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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A 50-year-old Western Upper Peninsula man has been charged with murdering his elderly wife. Kenneth Peters of Bessemer was arraigned yesterday in Gogebic County Court on first degree homicide, vulnerable adult abuse, and second degree homicide charges. If he is convicted, he could spend life behind bars. […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State officials say seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates increased in all of Michigan’s 17 major labor market areas in July. According to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget, total employment and labor force levels declined in the majority of regions over the month. The Ann Arbor […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The two remaining suspects in a meth lab investigation in the Upper Peninsula have been arraigned. 22-year-old Kurtis Stough of Marquette plead not guilty to attempted manufacturing of methamphetamine and operating a meth lab in Houghton County Circuit Court Wednesday.  Both charges carry possible penalties of 20 […]

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MARQUETTE, MI -  (Great Lakes Radio News) – Organizers are calling this year’s Upper Peninsula State Fair another success. Preliminary figures show an estimated 61,500 people showed up for this year’s 85th anniversary of the fair in Escanaba, but organizers expect 2012 will surpass last year’s record-setting numbers by about one percent in attendance and […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Upper Peninsula Power Company says a mechanical failure caused a large power outage to occur in Marquette County overnight. The failure happened around 3:00 a.m. at the Barnum Substation in Ishpeming. According to a press release from UPPCO, a squirrel made contact with the components within […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – U.S. Congressman Dan Benishek is supporting a bill designed to help prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. The “Asian Carp Prevention Act of 2012,” authored by Michigan Representative Mike Rogers, directs the Secretary of the Army to coordinate and spearhead efforts to prevent the spread […]

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MARQUETE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office and the Michigan State Police report the arrest of a 50 year old Bessemer man last night on homicide charges. The man was arrested around 8 p.m. central time in connection with the recent disappearance and death of 79 year old Ethel […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Northern Michigan University officially started off the new academic year yesterday with the Fall Convocation on campus.  The annual event signals the start of the new semester and features comments from NMU faculty, administration and the President.  Current President David Haynes delivered a speech recapping recent successes […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan Technological University has been rated one of the best universities in the Midwest for the second year in a row by the Princeton Review. Tech is one of 153 institutions the Princeton Review recommends in the “Best in the Midwest” section of its “2013 Best Colleges: […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – ‘Triple A Michigan’ says more than $1.2 million Michigan residents will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, about one percent more than those who traveled last year.  According to the auto club, they join the 33 million Americans who will […]

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