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Dianda Blasts M-DOT For Lack Of Fiscal Oversight

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Representative Scott Dianda is blasting the Michigan Department of Transportation for issues in a pair of state audits. The Calumet Democrat is demanding M-DOT be held accountable for problems concerning unused rail cars and road work warranties. Dianda spoke out in a joint meeting of the […]

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Suspect In High Speed Chase Arraigned

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The driver arrested following a brief high-speed chase Wednesday night in Skandia has been arraigned. State Police from the Negaunee Post attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding on US-41 near M-94 and when the driver refused to stop, they began a chase. The officer ended the […]

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Former Ishpeming City Manager Investigated

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A northern Michigan city government official with ties to the U.P. is under investigation as he is hospitalized in Grand Rapids. According to reports, police were called to the home of Traverse City Manager Jered Ottenwess on Monday, February 16 by his mother, who said he was […]

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Snowmobile Accident Injures Minnesota Man

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police at the Negaunee Post say one person was injured in a snowmobile crash in Marquette County yesterday afternoon. 46-year-old Kent Holtz of Becker, Minnesota was injured when he lost control of his machine and it left the trail and struck a tree. The accident happened […]

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One Person Arrested After High Speed Chase

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – One person was arrested following a brief high-speed chase last night in Skandia. State Police from the Negaunee Post attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding on US-41 near M-94 around 8:40 p.m. Troopers say the driver of the vehicle refused to stop and they began a […]

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UPPCO Begins Marquette Co. Basin Draw Downs

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Upper Peninsula Power Company has begun the lowering of water levels on its hydroelectric reservoir connected with the Hoist Project located on the Dead River System in Marquette County. Company officials say lowering the reservoir water may cause “bridging” where the lower water level leaves a […]

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School Closings And Delays For Thursday, 2/26/15

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Wind Chill Advisories are posted for most of the U.P. until 11:00 a.m. eastern today. Temperatures are ranging from around zero right along the Lake Superior shoreline to 20 below to 30 below zero well inland. Wind chills of around 15 below to near 30 below zero […]

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Bay College Receives State Skilled Trades Grant Funding

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Bay College is one of 18 community colleges in Michigan gaining state-of-the-art equipment and training materials for students through a $50 million grant program. The state funding will come through the Community College Skilled Trades Equipment Program in an effort to help close a talent gap and […]

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State House Adopts Marquette County Road 595 Resolutions

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The State House has passed a pair of resolutions authored by U.P. lawmakers supporting the Marquette County Road Commission’s effort gain approval for a proposed road project. The House adopted the resolutions by State Representatives Scott Dianda of Calumet and John Kivela of Marquette supporting the Road […]

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State Agency Approves Marquette Redevelopments

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Economic Development Corporation says the Michigan Strategic Fund has approved two community revitalization projects in downtown Marquette. Officials say the projects will generate a total capital investment of at least $190 million, create 169 new jobs and retain 2,300 jobs. The fund approved $55-point-7 million […]

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