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Northern Michigan University Enrollment Down

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Northern Michigan University has released it’s 10th day enrollment figures. The numbers exceed projections of a decrease in total numbers based on declining high school student numbers and recent larger graduating classes. University officials say the total headcount of undergraduate and graduate students is 8,169, which reflects […]

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Dianda Calls For “Dark Store” Tax Investigation

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Lansing, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 110th District State Representative Scott Dianda has introduced a resolution calling for an investigation into impacts of the so-called “dark store” tax methodology. Dianda says the Governor and State Tax Commission should conduct a statewide study on the current and future effects of the method. Currently, big-box […]

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Angeli Selected As Interim Marquette City Manager

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The City of Marquette has an interim City Manager following the formal resignation of City Manager Bill Vajda. At a special meeting last night, the Marquette City Commission accepted Vajda’s resignation and voted to have City Police Chief Mike Angeli serve as Interim City Manager. Reports say […]

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Marquette Area Blues Fest This Weekend

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette Area Blues Fest kicks off tonight in downtown Marquette. The annual event, now in it’s 12th year, features a free Friday night show with two bands this evening. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and the music starts at 6:00 p.m. at Mattson Lower Harbor Park. […]

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Dianda To Attend Dedication Ceremony

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Ontonagon, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 110th District State Representative Scott Dianda will attend a bridge naming dedication tomorrow in Ontonagon County. The ceremony will be held at the Ontonagon River bridge on M-64 in Ontonagon Township to honor and recognize local veterans. Legislation introduced by the Calumet Democrat names the bridge the […]

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Rollover Accident In Negaunee Township

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Negaunee Township, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a single-vehicle rollover accident yesterday evening in Negaunee Township. The accident happened just after 7:00 o’clock on North Road. A 2005 Dodge Caravan minivan, driven by 20-year-old Joni Heino of Negaunee, was southbound on North Road went out of control […]

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Marquette Fire Chief To Retire

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Long time City of Marquette Fire Chief Tom Belt has announced plans to retire. Belt, who has served as Marquette’s Fire Chief for over 2 decades says he will step down at the end of this year. In a statement yesterday, Belt said after over 40 years […]

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Marquette Township Selects New Supervisor

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Marquette Township, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette Township Board Trustee Lyn Durant will soon be the new Township Supervisor. She is taking over for outgoing Supervisor Dennis Liimatta on October 1st. Liimatta officially resigned this week to become the Township Supervisor in downstate Grand Blanc. Durant has served on the Marquette Township […]

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Planning Commission OK’s Blackrocks Brewery Permit Request

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Third Street brew pub in Marquette is moving ahead with efforts to expand some of their service hours. The Blackrocks Brewery received unanimous support for a requested one-hour extension of their outdoor patio usage permit from the Marquette City Planning Commission last night. It allows Blackrocks […]

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NMU AP Union Ratifies New Contract

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Northern Michigan University’s Administrative/Professional union, UAW Local 2178, has voted to ratify a new three-year contract. Union members voted to approve the plan by a 109-12 margin. The union represents a total of 189 members. The agreement includes a 2 percent base salary increase for each of […]

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