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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Today is the official opening day of FinnFest USA 2013 in the Houghton Hancock area. It’s been 23 years since Michigan’s Copper Country last hosted the international Finnish-American festival.  2013 is the 100th anniversary of the famous 1913 Copper Strike and the Keweenaw Peninsula is still home […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Senate deadlocked yesterday on legislation that would increase the cost of some hunting and fishing licenses. The increases would raise nearly $20 million in more revenue, allowing the Department of Natural Resources to hire more conservation officers and make other  improvements. Ties in the Senate […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – President Barack Obama has approved a disaster designation for 16 Michigan counties, including 6 in the U.P., affected by severe spring floods. The U.P. counties included are: Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Keweenaw, Marquette and Ontonagon.  The declaration clears the way for enhanced federal aid to individuals, families, businesses […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A 24-year old truck driver will stand trial on multiple charges for drugged and reckless driving in a three-vehicle accident that claimed the lives of an elderly Upper Peninsula couple in March. Harley Durocher of Gwinn was taken to Delta County Circuit Court on two counts each […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Rio Tinto and Lundin Mining Corporation are hosting the first in a series of community updates tonight for people to learn more about the recent sale of the Eagle Mine. This evening’s session will be at the Ishpeming Country Village and will give community members a chance […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder has declined to support a proposal for the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community to relocate one of its casinos to the former Marquette County Airport. The KBIC proposed closing its casino in Chocolay Township and opening a larger casino at the airport site.  The main […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police at the Negaunee Post responded to a structure fire last night around 6:00 at the former K.I. Sawyer Air Base. The fire was reported in a four-stall garage near 329 Commando Street. The unit was completely destroyed along with its contents.  Troopers say two juveniles […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Federal agents searching for the body of former Teamsters chief Jimmy Hoffa believe they are about to crack one of America’s biggest unsolved mysteries. A suspicious concrete slab was retrieved by investigators from the Oakland Township field where they have been digging for any sign of Hoffa. […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The law has been in place for only a half dozen years, but a state lawmaker is proposing that the statute that prohibits schools from opening before Labor Day be wiped from the books. State House Democrat Andy Schor’s legislation allows schools to start their academic year […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The National Weather Service says a wave of severe thunderstorms hit parts of lower Michigan, generating winds gusting to 70 mph, golf-ball size hail and a funnel cloud. Storm damage and power outages were reported in Midland, Saginaw County’s Thomas Township, parts of southern Saginaw County and […]

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