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M-DOT Road Project Set For City Of Hancock

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Department of Transportation is moving ahead with plans for a major road reconstruction and streetscape project in Hancock. M-DOT will reconstruct about a mile of US-41 from the Portage Lake Lift Bridge to M-203. The project area includes Front, Reservation and Quincy Streets in Hancock. […]

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Marquette Schools Receive $55K Grant

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette Area Public Schools are one of 56 public school districts to share in $4 million in funding to support safety initiatives. The money from the Competitive School Safety Grant Program will be used to purchase equipment and technology to improve the safety and security of […]

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Portage Lake Lift Bridge Closed Tomorrow Night

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A major scheduled closure is this weekend on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock. The bridge will close for maintenance at 9:00 o’clock tomorrow night, and will re-open at 8:30 Sunday morning. Unlike the shorter bridge closings of late, snowmobiles will not be able […]

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Gwinn School Board Selects Superintendent

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Gwinn school district has selected a new superintendent. At a special meeting last night, the Gwinn school board interviewed Iron Mountain Public School Superintendent Tom Jayne, a former Vice Principal and Athletic Director at Gwinn High School. Following the interview, the board voted to offer Jayne […]

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Dianda Bill Tells M-DOT To Auction Gear To Locals

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 110th District State Representative Scott Dianda has introduced a bill requiring M-DOT to give local governments the first chance to bid on snow removal equipment at auction before being offered to the general public. Dianda says this is a reintroduction of a bill from last year’s legislative […]

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Toddler Points Out House Fire To Adults

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Ishpeming Firefighters say a toddler alerted a family about a house fire yesterday afternoon. Fire crews were called out to 216 N. Fifth Street just after 4:30 p.m. Daniel and Amber Featherstone and their 3 children were home at the time of the fire. A two year […]

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Car-Motorcycle Accident Injures One

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash yesterday afternoon between a motorcycle and a car. The accident happened around 4:30 p.m. on County Road 550, just south of Harlow Lake Road in Marquette Township. A car, driven by 25-year-old Stephen Lemerond of Marquette, was stopped […]

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Gwinn School Board Interviewing Possible Superintendent

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Gwinn Area Community Schools Board of Education is holding a special meeting tonight to interview a candidate for the post of superintendent. The meeting is being held in light of the recent board vote to not continue the contract of superintendent Dru Milliron. Milliron was hired […]

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U.P. Man Sentenced To Prison For Child Porn

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An Upper Michigan man has been sentenced to prison on child pornography charges. 28-year-old Eric Masters of St. Ignace was sentenced to 50-years in federal prison for producing child pornography involving three girls, aged 18 months to 12 years old. The judge also ordered him to pay […]

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Manistique Paper Mill Closing Confirmed

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Officials with the parent company of the Manistique paper mill have confirmed the closure of the plant. FutureMark Manistique says the company is closing the paper mill as of next week. Reports say the mill is closing due to a need for a large amount of cash […]

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