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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The investigation is continuing into a weekend house fire in Marquette. Firefighters were called out to 201 East Michigan just after 9:00 p.m. Saturday on a report of smoke coming from the basement of the building. Fire crews got the fire out quickly, but there was heavy […]

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Houghton, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – One woman was injured in a boating accident yesterday evening in Houghton County. The accident happened around 5:45 p.m. when a 16-foot boat, operated by 55-year-old Kevin Geshel of Painesdale, became lodged under the end of a private dock at a residence on the Portage Canal in […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette County authorities responded to a pair of kayaking accidents yesterday. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a capsized kayak on Bass Lake in Forsyth Township around 3:00 p.m. 57-year-old Susan Lafreniere of Gwinn was kayaking with one other person when her kayak flipped due to […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Crews have started a road and street painting project in the City of Marquette today. The project will feature striping and painting of traffic markings throughout the city. Most of the work will be done during low traffic times, such as mid-morning, mid-afternoon, evening, and overnight. No […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Two U.P. agencies are receiving federal funds for various upgrades. The Economic Development Corporation of Chippewa County will receive a $71,250 Federal Aviation Administration grant for new snow removal equipment at the Chippewa County International Airport near Sault Ste. Marie. The funding comes through the U.S. Department […]

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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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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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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, 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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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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