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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –Today is Eric Dompierre Day in Ishpeming. As declared by Ishpeming Mayor Pat Scanlon, the day honors Eric and his last regular season game on the Ishpeming High School Varsity Football team. The 19-year-old senior with Down syndrome recently was granted a waiver by the Michigan High School […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan’s unemployment rate in September edged down over the month by one-tenth of a percentage point to 9.3 percent. It marked the first monthly jobless rate decline for the state since April, according to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget. A spokesman says Michigan unemployment […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –Chocolay Township Police responded to a three vehicle accident yesterday evening. The accident occurred just before 7 p.m. on US-41 South near the Holiday Gas Station in Chocolay Township. A southbound vehicle, driven by Joseph Menze of Marquette, was attempting to turn left into the gas station when […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –Legislation written by an Upper Michigan lawmaker has been signed into law in Lansing. The legislation, authored by State Representative Matt Huuki, now known as Public Act 341 of 2012, allows private and public transportation providers to perform fingerprinting and background checks for prospective applicants who would serve […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan State Police are spending their next two weeks looking for sex offenders. Called Operation Verify, it’s the ninth annual sex offender sweep in the state as officers look for those who have not verified their address. How often an offender needs to do so depends on […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –Michigan will be getting 78 new state troopers at the end of this week. The Michigan State Police will hold the graduation ceremony for the 123rd Trooper Recruit School on Friday at the Lansing Center, just a few blocks east of the state Capitol. The keynote speaker will […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of Marquette General Hospital, is currently in critical need of three types of blood in four of their U.P. service areas. The need for A-negative, O-negative and O-postive blood is high in Marquette, Escanaba, Iron Mountain, and Sault Ste. Marie. Blood […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Firefighters responded to a house fire last night in the City of Negaunee. The fire was called in just before 6 p.m. at a residence at 129 Iroquois Drive.  The fire was reported in the kitchen of the home and firefighters arriving on the scene found the […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan State Police at the Negaunee Post are reporting a two-vehicle accident yesterday evening in Marquette Township. The accident happened around 6 p.m. at the intersection of Ontario and Center streets.  Troopers say a westbound car on Center Street, driven by a 19-year-old Marquette woman, had stopped […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder has appointed an Upper Michigan Prosecuting Attorney to the Michigan Crime Victim Services Commission. Brian Peppler, of Sault Ste. Marie will serve a three-year term.  Peppler will represent county prosecuting attorneys and Democrats and replaces Kym Worthy. He is the Chippewa County prosecuting attorney […]

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