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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Republican-controlled Michigan House of Representatives has deleted language from next year’s proposed budget that would have financially penalized school districts, universities, community colleges and local governments if they approved union labor agreements before the Right to Work law took effect. Wayne State University, among others had […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Democrat Debbie Dingell says she won’t be making a bid for the U.S. Senate seat Carl Levin will vacate in 2014. Dingell, who’s married to Congressman John Dingell of Dearborn and serves on Wayne State’s Board of Governors, had been considering running for several weeks. Even though […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A liberal state lawmaker from Ann Arbor will formally introduce legislation today to decriminalize the recreational use of marijuana in Michigan. State House Democrat Jeff Irwin says his proposal would make the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana a civil infraction rather than a crime. […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police say more than 400 motorists were arrested for drunk driving during a recent statewide crackdown. Law enforcement officers from 155 agencies in 26 counties arrested 433 motorists for drunk driving during the three-week crackdown from March 13 to April 8. Of those arrested, 72 were […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Helicopter crews have been patrolling electric transmission lines in the U.P. this week looking for any for damage or other issues. American Transmission Company says the helicopter crews are inspecting the entire transmission system by flying approximately 10 feet above the wires. The patrols are expected to […]

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UPPCO Phone Scam

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Upper Peninsula Power Company says a scam is making it’s way around the Copper Country involving a phone solicitation for charitable contributions. UPPCO officials say a customer in the Hancock area reported receiving a phone call asking for a charitable contribution towards a “safe child” presentation […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Two Keweenaw Bay Indian Community commercial fishermen who were reported missing on Lake Superior have been located. James Denomie and Floyd Forcia, Jr., went out on to Lake Superior with their fishing vessel last night near Lac La Belle, and did not return at their expected time. […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Ishpeming City Police report the arrest of a Negaunee man in connection with a recent break-in at the Huron Mountain Bakery store in Ishpeming. 30-year-old Charles Elveteci was charged yesterday on one count of Breaking and Entering of a Building with Intent, a felony punishable by up […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Northern Michigan University community is remembering two popular administrators who passed away in the last week. William Vandament, the 10th president of NMU who served from 1991-1997, died Saturday at his home in Signal Hill, California at the age of 81. Ken Godfrey, former athletic director, […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A new statewide poll shows that two Democrats in Michigan, including a former Upper Michigan lawmaker, are in a statistical dead heat with Governor Rick Snyder in head to head match-ups for next year’s governor’s race. However, the polling also shows that the public has largely never […]

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