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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The City of Ishpeming says a published report concerning the controversial transfer of retirement funds of former Police Chief Jim Bjorne from the county to the city was misleading and inaccurate. According to a City of Ishpeming statement released yesterday, an article in the Marquette Mining Journal […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Senator Tom Casperson has apologized for including an inaccurate account of an incident in a 2011 resolution urging Congress to remove gray wolves from the federal endangered species list. M-Live.com says Casperson admitted the error in a floor speech yesterday saying “I was mistaken, I am […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Department of Natural Resources has received an application from a Canadian firm outlining a plan to acquire more than 10,000 acres of state-managed forest in Mackinac County to develop limestone mine. The proposal by the Graymont, Inc. includes the acquisition of approximately 7,820 acres near Rexton […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Northern Michigan University says they have received word that its Army ROTC program will remain on campus. In October, NMU was told its 44-year-old program was one of 13 that would be closed as of May 2015. The Army has announced a new plan that will monitor […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Cliffs Natural Resources and the United Steelworkers Local Unions 4974 and 4950 have announced financial contributions to charitable organizations in Marquette, Alger and Baraga Counties. A total of $18,000 from the Cliffs Michigan Operations vending machine fund from vending machines located around the property used by employees […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) -  Sewer and water rates in the City of Ishpeming are increasing effective immediately. The Ishpeming City Council voted unanimously yesterday to increase rates for both utilities in an effort to generate revenue for repair to the current water and sewer systems that are old and out of […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A national conservative group has launched a media campaign praising 1st District Congressman Dan Benishek for his opposition of ObamaCare. Americans for Prosperity has placed media messages across Benishek’s district thanking him for his fighting of the measure. AFP-Michigan State Director Scott Hagerstrom says their group has […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 109th District State Representative John Kivela testified yesterday in Lansing in support for a measure calling on the Army to retain the ROTC program at Northern Michigan University. The Marquette Democrat made his comments front of the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee in favor of House […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Here are results of races and ballot proposals we are tracking from yesterday’s elections around the Upper Peninsula: MARQUETTE COUNTY RESULTS Marquette City Commission – 2 Open seats David Campana 1,268 Sarah Reynolds 661 Mike Plourde 510 Tony Tollefson 488 Marquette Board of Light and Power Jerry […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Here are the results from yesterday’s elections in Marquette County: Marquette City Commission – 2 Open seats David Campana 1,268 Sarah Reynolds 661 Mike Plourde 510 Tony Tollefson 488 Marquette Board of Light and Power Jerry Garceau 938 John Braamse 399 Negaunee City Council Dawn Schuhknecht 160 […]

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