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School Closings For Thursday, Dec. 5th 2013

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SCHOOL CLOSURES FOR 12/5/2013: Gwinn Community Schools Ishpeming Public Schools Marquette Area Public Schools Father Marquette School – Marquette Marquette-Alger RESA – Marquette Negaunee Public Schools NorthStar Academy & Polaris Middle School – Marquette NICE Community Schools Powell Township – Big Bay Republic-Michigamme Schools Wells Township Schools Christ The King Pre-School – Ishpeming Crossroads Christian […]

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State Arguments Against Native Casino Continue At US Supreme Court

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The State of Michigan argued yesterday before the U.S. Supreme Court against a proposed downstate off-reservation gambling casino planned by the Bay Mills Indian Community from the eastern U.P. Michigan Solicitor General John Bursch presented oral arguments on the state’s challenge to the expansion of off-reservation gaming. […]

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Petition Supporting Wolf Hunt In Michigan Approved

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Board of Canvassers has approved a petition form for a group supporting wolf hunting in Michigan. The petition requires the naming of game species be in the hands of the Natural Resources Commission and not in the hands of a public vote. What’s really at […]

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DNR Expects Average Numbers For 2013 Deer Season

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Natural Resources officials expect to release preliminary results of the just-completed Michigan firearms deer hunting season later this week or next. The 16-day firearms season ended on Saturday, November 30th. D-N-R Deer and Elk officials expect the statewide take to be about the same as last […]

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Investigation Continues Into Marquette County Mine Fire

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The investigation is continuing into the cause of a fire at the Empire Mine in western Marquette County. The fire was reported in the conveyor belts of the limestone feeding system at the Palmer operation just before 6:00 a.m. yesterday. Employees were evacuated and no injuries were […]

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Marquette Schools To Re-Align Elementaries

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette Area Public Schools will be realigning the district’s elementary schools beginning in the 2014-15 school year. The MAPS Board of Education voted 5-to-1 last night to approve the realignment plan.  The plan re-purposes the Graveraet building into a K-5 elementary school. It also adjusts grade levels […]

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Michigan Lawmaker Questions Security Of Insurance Website

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Marquette, MI –  (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan U.S. Representative Mike Rogers says he’s concerned about security on the HealthCare.gov website. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Sunday that the Affordable Care Act enrollment website was improved by a series of hardware upgrades and software fixes. But Rogers, who chairs the […]

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Latest U.P. Wolf Hunt Numbers Released

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  Seventeen wolves have been killed so far in Michigan’s first wolf hunt since the animals were removed from the endangered species list. The latest numbers are from the Department of Natural resources as of Sunday. The hunt is scheduled to run until December 31st or until a […]

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LifePoint Acquires Copper Country Hospital

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Another Upper Michigan hospital has been acquired by LifePoint Hospitals. The Portage Health Board of Directors and LifePoint Hospitals have finalized the joint venture agreement to share ownership and operation of Portage Health in Hancock. The joint venture brings $60 million in capital improvements to Portage Health […]

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Ishpeming Police Investigate Two-Vehicle Accident

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Ishpeming City police are investigating a two-vehicle traffic accident that happened yesterday afternoon. Police say the accident happened around 2:30 p.m. when a Dodge pickup truck, driven by a 24-year-old female went out of control, crossed the center line and struck an oncoming Chevy Blazer on County […]

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