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M-DOT Launches Manistique Bridge Project

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  Construction on US-2 Manistique River Bridge is underway. The Michigan Department of Transportation is repairing the deck on the Manistique River Bridge in Schoolcraft County. M-DOT says two-way traffic will be maintained using traffic shifts. The project is expected to be completed sometime this August.

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State Rep. Dianda Pushes For Rural Gas Sales

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 110th District State Representative Scott Dianda has introduced legislation making it easier for stores in remote rural areas to supply gasoline to tourists. House Bill 5541 is intended to aid travelers in rural areas of the U.P., and bring more business to local establishments. The Calumet Democrat […]

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State Rep. Kivela Supports Detroit Bankruptcy Legislation

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 109th District State Representative John Kivela says he is supporting legislation offered up in Lansing late last week that moves forward with efforts to financially assist the City of Detroit in their current state of bankruptcy. Kivela says that although on first glance, supporting a financial bailout […]

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Marquette Mine Truck Traffic Agreement Approved

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An agreement between the City of Marquette and Lundin Mining covering truck traffic in the city from the Eagle Mine in Northern Marquette County has been approved. The Marquette City Commission voted to unanimously accept the plan last night. Under the agreement, Lundin will financially compensate the […]

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Agreement Details Released For Mining Truck Route In Marquette

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Details of the agreement between the City of Marquette and Lundin Mining covering anticipated truck traffic in the city from the Eagle Mine in Northern Marquette County have been released. According to the agreement, Lundin will financially compensate the City of Marquette for wear and tear and […]

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Marquette County Man To Run For State Representative

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  A Marquette County man is formally announcing his run for the State House of Representatives at a pair of events tomorrow in Marquette and Munising. Pete Mackin of Chocolay Township will officially announce his candidacy as a Republican for the 109th District seat currently held by Democrat […]

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Marquette Food Co-Op Expansion Gets Grant Funds

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette Food Co-Op is receiving grant support for their current expansion project from the Michigan Strategic Fund. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation says the expansion project is expected to generate a total capital investment of $3.4 million and create 30 jobs, resulting in a $615,000 Michigan […]

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More U.P. Counties Declared As Emergencies

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  Governor Rick Snyder has amended a recent emergency declaration for Marquette County to include five additional U.P. counties after this winter’s extreme cold and deep frost levels continue to cause widespread and severe damage to water and sewer mains. The amended emergency declaration adds Chippewa, Delta, Gogebic, […]

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Alger-Delta Electric Co-op Gets $7M For Improvements

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)  – A project has been launched to improve electric service to businesses and residents in the central U.P. The support comes through the USDA’s rural utilities program and will help replace aging electric lines, build new lines to reach new residents, and support smart grid projects that can […]

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Four U.P. Communities Are Tree Cities

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Department of Natural Resources and the Arbor Day Foundation say four U.P. communities are among 125 in the state that have been awarded “Tree City USA” certification for work accomplished in 2013. The cities of Marquette, Escanaba, Gladstone and Norway have been recognized for responsible community-wide […]

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