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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the Michigan House to spur economic development in Upper Michigan. State Representatives Ed McBroom and John Kivela have sponsored a two-bill package expanding the state’s Next Michigan Development Act to authorize a sixth partnership zone in the U.P. The legislation calls […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A detour of M-35 in Menominee starts today. The Michigan Department of Transportation is reconstructing about 1 mile of M-35 in Menominee, from the US-41 intersection to 48th Avenue. This project will require closing M-35 to through-traffic and detouring traffic to 48th Avenue and US-41. A temporary […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Preliminary reports from the Michigan State Police show that traffic fatalities over the 2013 Memorial Day holiday weekend dropped substantially compared to 2012. Five people were reportedly killed in four separate traffic crashes this year, compared to ten people who died during the 2012 holiday weekend. Two […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette City Commission has approved their operating budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year. The Commission approved the city budget and general appropriations act at their regular meeting last night by a vote of 6 to 1, with Commissioner Jason Schneider dissenting. Schneider said although the budget […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Marquette brewery has been granted approval by the Marquette City Commission to proceed with their expansion plans. At last night’s meeting, the Commission approved a request from Blackrocks Brewing, LLC, to allow them to secure the necessary state licenses to begin off-site production of their microbrews […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Local government will be getting more revenue than was earlier proposed, following approval of a conference committee report in Lansing. Under the report, which now goes to the House and Senate for final approval, cities, villages, townships and counties will see a 4.8 percent increase in statutory […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – All three of Michigan’s juvenile justice facilities, including one in the Upper Peninsula, will remain open under a budget bill approved yesterday by the State House in Lansing. Some of the facilities would have been closed under an earlier version of the House bill, but facilities in […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder is not getting the $1.2 billion in additional funds to repair Michigan roads, under a budget bill advancing in the state Legislature. The state House yesterday approved an omnibus budget bill for fiscal year 2014 that increases the money to repair Michigan’s roads by […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) The Marquette City Commission has their regular meeting tonight in Marquette. The session is being held tonight due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, the normal meeting night of the Commission. The agenda includes several items up for discussion including a public hearing on the proposed Fiscal […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) A preliminary investigation is now underway by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration into problems with roughly 400-thousand Ford F-150 pickups. The trucks from model years 2011 to 2013 are being looked at for acceleration problems. On its website, the agency says they have 95 reports of incidents […]

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