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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates declined in all of Michigan’s 17 major labor market areas in March, according to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget. The Ann Arbor area had the state’s lowest jobless rate last month at 5.1 percent while Northeast Lower Michigan had the […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Senate has approved an amended version of a bill that allows the Michigan Natural Resources Commission to designate certain species as game animals. However, the Senate removed from the measure a controversial appropriation, which would have made it immune from referendum. Senate Republican Tom Casperson […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An Upper Peninsula man has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the alcohol-fueled stabbing death of another U.P. man in North Dakota last month. 31-year-old Ryan Anderson of Iron River is charged with murder and attempted murder. He’s accused of stabbing to death 32-year-old Christopher King […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Legislation to bring the legal blood alcohol content for boating, snowmobiling and ORV riding in line with driving has been in the works for 10 years, but the lead sponsor of the package said he hopes this is the year it will finally become law. Representative Matt […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Department of Transportation will start the Adopt-A-Highway litter pickup program in the Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula tomorrow. It will run until May 5 south of the Mackinac Bridge and May 12 in the U.P. due to the snow that’s currently on the ground.  […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – M-Live is reporting the Michigan Senate has approved legislation that could allow a wolf hunt in three areas of the U.P. regardless of what happens with a pending statewide voter referendum. The Senate approved Senate Bill 288, authored by Escanaba Republican Tom Casperson, by a 25-11 vote […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Escanaba City Council has approved the sale of a 3 acre parcel of property to Bell’s Brewery, Incorporated, in the amount of $30,000 for the construction of a brewery and bottling manufacturing facility. Company founder and president Larry Bell met with the Escanaba City Council today […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Department of Natural Resources would like to remind anglers to get ready for the opening of statewide trout season this Saturday. Anglers are also reminded that in Upper Peninsula waters the walleye, northern pike and muskie seasons and the catch-and immediate-release bass season open on Wednesday, […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Gladstone Public Safety is investigating a single vehicle accident this morning involving a semi-tractor trailer. The accident happened around 2:30 a.m. on M–35 next to the Brampton Fire Hall.  According to authorities, the tractor trailer was southbound when the driver, an unidentified 51–year–old Gwinn man, lost control […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Hearings scheduled for this week against a couple charged with torturing and abusing a teen boy in Delta County will be reset. The boy’s mother has waived her right to a hearing within 14 days. A lawyer for the woman’s boyfriend says his hearing scheduled for today […]

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