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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A school administrator in the central Upper Peninsula is facing sexual misconduct charges. 35-year-old Benjamin David Franklin II, the principal of Munising Baptist Church and School, is accused of having a sexual relationship with a female student between the ages of 16 and 18 years old. He […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Department of Community Health has finalized two Public Health Assessment reports for the Torch Lake Superfund site and surrounding areas in the Western Upper Peninsula, specifically Houghton and Keweenaw counties. One report concludes that many physical hazards are present at places where former copper mining […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – It looks like all three Detroit car makers outperformed the market, as car sales numbers come in strong for March. General Motors and Ford posted sales increases of six percent, with Chrysler sales up five percent. The industry as a whole appears to be on track to […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Three major Wall Street credit rating agencies have given the State of Michigan a “thumbs up” for it’s economic progress. Fitch Ratings has upgraded Michigan’s general obligation credit rating to AA, the first time Fitch has rated Michigan above AA since January 2007. Also, Standard and Poor’s […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Marquette County woman was arraigned yesterday in connection with a recent car-train accident near Little Lake. 24-year-old Samantha Jo French of Gwinn was arraigned in Marquette County District Court on two counts of Operating Under the Influence causing Serious Injury and one count of Possession of Marijuana. […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Mackinac Bridge will be turning blue as part of an autism-awareness campaign. “Light It Blue Michigan” will mean the Mighty Mac will feature blue lights each night during April, beginning tonight. The Mackinac Bridge Authority and the Autistic Children’s Treatment Network will host a special public […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State health officials say two people in Michigan are among the 24 persons in 15 states who have been infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli bacteria. The Michigan Departments of Community Health and Agriculture and Rural Development say the illness due to Shiga toxin producing […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Lake Effect Snow Warning remains in effect until 2 p.m. eastern-time this afternoon for Alger and Northern Schoolcraft counties. The National Weather Service says the heaviest snow is most likely in an area from Shingleton to Grand Marais and Seney. Expect northwest winds to gust as high […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office says problems reported yesterday with their telephone service for the department have been repaired. According to a statement from the department, damage to a fiber optic line was the cause for phone problems, but the line was repaired late last night. While […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Opponents of fracking in Michigan begin a petition drive next week to outlaw the practice. Fracking involves deep-earth drilling for natural gas. The procedure includes high pressure, which creates cracks in rock which releases natural gas. Parts of Michigan have a tremendous amount of natural gas. Supporters […]

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