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Marquette County Road Commission Public Meeting on Co. Rd. 550

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –A public hearing is being held tonight on proposed improvements by the Marquette County Road Commission to a portion of County Road 550. County Road officials will discuss the planned improvements to County Road 550 from the Marquette City Limit to the Sugar Loaf Mountain area.  Work included […]

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Street Closures in Marquette

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – South Front Street in Marquette from Furnace Street to Jackson Street and from the round-a-bout to Fisher Street has been tapered down to one northbound lane today. The lane adjustment is for the Marquette Beautification Committee’s annual “Petunia Pandemonium” planting of petunias. Students from the Marquette Area […]

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Residents Still Without Power: UPPCO Crews Onsite

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Upper Peninsula Power Company crews are working to restore power to customers around the central U.P. who lost power yesterday evening as strong storms moved through the region. At last report, well over 1,000 customers in areas including Republic, L’Anse, Ishpeming and others were without electrical service. […]

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Gwinn Superintendent Resigns

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Gwinn Area Community Schools will soon be working to find a new superintendent. Gwinn School Board President Gloria Bigelow says the board received a letter of resignation from Superintendent Kim Tufnell. The resignation goes into effect June 30. In a statement released to the media yesterday, […]

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DNR Reforestation Efforts for April, May

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Department of Natural Resources says it planted more than 7 million seedlings this spring on state forest land. In all, the DNR reforested about 7,500 acres in April and May. The Arbor Day Foundation supported the planting of 400,000 tree seedlings in both the Upper Peninsula […]

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New Executive Director for U.P. Hospice Foundation

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Dave Aro has been appointed as the Executive Director for the Upper Peninsula Hospice Foundation. The appointment is part of his role as Director of Operations for Upper Peninsula Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty. The Foundation’s Executive Director position is a voluntary one, as 100 percent […]

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Study Finds Insurance Payments Increase for Motorcyclists in Michigan

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A new report from an arm of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says the average insurance payment on a motorcycle injury claim rose substantially in Michigan after the state changed its helmet law to exempt most riders last year. The report was compiled by the Highway […]

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Norway Township Man Drowns in Lawnmower Accident

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police at the Iron Mountain Post report an accidental drowning at a residence yesterday in Dickinson County’s Norway Township. A 911 call was received around 4:15 p.m. central time of a report of a man trapped under a riding lawnmower in the Menominee River. Troopers say […]

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Names of Injured Released in Motorcycle-Car Accident in L’Anse

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –Michigan State Police have released the names of those involved in a motorcycle-car accident in L’Anse Sunday night. The accident happened just after 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of US-41 and L’Anse Avenue. A motorcycle, operated by 59-year-old Richard Koski of Florence, Wisconsin, was westbound on US 41 […]

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Budget to Increase School Funding Goes to Snyder for Signature

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Senate Wednesday gave final approval to the $15.1 billion School Aid budget, which includes funding for K-12 education, community colleges and higher education. The bill passed on a mostly party line vote of 25-12 and now goes to Governor Rick Snyder. The measure increases statewide […]

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