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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Gwinn Area Community Schools will soon be working to find a new superintendent. Gwinn School Board President Gloria Bigelow says the board received a letter of resignation from Superintendent Kim Tufnell. The resignation goes into effect June 30. In a statement released to the media yesterday, […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Department of Natural Resources says it planted more than 7 million seedlings this spring on state forest land. In all, the DNR reforested about 7,500 acres in April and May. The Arbor Day Foundation supported the planting of 400,000 tree seedlings in both the Upper Peninsula […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Dave Aro has been appointed as the Executive Director for the Upper Peninsula Hospice Foundation. The appointment is part of his role as Director of Operations for Upper Peninsula Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty. The Foundation’s Executive Director position is a voluntary one, as 100 percent […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A new report from an arm of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says the average insurance payment on a motorcycle injury claim rose substantially in Michigan after the state changed its helmet law to exempt most riders last year. The report was compiled by the Highway […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police at the Iron Mountain Post report an accidental drowning at a residence yesterday in Dickinson County’s Norway Township. A 911 call was received around 4:15 p.m. central time of a report of a man trapped under a riding lawnmower in the Menominee River. Troopers say […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –Michigan State Police have released the names of those involved in a motorcycle-car accident in L’Anse Sunday night. The accident happened just after 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of US-41 and L’Anse Avenue. A motorcycle, operated by 59-year-old Richard Koski of Florence, Wisconsin, was westbound on US 41 […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Senate Wednesday gave final approval to the $15.1 billion School Aid budget, which includes funding for K-12 education, community colleges and higher education. The bill passed on a mostly party line vote of 25-12 and now goes to Governor Rick Snyder. The measure increases statewide […]

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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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