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Road Closures in Downtown Marquette

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Washington Street in downtown Marquette from Garfield to Seymour, and Lincoln Avenue from Bluff to Washington remain closed to thru traffic. The closures are in effect to allow for construction of sewer and water utilities associated with the development on the site of the former Sara Lee […]

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Marquette City Tax Bills to Arrive Tomorrow

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Summer tax bills totaling approximately $30 million will be mailed to Marquette City property owners tomorrow. The due date for payment of City summer taxes was changed from August 4th to September 14th as a result of voter approval of the new City Charter last November. Tax […]

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Legislation Introduced to Protect Great Lakes

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A group of Great Lakes senators has introduced bipartisan legislation to authorize programs to protect the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Ecological and Economic Protection Act would address invasive species, speed cleanup of contaminated sediments, protect fragile Great Lakes habitat and improve water quality for the more […]

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Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA, California’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Proponents of same-sex marriage are celebrating a pair of rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court in their favor. In two 5-4 decisions, the high court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and a challenge involving California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. Susan Horowitz, an activist […]

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Mich Charter Schools Score High in Nation

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan charter schools are among the top performers in the nation, according to a new report. The study by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University shows that Michigan charter schools averaged in the top half of charter schools in 25 states for both […]

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US Brand Tops Cars.com “Most American” List

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – For the first time in five years, an American brand vehicle has topped the Cars.com annual “Most American” list. Ford’s F-150 regained the honor, dethroning the Toyota Camry, which topped the list for the last four years. Cars.com Editor-In-Chief Patrick Olsen says Ford’s top ranking is a […]

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Grants Available for Mich Community Volunteer Organizations

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Local organizations across Michigan are being encouraged to apply for federal grants to sponsor programs geared toward senior volunteers. The Corporation for National and Community Service will award $14 million in grants nationwide to city and county governments, organizations, nonprofits and other groups that sponsor Retired and […]

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DNR to Host Open House Tonight About Forest Management

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Department of Natural Resources is hosting an open house today focusing on proposed forest management treatments for the Baraga unit, which includes Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties. The open house is set for 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Baraga Operations Service Center on […]

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Police Patrols Increase on M-123

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan State Police at the Sault Ste. Marie Post will be adding road patrols aimed at stopping aggressive driving on M-123 in Chippewa and Luce Counties during the summer travel season. The increased patrols will focus on safe driving enforcement during this tourist season with the goal […]

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Once-Extinct Mammal Returns to Mich Lower Peninsula

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Fishers have returned to the Lower Peninsula. Not the ones with a fishing rod and tackle box, but rather the furry, midsized, long-bodied member of the weasel family. The Department of Natural Resources has confirmed that fishers, which vanished from Michigan in 1936, have come back. The […]

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