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Casperson Bill Package Advances In State Senate

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  Legislation sponsored by State Senator Tom Casperson addressing funding concerns of local units of government and schools has moved out of committee in Lansing. The bills prevent passage of additional laws and regulations requiring local units of government and schools to perform new or increased activities or […]

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Marquette City Commission Passes Boathouse Lease

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette City Commission has voted to move ahead with a lease agreement with the Upper Peninsula Community Rowing Club for a boathouse. The proposed facility would be built along the Lake Superior shoreline near the Hampton Inn. The commission voted 5-2 to approve the lease with […]

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Marquette Baraga Avenue Redesign Plan Posted

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A conceptual plan outlining a community-supported effort to better connect key portions of downtown Marquette is now available online. The plan, called Reimagining Baraga Avenue, involved multiple community meetings earlier this year and features input from residents and business owners. The plan focuses on the 100 block […]

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LifePoint Hospitals Name New Executive Staffers

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  Bell Hospital in Ishpeming has named their interim CEO, Mitch Leckelt, to the post permanently. LifePoint Hospital officials say Leckelt’s management expertise and knowledge of healthcare in the U.P. made him the right person for the position. The 52-year-old Leckelt served as interim CEO of Bell since […]

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Marquette, MI -(Great Lakes Radio News) – The family of an Alger County man shot and killed by a Munising Police officer is moving ahead with a civil suit against the officer involved. Ronald and Cheryle Mitchell, parents of Timothy Mitchell, who was shot following a high-speed chase in July, have hired attorney Geoffrey Fieger, […]

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Trial Underway In Fatal Hit And Run Case

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The trial of a Marquette County man charged in a fatal hit and run accident in Big Bay has begun. 46-year-old Michael Nelson of Big Bay has been charged with failing to stop at the scene of an accident when at fault, resulting in death. He is […]

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Road Rage Suspects Arraigned On Felony Charges

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Three men arrested for a road rage incident Friday night in Marquette County’s Chocolay Township were arraigned on felony charges yesterday. 59-year-old Jeremiah Murphy of Tennessee and 24-year-old Daniel Murphy and 21-year-old Patrick Murphy, both of Skandia, face one count each of unarmed robbery and assault with […]

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Marquette Police Welcome New K-9 Team Member

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette City Police are welcoming the newest addition to their K-9 team. “Nitro” is a one year old black lab that has been extensively trained in explosives detection. The dog was purchased in May from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department and will be starting his duties with […]

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Construction Causes Road And Street Closures

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The City of Negaunee Department of Public Works is advising motorists of a street closure that has gone into effect today. The DPW says the West End of Water Street is closed to through traffic due to work being done on a new sewer line through this […]

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UPDATE – Names Released In Weekend Fatal Accident

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The investigation is continuing today into a weekend fatal vehicle-pedestrian accident on US-41 in Marquette Township. The accident happened around 8:00 p.m. Saturday when a group of pedestrians were crossing the highway from the Cedar Motor Inn to the Marquette Buffalo Wild Wings. 55-year-old Paul Cox of […]

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