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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates edged downward in 16 of Michigan’s 17 major labor market areas in October. According to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget, total employment and labor force levels increased in the majority of regions over the month. A spokesman says Michigan’s local […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Sierra Club is weighing in on yesterday’s announcement of the joint ownership of the Presque Isle Power Plant in Marquette. Representative Tiffany Hartung said, burning coal at the Presque Isle power plant has affected families in Marquette for almost 50 years and installing emission controls to […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Legislation to increase payments in lieu of taxes (PILT) to local governments for state-owned land within their boundaries has been approved in the Michigan Senate. The legislation, co-sponsored by State Senator Tom Casperson, addresses problems with the payments not being made on time or paid in full. […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Northern Michigan University is one of nine colleges and universities nationwide being recognized by University Business magazine in its “Models of Efficiency” national recognition program. The program recognizes innovative approaches for streamlining higher education operations through technology and/or business process improvements.  At NMU, the Foundation Scholarship application […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Department of Natural Resources will host a Michigan Wolf Forum meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Little Bear Arena, located at 275 Marquette St., in St. Ignace. DNR staff will provide an update on current wolf management activity in […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – WE Energies and Wolverine Power Cooperative have announced that the two companies will pursue joint ownership and the addition of state-of-the-art emission controls at the Presque Isle Power Plant in Marquette. The two companies announced at a press conference in Marquette this morning that they have signed […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The winning continues for the Ishpeming Hematites.  Word today that the Ishpeming High School has officially won Sports Illustrated’s Underdogs competition. The announcement of the win came this morning and as a result of the story of 19-year-old Eric Dompierre receiving the most online votes in the […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Most Michigan counties experienced an increase in average per capita personal income last year. Data released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis shows average personal income rose in a majority of counties in 2011.  The only county that saw a decline in 2011 was Ontonagon County […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Department of Treasury is reminding shoppers that purchases made on-line are not tax-free during the holiday season, or at any other time of year. Officials say Michigan’s Use Tax generally applies to transactions in which the retailer does not collect sales tax. This happens most […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder will be in the Upper Peninsula today to make an announcement about the Presque Isle Power Plant in Marquette. He will be joined by representatives from WE Energies and Wolverine Power Cooperative.  The 431 Megawatt plant owned by WE Energies generates 90% of the […]

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