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MI Unemployment Numbers Show Record Drop

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan’s unemployment rate in January fell by half a point to 7.8 percent, the lowest unemployment rate in the state since May 2008. According to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget, the January jobless rate was one and one-tenth percent below the state’s January 2013 […]

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DNR and YMCA Team Up To Teach Class For Vets

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan DNR is partnering with the Marquette County YMCA and NMU Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports to offer adaptive kayaking lessons for veterans with disabilities. The sessions will run on four consecutive Thursdays starting March 13th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Physical Education and Instruction Facility […]

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Army Corps To Distribute $25 Million For Great Lakes

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – U.S. Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow say the Army Corps will distribute $25 million for Great Lakes navigation projects and to address the backlog of Great Lakes dredging projects in the Great Lakes. The funding comes following a bipartisan letter sent last month, by Great Lakes […]

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U.P. Blood Center In Critical Blood Shortage

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The U.P. Regional Blood Center is in a critical need for blood throughout the Upper Peninsula. Types of blood needed are A-positive, A-negative, B-negative, and O-negative. Blood Center spokesperson Sallie Coron says they need to have a minimum target amount of pints of blood on hand in […]

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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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