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Benishek Veterans Bill Passes In U.S House

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Washington, D.C. – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A bill introduced by Congressman Dan Benishek giving Congress and the public access to key data from VA hospitals across the country has passed unanimously in the U.S. House. The Veterans Information Modernization Act directs the Secretary of the VA to submit an annual report to Congress […]

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Fatal Traffic Crash In Alger County

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Chatham, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan State Police responded to a fatal traffic accident last night in Alger County. The accident happened after 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of M-94 and M-67 when a westbound vehicle on M-94, driven by 50-year-old Peggy Sue Larsen of Skandia, slowed or stopped at the stop […]

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Weekend House Fire In Marquette

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The investigation is continuing into a weekend house fire in Marquette. Firefighters were called out to 201 East Michigan just after 9:00 p.m. Saturday on a report of smoke coming from the basement of the building. Fire crews got the fire out quickly, but there was heavy […]

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Woman Injured In Weekend Boating Accident

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Houghton, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – One woman was injured in a boating accident yesterday evening in Houghton County. The accident happened around 5:45 p.m. when a 16-foot boat, operated by 55-year-old Kevin Geshel of Painesdale, became lodged under the end of a private dock at a residence on the Portage Canal in […]

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3 People Rescued In 2 Kayaking Accidents

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette County authorities responded to a pair of kayaking accidents yesterday. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a capsized kayak on Bass Lake in Forsyth Township around 3:00 p.m. 57-year-old Susan Lafreniere of Gwinn was kayaking with one other person when her kayak flipped due to […]

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Marquette Street Painting Underway

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Crews have started a road and street painting project in the City of Marquette today. The project will feature striping and painting of traffic markings throughout the city. Most of the work will be done during low traffic times, such as mid-morning, mid-afternoon, evening, and overnight. No […]

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U.P. Agencies Receive Federal Grants

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Two U.P. agencies are receiving federal funds for various upgrades. The Economic Development Corporation of Chippewa County will receive a $71,250 Federal Aviation Administration grant for new snow removal equipment at the Chippewa County International Airport near Sault Ste. Marie. The funding comes through the U.S. Department […]

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U.S. Senator Gary Peters Introduces Rural Mail Bill

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Washington, D.C. – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan U. S. Senator Gary Peters has introduced legislation to protect and improve rural mail service. Peters says the Rural Postal Act of 2015 places a two-year moratorium on the closure of mail processing facilities, restores delivery standards and preserves six-day mail home delivery. The measure would […]

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Eastern U.P. Man Killed In Traffic Accident

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Sault Ste. Marie, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police say a Sault Ste. Marie man was killed in a single-vehicle car accident early yesterday in the eastern U.P. The body of 26-year-old Dennis Lee Watson was found yesterday morning at the scene of the crash on Mackinac Trail south of Tone Road […]

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Weekend U.P. Rollover Crash Injures Teen

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Ontonagon, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a single-vehicle rollover accident yesterday afternoon that injured one person. The accident happened around 12:30 p.m. on M-38 near Calumet Road in Ontonagon Township. A vehicle driven by a 16-year-old Greenland girl went off of the road and then crossed […]

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