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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation sponsored by state Senator Tom Casperson that prohibits the D-E-Q from promulgating air emission rules for wood stove manufacturers or enforcing new federal emission standards on wood heaters. The law is intended to address concerns about federal Environmental Protection Agency rules […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  Upper Peninsula Power Company crews are planning to lower water levels at their hydro reservoirs in the western U.P. The drawdowns will begin in January in accordance with federal regulations and are in anticipation of annual spring runoff. The first drawdowns will be at the Victoria Dam […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A bill sponsored by an Upper Michigan lawmaker has been vetoed by Governor Rick Snyder. House bill 4573, sponsored by 110th District State Representative Scott Dianda of Calumet, sought to prorate fees for liquor licenses in Michigan. In his veto Snyder said prorating fees for liquor licenses […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Authorities in northeast Wisconsin are continuing the investigation into a weekend fatal traffic accident. Marinette County Sheriff deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call Saturday just after 4:00 a.m., central time, in the town of Beecher. 51-year-old Michael Vojack of South Barrington, Illinois was driving a pick-up truck […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Senator Tom Casperson says he expects the state legislature to take action in response to a recent federal court ruling that overturned the decision removing the gray wolf from the endangered species list. The move bans wolf hunting and trapping in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Upper Michigan lawmakers missed a total of 16 votes in the last legislative session in Lansing. MichiganVotes.org, says Michigan’s 38 senators and 110 representatives missed a combined 1,626 votes in 2014. The 2014 Legislature held 1,747 roll call votes, 936 in the Senate and 811 in the […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette Firefighters responded to a structure fire yesterday afternoon. The fire was reported at 580 West Hewitt shortly after 2:00 p.m. Upon arrival, firefighters found a work bench in the rear of an attached garage on fire. Firefighters quickly put out the fire. There was light smoke […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A bill authored by State Senator Tom Casperson prohibiting the D-N-R from issuing orders or rules that could restrict significant amounts of land has passed the Legislature. The Escanaba Republican says his bill seeks to balance the protection of state natural resources and their use for recreation, […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Wisconsin man has been sentenced in federal court in Marquette for sexual abuse involving a minor. 34-year-old Douglas Kugler, Jr. of Eagle River, Wisconsin, was sentenced to 71 months in federal prison for abusive sexual contact with a child under the age of twelve. He was […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The second suspect wanted in the case of a weekend meth bust in Ishpeming has been arrested. Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team detectives located 29-year-old Steven Greenleaf at a residence on County Road 550 in Marquette Township just before 5:00 p.m. yesterday and was taken into custody […]

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