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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder has signed into law legislation that overhauls Michigan Blue Cross and Blue Shield, which allows it to convert into a mutual insurance company. The plan includes a commitment by the company to contribute nearly $1.6 billion worth of investments over the next 18 years […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police say while Michigan traffic crashes and injuries were down in 2012, fatalities increased 5 percent over 2011 from 889 to 936. According to the department’s Criminal Justice Information Center, the number of traffic crashes fell 4 percent to 273,891 from 284,049 in 2011. Injuries were […]

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Severe Weather Updates and Schools Closings brought to you by POMP’S Tire 105 West Hampton Marquette. SCHOOL CLOSINGS for Tuesday, March 19, 2013   Ewen-Trout Creek Schools & Headstart Ontonagon Area Schools Tahquamenon Area Schools ALGER-LUCE-NORTHERN SCHOOLCRAFT COUNTIES A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 AM EDT THURSDAY. […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A new statewide poll shows that US Congressman Gary Peters has a double-digit lead over any other talked-about candidate for the Democratic US Senate nomination. The poll was conducted by Main Street Strategies. It shows Peters with 25 percent of the vote. Former congressman Bart Stupak gets […]

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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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