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Climate Change Plan Neglects Great Lakes, Senators Say

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A coalition of U.S. Senators from six Great Lakes states are encouraging President Obama to include risks and impacts to the Great Lakes into his plan addressing climate change. Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, Dick Durbin of Illinois, Al Franken of Minnesota, Sherrod Brown […]

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MDOT Begins Highway Safety Campaign

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Department of Transportation hopes motorists will take notice of a pilot, statewide safety campaign that is starting today on state highways. M-DOT will display the number of traffic fatalities on Michigan roadways year to date on selected electronic signs, also known as Dynamic Message Signs. […]

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July Fourth Drunk Driving Crackdown Gets Results

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police say Michigan law enforcement officers made 4,434 traffic stops and arrested 131 drunk drivers during the July Fourth Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown that ran from July 1-7. This included 25 arrests under the state’s high blood alcohol content law (.17 or higher), […]

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Marquette Man Arrested for Graffiti

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Marquette man has been arrested on charges of malicious destruction of property and resisting and obstructing. Marquette Police were called to the 500 block of Hawley Street Monday on a report of a man writing on a dumpster. A witness observed the man running from the […]

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Sands Township Home Total Loss from Fire

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A home in Sands Township was destroyed by an early-morning fire today. The fire was reported just after 5 a.m. at a home at 432 Silver Creek Road. Few details have been released at this time, but reports say there was a loud explosion prior to the […]

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Semi Hits Railroad Overpass in Escanaba

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Escanaba Public Safety says traffic was re-routed this morning on North Lincoln south of Danforth Road after a semi-truck struck a railroad overpass. The accident was reported on the 1700 block of the roadway around 6:30 a.m. when the load trailer of a westbound semi-truck collided with […]

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Marquette County Woman in Court After Stabbing Boyfriend

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Marquette County woman arrested for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend last month appeared in court yesterday. 36-year-old Cloea Wiig waived her preliminary exam in Marquette County District Court and was bound over to Circuit Court. Wiig allegedly stabbed her boyfriend, 43-year-old James Potvin of Skandia, on June […]

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Marquette Board of Light, Power Phone Scam

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A new phone scam of customers of The Marquette Board of Light and Power is making the rounds. Phones calls to residents and businesses say their power service will be shut off if they do not pay their balance immediately. The number is a Detroit area phone […]

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Two Downstate Schools Closing Under New MI Law

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – For the first time under a new law in the state of Michigan, two school downstate districts will be dissolved. Both the Buena Vista district and the Inkster School District, could not obtain financing to get them through the school year, so state and intermediate school district […]

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Rescue Teams Travel by Boat, On Foot to Help Camper

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Wisconsin woman is safe after a rescue operation in the western Upper Peninsula over the weekend. Regional Dispatch in Negaunee Township received a 9-1-1 call from a camper on a cell phone in a remote area of the Porcupine Mountains State Park in Ontonagon County Friday […]

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