year-old Scott Savero of Bessemer and 25-year-old Cory Leuzzo of Ramsay were arrested in August by State Police at the Wakefield […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan’s senior U.S. Senator is supporting the the bilateral security agreement signed by the U.S. and Afghanistan. Carl Levin, Chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, says the agreement is a strong foundation for moving forward with Afghanistan to secure their nation’s future. The Detroit Democrat says […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Legislation introduced by 109th District State Representative John Kivela in June, has passed in the State Senate. The bill amends the Michigan Penal Code to include a provision for racketeering involving illegal meth production. Kivela’s bill is part of a greater legislative effort to prevent the illegal […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has announced an investigation into an alleged murder-for-hire involving an employee of Aramark, the food service vendor for the state’s prisons. Schuette says the Attorney General’s Criminal Division will review the evidence and materials in this case and conduct an independent and […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette City Commission has voted to accept block grant money from the State of Michigan to pay for infrastructure damages caused by last winter’s extended freeze. At their regular meeting last night, the City Commission formally voted to acctept the funding. The City of Marquette qualified […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan DEQ has awarded a pair of grants to Michigan Tech in Houghton to study the possible use of rubberized asphalt on state roads. The grants, totaling $1-point-2 million will fund one study aimed at reducing emissions and odor. The other will test a new technology […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  A Marquette area veterinarian has been named as America’s Favorite Veterinarian. Dr. Tim Hunt of Bayshore Veterinary Hospital of Marquette has won the nationwide contest created by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. The contest identifies and celebrates extraordinary veterinary professionals practicing in all areas of veterinary medicine. […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – It is Homecoming Weekend at Northern Michigan University and beginning at 5:30 this evening, the annual homecoming parade will be held. The City of Marquette says several streets will be closed to thru traffic for the parade. The streets affected are: Pine Street from Lakeshore to Fair; […]

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