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Michigan Tech Mid-Year Commencement Saturday

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Houghton, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan Tech University in Houghton is holding their Midyear Commencement tomorrow morning. Nearly 350 Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD recipients are expected to take part in the graduation ceremonies on campus. Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh will be the keynote speaker. Creagh is a 1974 […]

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Marquette Man Charged With Murder In Stabbing Death

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Marquette County man has been arrested and charged with murder in the stabbing death of a woman early this morning at Sawyer. Forsyth Township Police say 51-year-old Darrel Gutzman of Marquette is charged with open murder in the death of 53-year-old Robbin Lampinen of Gwinn. Authorities […]

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Dianda Praises Passage Of Casperson Wolf Hunting Measure

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Lansing, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 110th District State Representative Scott Dianda says he voted in favor of legislation adding wolves to the definition of game animals late last night. The Calumet Democrat voted for the legislation, introduced in the State Senate by Escanaba Republican Senator Tom Casperson. Dianda says the measure would […]

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Governor Rick Snyder Looks Back On 2016 And Ahead To 2017

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder called in to the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today for a look back on 2016 and a look ahead into the new year. Snyder talked with News Director Walt Lindala about several topics pertinent to the Upper Peninsula, including higher education […]

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U.P. Winter Woes Continue

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Winter weather is continuing to be an issue in many areas of the northern half of Upper Michigan today. Keweenaw and Northern Houghton counties remain under a Blizzard Warning until 7:00 a.m. tomorrow. Heavy snow and westerly winds gusting between 30 to 40 mph are creating frequent […]

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Kivela Praises Speed Limit Bills Headed To Governor

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Lansing, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Legislation that would increase speed limits on some parts of Michigan freeways has gone to Governor Rick Snyder to be signed into law. The state House approved the bills yesterday that would raise the speed limit to 75 miles per hour on freeways in rural areas and […]

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School Closings And Delays For Wednesday, 12/14/16

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Keweenaw and Northern Houghton counties remain under a Blizzard Warning until 7:00 a.m. tomorrow. The National Weather Service says arctic air with westerly winds across the Keweenaw Peninsula will continue to gust between 30 to 40 mph today. Continued snow and the high winds will create frequent […]

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Marquette Schools Superintendent Bill Saunders Explains School Closing Decisions

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette Area Public Schools Superintendent Bill Saunders joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today to talk about how he decides if the district shuts down or not due to bad weather. Saunders says he received extensive messages and calls after MAPS canceled classes last […]

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School Closings For Tuesday, 12/13/16

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Keweenaw and Northern Houghton counties are under a Blizzard Warning until 7:00 a.m. Thursday.  The National Weather Service says arctic air will surge across Lake Superior and the Keweenaw Peninsula with westerly winds gusting between 30 to 40 mph through tomorrow morning.  Frequent whiteout conditions are expected […]

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Iron River Police Chief Fired

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Iron River, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Chief of Police in Iron River has been fired. Reports today that Iron River City Manager David Thayer terminated the contract of Chief Laura Frizzo on Friday. Clashes over management styles between Frizzo and Thayer resulted in “irreconcilable differences” being cited as the reason for […]

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