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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette Area Public Schools are seeking to renew their operational millage that expires in 2014. Proposal A, passed in 1994 and accounting for up to one third of the operating budget, allows school districts to charge up to 18 mills on all non-homestead properties. The millage […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan State Police from the Negaunee Post are on the lookout for a man and a woman involved in a possible attempted kidnapping in Au Train Township. Police say at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, the pair knocked on a man’s door on Alger County Road 440 […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Legislation that would allow the public to touch and pose for photos with bear cubs has been given final approval in the Michigan Legislature this morning. The measure would amend Michigan’s Large Carnivore Act by letting patrons at certain animal care facilities come into direct contact with […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a traffic accident yesterday afternoon in Ishpeming Township. The accident happened when an unknown vehicle was southbound on County Road 587 at the Cooper Lake Cutoff around 2 p.m. and crossed into the path of a northbound vehicle driven by 22-year-old […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is hosting a public hearing this evening in Marquette. The meeting is being held in response to Rio Tinto’s proposed changes to their Eagle Mine permit dealing with air quality on the Yellow Dog Plains. The hearing starts at 5 p.m. […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Cliffs Natural Resources has announced that it is expecting to idle its Wabush Pointe Noire pellet plant in Quebec by the end of the second quarter of this year. The shut down is due to high production costs and lower pellet premium pricing which is expected to […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A statewide hospital organization says Michigan hospitals provided just under $1.9 billion dollars in uncompensated care in 2011. The report was issued by the Michigan Health and Hospital Association, which is also urging the Michigan legislature to invest in Medicaid and graduate medical education. The report also […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Are Michigan laws aimed at improving school safety being followed? A published report says often, they’re not.  The website “M-Live” reports that the laws, which require a certain number of fire drills and lockdown drills in K-12 schools, are routinely ignored. M-Live conducted a two month investigation. […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – If you are on welfare and your child has repeated unexcused absences, you’re not getting your check. That’s what a bill introduced at the State Capitol says.  House Bill 4388 would suspend welfare benefits to parents of children who are repeated truants. It’s sponsored by House Republican […]

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Gas Prices Down

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The price of gas went down during the past week. Triple-A Michigan reports that motorists in Michigan found that gas prices dropped an average of 11.6 cents during the past week. Michigan’s current statewide average is $3.70 per gallon, almost 26 cents less than this same time […]

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