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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –Michigan schools would see a per-pupil increase of at least $5 in Fiscal Year 2014, under a School Aid budget approved by a conference committee yesterday. The School Aid Conference Committee voted 4-1 in favor of a $13.3 billion funding report to which lawmakers added an amendment worth […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –As a majority of Michiganians, who plan to travel this Memorial Day, head out for a holiday break this weekend, police are reminding them to “buckle up” if they go by vehicle. First of all, wearing a seat belt is mandatory in Michigan, and Lynn Sutfin, of the […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –The City of Marquette says they are postponing the official opening of the city’s beaches due to the cold weather. Officials with the Fire Department say they normally open the beaches for the season on Memorial Day Weekend, but the unseasonable weather is causing them to hold off […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –Detectives with the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team are reporting a major drug bust with several arrests in the western U.P. The investigation centered around the sale of heroin at a residence on 10th Avenue in the City of Iron River. UPSET executed a search warrant at the […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –The Marquette Alger Regional Educational Service Agency has selected a new Superintendent. Deborah Veiht, Superintendent of the Marquette Area Public Schools will be taking over the new role. The MARESA board made unanimously selected Veiht for the position and made the announcement at their meeting last night. Current […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –The Board of State Canvassers has certified petition signatures to place what amounts to a meaningless wolf hunting referendum on the November 2014 ballot. The group Keep Michigan Wolves Protected submitted more than 255,000 petition signatures on March 27 to suspend a law passed last December classifying wolves […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –One-third of the respondents to a new statewide poll say that Michigan should increase funding for roads mostly by cutting the state budget. The survey was conducted by Lansing-based EPIC MRA. While 33 percent of the respondents say the road funding should be increased mostly or only by […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – U. S. Congressman Dan Benishek will be hosting a public meeting for veterans tomorrow in Marquette. The session will be held at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans on Fisher Street from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The public meeting will give area veterans and their families […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A former Upper Peninsula businessman has been sentenced in Houghton County Circuit Court. Michael Jestila, 46,  pled guilty to four counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance to a Minor. He received 365 days in jail with credit for 114 already served on each of the four […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Dickinson County man has been arraigned on marijuana charges. Mark Baker, a 52–year–old Channing man,  was arraigned in Dickinson County District Court on a charge of Delivery and Manufacture of five to 45 kilograms of marijuana, which carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison. […]

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