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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Three major Wall Street credit rating agencies have given the State of Michigan a “thumbs up” for it’s economic progress. Fitch Ratings has upgraded Michigan’s general obligation credit rating to AA, the first time Fitch has rated Michigan above AA since January 2007. Also, Standard and Poor’s […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Marquette County woman was arraigned yesterday in connection with a recent car-train accident near Little Lake. 24-year-old Samantha Jo French of Gwinn was arraigned in Marquette County District Court on two counts of Operating Under the Influence causing Serious Injury and one count of Possession of Marijuana. […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Mackinac Bridge will be turning blue as part of an autism-awareness campaign. “Light It Blue Michigan” will mean the Mighty Mac will feature blue lights each night during April, beginning tonight. The Mackinac Bridge Authority and the Autistic Children’s Treatment Network will host a special public […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State health officials say two people in Michigan are among the 24 persons in 15 states who have been infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli bacteria. The Michigan Departments of Community Health and Agriculture and Rural Development say the illness due to Shiga toxin producing […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Lake Effect Snow Warning remains in effect until 2 p.m. eastern-time this afternoon for Alger and Northern Schoolcraft counties. The National Weather Service says the heaviest snow is most likely in an area from Shingleton to Grand Marais and Seney. Expect northwest winds to gust as high […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office says problems reported yesterday with their telephone service for the department have been repaired. According to a statement from the department, damage to a fiber optic line was the cause for phone problems, but the line was repaired late last night. While […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Opponents of fracking in Michigan begin a petition drive next week to outlaw the practice. Fracking involves deep-earth drilling for natural gas. The procedure includes high pressure, which creates cracks in rock which releases natural gas. Parts of Michigan have a tremendous amount of natural gas. Supporters […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette City Clerk’s Office is accepting nominations for the City elective offices which will be filled this year. There will be two vacancies on the Marquette City Commission. There will be one vacancy on the Board of Light and Power.  All offices are for three year […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – While the head of the Michigan Retailers Association points to economic factors for a decline in sales in February, he also points to the gloomy weather for a poor start to the spring buying season. The MRA’s Jim Hallan says while unemployment and gas prices remain high, […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Ford Motor Company says it is winning the battle with foreign automakers in sales of “super segment” vehicles during the first two months of this year. Ford analyst Erick Merkle says their surveys show that two-thirds of all customers first shop for an Escape or Fusion, which […]

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