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Eastern Upper Peninsula Judge Suspended

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Sault Ste. Marie, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A judge in the eastern Upper Peninsula has been ordered suspended for four months without pay. According to reports, Chippewa County Judge Elizabeth Church was suspended for dismissing charges and tickets without holding a hearing in dozens of cases. The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed […]

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Lawmaker Blasts Northern Michigan Prison Closure

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Traverse City, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Traverse City lawmaker is blasting the decision to close a northern Lower Michigan prison. Republican State Senator Wayne Schmidt says the announced closing of the Pugsley Correctional Facility in Kingsley is a mistake and will have a deep negative impact on the community. The 1300-bed […]

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Stabenow Tours U.P. Small Businesses

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow is meeting with local small business owners in the U.P. today and tomorrow. During the trip, Stabenow will be meeting with manufacturers, store owners, and other entrepreneurs. Stabenow will be meeting with businesses in Delta and Marquette Counties today and will conclude the […]

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Three Hurt In Marquette County Crash

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash yesterday afternoon in Marquette Township. The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says it happened around 1:20 p.m. on County Road 550 just south of Middle Island Point Road. Deputies say a southbound SUV, driven by a 77-year-old Janice McLean of […]

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Unemployment Drops In U.P. And State

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Lansing, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates in April declined in all of the state’s 17 major labor market areas. The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget said the drop in unemployment is following traditional seasonal hiring trends. The state rate for April was 4-point-3 down from 5-point-1 percent […]

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Benishek Passes Bill In U.S. House

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Washington, D.C. – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Legislation authored by Upper Michigan Congressman Dan Benishek protecting sportsmen and women’s rights has been passed in the U.S House. Benishek’s measure is called the Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act. Benishek says it would create an “open until closed” policy for sporting use of […]

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UPHS Breaks Ground For New Marquette Hospital

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Officials with UP Health System broke ground yesterday for their new hospital in Marquette. The project features a 500,000 square-foot state-of-the-art medical facility and an 80,000 square-foot adjoining medical office building. The hospital campus is being constructed on Baraga Avenue in the location of the former City […]

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Counterfeit Money Found In Marquette County

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette County authorities say there are counterfeit $100 bills circulating in the area. Forsyth Township and Marquette City Police say multiple counterfeit $100 bills have turned up at locations in the city and the Township. Police say the bills look very realistic but are not able to […]

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Marquette Planning Commission Forum Tonight

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The City of Marquette Planning Commission is hosting a public forum tonight in Marquette. The forum is being held to share ideas and gather public input on how to appropriately regulate short-term and other rental properties in the city. The Planning Commission says the forum is being […]

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Strong Storms Hit Upper Michigan

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Strong storms that moved across the central U.P. yesterday afternoon resulted in a pair of reported tornadoes. According to the National Weather Service in Negaunee Township, the first apparent tornado touched down near the Marquette/Baraga County line. Damage included snapped White Pine trees 12-18″ in diameter. The […]

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