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Proposal 1 Passes

Michigan voters passed Proposal 1, the only statewide ballot question in yesterday’s election, meaning the phase-out of Michigan’s personal property tax on business will continue. Proposal 1 would gradually eliminate the personal property tax that some companies pay on equipment or machinery. The PPT was a source of revenue for many …

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Fatal Bear Crash

A man is dead after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a bear. 50-year old Gary Stevens was riding his motorcycle Sunday afternoon on Highway 64 in Wisconsin — about 85-miles southwest of Iron Mountain, Michigan — when he hit the bear. No word on how big the bear …

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Same-Sex Marriage Appeal Today

Arguments will be heard today before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati on Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban. A coalition called Michigan for Marriage, which supports overturning the voter-approved ban, held rallies in Warren and Lansing last night. The ban was approved in 2004 by voters, …

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U.S. 41 Near Copper Harbor to be Closed

The Michigan Department of Transportation has announced that next Tuesday, U.S. 41 near Copper Harbor will be closed from 7am to 4pm. MDOT will replace a culvert in the Lake Medora area. The current culvert has collapsed, causing damage to the roadway. Northbound through-traffic will be detoured at Phoenix along …

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Liability Shift for Fraudulent Purchases

Starting in October 2015, the liability of credit card purchase fraud will fall on business owners that are not using EMV technology. Presently, if you accept a fraudulent payment, the bank issuing the card is liable for the amount of the fraud and the bank will absorb the cost. However, …

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White Nose Syndrome Effecting Bat Population

They’re not very popular and would probably never be called cute, cuddly or adorable. But, bats are very important to our society as well as the economy. However, some species are facing a possible annihilation. White Nose Syndrome has already killed seven million bats. The milky fungus is the greatest …

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PRIMARY ELECTION COVERAGE 2014

    Election 2014 coverage on 97.7, The Wolf Brought to you by: Econo Foods Copper Country Education Association White House Motel For the state governor’s race, click here. For the U.S. Senate race, click here. For the 1st U.S. Congressional District, click here. For the 38th MI Senate District, …

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Primary Elections Day

Today the polls will be open and the primary election will take place. Although there won’t be many decisions being made, there are some races that will be contested including incumbent Dan Benishek going up against Alan Arcand for the Republican party’s representative for the 1st Congressional U.S. District and …

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Low Voter Turnout Expected for Primaries

It appears that voter turnout for the today’s primary elections could be lower than ever. Matt Marsden, public affairs director for RevSix Data Systems, which is tracking absentee ballots, says that the low rate of return on absentee ballots, could be an indication that fewer than one million voters will …

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Lake Linden Man at Fault in July Accident

A Lake Linden man who was struck by a car in Calumet Township in July has been found at fault in the accident. An investigation by the Calumet Post of the Michigan State Police revealed 30-year-old Albert Labeau was walking southbound on M-26 in the southbound lane when he was …

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