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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Former US Congressman Bart Stupak is reportedly considering the idea of running for governor next year. But he’s made no final decision yet. Stupak told reporters last week that he’s “looking at” running. He retired from Congress in 2010. Reports say he is reviewing a number of […]

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The Michigan House this week is expected to vote on a key part of an effort to quickly address the low lake level problem in Michigan waters. Supporters of the effort say industry is hampered significantly by the low levels, and emergency dredging is needed in many areas. The bill appropriates $21 million on dredging […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Wine samples would be allowed at farmers markets in Michigan, under a bill currently before a State Senate committee. Under the proposal, a small winery, with a permit, could conduct tastings and sell their product at a farmer’s market. A permit fee would be $25 for each […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Even though Saint Patrick’s Day is behind us, police across the state continue an extra effort to combat drunk driving in Michigan. The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, says officers from 155 agencies in 26 counties will remain on patrol through Monday, April 8, in response […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan House may soon vote on legislation requiring a person to pay restitution to the state for illegally killing, possessing, buying or selling an antlered white-tailed deer with a “gross score” of more than 100 inches (based on antler measurements). This would be in addition to […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – SUNNY 101.9 WKQS, operated by Great Lakes Radio, Inc., a family owned broadcast group of five radio stations based in Marquette, was honored this week by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) at its Broadcast Excellence Awards ceremony in Lansing, MI. The MAB Broadcast Excellence Awards program […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – As parties are getting underway today for the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, police from 155 agencies in 26 counties are stepping up drunk driving enforcement through April 8. The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning says St. Patrick’s Day, NCAA basketball tournaments and spring break for high […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A two-bill legislative package unveiled yesterday in Lansing is calling for adjustments to the Michigan Merit Curriculum that would give high school students more career and vocational training education options. The bills are authored by 108th District State Representative Ed McBroom of Vulcan, and 97th District State […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 110th District State Representative Scott Dianda and 109th District Representative John Kivela are supporting legislation introduced in the House Committee on Natural Resources changing the DEQ’s dredging permit process. The legislation reduces the permit fee, from the current $1500 to $50, for dredging material from Great Lakes […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Education Association (MEA) is calling on state lawmakers to take up and pass legislation that would close a loophole in Michigan’s gun law that allows a concealed weapons license holder to openly carry a gun in gun-free zones such as schools. Citing a string of […]

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