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U.S. Senator Gary Peters Introduces Rural Mail Bill

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Washington, D.C. – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan U. S. Senator Gary Peters has introduced legislation to protect and improve rural mail service. Peters says the Rural Postal Act of 2015 places a two-year moratorium on the closure of mail processing facilities, restores delivery standards and preserves six-day mail home delivery. The measure would […]

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Eastern U.P. Man Killed In Traffic Accident

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Sault Ste. Marie, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police say a Sault Ste. Marie man was killed in a single-vehicle car accident early yesterday in the eastern U.P. The body of 26-year-old Dennis Lee Watson was found yesterday morning at the scene of the crash on Mackinac Trail south of Tone Road […]

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Weekend U.P. Rollover Crash Injures Teen

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Ontonagon, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a single-vehicle rollover accident yesterday afternoon that injured one person. The accident happened around 12:30 p.m. on M-38 near Calumet Road in Ontonagon Township. A vehicle driven by a 16-year-old Greenland girl went off of the road and then crossed […]

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Marquette City Commission Meets Tonight

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette City Commission has a regular meeting coming up tonight. Items on tonight’s agenda include a public hearing on proposed amendments to the city’s zoning requirements for parking at community and general businesses. The commission will also be taking action on the development agreement for the […]

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Houghton County Airport Gets Federal Grant

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Hancock, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Houghton County Memorial Airport near Hancock is receiving over $800,000 to help rehabilitate a portion of the facilty’s runway area. The $856,203 grant will be used to upgrade the concrete of its apron, which is the area where aircraft are parked. Officials say the project will […]

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U.P. Regional Blood Center In Critical Need

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UP Health System-Marquette, is currently in a critical need of A-positive, A-negative and O-negative types of blood throughout the U.P. The Blood Center says the need is high in their Marquette, Escanaba, Hancock, Iron Mountain and Sault Ste. Marie […]

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International Food Fest Kicks Off In Marquette

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An annual 4th of July tradition kicks off today in downtown Marquette. The 30th Annual Marquette County Exchange Club International Food Fest is taking place at Mattson Lower Harbor Park. The annual festival of food, drink and live entertainment runs from noon to 10:30pm today through Saturday, […]

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State Police Investigate ATV Theft

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Republic Township, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police at the Negaunee Post are investigating the theft of an ATV in Marquette County. Troopers were called out yesterday on a report of the stolen ATV from a location on Chief Lake Road in Republic Township. The ATV is a red Yamaha Rhino 450, […]

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U.P. Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murder

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Escanaba, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An Escanaba man convicted of the stabbing death of his wife last September has been sentenced to life in prison. 37-year-old Kallay Batchelor was sentenced to life in prison without parole in accordance with state mandatory sentencing guidelines. Batchelor was found guilty of first-degree premeditated murder in […]

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17 Arrested In Eastern U.P. Drug Bust

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Chippewa County, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Authorities in the eastern U.P. have arrested seventeen people in connection with multiple drug investigations. The Tri-County Drug Enforcement Team, or Tri-DENT, arrested 16 people on felony drug charges and one other person on a charge of harboring a fugitive. The charges include 23 counts of […]

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