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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Beginning today, teenage drivers in Michigan who are on their level 1 or level 2 licenses are prohibited from talking on cell phones while they drive. Those caught talking and driving could face a civil infraction. Sponsors say the bill will make the roads safer. Others have […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan motorists can expect to see an additional $11 added to their auto insurance policies to help cover the growing cost of the state’s unlimited lifetime medical care for auto-related injuries. The assessment paid by auto insurance companies to the Michigan Catastrophic Claim Association, or MCCA, is […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – One of the most contentious issues to hit the State Capitol in years, becomes law in Michigan today. The so-called “right to work” law prohibits labor agreements that require employees to pay either union dues or fees to labor unions.  The bill was signed into law by […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder has signed a bill into law that spends $21 million for an emergency dredging effort in certain Michigan harbors that are plagued with low water levels. The low levels threaten the ability of boats to operate in those areas. Fifty-eight dredging projects are targeted […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A public meeting is being held tonight in Marquette to discuss ideas for the proposed future plans for a section of Lake Superior shoreline along Lakeshore Boulevard. The City of Marquette is hosting the meeting in cooperation with the Superior Watershed Partnership. The purpose of the meeting […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The effort by a group trying to prohibit a wolf hunting season in Michigan enters a new phase today. The coalition calling itself “Keep Michigan Wolves Protected” says it will submit 240,000 signatures, that they hope will result in a ballot question that could throw out a […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation that would allow the public to touch and pose for photos with bear cubs. The measure amends Michigan’s Large Carnivore Act by letting patrons at certain animal care facilities come into direct contact with a bear less than 36 weeks of […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An Iron Mountain man will be retried after his trial for the alleged sexual assault of a minor ended in a hung jury last week. Twenty-six year old Jacob Harvala was charged with three counts of Third Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct involving a 15-year old victim. The […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The results have been released of Michigan Tech’s annual Winter Study of the wolf population on Isle Royale National Park and the numbers are not looking good. The latest survey counted eight wolves on the island this winter, down one from last year, and as far as […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The project to construct a new Jamrich Hall academic building on the campus of Northern Michigan University in Marquette underway this week. Site-preparation activities will close about half of parking lot 28 between the Hedgcock facility and the Learning Resources Center, which houses Olson Library. As the […]

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