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U.P. Winter Woes Continue

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Winter weather is continuing to be an issue in many areas of the northern half of Upper Michigan today. Keweenaw and Northern Houghton counties remain under a Blizzard Warning until 7:00 a.m. tomorrow. Heavy snow and westerly winds gusting between 30 to 40 mph are creating frequent […]

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Kivela Praises Speed Limit Bills Headed To Governor

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Lansing, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Legislation that would increase speed limits on some parts of Michigan freeways has gone to Governor Rick Snyder to be signed into law. The state House approved the bills yesterday that would raise the speed limit to 75 miles per hour on freeways in rural areas and […]

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School Closings And Delays For Wednesday, 12/14/16

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Keweenaw and Northern Houghton counties remain under a Blizzard Warning until 7:00 a.m. tomorrow. The National Weather Service says arctic air with westerly winds across the Keweenaw Peninsula will continue to gust between 30 to 40 mph today. Continued snow and the high winds will create frequent […]

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Marquette Schools Superintendent Bill Saunders Explains School Closing Decisions

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette Area Public Schools Superintendent Bill Saunders joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today to talk about how he decides if the district shuts down or not due to bad weather. Saunders says he received extensive messages and calls after MAPS canceled classes last […]

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School Closings For Tuesday, 12/13/16

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Keweenaw and Northern Houghton counties are under a Blizzard Warning until 7:00 a.m. Thursday.  The National Weather Service says arctic air will surge across Lake Superior and the Keweenaw Peninsula with westerly winds gusting between 30 to 40 mph through tomorrow morning.  Frequent whiteout conditions are expected […]

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Iron River Police Chief Fired

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Iron River, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Chief of Police in Iron River has been fired. Reports today that Iron River City Manager David Thayer terminated the contract of Chief Laura Frizzo on Friday. Clashes over management styles between Frizzo and Thayer resulted in “irreconcilable differences” being cited as the reason for […]

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Two Arrested In Hancock Guns And Ammo Theft

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Hancock, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Hancock City Police say they have arrested two people in connection with the theft of weapons and ammunition from a downtown business. Two students from Finlandia University were arrested on Saturday afternoon after three handguns and two boxes of .40 caliber ammunition were located in an on-campus […]

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School Closings for Monday, 12/12/16

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Several schools in the Delta County area are closed today due to inclement weather: Bark River-Harris Big Bay de Noc Schools Delta-Schoolcraft ISD Escanaba & Escanaba Headstart Gladstone & Gladstone Headstart Hannahville Schools  Holy Name Catholic School Mid-Peninsula Schools Rapid River & Rapid River Headstart

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NMU Board Approves Medicinal Horticulture Business Program

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Northern Michigan University will offer a new medicinal plant chemistry program next fall. The new four-year degree will combine experimental horticulture and advanced analytical chemistry with an optional entrepreneurial track. The NMU Board of Trustees formally approved the program today. In other business, the board recognized outgoing […]

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Supplemental Budget Bill Includes $1 Million For Mackinac Island

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Lansing, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The State Legislature has finalized a supplemental budget bill to the state’s Fiscal Year 2016-17 budget that includes $1 million for improvements at Mackinac Island State Park. Supporters of the bill say the funding will help make improvements to Fort Mackinac and other buildings on the island. […]

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