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Munising Teen Killed in Car Accident

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Alger County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a single-vehicle rollover accident that killed a Munising teenager Sunday afternoon in AuTrain Township. The accident was reported just before 5:30 p.m. on M-94 near Addis Lake Road when a westbound vehicle, driven by 17-year-old Shaun Holt, went out of […]

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Mike Rogers Declines to Run for Senate

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Mich) of Howell has announced he will not be running for U.S. Senate. Following much speculation in recent months regarding his political future, Rogers announced, in a statement out today, that he will not seek the soon-to-open seat being vacated by the retiring Democrat […]

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Battle of the Military Sexual Assault Bills

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Senator Carl Levin (D-Mich) is offering an alternative to U.P. Congressman Dan Benishek’s (R-Mich) bill, which would remove from the military chain of command the power to prosecute sexual assaults between service members. Instead, Levin’s proposal would require an independent review by the next-higher level of the […]

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Federal Land in 29 Mich Counties Brings Federal Payments

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Twenty-nine Michigan counties will be receiving more than $4 million from the federal government as part of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program. These are dollars owed to communities in lieu of taxes, because federal land is not taxable. Getting the most money is Gogebic County, […]

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Medicaid Expansion Passes House, Moves to Senate

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A revised plan to expand Medicaid in Michigan as part of the Affordable Care Act has cleared the state House. The measure would bring in 320-thousand more non-disabled adults into Medicaid next year. It will bring on more in subsequent years. The revised version of the plan […]

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Michigan’s 2014 Budget Focuses on Education and Roads

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder has signed a $49.5 billion fiscal year 2014 budget for the state. The governor was joined by a handful of lawmakers at the signing ceremony yesterday at his downtown Lansing office. The budget is nearly 1 percent bigger than the current year and has […]

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Rio Tinto Reaches Agreement to Sell Eagle Mine

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Rio Tinto Mining Corporation has announced they have reached a binding agreement to sell its Eagle Mine project in Marquette County to a Canadian metals producer. The sale of the operation to Lundin Mining Corporation is for an estimated $325 million in cash. The Eagle Mine features […]

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Medicaid Expansion in State House for Vote

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The effort in Michigan to expand Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act is moving forward in Lansing. The measure brings in 320,000 more non-disabled adults into Medicaid next year. It will bring on more in subsequent years. A House committee Wednesday approved a revised version […]

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Local Workers Protest Constuction Site

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A group of local construction workers is protesting the hiring policies in place at a construction site in Marquette Township. Protesters gathered today to picket along US-41 near Brickyard Road with signs supporting local workers.  Organizer John Kleiber explained that the construction of the new store, ULTA […]

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Pioneer Surgical Technology Bought Out

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Florida-based company has announced it’s planned purchase of Pioneer Surgical Technology of Marquette. RTI Biologics Inc., a provider of orthopedic and other biologic implants, announced its intent to acquire Pioneer for $130 million in cash earlier today. The new company will have a new name to […]

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