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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A State Senate committee could take up a specific Medicaid expansion proposal as early as next week. Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville announced yesterday that he believes they can start taking public testimony on it before the end of the month. Supporters of the expansion say, however, […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in June increased over the month by three-tenths of a percentage point to 8.7 percent, according to state officials. According to the data released by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget, the state’s labor force rose by 21,000 in June […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Dr. David Rayome has been named interim dean of Northern Michigan University’s College of Business. The appointment was announced this week by NMU Provost Paul Lang. Rayome joined the NMU faculty in 1991 and was named the college’s outstanding teacher in 2002. He most recently held the […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A new survey shows Northern Michigan University has the largest minority graduation rate gap of the state’s 15 public universities. According to the report released Wednesday by the Education Trust, Michigan’s universities all continue to have lower graduation rates for minority students than white students. The report, […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police at the Wakefield Post report the arrest of two people on the charge of being felons in possession of firearms. Troopers were investigating several breaking-and-enterings in the area and learned about a suspect who had possession of stolen property in Ontonagon County’s Matchwood Township. Arrest […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Delta County authorities responded to an apparent drowning of a 14-year-old boy in Little Bay de Noc in Escanaba. Escanaba Public Safety says search and rescue personnel were called out to the north east quadrant of the Ludington Park Marina beach around 5:30 p.m. on the report […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Severe weather is believed to be the cause of a fatal house fire this morning in Luce County. The fire at 23340 County Road 438 in Lakefield Township claimed the life of 79-year-old Forrest Alan Rank. The Luce County Sheriff’s Department says Rank was was the sole […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A State Senate committee met today in Lansing on the controversial issue of Medicaid expansion. Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville announced that a bill may be unveiled by the middle of next week, so the public can comment as early as its next meeting, scheduled for July […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Rio Tinto has announced the finalization of the sale the Eagle Mine in Marquette County to Lundin Mining Corporation. Rio Tinto had recently announced that it had reached a binding agreement to sell its 100 percent interest in the mine to the Canadian firm. Since the initial […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Hancock City Police say an autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death of a Hancock man who’s body was found in the Portage Canal yesterday. Police say the body of Jason Mikkola, 33, was discovered just after 6:30 p.m. in the canal near a […]

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