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MQT Township And Peter White Public Library Reach Deal

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An agreement has been reached between Marquette Township and the Peter White Public Library in Marquette for library services for Township residents. The previous contract, which was in place since 1993, was terminated by the Township in January. Township officials said that contract was drawn up to […]

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MTU Announces Tuition Adjustment

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Houghton, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Officials with Michigan Technological University in Houghton say the school has adjusted tuition rates for next year in compliance with state guidelines. The university took the action following the signing of next fiscal year’s state budget by Governor Rick Snyder this week. The adjusted increase averages 4.2 […]

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Forestry Land Bills Signed Into Law

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Lansing, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Legislation offered up by an Upper Michigan lawmaker concerning forest property has been signed into law. The measure, sponsored by State Senator Tom Casperson, is part of a package of bills designed to allow eligible landowners to transfer commercial forest property into the Qualified Forest Program without […]

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Marquette Commissioners Approve Strategic Plan

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette City Commission has formally approved the city’s strategic plan. Following a work session to finalize the plan for fiscal years 2016 to 2018, the Commission unanimously approved it at their regular meeting last night. The plan has been built by city staff following public meetings […]

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Houghton County Escapee Back In U.S.

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Houghton, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An inmate from Houghton County who was recently captured after escaping from a Costa Rican detention facility is back on U.S. soil. 34-year-old John Saatio is wanted out of Houghton on charges of home invasion and destruction of police property. Costa Rican authorities caught Saatio back on […]

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Ishpeming Man Charged With Murder Appears In Court

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Marquette County man arrested in the stabbing death of a Marquette man has appeared in court. 24-year-old Derek Blemke of Ishpeming is charged with one count of Open Murder in the death of 21-year-old Brandon LaFarve on Friday. Blemke appeared in Marquette County District Court this […]

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Marquette City Commission Addresses City’s Strategic Plan Tonight

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette City Commission will be addressing the city’s strategic plan tonight with a work session at 6:00 p.m. to discuss and finalize the plan for fiscal years 2016 to 2018. Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike to talk […]

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Former U.P. Teacher Sentenced For Sexual Crime Against Minor

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A retired Upper Michigan high school teacher has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for sexual exploitation of a minor. 67-year Thomas Hamel of St. Ignace was also sentenced to five years of supervised release and must register as a sex offender. Hamel pleaded guilty […]

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Marquette Police Investigate Stabbing Death

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette City Police are investigating a stabbing death that happened early this morning. Officers were called to an apartment building at 2050 Wright Street around 1:45 a.m. The stabbing happened in apartment number 7, and officers arriving on the scene found the victim, an unidentified male, dead. […]

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Fire Damages Trucking Company Garage, Destroys Semi

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Chocolay Township, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A local trucking company facility was damaged and a semi truck was destroyed in a fire early this morning in Marquette County. The fire was reported around 4:00 a.m. at the J.B. Hunt facility in Chocolay Township. Firefighters were called out after reports of heavy black […]

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