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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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Soo Locks Open

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the Soo Locks opened yesterday, marking the beginning of the 2013 Great Lakes shipping season. The upbound Paul R. Tregurtha was the first ship to enter the locks at 12:01 a.m. headed from its winter layup in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of Marquette General, is currently in critical need of O-negative blood throughout all of their service areas in the Upper Peninsula. Blood Center officials say all blood donated at the U.P. Regional Blood Center stays in the U.P. If you […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – America’s beer industry directly contributed more than $2 billion to Michigan’s economy last year, according to a recent study. The Beer Institute Economic Contribution Study says there were 120 breweries in Michigan in 2012, 141 distributors and 16,744 retail establishments selling beer in Michigan. Those three tiers […]

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