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Marquette Residents Asked to Take Survey on Lakeshore Relocation Project

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The City of Marquette is asking interested residents to take part in a Lakeshore Boulevard Relocation Project Survey. The survey has been developed to gather public input as a follow-up to the public meeting held this past spring on proposed plans for the relocating of the roadway. […]

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Study Says Resuming Mining in Western U.P. Damaging

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A study of the expected economic impacts of the resumption of mining in the western Upper Peninsula has been released. The study, by Dr. Thomas Power, concludes that a return to metal ore mining and processing would damage the economic well-being and vitality of the Western U.P. […]

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Major Construction Starting in Keweenaw

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – M-DOT has started a major road resurfacing project today in the Keweenaw. The project is resurfacing 12 miles of M-203, from US-41 to north of Bear Lake Road, and M-26 from the Osceola Township line to north of Hubbell. M-DOT says this project will require lane closures […]

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Semi Tips Over on Mackinac Bridge

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Mackinac Bridge was re-opened early this morning after a semi tractor trailer tipped over while crossing the bridge last night. Reports say the truck was northbound on the bridge when it left the roadway around 9 p.m. and came to a rest against the guardrail and […]

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Detroit Bankrupt – Largest City To Do So in U.S. History

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The city of Detroit has filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The city, which is mired in debt according to estimates by Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, filed for Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy protection yesterday. Governor Rick Snyder authorized Orr to file for bankruptcy […]

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More Construction Starting in Marquette

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A four-stage street reconstruction project is underway today in the City of Marquette. Cedar Street from Ridge Street to Arch Street is closed to allow for the reconstruction of the street and underground utilities. Ridge Street will be open during this phase and Arch Street will be […]

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Major Road Construction to Start Monday in Copper Country

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –The Michigan Department of Transportation is starting a major road resurfacing project in the Copper Country on Monday. The project will be resurfacing 12 miles of M-203, from US-41 to north of Bear Lake Road, and M-26 from the Osceola Township line to north of Hubbell. M-DOT says […]

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Closure of Van Riper Park Boat Launch Canceled

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Department of Natural Resources says the temporary closure of a boat launch area in Marquette County scheduled for early next month will not be happening. The DNR says the planned closure of the Van Riper State Park boating access site, originally scheduled for August 5 to […]

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Medicaid Expansion Delay Still Divides Senate

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A State Senate committee could take up a specific Medicaid expansion proposal as early as next week. Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville announced yesterday that he believes they can start taking public testimony on it before the end of the month. Supporters of the expansion say, however, […]

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Mich Unemployment Increased in June

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in June increased over the month by three-tenths of a percentage point to 8.7 percent, according to state officials. According to the data released by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget, the state’s labor force rose by 21,000 in June […]

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