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Benishek Bill Headed To President For Signature

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The U.S. House yesterday passed legislation to protect the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The bill, sponsored by Upper Peninsula Congressman Dan Benishek, was given approval in the Senate in June. It now heads to President Barack Obama. The legislation would designate approximately 32,500 acres of Sleeping […]

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Dianda Votes Against Supplemental Budget

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 110th District State Representative Scott Dianda says he voted against a supplemental budget bill because it does not address the critical need to help U.P. families dealing with a propane shortage during this extreme winter. The Senate-approved measure appropriated nearly $23 million from the federal Low-Income Home […]

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Guilty Verdicts For Two Ishpeming Men

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Guilty verdicts were handed down yesterday in the in trial of two Marquette County men accused of kidnapping two women last summer, and holding them prisoner. 43-year-old Jason Sadowski and 66-year-old Charles Cope, both of Ishpeming, were found guilty yesterday of unlawfully imprisoning the women in the […]

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Two-Vehicle Accident Injures One

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a two-vehicle accident yesterday just after 8:30 p.m. on US-41 West in Ishpeming Township in front of the Ishpeming Township Fire Hall. Deputies say a 1999 Ford pickup truck, driven by 35-year-old Eugene Bleckler of Ishpeming failed to yield and pulled […]

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Marquette Kohl’s Store Closes Due To Snow

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Kohl’s department store in the Westwood Mall in Marquette Township was temporarily closed down yesterday evening because of the amount of snow on the roof of the building. The closure was put into effect around 6:00 p.m. The closure was made as a precautionary measure to […]

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Michigamme Township Gets $258K Streetscape Grant

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigamme Township is one of 14 communities selected to split up more than 7.6 million dollars in funding for public infrastructure improvements. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation has awarded the funding through the Michigan Strategic Fund’s Downtown Infrastructure Grant program. In addition to improving their downtowns, the […]

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USCG Chopper Makes Emergency Landing

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Coast Guard air crew made an emergency landing on Washington Island, Wisconsin yesterday morning after their helicopter experienced flight control malfunctions. According to a statement from the U.S. Coast Guard, the crew of the helicopter based out of Traverse City contacted the air station around 8:30 […]

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One Injured In Marquette County Snowmobile Accident

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Excessive speed was believed to be a factor in a snowmobile accident in Marquette County Friday evening that injured one person. Marquette County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the accident around 5:00 p.m. on DNR Trail #14 about six miles north of the Triple-A Road in Powell Township. […]

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Police Investigate Fatal Snowmobile Accident

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police at the Iron Mountain Post have released and update of their investigation into a fatal snowmobile accident that happened early Saturday morning in Dickinson County. Troopers say 37-year-old Chad Schlenvogt of Port Washington, Wisconsin was killed when his snowmobile struck a guardrail on Pine Mountain […]

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Marquette Man Dies On City Fitness Trail

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)  –   Marquette City Police are reporting the death of a Marquette man this weekend on the city’s fit strip. Officers were called to the fit strip off of Lincoln Avenue just before 5:00 p.m. on Sunday after a cross-country skiier was located laying face-down on the trail by […]

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