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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan’s unemployment rate increased in August for the third consecutive month. The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget says the state’s jobless rate last month edged upward by two-tenths of a percentage point to nine percent. Michigan’s jobless rate in August was the highest recorded in […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette General Hospital and Duke LifePoint Healthcare have announced plans to construct a new hospital replacing the current facility on College Avenue in Marquette. MGH CEO Gary Muller says many details need to be worked out, but the decision has been made to proceed with building a […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Senator Tom Casperson says a Senate Resolution honoring Coach Carl “Buck” Nystrom was adopted by the Michigan Senate this week. Casperson, who sponsored the resolution, said it honors Nystrom, a native and resident of Marquette, for his distinguished accomplishments in athletics, teaching, coaching and community service. […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Senator Tom Casperson and State Representative John Kivela have announced bills to amend a controversial property tax law that they say has resulted in the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars by Michigan communities. Senator Casperson called into the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The arraignment for the man accused of killing a Michigan State Police trooper earlier this week was delayed because he is still hospitalized with a gunshot suffered in the shootout with police. Authorities have said 19-year-old Eric Knysz will be charged with murdering a peace officer, felony […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  State Representative John Kivela and State Senator Tom Casperson announced bills this week to amend a controversial property tax law that they say has resulted in the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars by Michigan communities. The measures address large retailers, commonly referred to as “big […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan’s Senior U.S. senator Carl Levin says the latest development that Russia has proposed that Syria place its chemical weapons under international control and abide by the terms of the Chemical Weapons Convention has him cautiously optimistic. Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, says it’s […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A state trooper is dead of gunshot wounds suffered during a traffic stop last night in downstate Mason County.  The Michigan State Police say Trooper Paul Butterfield died late last night during emergency surgery. Authorities say yesterday evening, around 6:20, in Mason County’s Sherman Township, an unidentified […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – U.S Congressman Dan Benishek says he is not supporting President Barack Obama’s plan for an American military strike against Syria.  Benishek says he is planning to vote NO on the President’s request from Congress for support. In an exclusive interview with Great Lakes Radio News Director Walt […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The City of Negaunee is letting residents know of a planned power outage in a portion of the city later this week. The City says the power outage will be on Sunset Drive on Friday from approximately 9:30 am to 12:30 pm weather permitting. The city apologizes […]

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