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Snyder Signs State Wetland Legislation

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder yesterday signed into law legislation designed to ensure Michigan continues to manage its own wetlands. The legislation makes changes to the state’s wetlands program in an effort to keep control of the wetlands under Michigan authority rather than having the federal government take over […]

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M-DOT Suspends Road Construction to Ease Travel

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Department of Transportation will help make travel easier for the estimated 1.4 million Michigan residents Triple-A Michigan says will be traveling this Fourth of July holiday weekend. M-DOT is lifting traffic restrictions on 118 of 162 projects statewide. Beginning at 3 p.m. today and continuing […]

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4th of July Travel Period Begins

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – While some Michiganders have gotten an early start, the official Fourth of July holiday travel period begins today. According to AAA Michigan, nearly 1.4 million Michigan residents will travel at least 50 miles or more from home today through Sunday, July 7th. That’s down about 1 percent […]

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Wabush Mine Operating Post-Shutdown

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Cliffs Natural Resources says they have restarted their Wabush mining operations in Canada.  The mine was temporarily idled due to the forest fires in the region since June 28th. The town of Wabush rescinded their emergency evacuation order and reduced the threat level. Cliffs called back workers […]

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One Dead in Fiery Alger County Car Accident

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police at the Negaunee Post responded to an early-morning traffic accident this morning in Alger County. The single-vehicle accident was called in around 2:40 a.m. on H-15 near Shingleton in Munising Township. Troopers arriving on the scene found the the vehicle, a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier, fully […]

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Legislation Introduced to Attract Gun Manufacturers to Mich

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An Upper Peninsula lawmaker wants gun manufacturers to move their operations into Michigan. State Senator Tom Casperson has introduced legislation that would set up Arms Related Manufacturing zones across the state. It would offer tax incentives to attract firearms-makers to Michigan, similar to other efforts that targeted […]

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Second Petition Drive to Ban Wolf-Hunting

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A coalition opposing wolf hunting in Michigan is launching a second petition drive aimed at banning the practice. An earlier try by the coalition, which is supported by the Humane Society of the United States, was stopped by the Michigan Legislature which approved a bill that effectively […]

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Mich Highway System Rated 30th in Nation

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A new study says Michigan’s state highway system is 30th in the nation in overall highway performance and efficiency. The latest Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation, found the state improved from it’s ranking of 35th in the previous report. Michigan ranks 9th in fatality rate, 21st […]

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Bill to Benefit Great Lakes Harbors Goes to Senate

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A spending bill addressing harbor maintenance at Great Lakes harbors has passed a key committee hurdle in Washington, D.C. The energy and water appropriations bill was approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee and sent to the full Senate for consideration. The measure includes $140 million more in […]

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Mich Gas Prices Down Thru Holiday

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The price of gas in Michigan continues it’s decline. According to AAA, the nearly 1.4 million Michigan motorists traveling on vacation 50 miles or more from home this July 4th holiday will find the state’s average gas price down 19.7 cents this week, and down 80 cents […]

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