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GACS to Select Interim District Superintendent Tonight

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Gwinn Area Community Schools Board of Education is holding a special meeting tonight to select an interim District Superintendent. At tonight’s session, the Board will be accepting the resignation of current Superintendent Kimberly Tufnell, effective June 30th.  The Board will then appoint an interim Superintendent for […]

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Construction Continuing on E Washington

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The City of Marquette and the Downtown Development Authority have released an update on the construction on East Washington Street. Work is continuing on the project, with completion estimated for late June. The DDA says crosswalks are being poured this week and will take about a week […]

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Beach at Tourist Park Re-Opened After 10 Years

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The City of Marquette held a ribbon cutting ceremony today to mark the re-opening of the beach at Tourist Park. The noon ceremony was attended by Marquette city staff, officials and other project stakeholders. The beach at Tourist Park had been closed for ten years as of […]

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U.P. Man Charged for Child Molestation

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A 54-year old man will stand trial in October for sexually molesting three young girls in the western U.P. Dennis Johnson is accused of having sexual contact with a six-year-old, an eight-year-old, and a 10-year-old at his home in Iron River between 2002 and 2010. He’s charged […]

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U.P. Man Arraigned for Terror Threats

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An Upper Peninsula man was arraigned Monday for making terrorist threats. 28-year old James Bugg of Rapid River faces one count of attempted weapons/dangerous weapons – miscellaneous, for allegedly manufacturing a bomb or bombshell in a May 25 incident. Bugg was arrested Friday night without incident in […]

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Negaunee Water Tank Drained for Inspection

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Residents in Negaunee Township are being advised that the Township Water Department has drained the elevated water tank along M-35 next to the Township Hall for inspection. The tank will be off line until this upcoming Monday, June 17th.  Residents may experience some water pressure fluctuations during […]

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Construction to Cause Minor Delays on Co Rd 550

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette County Road Commission has begun a resurfacing project on a portion of County Road 550. The planned improvements are being done to an approximately three mile portion of the roadway from the Marquette City Limit to the Sugar Loaf Mountain parking area. Road Commission officials […]

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Rescue Team Call to Help Woman Who Jumped in Superior

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette City Police and Fire Departments were called out yesterday afternoon to rescue a woman after she jumped into Lake Superior from Black Rocks on Presque Isle. Police say they received the call at 3 p.m. of a swimmer in distress. The woman had been with […]

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Ship Found in Superior 100 Years After Sinking

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Almost 100 years after the freighter “Henry B. Smith” disappeared and sank during a November storm in Lake Superior, a group of shipwreck hunters thinks it has found the ship, and much of it is largely intact. The Duluth News Tribune is reporting the group found the […]

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Finnish Sister City Delegates to Visit Marquette

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A group of international visitors are coming to Marquette County this week from Finland. Delegates from Marquette’s Sister City of Kajaani, Finland, are visiting the region through the 18th. The Sotkamo Forest Owners will be here to study the forestry practices of the Upper Peninsula to compare […]

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